Orlando Antonio Spada

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a RNA virus that cannot be integrated with the host genome; it can, however, exert its oncogenetic potential indirectly by contributing to the modulator effects of the host immune system, probably through a capacity to elude the immune system. We have carried out a case controlled study on tumors correlated with the immune system(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS HCV is a RNA virus that cannot be integrated with the host genome; it can, however, exert its oncogenic potential indirectly by contributing to the modulatory effects of the host immune system, probably through a capacity to elude the immune system. We have carried out a case-controlled study on the different oncological pathologies which(More)
In a series of 107 patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), blast cells from six patients were found to simultaneously express CD2 and CD7 antigens along with CD13, CD33, and CDw 65 in various combinations. The frequency of the expression of both lymphoid markers recurred with a higher incidence than that anticipated by multiplying single(More)
Fifty adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were prospectively studied to determine the clinical and hematological relevance of surface immunophenotypes. Before treatment, blast cells were assayed for reactivity to monoclonal antibodies to B-cell, T-cell, and myeloid (My) antigens. My antigens (CD13, CD33, and VIM2, singly or in(More)
In this study, the effects of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine on differentiation of human leukemic cells in primary suspension culture are reported for the first time. Morphological and functional differentiation was induced in cells from two acute monoblastic leukemias and two of three acute myeloid leukemias following repeated exposures to 1 mumol/L(More)
An increase in soluble Interleukin-2 receptor has been observed in several lymphoproliferative diseases and in certain solid neoplasms. Little is known, however, of the serum levels of this marker in pancreatic cancer. We studied the behaviour of the soluble Interleukin-2 receptor in 32 patients with pancreatic cancer versus 17 patients with alcoholic(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of the cellular immune system may play a role in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis (AP); it has recently been proposed that excessive leukocyte stimulation may lead to the most severe forms of AP. The aim of this study was to investigate serum neopterin, a useful in vivo marker of macrophage activation, in mild and severe AP and(More)
In a prospective clinical study we have assessed the value of serum interleukin-6 in comparison with C-reactive protein in discriminating necrotizing from oedematous acute pancreatitis due to common bile duct stones in the first hours of disease. The study comprised 36 patients with acute biliary pancreatitis; inclusion criteria were admission in hospital(More)