Pilar Vanessa Hidalgo León

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cytogenetics is the most important prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, a high proportion of patients show normal or intermediate-risk karyotypes. In these patients, other determinants could help to identify those with a higher risk of relapse. Recently, internal tandem duplications (ITD) and D835 mutations(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer is often associated with chronic anemia which frequently requires blood transfusions. This study was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of r-HuEPO therapy in children with cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients under 18 years of age with solid malignant tumors were treated with 150 U/kg/day of r-HuEPO 5 times weekly(More)
Staphylococcus aureus infections continue to pose a global public health problem. Frequently, this epidemic is driven by the successful spread of single S. aureus clones within a geographic region, but international travel has been recognized as a potential risk factor for S. aureus infections. To study the molecular epidemiology of S. aureus infections in(More)
The cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 possesses an arsenic resistance operon that encodes, among others, an ArsH protein. ArsH is a flavin mononucleotide (FMN)-containing protein of unknown function and a member of the family of NADPH-dependent FMN reductases. The nature of its final electron acceptor and the role of ArsH in the resistance to(More)
The linguistic and conceptual shift in Terminology has led to a more discourse-centered approach with a focus on how terms are used in texts (Temmerman and Kerremans, 2003). This shift has affected the construction of terminological knowledge bases, which have an underlying network of semantic relations. Such a network can be derived from corpus analysis(More)
Surgical trauma induces immunosuppression that may adversely influence survival. This study examined the effect of laparotomy on two different macrophage populations, peritoneal macrophages (PM phi) and Kupffer cells. Female, 6- to 8-week old, CFW/C3H-HeN mice (n = 160) were randomly allocated to one of three study groups: control, ether anesthetic only, or(More)
Controversy exists as to whether microscopic satellites influence prognosis or patterns of progressive disease in patients with clinical stage I melanoma. Fifty patients with clinical stage I melanoma and microscopic satellites were prospectively studied from 1972 to 1984. To allow for complete histopathology assessment, 30 patients with microscopic(More)
BACKGROUND More than 50% of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes present cytogenetic aberrations at diagnosis. Partial or complete deletion of the long arm of chromosome 5 is the most frequent abnormality. The aim of this study was to apply fluorescence in situ hybridization of 5q31 in patients diagnosed with de novo myelodysplastic syndromes in whom(More)
Protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) induces immunosuppression leading to increased mortality rates. Impaired macrophage respiratory burst activity (superoxide anion [O2-] generation) occurs in PCM, but cellular mechanisms are unclear. The major pathway resulting in O2- production involves inositol lipid-dependent signal transduction. This study examined the(More)