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There are relatively few data on the risk of leukemia among those exposed to external radiation during cleanup operations after the Chornobyl nuclear accident, and results have not been consistent. To investigate this further, we assembled a cohort of 110,645 male cleanup workers from Ukraine and identified cases of leukemia occurring during the period 1986(More)
26 April 2006 marks the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. On this occasion, the World Health Organization (WHO), within the UN Chernobyl Forum initiative, convened an Expert Group to evaluate the health impacts of Chernobyl. This paper summarises the findings relating to cancer. A dramatic increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer has been(More)
BACKGROUND During the Chernobyl accident in 1986, 237 individuals were identified as having the most severe exposure to ionizing radiation. In the period between 1998 and 2000, 99 long term survivors out of this group were reassessed for radiation-induced cutaneous lesions. OBJECTIVE To identify sequelae of accidental cutaneous irradiation. METHODS(More)
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident on April 26, 1986 was the largest in the history of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Of the 237 individuals initially suspected to have been significantly exposed to radiation during or in the immediate aftermath of the accident, the diagnosis of acute radiation sickness (ARS) could be confirmed in 134 cases on(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate significance of VH mutation status for prognosis of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) patients in comparison with other prognostic markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS The VH mutation status was evaluated in 43 B-CLL patients by RT-PCR amplification and nucleotide sequencing, and CD38 expression - by two-color(More)
We report the results of BCR/ABL translocation analysis on interphase leukemic cells of 33 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Of these, there were 13 persons exposed to ionizing radiation due to the Chernobyl accident with radiation-associated AML and 20 patients with spontaneous disease. BCR/ABL translocation which(More)
The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident that occurred is known as the most severe nuclear disaster in the history of humankind. Acute radiation syndrome (ARS) was diagnosed in 237 persons but only 134 of those were confirmed, including 28 patients who died due to lethal total-body gamma-irradiation and severe skin injuries caused by(More)
A total of 27 teeth were examined in those subjects having been exposed to ionizing radiation in doses between 0.5 and 2.0 Gy, together with ten teeth of essentially healthy individuals. The enamel, dentine and cement mineral and protein contents were studied versus control with the aid of infrared spectroscopy techniques. It has been ascertained that in(More)
We have carried out a complex analysis of scientific reports of the RCRM for the last 15-years since Chernobyl holocaust. One may notice considerable growth of circulation and quality coefficient of publication of scientific research. The tendency shape of the publications over a period of 1986-2001 looks like a straight line and dynamics of references on(More)