Santiago Osorio

Learn More
Imatinib is the drug of first choice for most patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Although it is generally well tolerated, a number of hematological and nonhematological side-effects have been described. We report here that imatinib induces hypophosphatemia in a high proportion of our series of CML patients previously treated with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Imatinib mesylate has recently been shown to be highly effective in chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The results of imatinib treatment in chronic-phase CML patients resistant or intolerant to interferon (IFN) and the factors predicting therapeutic response and progression-free survival were analyzed. DESIGN AND(More)
OBJECTIVES To provide more reliable data on the epidemiology of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in Spain than are currently available. MATERIAL AND METHODS The EUTOS population-based project of European LeukemiaNet is a population registry of new CML cases in patients 18 years of age or older from 22 European areas. The Spanish section included the(More)
In chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients, 3-month BCR-ABL1 levels have consistently been correlated with further outcomes. Monitoring molecular responses in CML using the GeneXpert (Cepheid) platform has shown an optimal correlation with standardized RQ-PCR (IS) when measuring BCR-ABL1 levels lower than 10%, as it is not accurate for values over 10%. The(More)
Imatinib mesylate and the newer BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors are the standard therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia. Although these are remarkably effective drugs, some mechanisms of resistance have been identified including drug-to-drug interactions. Here we present the case of a chronic myeloid leukemia patient with an inadequate response to imatinib(More)
Dear Editor, Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) is an acquired clonal disease of the haematopoietic progenitor cells. It is a result of an acquired mutation of the PIG-A gene, which is required for forming the GPI anchor group. Many membrane proteins, including inhibitors of complement, do not therefore adhere to the cell’s surface and erythrocytes(More)
BACKGROUND The role of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DPB1 as a transplantation antigen is controversial. A higher incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) has been described after unrelated donor bone marrow transplant when both HLA-DPB1 alleles were mismatched. METHODS We investigated the impact of a single HLA-DPB1 mismatch after(More)
In the latest recommendations for the management of chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia suboptimal responses have been reclassified as "warning responses." In contrast to previous recommendations current guidance advises close monitoring without changing therapy. We have identified 198 patients treated with first-line imatinib, with a warning response(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia patients display heterogeneous responses to imatinib. Survival depends on baseline clinical characteristics (including prognostic scoring systems) and on early response (such as >10% BCR-ABL/ABL ratio at 3 months of therapy). The results of switching to second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (2GTKIs) may contain a bias since,(More)