Roberto Carmona Rodriguez

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The possible association in schizophrenia between frontal abnormalities, such as hypofrontality and frontal grey matter (GM) deficits, and neuropsychological deficits is not yet well defined. Our objective was to study such an association and to clarify the cognitive relevance of metabolic and anatomical variability across schizophrenia patients. To do so,(More)
We conducted a phase 1/2 trial of high-dose 90Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan in combination with high-dose etoposide (VP-16) 40 to 60 mg/kg (day -4) and cyclophosphamide 100 mg/kg (day -2) followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in 31 patients with CD20+ non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Patients underwent dosimetry (day -21) with 5 mCi (185 MBq)(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (FN) is a clinically important complication that affects patient outcome by delaying chemotherapy doses or reducing dose intensity. Risk of FN depends on chemotherapy- and patient-level factors. We sought to determine the effects of chronic comorbidities on risk of FN. DESIGN We conducted a cohort study(More)
We evaluated the allele (and genotype frequencies in 60 Down syndrome (DS), 25 mothers and 57 controls from Sicily and its relation with mental retardation. DS patients and sex ratio (M:F) was 22.1+/-10.5 and 1.14, respectively. Allele varepsilon4 and varepsilon3 frequencies were respectively lower (P=0.015) and higher (P=0.005) in DS patients compared to(More)
The interaction during stimulation of cGMP and inhibition of cAMP was investigated in control and renal hypertensive hearts. Control and hypertensive [1 kidney, 1 clip (1K1C)] rabbits were used. The anesthetized open-chest groups were vehicle, 8-bromo-cGMP (8-Br-cGMP; 10(-3)M), propranolol (Prop; 2 mg/kg), and Prop + 8-Br-cGMP. O(2) consumption levels(More)
Baseline function and signal transduction are depressed in hearts with hypertrophic failure. We tested the hypothesis that the effects of cGMP and its interaction with cAMP would be reduced in cardiac myocytes from hypertrophic failing hearts. Ventricular myocytes were isolated from control dogs, dogs with aortic valve stenosis hypertrophy, and dogs with(More)
Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for Destination Therapy (DT) is an established therapy for end stage heart failure patients who are not transplant candidates. Many DT patients requiring LVADs have had prior open heart surgery, the majority of whom had prior sternotomy. In addition, DT patients tend to be older and more likely to have more significant(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate and characterize the risk of anemia during the course of chemotherapy among patients with five common types of solid tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients diagnosed with incident cancers of breast, lung, colon/rectum, stomach, and ovary who received chemotherapy were identified from Kaiser Permanente(More)