Marcelo G P Land

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AIMS Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is characterized by marked biological heterogeneity. The identification of reproducible parameters that can be combined with the International Prognostic Index (IPI) to better predict outcome could lead to the development of effective risk-adaptive strategies. METHODS AND RESULTS Bcl-2 and CD10 expression was(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most frequently encountered malignant cerebral tumor. Despite significant improvements in the treatment of GBM, this disease remains associated with a high morbidity and mortality, with more than half of all affected patients dying within the first year after diagnosis. Typical symptoms include focal neurological(More)
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a determinant of outcome in various types of cancer. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of the SES in Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). From 2001 to 2005, 194 consecutive patients were prospectively followed in 5 institutions. Patients answered a questionnaire with a set of items used to determine the SES, and were then(More)
Coronary vascular hemodynamics, albumin permeation, and myocyte contractility were assessed in isolated hearts from 6-mo alloxan-induced diabetic (ALX-D) rabbits during 3 h of reperfusion after 40 min of global no-flow ischemia. Residue-detection data, generated during the single passage of a bolus of 125I-labeled bovine serum albumin (125I-BSA) through the(More)
Effects of a low dose (5 nM) of nisoldipine on vascular and ventricular function were assessed in isolated rabbit hearts during 2 h of reperfusion after 40 min of global, zero-flow ischemia. External detection of bolus injections of 125I-BSA and pressure data generated during the experiment provided repeated estimates of albumin permeation and vascular(More)
Our purpose was to investigate the prognostic impact of overweight/obesity in 5-year event-free survival (EFS) in a cohort of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We retrospectively analyzed 181 newly diagnosed ALL children enrolled between 1990 and 2009 and treated with Berlin-Frankfurt-Munich (BFM) protocols. The majority of children in our(More)
Pediatric cancer is a relatively rare and heterogeneous group of hematological and non-hematological malignancies which require multiple procedures for its diagnostic screening and classification. Until now, flow cytometry (FC) has not been systematically applied to the diagnostic work-up of such malignancies, particularly for solid tumors. Here we(More)
OBJECTIVE The most widely used classification criteria for SLE are those derived and validated in adult patients by the ACR. Alternatives include the Boston weighted (BW) and SLICC criteria. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of BW and SLICC criteria with the 1997 ACR criteria in a JSLE cohort. METHODS Cases were JSLE patients and(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common cancer in childhood, has its treatment modulated by the risk of relapse. An appropriate estimation of this risk is the most important factor for the definition of treatment strategy. In this paper, we build up a new decision support tool to improve treatment intensity choice in childhood ALL. Our procedure(More)