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PURPOSE The three principal studies dedicated to the natural history of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer consistently showed median survival ranging between 6 and 8 months. New approaches combining cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy suggest improved survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective(More)
Human chitotriosidase (Chit) is a member of the chitinase family and it is synthesized by activated macrophages. Recently, a genetic polymorphism was found to be responsible for the common deficiency in Chit activity, frequently encountered in different populations. We analyzed the Chit gene in some ethnic groups from the Mediterranean and African areas, to(More)
In 12 patients (mean age, 33 ± 13 years) with type 1 Gaucher disease (GD), we evaluated bone mass by broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) of the calcaneus and dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the total body, lumbar spine, and hip. In all patients, we measured serum levels of osteocalcin (OC) and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) and urinary(More)
The carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein (CDG) syndromes are a group of genetic multisystem disorders with invariable involvement of the nervous system including severe olivopontocerebellar atrophy. We report two sets of sibs in whom the diagnosis of CDG syndrome type 1 was recognized at an older age because of marked olivopontocerebellar atrophy seen on(More)
In this paper nine patients with mucolipidosis II (I-cell disease) are described. They had clinical features commonly found in mucolipidosis II, including disproportionate dwarfism, coarse facial features and mental retardation. However, there was remarkable variability in age of onset, organ manifestation and radiological findings. Some had unusual(More)
The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ASPSM) is a consortium of cancer centers performing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This is a position paper from the ASPSM on the standardization of the delivery of HIPEC. A survey was conducted of all cancer centers performing HIPEC in the United States.(More)
Hunter disease is a rare X-linked mucopolysaccharidosis. Despite frequent neurological involvement, characterizing the severe phenotype, neuroimaging studies are scarce. To determine frequency and severity of neuroradiological mucopolysaccharidosis-related features; to correlate them with clinical phenotype; to evaluate their natural evolution and the(More)
Chitotriosidase, a macrophage marker, which is extremely increased in plasma of Gaucher patients, was measured in patients with beta-thalassemia, an haematological disorder characterized by the genetic defect of beta-globin chains synthesis resulting in unproductive erythropoiesis and enormous expansion of the reticuloendothelial system. Plasma(More)
Untreated classic galactosemia (galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase [GALT] deficiency) is known as a secondary congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) characterized by galactose deficiency of glycoproteins and glycolipids (processing defect or CDG-II). The mechanism of this undergalactosylation has not been established. Here we show that in(More)