Miguel Dictar

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The incidence of invasive fungal infection (IFI) has increased considerably over the past 20 years, and transplant recipients are at especially high risk for fungal infections owing to their overall immunosuppressed condition. Organ transplantation procedures were incorporated as a therapeutic option for many patients who lacked the normal functions of(More)
Summary:The efficacy of preemptive therapy was evaluated in bone marrow transplantation (BMT) recipients associated with Chagas disease (CD). The criterion to include patients in the protocol was the serological reactivity for CD in recipients and/or donors before transplant. After BMT, the monitoring was performed using the direct Strout method (SM), which(More)
Pulmonary infiltrates remain as a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in cancer patients. In order to evaluate the etiology, diagnostic methods used, Intensive Care Unit admission and in-hospital mortality, we conducted an observational, prospective study which included all patients with cancer and recent pulmonary infiltrates admitted to the Instituto(More)
We report the clinical course of five adult patients with chronic Chagas’ disease (Cd) who underwent BMT. Two patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and one with ALL received an ABMT. Allogeneic BMT was performed in two patients with AML and CML respectively. One donor had chronic Cd. Samples of peripheral blood for parasite investigation by the Strout(More)
Fifty three patients (pts) received an allogeneic hematopoietic transplant using peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC). Diagnosis were acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 16 pts, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 15, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in first chronic phase in 12, aplastic anemia in 4, myelodysplasia in 3 and Hodgkin's disease, major(More)
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