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Current prognostic factors for acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) are not sufficient to accurately predict the group of patients in the intermediate-risk category who will successfully respond to treatment. Distinct patterns of inherited functional genomic polymorphisms might explain part of these heterogeneous prognoses. We used the allelic discrimination(More)
PURPOSE To analyse outcome and prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) and time to treatment failure (TTF) in 357 patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) undergoing an autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) after a first relapse and reported to the The Grupo Espanol de Linfomas/Trasplante Autologo de Medula Osea (GEL/TAMO) Cooperative Group. (More)
INTRODUCTION Renal function is one of the most important prognostic factors in multiple myeloma (MM). Patients with renal failure are generally excluded from high dose therapy even though they display a poor prognosis with conventional chemotherapy schemes. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of MM patients with renal insufficiency undergoing(More)
Most patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and t(8;21) or inv(16) have a good prognosis with current anthracycline- and cytarabine-based protocols. Tandem analysis with flow cytometry (FC) and real-time RT-PCR (RQ-PCR) was applied to 55 patients, 28 harboring a t(8;21) and 27 an inv(16), including one case with a novel CBFbeta/MYH11 transcript. A total(More)
Advanced age is an adverse prognostic factor in patients with DLCL. CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) has frequent dose-limiting toxicities, including myelosuppression. We retrospectively reviewed 50 consecutive patients > 60 years of age (median age 72) with B-cell DLCL who received CHOP with G-CSF. Patients received CHOP(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A consecutive series of acute myeloid leukemias (AML) patients was analyzed in conditions which reduce the inter-assay variations (the same flow cytometer, the same observers and the same panel of monoclonal antibodies) in order to investigate the prognostic information provided by flow cytometry. DESIGN AND METHODS Two hundred(More)
An allogeneic transplantation of CD34(+)-selected cells from peripheral blood (allo-PBT/CD34(+)) from HLA-identical sibling donors was performed in 50 adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia in first complete remission (AML CR1) (n = 29), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (n = 4), or chronic myeloid leukemia in first chronic phase (CML CP1) (n = 17).(More)
We aimed to describe the incidence of neutropenia in breast cancer and lymphoma patients and granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSF) use in clinical practice. We conducted a multicentre, prospective, observational study including breast cancer and lymphoma patients initiating chemotherapy (≥ 10% febrile neutropenia risk). We included 734 patients(More)
Although cell-mediated hypersensitivity seems to be the main immunological response of man in contact dermatitis, recent studies suggest the potential involvement of antibody-mediated and basophilic cutaneous hypersensitivity in the physiopathology of this affection. The aim of this work was to contribute data intended to clarify the possible involvement of(More)
PURPOSE To compare a procedure of blood processing via a quadruple bag for the preparation of white-cell-poor blood components with the results obtained with triple-bag-system, in order to adopt it as routine in our blood centre. MATERIAL AND METHODS Blood was collected in 289 quadruple-bag-system containing 63 mL of CPD as anticoagulant and 100 mL of SAG(More)