Miquel Morey

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PURPOSE To analyze clinical outcome and significant prognostic factors for overall (OS) and time to treatment failure (TTF) in a group of 494 patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) undergoing autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Detailed records from the Grupo Español de Linfomas/Transplante Autólogo de Médula Osea Spanish(More)
In previous studies, the prognostic value of bone marrow (BM) histologic patterns in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has been demonstrated. In order to investigate whether such a value is independent of other prognostic parameters, a multivariate survival analysis (Cox's regression model) was undertaken in a series of 329 CLL patients in whom a BM had(More)
A simplified method for cryopreservation was developed with 10% dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) as the sole cryoprotectant without rate-controlled freezing. This method produced high recovery rate for mononucleated cells (87%) and elevated trypan blue viability (90%). Autologous peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) and bone marrow cells with plasma and 10% DMSO(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE A partial red blood cell (RBC) pyruvate-kinase (PK-R) deficiency was found in a patient with concomitant hereditary spherocytosis (HS) and chronic hemolytic anemia. Clinical, biological and molecular studies were performed in the patient, his parents and a brother, in order to characterize the specific PK-R gene mutation and the(More)
The PK-LR gene has been studied in 12 unrelated patients with red cell pyruvate kinase deficiency and hereditary nonspherocytic haemolytic anaemia (CNSHA). The entire codifying region of the R-type PK gene and the flanking intronic regions were analysed by single-stranded conformation polymorphism (SSCP) followed by direct sequencing of abnormal DNA. 10(More)
We have analyzed 117 younger patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) (mean age, 44.5 years; SD, 4.8; range, 19 to 49; male/female ratio, 2.08) with three main objectives: (1) to see whether these patients have distinctive presenting clinical features; (2) to investigate the impact of the disease on survival; and (3) to analyze whether already(More)
BACKGROUND Hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) can be cryopreserved and stored below -120 degrees C in liquid nitrogen or at -80 degrees C in mechanical freezers. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The feasibility of long-term storage of HPCs at -80 degrees C was investigated. The studies included a comparison of 5- and 10-percent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of RBC pyruvate-kinase (PK) gene mutations by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) followed by PK gene sequencing in positive cases has been assessed and the results obtained with a preliminary study of 15 unrelated patients of Spanish origin are presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Although more than 50% of Hodgkin's disease patients are cured with conventional chemotherapy, many will relapse and eventually die from their disease. Many efforts have been made to identify poor prognostic factors that could be useful in selecting high-risk patients in 1st CR who may benefit from high-dose chemo/radiotherapy. However, the role of early(More)