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INTRODUCTION Sleep electrical status epilepticus (SESE) is a rare entity whose diagnosis depends or showing spike and wave complexes on the EEG during more than 85% of the duration of NoREM sleep. Typically it presents in children, most of whom have subjacent epilepsy. It is currently accepted that SESE is asymptomatic, although its persistence may give(More)
BACKGROUND Cord-blood banks have increased the use of cord-blood transplantation in patients with hematologic disorders. We have established a registry containing information on the outcome of cord-blood transplantation. METHODS We sent questionnaires to 45 transplantation centers for information on patients receiving cord-blood transplants from 1988 to(More)
In order to compare the outcomes of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplants (UCBTs) or bone marrow transplants, 541 children with acute leukemia (AL) transplanted with umbilical cord blood (n = 99), T-cell-depleted unrelated bone marrow transplants (T-UBMT) (n = 180), or nonmanipulated (UBMT) (n = 262), were analyzed in a retrospective multicenter study.(More)
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked immunodeficiency with microthrombocytopenia, eczema, recurrent infections, autoimmune disorders, and malignancies that are life-threatening in the majority of patients. In this long-term, retrospective, multicenter study, we analyzed events that occurred in 96 WAS patients who received transplants between(More)
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare genetic disease characterized by chromosome instability, progressive pancytopenia and cancer susceptibility. Telomeres are intimately related to chromosome stability and play an important role in organismal viability at the hematological level. Since previous works suggested an accelerated shortening of telomeres in FA, we have(More)
A quality-of-life questionnaire study was administered in a group of 98 disease-free survivors more than 3 years after BMT. All participants were over the age of 17 years at the time of the survey. The transplants were performed between 1981 and 1993 in eight Spanish hospitals. Eighty-three percent of patients had undergone BMT for neoplastic disease.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is considerable debate regarding the efficacy of amphetamine to facilitate motor recovery after stroke or experimental brain injury. Different drug dosing and timing schedules and differing physical rehabilitation strategies may contribute to outcome variability. The present study was designed to ascertain (1) whether short-term(More)
AIM To compare the cleansing quality of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and sodium phosphate with different schedules of administration, and to evaluate whether the timing of the administration of bowel preparation affects the detection of polyps. METHODS One hundred and seventy-seven consecutive outpatients scheduled for colonoscopy were(More)
Patients with lysosomal storage disorders have visceral, skeletal, and neurological abnormalities and a limited life expectancy. Bone marrow transplantation has been used to correct the metabolic defects and leads to metabolic improvements in most patients. However, the long-term effect of such therapy is uncertain. We analysed the data from 63 patients(More)
Fanconi anaemia (FA) is a genetically heterogeneous autosomal recessive disorder associated with chromosomal fragility, bone-marrow failure, congenital abnormalities and cancer. The gene for complementation group A (FAA), which accounts for 60-65% of all cases, has been cloned, and is composed of an open reading frame of 4.3 kb, which is distributed among(More)