Paolo de Fabritiis

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The clinical outcome, response to treatment, and occurrence of acute complications were retrospectively investigated in 308 primary autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) cases and correlated with serological characteristics and severity of anemia at onset. Patients had been followed up for a median of 33 months (range 12-372); 60% were warm AIHA, 27% cold(More)
Two young adult dizygotic twins with high schooling suffered two strokes at the ages of 26 and 30 years. On the first occasion, Case 2 suffered a stroke only a few months after Case 1; on the second occasion, Case 1 suffered a second stroke a few months after Case 2. In Case 1, lesions were mainly localized to the left cerebellar hemisphere in both stroke(More)
Mucosal barrier injury (mucositis) is a common complication of many treatments used in hematologic malignancies, affecting most patients whose neoplasms are treated with intensive chemotherapy, and virtually all those receiving myeloablative conditioning regimens prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Mucositis has been identified as a critical(More)
UNLABELLED Antiviral compounds including ganciclovir, foscarnet, and cidofovir are routinely used in the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease; however, these agents have a poor oral bioavailability and have the inconvenience and expense of intravenous administration. AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the presenting features, the frequency and outcome of myeloid sarcoma (MS) diagnosed in our Institution from January 1995 to December 2000. Twelve MS were seen and the frequency account for only 2% of all acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients observed in our department in the same period. Median age was 45 years (range:(More)
The management of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) during pregnancy has become recently a matter of continuous debate. The introduction of the Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors (TKIs) in clinical practice has dramatically changed the prognosis of CML patients; in fact, patients diagnosed in chronic phase can reasonably expect many years of excellent(More)
PURPOSE Despite the identification of several baseline prognostic indicators, the outcome of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is generally heterogeneous. The effects of autologous (AuSCT) or allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (SCT) are still under evaluation. Minimal residual disease (MRD) states may be essential for assigning patients to(More)
243 vates c-myc expression) but not with imatinib’s pro-apoptotic effects. In summary, c-myc expression is not linked to CML cell proliferation as the growth of cells can be arrested in the presence of high c-myc expression, indicating that c-Myc is not sufficient to trigger cell proliferation. However, c-myc expression could serve as a molecular marker of(More)
Twenty-one acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients were submitted in second remission (II CR) to BAVC conditioning regimen followed by unpurged ABMT. Transplant was done after a median of 2 months from II CR (range, 1 to 13). Median first remission (I CR) duration was 16 months (range, 1-35). Conditioning regimen was well tolerated, with no major(More)
PURPOSE This randomized trial evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of sequential gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) and standard chemotherapy in older patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (n = 472) age 61 to 75 years were randomly assigned to induction chemotherapy with mitoxantrone, cytarabine, and etoposide(More)