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This phase 1 dose finding study tested a combination of lenalidomide, bendamustine and prednisolone (RBP) in 21 patients in five cohorts with advanced multiple relasped/refractory myeloma (MM) to determine the maximum tolerable dose (MTD) of the combination. The first cohort received a starting dose of lenalidomide 10 mg/d, days 1-21, bendamustine 60(More)
We have carried out a longitudinal study of interferon (IFN) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) using a whole-blood mitogen stimulation assay in 20 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and in a healthy control group. We set up individual profiles and the results were quite constant for each individual, both in healthy donors and in the patients in remission.(More)
Interferon production was measured in the murine mixed lymphocyte tumor cell interaction (MLTI) using spleen cells of three inbred mouse strains and a number of in vitro grown lymphoma cells. No difference in interferon production was observed when syngeneic or allogeneic combinations were compared. Interferon was not detectable during the first 6 h of(More)
Interferon production in cocultures between lymphoma cells and lymphocytes was previously found to be caused by mycoplasma contamination of the tumor cells. Here we have shown that M. arginini caused interferon production in spleen cells of C57BL/6 mice. The producer cell in spleen cell cultures was insensitive to treatment with anti-theta serum plus(More)
Osteoclast precursors (OCPs) circulate in the mononuclear fraction of peripheral blood (PB), but their abundance and surface characteristics are unknown. Previous studies suggest that the receptor activator for NF-kappaB (RANK) on cytokine-treated OCPs in mouse bone marrow interacts with osteoprotegerin ligand (OPGL/TRANCE/RANKL/ODF) to initiate osteoclast(More)
Samples representative of different stages of disease from a longitudinal study of multiple sclerosis patients were tested in the anchorage-independent growth assay for TGF-beta and an increased activity was detected in the supernatants from 2-day blood cell cultures from patients with active disease compared to patients without active disease and healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the washin and washout of desflurane when first administered during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for cardiac surgery. DESIGN A single-arm prospective study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital operating room. PARTICIPANTS Ten adult patients presenting for cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS Consenting patients presenting for(More)
In one of the hypotheses on the causes of schizophrenia it is proposed that viruses may play a role in the etiology and pathogenesis of at least some forms of schizophrenia. In our study, 30 healthy adults and 30 schizophrenic patients were investigated for humoral and cellular immunity against herpes simplex virus (HSV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). A whole(More)
Using a whole blood assay the activity of the interferon system and mitogen-induced lymphoproliferation were tested in schizophrenic patients and normal individuals. Leucocytes of the patients produced significantly less interferon than controls after stimulation with the alpha interferon inducers Corynebacterium parvum (CP) or Newcastle disease virus (NDV)(More)
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