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HOX genes encode transcription factors that control patterning and cell fates. Alterations in HOX expression have been clearly implicated in leukemia, but their role in most other malignant diseases remains unknown. By using degenerate reverse transcription-PCR and subsequent real-time quantitative assays, we examined HOX expression in lung cancer cell(More)
BACKGROUND The generally dismal outcome of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is believed to be associated with the systemic nature of this disease. In current practice, the decision to begin adjuvant chemotherapy in completely resected early stages is based on empirical criteria and has not yet been influenced by the presence of individual risk factors.(More)
To better understand whether replication-error-type instability (RER+) is a frequent genetic alteration event in surgical-pathologic stage-I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and identify whether it constitutes an independent prognostic parameter, we examined 35 surgical-pathologic stage-I-NSCLC patients with complete follow-up in all cases for at least 49(More)
The highly polymorphic HRAS1 variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR), which maps 1 kb downstream from the human H-ras1 gene, has been described as an inherited predisposing factor in many human cancers. Here, we investigated the association between the presence of rare HRAS1 minisatellite alleles and lung cancer in the population studied. Four hundred(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is infrequent in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Among AML, acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) has been rarely described in such patients, with only one case being published. We report a 30 years-old intravenous drug abuser HIV-infected male with APL who attained complete clinical, morphological, and(More)
Peritonitis due to gram-posit ive rods in patients undergoing peri toneal dialysis is not an extraordinary finding. However , some of these organisms are quite unusual, and many of them have not yet been described as the etiological organism of peritonitis secondary to per i toneal dialysis [1]. We repor t here a case of peri tonitis due to C D C coryneform(More)
 The laboratory records of patients with bacillus isolates identified as Corynebacterium xerosis were reviewed in an attempt to establish the clinical significance of the isolates, and the isolated strains were reidentified. Of the 22 strains available for reidentification, four were identified as Corynebacterium striatum and 18 as Corynebacterium(More)
Over the past several years, great strides have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and functions of many signalling pathways involved in both development and oncogenesis. It is now clear that some proteins/genes essential for cell differentiation can also provide signals for growth control, suggesting that these genes may be mutated in(More)
We present a long term evaluation of 100 high valgus tibial osteotomies with a mean follow up of 11 years. Knees with slight or moderate osteoarthritis had the best results. Slight overcorrection was beneficial, but gross overcorrection was not. There were few complications and the overall long term results were good. Nous présentons une évaluation à long(More)