Martin Boegsted

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BACKGROUND Aiming to develop a more accurate cystatin C-based model for estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in children, we hypothesized that inclusion of body cell mass (BCM) would increase the accuracy of the GFR estimate in comparison to a well-established GFR reference method. STUDY DESIGN Diagnostic test accuracy study. SETTINGS &(More)
Malignancies in the haematopoietic system seem to depend on a small subset of so-called cancer stem cells (CSC) for their continued growth and progression - this was first described as the "sleeper-feeder theory" for leukaemia. The leukaemia stem cell was the first of such subsets to be described although the origins of these cells have been difficult to(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study investigates the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the chitinase 3-like 1 (CHI3L1) gene and serum concentrations of YKL-40 in Danish patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and healthy controls as well as the association with RA in the Danish population. The CHI3L1 gene is located on chromosome(More)
BACKGROUND Individual cellular heterogeneity within the acute myeloid leukemia (AML) bone marrow samples can be observed by multi parametric flow cytometry analysis (MFC) indicating that immunophenotypic screening for leukemic blast subsets may have prognostic impact. MATERIAL AND METHODS Samples from de novo AML patients of all cytogenetic risk groups(More)
Over the past two decades, not only treatment options, but also the diagnosis, staging, and risk assessment of multiple myeloma (MM), have undergone significant development, partially due to a deeper understanding of MM pathogenesis. Conventional cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization are routinely assessed in MM, and when combined with ISS(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish a procedure capable of isolating distinct B-cell subpopulations from human tonsils as a basis for subsequent molecular analyses. Overall, 5 distinct B-cell subpopulations were purified from fresh tonsils based on their fluorescence surface marker expression: naive B cells, centroblasts, centrocytes, memory B cells,(More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports indicate that in vitro drug screens combined with gene expression profiles (GEP) of cancer cell lines may generate informative signatures predicting the clinical outcome of chemotherapy. In multiple myeloma (MM) a range of new drugs have been introduced and now challenge conventional therapy including high dose melphalan.(More)
SCF has been shown to synergize with G-CSF to mobilize CD34(+) PBPCs. In this study we report results from this combination after a phase II trial of 32 patients with malignant lymphoma randomized to receive recombinant methionyl human SCF (ancestim, r-metHuSCF) in combination with recombinant methionyl human G-CSF (filgrastim, r-metHuG-CSF) (experimental(More)
Blood flow during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is calculated on body surface area (BSA). Increasing comorbidity, age and weight of today's cardiac patients question this calculation as it may not reflect individual metabolic requirement. The hypothesis was that a measured cardiac index (CI) prior to normothermic CPB is a better estimate. A cross-over study,(More)
Post-therapy surveillance imaging in patients with lymphoma remains controversial. We report our experience with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) surveillance in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma in first complete remission (CR). The 138 PET/CTs performed in 52 patients revealed four unsuspected relapses. In one patient,(More)