Matt Portas

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Conventional therapy for intracranial germinomas is craniospinal irradiation. In 1990, the Société Française d'Oncologie Pédiatrique initiated a study combining chemotherapy (alternating courses of etoposide-carboplatin and etoposide-ifosfamide for a recommended total of four courses) with 40 Gy local irradiation for patients with localized germinomas.(More)
PURPOSE Intracranial alphaFP and betaHCG secreting germ cell tumors have a very poor prognosis with local treatment alone. Because of efficacy of chemotherapy in extracranial forms, we tried in the SFOP (Société Française d'Oncologie Pédiatrique) to treat them with chemotherapeutic treatment exclusively. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighteen patients (10 alphaFP,(More)
We used a set of informative mtDNA and Y-chromosome-specific markers to determine the origin of maternal and paternal lineages in a sample of 41 Uruguayan black individuals. We found that 20 maternal lineages were African, 13 were Amerindian, and 5 were Caucasian. In three individuals we were unable to determine the ethnic origin of the mtDNA lineages. Of(More)
BACKGROUND Standard treatment of localized intracranial germinoma is focal irradiation of the primary tumor (45-50 grays [Gy]) combined with craniospinal radiotherapy (RT). To decrease late effects related to extensive fields of RT, the French Society of Pediatric Oncology decided in 1990 to replace prophylactic RT with chemotherapy (CT) and to deliver(More)
PURPOSE To assess the acute alterations in triaxial accelerometry (PlayerLoad [PL(VM)]) and its individual axial planes (anteroposterior PlayerLoad [PL(AP)], mediolateral PlayerLoad [PL(ML)], and vertical PlayerLoad [PL(V)]) during a standardized 90-min soccer match-play simulation (SAFT90). Secondary aims of the study were to assess the test-retest(More)
In this study, we report the results of two consecutive protocols. TGM 55 and TGM 90, of the Société Fran¿aise d'Oncologie Pédiatrique ( SFOP) for patients with non-seminomatous germ cell tumours of the ovary and analyse the rationale for surgical indications. neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy. TGM 55 and 90 both utilised six drugs, bleomycin,(More)
The neutrophil granulocytes of 43 patients undergoing general anesthesia and operation were examined to determine if altered function occurs during these procedures. Neutrophil chemotaxis, random migration, and total and differential leukocyte counts were determined immediately before anesthesia; after 35 to 60 minutes of anesthesia but before operation; 60(More)
Sarcoidosis in childhood is seldom reported. Most cases are observed in older children and preadolescents as bilateral pulmonary disease and eye lesions. Arthritic features are more likely to be observed in infants and children younger than 4 years of age who do not develop pulmonary disease. Neurosarcoidosis is exceptional in this age group and seldom(More)
BACKGROUND Information about consanguinity in Uruguay is scarce and limited to the end of the 20th century. AIM To determine the frequency and characteristics of consanguineous marriages, as well as chronological trends, in two Uruguayan cities over almost two centuries. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We analysed 28,393 Roman Catholic Church marriage records and(More)
The diagnosis of a metastatic kidney tumor arising in a 2-month infant is discussed between atypical mesoblastic nephroma and clear cell sarcoma. The precocity of distant metastases, their location in bone marrow, liver and thoracic soft tissues, and their association with myelofibrosis set up an original clinical presentation which seems to have never been(More)