José-Ángel Hernández

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We report a case of a precore mutant hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in a patient with follicular lymphoma who was treated simultaneously with chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone) and rituximab, occurred five months after the end of therapy. Despite lamivudine therapy, she died because of fulminant hepatitis. This case(More)
CD44 has been described as a cell surface hyaluronan receptor present on a variety of different cells, and it is generally assumed to be prevalent in most connective tissues that contain hyaluronan. A major aim of this study was to test that presumption by localizing CD44 and hyaluronan within several tissues of the proximal tibia of the growing rat.(More)
Ceroid-containing histiocytes are described for the first time in the spleen and marrow of a patient with ITP. Ceroid results from the oxidation and polymerization of unsaturated lipids and may appear in histiocytes in a variety of diseases. With the Wright or Giemsa methods, ceroid granules are stained sea-blue, and ceroid-containing macrophages appear as(More)
UNLABELLED Cyclosporin-A (CsA) inhibits in vitro proliferation of non-human tumour-cloned osteoblasts. Our aims were to study the direct effect of CsA on proliferation of normal human osteoblast (NHOb) cultures and to ascertain whether CsA-treated patients' sera (CsATPS) may exert effects on the osteoblast which differ from the direct effects of CsA. We(More)
JAK2 mutations are important criteria for the diagnosis of Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. We aimed to assess JAK2 exon 14 and exon 12 mutations by high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis, which allows variation screening. The exon 14 analysis included 163 patients with polycythemia vera, secondary erythrocytoses, essential(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The threshold for prophylactic platelet transfusions has been classically established at 20,000/microL. In 48 patients with de novo acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) we analyzed the effect of reducing the threshold for prophylactic platelet transfusion from 20,000/microL (group A) to 10,000/microL (group B) after induction and(More)
Deletion 13q (13q-) is the most common cytogenetic aberration in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and is associated with the most favorable prognosis as the sole cytogenetic abnormality. However, it is heterogeneous whereby CLL patients with higher percentages of 13q- cells (13q-H) have a more aggressive clinical course and a distinct gene expression(More)
Acute leukemia, during the course of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, is a rare event and only a small fraction of such cases have been shown to be true transformations to acute lymphocytic leukemia. In one previous case, evidence suggested this was transformation of a single neoplastic clone. The present report describes the clinical and laboratory findings(More)