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Haemophagocytic syndromes (haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) have a wide range of causes, symptoms, and outcomes, but all lead to a hyperinflammatory response and organ damage--mainly reported in paediatric patients, but reports of adult presentation are increasing. Analysis of the genetic and molecular pathophysiology of these syndromes have improved(More)
From the Muscle Research Unit, Depart­ ment of Internal Medicine (X.B., J.M.G.), and the Department of Nephrology (E.P.), Hospital Clínic, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Univer­ sity of Barcelona, Barcelona. Address re­ print requests to Dr. Grau at the Muscle Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Clínic,(More)
To determine the clinicopathologic significance of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) and review the literature on this condition, we conducted a MEDLINE search of English-language articles published between 1972 and December 2003. KFD has a worldwide distribution, and Asiatic people have a higher prevalence. Its pathogenesis remains controversial. Patients are(More)
AIMS To assess the short- and long-term effects of postconditioning (p-cond) on infarct size, extent of myocardial salvage, and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in a series of patients presenting with evolving ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Previous studies have shown that p-cond during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)(More)
Apoptosis is a mechanism of cell death implicated in the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced organ damage. Experimental studies have suggested alcohol-mediated apoptosis in the cardiac muscle, and there is evidence of skeletal muscle apoptosis in long-term high-dose alcohol consumers. The relation between skeletal and cardiac muscle damage in alcoholism led us(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the influence of age, gender and ethnicity in the clinical presentation of sarcoidosis in a cohort of Spanish patients. METHODS We analysed 175 consecutive patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis between 1990 and 2014 in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain. Sarcoidosis was diagnosed according to the 1999 WASOG criteria. Organ(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor markers have been extensively studied in lung cancer, reporting some relationship to the histology, but their clinical utility is not clear. METHODS ProGRP, CEA, SCC, CA 125, CYFRA 21-1 and NSE were studied prospectively in 155 patients with unconfirmed suspicion of lung cancer and in 647 patients with lung cancer: 182 squamous, 205(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate how determination of antibodies against the Ro52 antigen influences the classification and clinical characterisation of patients with suspected primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS The cohort study included 187 patients who fulfilled at least four of the six 1993 SS classification criteria, including positive autoantibodies(More)