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The BCL-2 proto-oncogene encodes a mitochondrial protein that blocks programmed cell death. High amounts of bcl-2 protein are found not only in lymphoid malignancies, but also in normal tissues characterized by apoptotic cell death, including bone marrow. Using a monoclonal antibody to bcl-2 protein, we analyzed 82 samples of newly diagnosed acute myeloid(More)
High expression of the multidrug resistance gene product P170, and of the oncoprotein bcl-2 have been associated with in vitro resistance to chemotherapeutic agents and with poor clinical outcome in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). More recently, it has been shown that autonomous proliferation of blast cells in liquid culture was also predictive of poor(More)
We report on 71 consecutive patients with de novo myelodysplastic syndromes referred to physicians belonging to the Société française de greffe de moelle from 1982 through 1991 and transplanted with marrow from HLA-identical siblings. There were 16 cases of refractory anemia, 27 of refractory anemia with excess of blast cells, and 28 of refractory anemia(More)
BACKGROUND Information on hypertension in the very elderly is sparse. Until recently evidence of benefits from pharmacological treatment was inconclusive. We estimated the prevalence of hypertension in subjects aged 80 or more, the proportion of awareness, treatment and control. Explanatory variables associated with good control were also studied. METHODS(More)
This retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate cure rates, toxicity and late effects of early intensive therapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with advanced Hodgkin's disease (HD). One hundred and fifty-eight cases of ASCT registered in the French database (SFGM) were retrospectively analyzed. Disease status at the(More)
Variant translocations (2;18 and 18;22) are described in this review. The chromosomal and molecular findings of these translocation of BCL2 and their effect on possible BCL2 gene activation is discussed. Unanswered questions still remain and these include why this is so rare compared to the 25% incidence recorded for translocations in Burkitt's lymphoma.(More)
In adult acquired hypogammaglobulinaemia multi focal granulomas have often been described and have regularly led to the hypothesis of an association with sarcoidosis. We present a case of this type in a man aged 29 who was a smoker with a hypoglobulinaemia involving IgG, IgA and IgM and which was discovered following pneumococcal pneumonias. He presented(More)
Anti-erythrocyte alloimmunization may occur following the transfusion of platelet concentrates, in response to the presence of residual erythrocytes. Immunization against RH1 (D) antigen is the most frequent, but transfusion of RH1 compatible platelet concentrates is not always possible because of supply constraints. We report here three cases of anti-RH1(More)
Errors on identity of patients during their registration may lead to non-compliance with a transfusion procedure, a non-issue adjusted blood and thus a transfusion risk. The main mistake is the misknowledge of an antibody, secondarily a loss of transfusion information and a redundancy of examinations. The creation of a working group "identitovigilance"(More)