Valter J. Zani

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BACKGROUND Treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism with vitamin D and calcium in patients receiving dialysis is often complicated by hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia, which may contribute to cardiovascular disease and adverse clinical outcomes. Calcimimetics target the calcium-sensing receptor and lower parathyroid hormone levels without increasing(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cinacalcet, a novel calcimimetic, targets the calcium-sensing receptor to lower parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphorus levels in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). This study compared the efficacy of a cinacalcet-based regimen with unrestricted conventional care (vitamin D and phosphate(More)
BACKGROUND The use and effectiveness of cinacalcet in 'real-world' clinical practice was investigated in a pan-European observational study in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) of varying severity. METHODS Adult patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis who had initiated cinacalcet treatment were enrolled. Data were(More)
IgD on normal B lymphocytes usually is co-expressed with IgM. A minority of normal plasma cells and rare B cell malignancies express exclusively IgD (IgM-IgD+). The low frequency has been explained by the lack of a recognizable switch region within the C mu-C delta intron. We analyzed four cases of IgM-IgD+ hairy cell leukemia (HCL) by Southern (DNA) blot(More)
Chromosome 12q24.1 is a recurrent breakpoint in high-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). To identify the genes involved at 12q24.1, molecular cloning of a three-way translocation t(8;14;12)(q24.1;q32.3;q24.1) in a Burkitt lymphoma cell line (Wien 133) was performed; all four translocation breakpoints were cloned and sequenced. Analysis of clones(More)
Background. The calcimimetic, cinacalcet, is approved for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis. Biochemical profiles and clinical outcomes in patients discontinuing cinacalcet at kidney transplantation have not been previously described.Methods. We performed a retrospective observational(More)
Newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were randomized to receive either 2.5 or 5 microg/kg/day of pegylated recombinant human megakaryocyte growth and development factor (PEG-rHuMGDF) or a placebo administered subcutaneously after completion of chemotherapy. The study evaluated the toxicity of PEG-rHuMGDF and any effect on the duration(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The calcimimetic cinacalcet (Mimpara/Sensipar) simultaneously lowers parathyroid hormone (PTH), phosphorus (P) and calcium (Ca) levels in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. The OPTIMA study demonstrated that cinacalcet and adjusted doses of vitamin D maximized control of these parameters. This post-hoc analysis of OPTIMA data(More)
The BCL7A gene, which maps to human chromosome 12q24.13, was cloned through its direct involvement with MYC and IGH in a three-way translocation in a Burkitt lymphoma cell line. Here, we describe the identification of two related human genes, BCL7B and BCL7C, which share 90% identity to the amino-terminal 51 amino acids of human BCL7A, as well as 41%(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism often require therapy that provides long-term control of parathyroid hormone concentrations without increasing calcium and phosphorus concentrations. Cinacalcet modulates the calcium-sensing receptor on the parathyroid gland to reduce secretion of parathyroid hormone and lower serum calcium, phosphorus(More)