Ramón M Egido

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BACKGROUND Cutaneous malignant melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer which causes disproportionate mortality in young and middle-aged adults. Once disseminated, melanoma can be considered an incurable disease, highly resistant to standard antineoplastic treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The proteasome represents a novel target(More)
Somatostatin analogues (SAs) are potential anticancer agents. This study was designed to investigate the expression of somatostatin receptors (SSTRs) in melanoma cells and the effect of two SAs on cell proliferation and viability. Eighteen primary and metastatic human cutaneous melanoma cell lines were treated with octreotide and SOM230. Expression of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of repetitive mucosal trauma, anastomosis and intestinal content on experimental colonic carcinogenesis as there is the possibility than non-specific colon lesions can promote cancer. MATERIAL AND METHOD We performed to sixty female Sprague-Dawley rats a 4 cm colon loop defunctionalization with double colostomy(More)
A 40-year-old man and his 6-year-old only son had numerous, firm papulonodular lesions on their faces. Their medical histories were unremarkable and no family consanguinity was recorded. Surgical excision of several lesions was performed on each patient. All the lesions were solid tumors with the characteristic histopathologic features of pilomatricoma. A(More)
One of the models of colon carcinogenesis in rats is produced by s.c. injections of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH). This specific colon carcinogen provokes other tumors in the rat, notably intestinal tumors. Ear tumors are just marginally mentioned in the literature. We have studied the appearance and histologic characteristics of ear tumors produced by 19(More)
Eight unidentified Gram-positive, rod-shaped organisms were recovered from the tracheas of apparently healthy black storks (Ciconia nigra) and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic analysis. Based on cellular morphology and biochemical criteria the isolates were tentatively assigned to the genus Corynebacterium, although three of the organisms did not appear(More)
Despite the use of multiple therapeutic strategies, metastatic melanoma remains a challenge for oncologists. Thus, new approaches using combinational treatment may be used to try to improve the prognosis of this disease. In this report, we have analyzed the expression of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) in melanoma specimens and in four metastatic melanoma(More)
Tophi develop during the most advanced clinical stage of gout, and are usually located on or around the joints. However, unusual skin features caused by intradermal and/or subcutaneous deposition of tophaceous material at locations other than articular regions have been reported. We present the case of a patient with a condition that has been recently(More)
A 58-year-old woman presented with a nodular lesion on the medial part of her left lower eyelid. The lesion had been removed 10 years ago, but showed subsequent recurrence with slow growth. The lesion was again partially removed at another institution prior to presentation. Afterward removal, the persistent lesion had rapid growth. On presentation to us,(More)