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Mauro Francesca R - - 2006
The prognostic impact of the presence of a familial trait was analyzed in 1449 patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). A family history of hematologic malignancy (HM) was identified in 181 cases (12.5%) and recorded more frequently among female than male patients (HM: p < 0.05; CLL: p < 0.05). ...
Yokoo Tomokazu - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the possible mechanisms of immunotherapy for unexplained recurrent aborters using their husband's mononuclear cells. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: Institutional practice at the Outpatient Clinic for Infertility, Niigata University Medical Hospital. PATIENT(S): Fifty-two unexplained recurrent aborters were chosen as an experimental group. INTERVENTION(S): Each patient was injected ...
Czuwara-Ladykowska Joanna - - 2006
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. It has been demonstrated that serum prolactin levels are increased in patients with various connective tissue diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible source of excessive prolactin synthesis in SSc ...
Marinaki Smaragdi - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Although in antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA)-associated systemic vasculitis (AASV) patients, activation of T-cells has been described, persistence of these alterations has not been well characterized. This study was conducted to define persistent T-cell activation (PTA) in AASV patients and to assess whether this correlates with disease activity, disease severity, ...
Lindqvist Ulla - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is evidence of inflammation in the duodenal mucosa in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and to compare the results with those in patients with psoriasis vulgaris (PsV). METHODS: Nineteen consecutive patients with PsA underwent gastroduodenoscopy, and biopsy specimens were taken from the duodenal and gastric ...
Cova Emanuela - - 2006
Markers of oxidative stress have been found in spinal cord, cortex, cerebrospinal fluid, and plasma of SALS patients. Mitochondrial and calcium metabolism dysfunction were also found in peripheral lymphocytes from SALS patients. In this study, we demonstrate that lymphocytes from SALS patients are more prone to undergo alteration of cell ...
Vener Claudia - - 2006
The expression of zeta-associated protein 70 (ZAP-70) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) seems to correlate with the mutational status of the immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable-region genes, clinical course and patient prognosis. The aim was to determine the prognostic significance of the immunohistochemical expression of ZAP-70 protein in CLL by means of ...
Fogarty Patrick F - - 2006
We administered daclizumab, a humanized monoclonal anti-interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) antibody, to 11 patients with corticosteroid-refractory autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (AITP) every 2 weeks for five treatments. Of nine evaluable patients, one individual experienced a partial response. Lymphocyte phenotyping by flow cytometry indicated post-treatment binding of IL-2Ra by daclizumab in all patients. ...
Yaqob Amer - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: This study was done to evaluate the results and clinical relevance of an optimized lymphocyte proliferation test, MELISA, for metal-induced inflammation in patients with CFS-like symptoms. The treatment of patients consisted of the replacement of incompatible dental materials (RID) together with supportive anti-oxidant therapy. DESIGN OF THE STUDY: 513 ...
Novak Anne J - - 2006
PURPOSE: Serum B-lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) levels have been found to be elevated in a number of immune disease models. Therefore, we sought to establish whether BLyS levels were elevated in patients with B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders and to determine whether elevated BLyS levels correlated with clinical characteristics of the disease. PATIENTS ...
Jantunen E - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate early (<100 d) treatment-related mortality (TRM) in autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) recipients. PATIENTS: Altogether 1482 adult patients received ASCT in six Finnish centres 1990-2003. The most common diagnoses were non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) (n = 542), multiple myeloma (MM) (n = 528), breast cancer (BC) (n = ...
Buemi M - - 2006
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with chronic renal failure show the presence of massive oxidative genome damage but the role played by dialysis is still a controversial issue. The aim of our study was to verify the genomic damage in B- and T-lymphocyte subpopulations of uremic patients after a single hemodiafiltration session. METHODS: ...
Liu Jian - - 2006
To investigate the changes of the activity of telomerase in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from senile patients with pneumonia, the telomerase activity was examined before and after the stimulation of phytohemagglutinin-M (PHA-M) in PBMCs from 10 control subjects (group A), 12 non-senile patients with pneumonia (group B) and 9 ...
Deng Yunhua - - 2006
In order to investigate the IFN-gamma and IL-4 expression of CD8+ T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood from patients with recurrent genital herpes (RGH) at different clinical periods and their relationship with the pathogenesis of RGH, flow cytometry was used to detect the intracellular cytokines (IFN-gamma and IL-4) of CD8+ ...
Di Biagio Antonio - - 2006
METHOD: Analysis of virological, immunological, and clinical data over 24 weeks of treatment of drug-experienced patients administered didanosine (ddI) and tenofovir (TDF) plus either PI or NNRTI (17 patients) compared to 14 patients on ddI plus lamivudine and to 19 patients on ddI plus stavudine. RESULTS: Patients treated with TDF ...
Marisavljevi?? Dragomir - - 2006
It has been recognized that some patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) develop immunologic abnormalities, but little is known of its correlations to MDS-specific disease features. In a retrospective study of 284 MDS patients, we identified 32 patients (11.3%) with clinical or serologic immunological abnormalities (group A) and compared them to ...
Vigna-Perez Mónica - - 2006
We studied the clinical and immunological effects of Rituximab (anti-CD20) therapy in patients with lupus nephritis. In an open clinical trial, 22 patients with active systemic lupus erythematosis and renal involvement (mainly class III and IV according to the WHO classification) that was refractory to conventional therapy were studied. In ...
Dalavanga Y A - - 2006
Twelve years ago we reported that lymphocytic alveolitis [or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) lymphocytosis] correlates with clinical pulmonary involvement in primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS). Our thesis was based on subtle clinical and functional evidence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in pSS patients with "high lymphocytic alveolitis" (>15% lymphocytes in BAL). This ...
Nadal Sidney R - - 2005
Five patients (4 males; mean age, 46.4 years) with painful verrucous perianal lesions caused by herpes simplex virus are described. All patients had had AIDS for a long time and were using highly active antiretroviral therapy. CD4+ counts ranged from 73 to 370/mm3. All lesions were submitted to resection under ...
Nozoe Tadahiro - - 2005
AIM: To elucidate the immunologic parameters for the outcome of patients with malignant tumors, especially esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) associated with high malignant potential. METHODS: Clinicopathologic features were compared between patients with lower and higher CD4 and CD8 values as well as CD4/CD8 ratio in peripheral blood. RESULTS: The ...
Taghavi-Dehaghani Mahnaz - - 2005
Cancer patients' responses to radiotherapy vary in severity. It has been suggested that it may be due to differences in intrinsic cellular radiosensitivity. Prediction of tissue reactions to radiotherapy would permit tailoring of dosage to each patient. Towards this goal the micronucleus and apoptosis tests have been proposed as methods ...
Flinn Ian W - - 2005
INTRODUCTION:: Studies with flavopiridol have demonstrated that this agent has in vitro activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and promotes apoptosis independent of p53 function or prior fludarabine exposure. Based upon this pre-clinical data, a phase I/II study of 24h flavopiridol was performed. PATIENTS AND METHODS:: Patients with previously treated ...
Li B - - 2005
AIM: To test the hypothesis that T-bet expression is altered in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. METHODS: Peripheral blood was withdrawn from 16 VKH patients before and after immunosuppressive treatment and from 16 healthy individuals. IFN-gamma, IL-2, and IL-4 in the serum and the supernatants of peripheral blood mononuclear cells ...
O'Brien Susan M - - 2005
To determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of oblimersen sodium in patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Eligible patients had relapsed or refractory CLL after treatment with fludarabine. Oblimersen was administered at doses ranging from 3 to 7 mg/kg/d as a 5-day continuous intravenous infusion in ...
Ratzinger Gudrun - - 2005
Indeterminate cell histiocytosis is a rare disorder, in which the predominant cells have the characteristics of both Langerhans cells and macrophages. We, in this study, describe 18 patients and compare them with those previously published. Most patients were adults with either solitary or multiple red-brown papules or nodules. While most ...
Sidiropoulos P I - - 2006
To explore the safety, efficacy, and lymphocyte activation of a triple therapeutic regimen with infliximab, methotrexate (MTX), and ciclosporin A (CsA) by an open label, pilot study. 19 patients (mean age 52.9 years) with active rheumatoid arthritis (mean DAS28 7.3) after a mean of 16.8 infliximab infusions and dose adjustments ...
Gill Geoffrey V - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether impaired cell membrane permeability exists in critically ill patients with "sick cell" type hyponatraemia. DESIGN AND METHODS: A 36 year old male patient was identified in an intensive care unit (ICU) with liver disease and multi-organ failure. His initial serum sodium (Na) was 101 mmol/L and ...
Alessi E - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The determination of clonality has proven to be a useful adjunct to the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphocytic infiltrates. It is considered particularly helpful for the distinction of mycosis fungoides (MF) and inflammatory dermatoses. OBJECTIVES: To verify the sensitivity of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-heteroduplex analysis of T-cell receptor gamma-chain ...
Tekgul Hasan - - 2005
To evaluate the immunopathogenesis in Rasmussen's encephalitis, peripheral lymphocyte subsets and interleukin-6 analysis were performed in three patients. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were performed to assess neuronal injury in the affected hemisphere. Before initiation of immune therapy, percentage of cytotoxic T cells was found to be ...
Hoshino Takumi - - 2005
X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) is an inherited immunodeficiency characterized by an extreme susceptibility to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Patients with XLP mainly present with the 3 clinical manifestations of fulminant infectious mononucleosis, lymphoproliferative disorder, and dysgammaglobulinemia and in rare cases have aplastic anemia and lymphocytic vasculitis. The causative gene for ...
Nowakowski G S - - 2005
Translocations involving IGH are common in some lymphoid malignancies but are believed to be rare in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). To study the clinical utility of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for IGH translocations, we reviewed 1032 patients with a presumptive diagnosis of CLL. Seventy-six (7%) patients had IGH translocations. ...
Lu Hai-Ying - - 2005
AIM: To summarize clinical features of probable severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Beijing. METHODS: Retrospective cases involving 801 patients admitted to hospitals in Beijing between March and June 2003, with a diagnosis of probable SARS, moderate type. The series of clinical manifestation, laboratory and radiograph data obtained from 801 ...
Leung Anskar Yu-Hung - - 2005
Adenovirus in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from 50 patients without adenovirus-related illness was quantified. In 49 patients, adenovirus was found (median load, 3.3 x 10(3) copies/microg of DNA). The adenovirus load was inversely related to lymphocyte count (Pearson correlation coefficient r = -0.311; P = .03) and was significantly greater ...
O'Connor Terence M - - 2005
Lymphocyte-dominant pleural inflammation is seen in tuberculous, malignant and immune-mediated pleural disease. We describe two male patients who presented with chest pain and dyspnoea, in whom radiological and histological investigations showed idiopathic lymphocytic pleuritis that responded to immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids and/or azathioprine. Corticosteroid-responsive pleuritis has been described in association ...
Jakobsen Anders - - 2005
PURPOSE: To analyze thymidylate synthase (TS) and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism with respect to fluorouracil (FU) sensitivity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included a retrospective analysis of 88 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and a prospective trial with 51 patients also with measurable metastases. All patients were treated with ...
Trambas Christina - - 2005
Mutations in the perforin gene have been found in patients with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare autosomal recessive disease. We describe a patient expressing perforin with amino acid changes A91V and W374X. The ability of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) and natural killer (NK) cells to lyse target cells is greatly ...
Karagiannidis C - - 2005
Difficult-to-treat asthma (DTA) represents a heterogeneous subgroup of asthma. Up to now, the lack of specific diagnosis not only complicates appropriate specification and control of asthma, but also makes targeted research difficult. The aim of this study is to categorize this heterogeneous group of DTA patients (n=27; referring to the ...
Tas Faruk - - 2005
In cancer, spontaneous apoptosis of circulating peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) is a general phenomenon. In this study we aimed to determine whether spontaneous apoptosis of circulating PBLs of patients with malignant melanoma occurs. Pathologically proven 45 patients with malignant melanoma and 19 healthy controls were included in this study. Samples ...
Grzegorzewska Alicja E - - 2005
Dietary deficiency causes abnormalities in circulating lymphocyte counts. For the present paper, we evaluated correlations between total and subpopulation lymphocyte counts (TLC, SLCs) and parameters of nutrition in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Studies were carried out in 55 patients treated with PD for 22.2 +/- 11.4 months. Parameters of nutritional ...
Soriano Sagrario - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Uremia is associated to host defense mechanism disorders. Lymphocyte apoptosis, which may cause alteration of the immune system, is increased in uremic patients. The aim of the present study was to determine if, in addition to uremia, dialysis membranes with different biocompatibility and permeability have an effect on lymphocyte ...
Jabłońska E - - 2005
PURPOSE: Although many studies demonstrated expression of TNF family members in the course of B-CLL, there is a little known about relationships between soluble forms of these proteins. Furthermore, there is no study reported on effects of used therapy on this relation. The present study was designed to asses the ...
Haran M - - 2004
Grb7, a noncatalytic intracellular adaptor protein involved in cell migration, is overexpressed in certain invasive and metastatic solid tumors. We found a highly significant difference in the level of expression of Grb7 between chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells obtained from stage I and stage IV patients (P<0.001). Using semiquantitative RT-PCR, ...
Castro Analia Z - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to determine the immune response profile that differentiates patients with newly diagnosed (non-treated) pulmonary tuberculosis from multidrug-resistant (MDR) ones, as well as from healthy, tuberculin positive individuals. METHODS: Lymphocytes proliferative response to non-specific mitogen (PHA) and PPD were evaluated by 3H thymidine ...
Schütt Philipp - - 2005
While vaccination with antigen-pulsed dendritic cells (DCs) represents a promising therapeutic strategy in multiple myeloma (MM), clinical benefit, so far, has been limited to individual patients. To identify potential problems with this approach, we have analyzed the influence of treatment parameters, in particular high-dose chemotherapy (HD-CTX) and thalidomide, on in ...
Teachey David T - - 2005
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a rare disorder of disrupted lymphocyte homeostasis. Clinical manifestations of ALPS vary but typically include autoimmune cytopenias, organomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and increased risk of malignancies. A similar spectrum of symptoms may be seen in some patients with Evans syndrome (ES), a hematologic disorder defined by autoimmune ...
Bozzi A - - 2004
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, a thermo-dimorphic fungus, is the ethiologic agent of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). The recidive is the greatest obstacle of this disease, because the yeast usually returns after the long treatment period. In the present work, we have investigated the cellular immune response of cells from peripheral blood drawn from patients ...
King David M DM University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, - - 2004
To evaluate the safety, toxicity, in vivo immunologic activation, and maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) of EMD 273063 (hu14.18-IL-2) in patients with metastatic melanoma. Thirty-three patients were treated with EMD 273063, a humanized anti-GD2 monoclonal antibody (mAb) linked to interleukin-2 (IL-2). EMD 273063 was given as a 4-hour intravenous infusion on days ...
D'Ippolito Raffaele - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immunologically induced inflammation of the lung parenchyma, though bronchial airways may be also involved. The aim of this study was to compare the cellular profiles of induced sputum (IS) in patients with newly diagnosed HP to that of healthy subjects, and to ...
Tekgul Hasan - - 2004
The aim of this prospective study is to define the prognostic significance of lymphocyte subset analysis in children with Bell's palsy. Lymphocyte subgroup analysis in peripheral blood was performed in 17 children with Bell's palsy by using flow cytometry. Before a standard protocol of corticosteroid treatment, patients were categorized into ...
Laurenti Luca - - 2004
Although alemtuzumab (campath-1H) has been successfully used in patients with untreated or previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a variable incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation has been described. No prospective reports currently provide results of the use of oral ganciclovir as pre-emptive therapy in patients with CMV reactivation during alemtuzumab ...
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