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Mutations that produce glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency have been identified in samples from patients with hemolytic disease in the United States, and in G6PD-deficient samples from Greece, the Canary Islands, the Czech and Slovak Republics, South China, and in samples from the Coriell Cell Repository. Eight new mutations are described.(More)
The introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) in the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has revolutionized the outcome, but the prognosis of the disease is still based on prognostic systems that were developed in the era of conventional chemotherapy and interferon (IFN)-alfa. A new prognostic score(More)
We used comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and conventional cytogenetics (CC) to define chromosomal changes and to evaluate the usefulness of CGH in 65 patients having childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Subsequently, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to evaluate the CGH and cytogenetic results. Comparative genomic(More)
The European Treatment and Outcome Study (EUTOS) population-based registry includes data of all adult patients newly diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive and/or BCR-ABL1+ chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in 20 predefined countries and regions of Europe. Registration time ranged from 12 to 60 months between January 2008 and December 2013. Median age(More)
Association of trough imatinib plasma levels (IPL) with cytogenetic or molecular response to treatment in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was repeatedly reported. We analyzed their value in the routine clinical setting in 131 patients with chronic phase CML in whom imatinib was applied as first- or second-line treatment. A total of 1,118(More)
Hematologic toxicity is reported as one of the most important problems connected with imatinib mesylate (IM) treatment in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Withholding the drug or application of growth factors is recommended in this situation. This study introduced a novel approach using intermittent dosage of IM in order to avoid prolonged(More)
Divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1) is a transmembrane protein crucial for duodenal iron absorption and erythroid iron transport. DMT1 function has been elucidated largely in studies of the mk mouse and the Belgrade rat, which have an identical single nucleotide mutation of this gene that affects protein processing, stability, and function. These animals(More)
Secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML) may arise from the previous clonal disorder of hematopoiesis, usually from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or from chronic myeloproliferative neoplasia (cMPN) or after exposure to a leukemogenic agent (previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy, some immunosuppressive drugs or environmental leukemogenic agents). Secondary(More)
This population-based registry was designed to provide robust and updated information on the characteristics and the epidemiology of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). All cases of newly diagnosed Philadelphia positive, BCR-ABL1+ CML that occurred in a sample of 92.5 million adults living in 20 European countries, were registered over a median period of 39(More)
INTRODUCTION The issues related to aspirin [acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)] resistance are still under debate. Depending on the method of assessment and studied patients, the prevalence of ASA resistance is rather heterogeneous, ranging from 5% to 45%. The method most commonly used for assessing platelet function is their aggregation. ASA irreversibly inhibits(More)