Pilar Martínez-Sánchez

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This study aimed to standardize a simple molecular method for evaluating the response to treatment in multiple myeloma (MM) patients after high dose chemotherapy. Fifty three patients enrolled in the GEM2000 protocol were studied for minimal residual disease (MRD) using both fluorescent-polymerase chain reaction (F-PCR) and flow cytometry. Most patients had(More)
UNLABELLED The prognosis for fit patients with mantle cell lymphoma has improved with intensive strategies. Currently, the role of maintenance/consolidation approaches is being tested as relapses continue to appear. In this trial we evaluated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of rituximab-hyperCVAD alternating with rituximab-methotrexate-cytarabine(More)
Minimal residual disease monitoring is becoming increasingly important in multiple myeloma (MM), but multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC) and allele-specific oligonucleotide polymerase chain reaction (ASO-PCR) techniques are not routinely available. This study investigated the prognostic influence of achieving molecular response assessed by fluorescent-PCR(More)
The present study reports the Spanish PETHEMA group experience in 31 heavily pretreated relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoma (LL) patients treated with clofarabine-based regimens. The complete remission (CR) rate was 31% (median CR duration of 3 months [range 2–28]) and the overall survival probability at 1 year was 10% (95%CI(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by clonal expansion of cells in the myeloid line, expressing the BCR-ABL fusion protein responsible for the oncogenic effect of CML. The current frontline therapy in CML is the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Imatinib. Although this drug has been shown to improve survival in(More)
INTRODUCTION Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) is a syndrome characterized by the abnormal elevation of the intracranial pressure with a normal composition of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and in absence of ventriculomegaly or some intracranial expansive lesion. AIM The present work seeks, by means of the analysis of diagnosed BIH patients to(More)
A total of 62 frozen bone marrow specimens conserved in RNA later (Ambion) were processed using two different extraction methods, the MagNA Pure LC system (MAG; Roche) and the manual RiboPure-Blood RNA method (RIBO; Ambion); Beta glucoronidase RNA (GUS) was amplified by LightCycler PCR to evaluate the quality of both extraction procedures. Less than 1000(More)
High-dose chemotherapy supported by autologous stem cell transplantation (HDT/ASCT) has contributed to modify the natural history of follicular lymphoma (FL); however, an overall survival (OS) benefit has been demonstrated at relapse only after a rituximab-free chemotherapy regimen. A total of 655 patients with FL were reported to the Spanish GELTAMO (Grupo(More)
Monitoring multiple myeloma patients for relapse requires sensitive methods to measure minimal residual disease and to establish a more precise prognosis. The present study aimed to standardize a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for the IgH gene with a JH consensus self-quenched fluorescence reverse primer and a VDJH or DJH(More)