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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of palonosetron combined with dexamethasone in prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients receiving multiple-day chemotherapy and the efficacy of a second dose of palonosetron in treating breakthrough emesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of palonosetron combined with dexamethasone in prevention of chemotherapy (CT)-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients receiving high-dose (HD)-CT with auto-SCT, and the efficacy of a second dose of palonosetron in treating breakthrough emesis. One hundred thirty-four patients treated with HD-CT and(More)
Until now, literature data support the fact that the CHOP regimen represents the standard first line treatment for patients with advanced intermediate-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Recently, idarubicin has been introduced in clinical trials because of its favourable preclinical profile: it is more active than daunorubicin and doxorubicin against a number of(More)
The isolation of viable extremely halophilic archaea from 250-million-year-old rock salt suggests the possibility of their long-term survival under desiccation. Since halite has been found on Mars and in meteorites, haloarchaeal survival of martian surface conditions is being explored. Halococcus dombrowskii H4 DSM 14522(T) was exposed to UV doses over a(More)
The formation of triple helical DNA has been evoked in several cellular processes including transcription, replication, and recombination. Using conventional and affinity chromatography, we purified from Saccharomyces cerevisiae whole-cell extract a 35-kDa protein that avidly and specifically bound a purine motif triplex (with a K(d) of 61 pM) but not a(More)
Autologous haematopoietic SCT (AHSCT) is increasingly used to control severe and refractory autoimmune diseases (AD). Many patients are women of reproductive age with a potential desire for children. We present a multicentre retrospective analysis of pregnancy and childbirth in patients who underwent AHSCT for AD. The databases of the European Blood and(More)
RATIONALE Phase I/II studies of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for multiple sclerosis ( MS) were initiated, based on results of experimental transplantation in animal models of multiple sclerosis and clinical observations in patients treated concomitantly for malignant disease. PATIENTS Eighty-five patients with progressive MS(More)
Over a period of 28 months, we observed five cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in cancer patients treated with bisphosphonates (BP) at our institution. This prompted us to undertake a retrospective, multicenter study to analyse the characteristics of patients who exhibited ONJ and to define the frequency of ONJ in multiple myeloma (MM). We identified(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is responsive to treatment with immunosuppressives and steroids, but often pursues a relapsing or refractory course resulting in increasing incapacity and reduced survival. Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) following immunoablative chemotherapy is a newer therapy for autoimmune disease of potential use in severe(More)
PURPOSE To describe molecular monitoring of minimal residual disease in patients with myeloma who have achieved complete remission (CR) after autologous or allogeneic transplantation of hematopoietic cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clonal markers based upon the rearrangement of immunoglobulin heavy-chain genes were generated for each patient and used for(More)