Tadas Žvirblis

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore BRCA mutation frequency and to evaluate its impact on prognosis of advanced-stage ovarian cancer patients treated with debulking surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy. METHODS Patients with advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancer were enrolled in a prospective, single-center study from September 2008 to(More)
This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of dose-dense high-dose methylprednisolone (HDMP) plus rituximab (Rtx) in patients with high-risk CLL. Twenty-nine patients with relapsed or progressive CLL with adverse cytogenetics (17p deletion, TP53 mutation, 11q deletion, and/or trisomy 12) and/or progression within 12 months of fludarabine treatment were(More)
Outcome of ETV6/RUNX1-positive childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in the NOPHO-ALL-1992 protocol: frequent late relapses but good overall survival. Br J Haematol 2008; 140: 665–672. 11 Rubnitz JE, Wichlan D, Devidas M, Shuster J, Linda SB, Kurtzberg J et al. Prospective analysis of TEL gene rearrangements in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a(More)
Pretreatment detection of peripheral blood malignant circulating plasma cells (CPCs) has been shown to be of negative prognostic value in multiple myeloma (MM). We hypothesized that the assessment of CPC kinetics in response to one therapy cycle using six-color flow cytometry could be helpful in the early detection of MM refractoriness to treatment.(More)
Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by a high frequency of abnormal karyotypes some of which are related to outcome. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array analysis provides a highly sensitive platform to detect large and small genomic aberrations. SNP array profiling data in adult ALL are limited and further systematic studies of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Phase angle (PA), which is obtained from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), is a non-invasive method for measuring altered electrical properties of biological tissues. It has been recognised as an objective prognostic marker of disease severity and frailty. The aim of this study is to determine whether PA is a marker of malnutrition(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Even though malnutrition is frequently observed in cardiac population outcome data after cardiac surgery in malnourished patients is very rare. No thorough research was done concerning the impact of malnutrition on neuropsychological outcomes after cardiac surgery. The aim of our study was to analyze the incidence of postoperative delirium(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE At present, there are common recommendations for treatment for stage II-III resectable rectal cancer patients: preoperative conventional chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with delayed surgery in 6-8 weeks or preoperative short-course radiotherapy (SCRT) followed by immediate surgery. The aim of this study was to compare overall survival (OS)(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) represents the largest group of pediatric malignancies with long-term survival rates of more than 80% achieved in developed countries. Epidemiological data and survival rates of childhood ALL in Lithuania were lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the population-based long-term(More)