M Boasson

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Adrenal involvement in the course of a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) appears to occur relatively often, but only seven cases of NHL-induced adrenal insufficiency were found in a recent review of the literature. The authors report four cases of hypoadrenalism in 127 patients treated for NHL; the cases were staged and classified according to the Working(More)
From 1960 to 1990, 557 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (428 men, 129 women) were diagnosed and indexed in the department of rheumatology. Monoclonal gammopathies were found in seven (five men, two women) patients (1.3%). With one exception, ankylosing spondylitis preceded monoclonal gammopathies by many years. The distribution of the isotypes of the(More)
Eighteen French centers reported 133 autologous stem cell transplantations performed after first remission induction in multiple myeloma. The source of stem cell was marrow (81 cases), blood (51 cases) or marrow plus blood (1 case). The immediate outcome after transplantation was 49 (37%) complete remissions (CRs) (13 maintained, 36 achieved), 61 (46%)(More)
Autografts using untreated or in vitro manipulated bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells represent promising approaches to the treatment of malignant diseases. In this work, the collagen gel culture technique was compared with agar and methylcellulose for its capacity to permit the growth of human granulomonocytic (day 14 CFU-GM; collagen vs agar or(More)
An exceptional family including four brothers with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia was studied. The four patients had different light chain IgM monoclonal components: two of the kappa type and two of the lambda type. Anti-idiotypic rabbit antisera, prepared for each monoclonal component, revealed no cross-reactivity. The four brothers did not share a common(More)
Between May 1988 and November 1989, 68 consecutive febrile courses supervening after polychemotherapy for lymphoma outpatients (median age 50 years) were treated by the combination of oral Pefloxacin/Amoxicillin Clavulanic acid. In terms of median data, neutropenia appeared on d9 [d1-d17], and lasted 5 days [2-9] with a PMN nadir observed at 0.104 x 10(9)(More)
The optimal source of stem cells is a controversial issue in the field of autologous stem cell transplantation. A comparison of autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) after first remission induction treatment in multiple myeloma was made by a retrospective analysis of 132 transplants performed in(More)
PURPOSE To identify prognostic factors in 262 patients with supradiaphragmatic Hodgkin's disease (HD), clinical stages (CS) I and II, prospectively treated between 1981 and 1988 according to the Paris-Ouest-France (POF) 81/12 protocol by three 1-month cycles of doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine plus methylprednisone (ABVD-MP) followed by(More)