Karelis Urdaneta

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A 10-year-old boy with manifestations of Petty-Laxova-Wiedemann progeroid syndrome (PLWPS), a rare neonatal progeroid condition, is described and compared with those previously reported. Clinical manifestation include: severe pre- and postnatal growth retardation, "progeroid" face, large open fontanelle in infancy, umbilical hernia at birth,(More)
The cytogenetic study is an important prognostic factor in Multiple Myeloma (MM). The chromosomal analysis has demonstrated to be essential for the genetic advise in relation to the diagnosis, prognosis and might suggest precociously, the most appropriate treatment for the majority of hematological malignancies. The objective of this investigation was to(More)
Colorectal tumors constitute a reason of frequent consultation in gastroenterology services in the world. They constitute the second cause of mortality in the world and the fourth cause of mortality for cancer in Venezuela. It usually begins as a polyp that becomes malignant due to a mutation at the level of the genetic code that controls the growth and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of triple-marker screening for Down syndrome in Venezuela. METHOD Maternal serum concentrations of alpha fetoprotein (AFP), beta human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG), and unconjugated estriol (uE3) were measured weekly in 3895 women from the 15th to the 20th week of pregnancy. Population-specific likelihood ratios(More)
Cancer is a group of disorders characterized by uncontrolled cell growth which is produced by two successive events: increased cell proliferation (tumor or neoplasia) and the invasive capacity of these cells (metastasis). DNA methylation is an epigenetic process which has been involved as an important pathogenic factor of cancer. DNA methylation(More)
Mutations in the K-ras oncogene are common in colo-rectal cancer, which affect the biological behaviour and may influence the susceptibility to therapy in these tumors. The objective of this work was to identify the types of K-ras mutations observed in referred patients with colo-rectal cancer and to relate them to their degree of histological(More)
We report a case of acute basophilic leukemia with two coexisting clonal abnormalities, t(9;22) and trisomy 19. The blast showed positive reaction with myeloperoxidase but negative reaction with chloroacetate esterase and acid phosphatase. Metachromatic features of the blast were observed with toluidine blue stain. Ultrastructure study showed the presence(More)
BACKGROUND Proto-oncogene c-erbB-2 is located in chromosome 17 region q21 and codifies a 185 Kd protein, with tyrosine kinase activity. The amplification of this gene is associated with relapse and lower survival in breast cancer. Overexpression of this gene can be detected by immunohistochemistry (IHC). However, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)(More)
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