Liliana Calabrese

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PURPOSE Preliminary results using rituximab in extranodal marginal zone (MALT) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients seem to indicate a relevant clinical activity. Aim of the present study is to investigate the efficacy of conventional weekly treatment using rituximab in gastric MALT NHL patients resistant/refractory or not suitable for eradication(More)
Background GBC is a rare disease and chemotherapy in this setting lacks a standardized approach. Patients and Methods Patients 16–30 weeks pregnant with locally advanced/metastatic disease or with high risk of recurrence after surgery were evaluated. Results Twenty patients received weekly epirubicin 35 mg/m2. Median maternal age was 37 years (23–42).(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of 2-chloro-2'-deoxyadenosine (2-CdA) given subcutaneously (SC) in combination with rituximab in the treatment of newly diagnosed/pretreated patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) and to correlate the response to treatment with biologic findings (immunophenotypic and pharmacogenomic analysis). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
We evaluated clinical activity of ⁹⁰Yttrium-ibritumomab (⁹⁰Y-ibritumomab) tiuxetan in extranodal marginal-zone lymphoma. From May 2004 to April 2011, 30 patients affected by relapsed/refractory marginal-zone lymphoma--arisen at any extranodal site--received ⁹⁰Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan at the activity of 0.4 mCi/kg. Median age was 57 years. At time of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of combined treatment with rituximab and subcutaneous cladribine in patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Forty-three patients with active CLL or small lymphocytic lymphoma received rituximab 375 mg/m(2) on day 1 and cladribine 0.1 mg/kg subcutaneously on days(More)
Treatment of acute leukaemia in adult Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) is challenging because of 'a priori' refusal of most physicians to apply diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to haematological abnormalities resembling acute leukaemia. Rejection of blood transfusions by individuals of this faith is usually blamed to justify this attitude, thus leading to(More)
Adult White Leghorn hens were divided into 15 groups of 10 birds each. Five groups received the prototype mixed-function oxidase (MFO) enzyme inducer phenobarbital (PB) at a dosage of 50 mg/kg body weight for 3 consecutive days by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection, 5 groups received the MFO enzyme inducer beta-naphthoflavone (beta NF) at 20 mg/kg body weight(More)
Here, we present the results of a randomised clinical trial carried out between 1998 and 2004, evaluating the possible role of radiotherapy (RT) as consolidation treatment after induction chemotherapy (CT) in diffuse large B-cell (DLBC) gastric lymphoma. Fifty-four patients were enrolled and all received anthracycline containing regimens as induction CT.(More)
Sudden death in a 66-year-old woman with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and exclusive metastatic involvement of the right stellate ganglion and right nerve vagus is reported. The patient also suffered from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation treated with quinidine. An autopsy showed exclusive metastases to the right stellate ganglion and vagus nerve,(More)
Countless disadvantages of the "old" pectoralis major have been listed while the amazing versatility of the free flap armamentarium gives the opportunity to suit the defect deriving from virtually every ablative head and neck surgery with a tailored reconstruction. Nevertheless, pectoralis major is still the "workhorse" for head and neck reconstruction in(More)