Virginia Calvo

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This study aims to determine the incidence of nausea and vomiting (CINV) after moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC), under medical practice conditions and the accuracy with which physicians perceive CINV. Chemotherapy-naive patients receiving MEC between April 2012 and May 2013 were included. Patients completed a diary of the intensity of nausea and(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyse the pharmacokinetic behaviour of amikacin in intensive care unit (ICU) patients using a mixed-effect model and sparse data collected during routine clinical care. The patient population comprised 158 medical ICU patients divided into two groups: one for computing the population model (n = 120) and the other for(More)
BACKGROUND Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor with the ability to increase progression-free survival in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to determine the risk of the most clinically relevant adverse outcomes associated with the use of bevacizumab in the treatment(More)
The pharmacological activation of the cannabinoid receptor type 2, CB2, has been shown to elicit anti-tumoral mechanisms in different cancer types. However, little is known about its endogenous role in tumor pathophysiology, and different studies have attributed pro-tumorigenic properties to this receptor. In a previous work, we showed that CB2 expression(More)
Androgens, in concert with lactogenic hormones, contribute to the maintenance of function of the corpus luteum (CL) in pregnant rats. Whereas some of the androgenic actions in the CL are clearly mediated by intracrine conversion to estrogen, pure androgenic effects are also implicated in the regulation of this transient endocrine gland. In this report, we(More)
HER2-positive tumors have a worse prognosis than HER2-negative cancers. Although the standard treatment for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer is chemotherapy and trastuzumab, the combination of aromatase inhibitors with anti-HER2 therapies has become an available strategy in patients with HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive tumors. However,(More)
BACKGROUND The implementation of liquid biopsy for biomarker testing and response to treatment monitoring in cancer patients would presumable increase laboratory throughput, requiring the development of automated methods for circulating free DNA (cfDNA) isolation. METHODS The present study compares the MagNA Pure Compact (MPC) Nucleic Acid Isolation Kit I(More)
Hepatitis infection has a high prevalence in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Our objective was to evaluate clinical characteristics and survival of patients diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who were hepatitis B and/or C (HBV/HCV) positive. We reviewed 224 patents diagnosed with DLBCL and found 21 to be HBV/HCV positive (9.3%).(More)
BACKGROUND Follicular lymphoma is the second most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States and Europe. However, most of the prospective randomized studies have very little follow-up compared to the long natural history of the disease. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the long-term survival of our series of patients with follicular(More)