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BACKGROUND Evolution of unisexual flowers entails one of the most extreme changes in plant development. Cultivated spinach, Spinacia oleracea L., is uniquely suited for the study of unisexual flower development as it is dioecious and it achieves unisexually by the absence of organ development, rather than by organ abortion or suppression. Male staminate(More)
Angiogenesis in solid tumors is important for tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. However, angiogenesis plays also an important role in hematological malignancies. We have analyzed the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the leukemic blast cells and microvessel density (MVD) in the bone marrow biopsy samples of the patients with(More)
This case study of 14 hospice and palliative care volunteers looked for recommendations and suggestions on how to increase cultural competency among hospice volunteers. In-depth interviews were conducted with a hospice in Toronto, Canada, and findings reveal that volunteers have very specific and diverse recommendations on how they prefer to be briefed and(More)
In search for novel biologically active metal based compounds, an evaluation of in vitro cytotoxic, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activity of new Pt(II) complex and its Zn(II), Cu(II), and Co(III) analogues, with NNO tridentately coordinated N-heteroaromatic Schiff base ligand (E)-2-[N'-(1-pyridin-2-yl-ethylidene)hydrazino]acetate, was performed.(More)
Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a rare disease that presents as an extramedullary tumor of myeloid cells. Most patients subsequently develop acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), and their prognosis is poor. Here, we report the case of a 28-year-old woman with a primary isolated myeloid sarcoma which originated in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Two months after(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) usually evades the host's immune system and persists as a chronic infection. Intravenous drug users (IVDU) represent the majority of patients infected with HCV. Combined therapy of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) with peginterferon alpha-2a and ribavirin can be successful even when patients continue the intravenous drug use. In this study,(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic hepatitis C currently represents a global health problem, which is expected to be reduced by pegylated-interferon and ribavirin therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined 88 patients with chronic hepatitis C, divided into three groups according to their comorbidity: the patients without comorbidity were in group I, group III included(More)
This case study examines the current state of cultural competence in hospice and palliative care in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Because of changing demographic trends and ethnic minorities underutilizing hospice palliative care services, this research examined the current state of culturally competent care in a hospice setting, and the challenges to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Newly diagnosed patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tretaed with immunochemotherapy have durable remission and improved overall survival. It is important to identify high risk patients who may benefit from even more effective therapies. METHODS In a group of 50 newly diagnosed patients with DLBCL, treated with CHOP/R-CHOP(More)
In this study, methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction was used to investigate the potential prognostic significance of the methylation status of p15, p16, MGMT, and DAPK genes in 51 specimens of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Hypermethylation of p15 gene was significantly more prevalent in patients without relapse (p = 0.001) and there was a(More)