All publications of “Reijâne Alves de Assis”

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Iron overload in a teenager with xerocytosis: the importance of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging

Reijâne Alves de Assis, Carolina Kassab, Fernanda Salles Seguro, Fernando Ferreira Costa, Paulo Augusto Achucarro Silveira, John Wood, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400022

To report a case of iron overload secondary to xerocytosis, a rare disease in a teenager, diagnosed, by T2* magnetic resonance imaging. We report the case of a symptomatic patient with xerocytosis, a ferritin level of 350ng/mL and a significant cardiac iron overload. She was diagnosed by T2* magnetic resonance imaging and received chelation therapy Ektacytometric analysis confirmed the diagnosis of hereditary xerocytosis. Subsequent T2* magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated complete resolution of the iron overload in various organs, as a […]

Use of gemtuzumab ozogamycin combined with conventional chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Guilherme Fleury Perini, Fabio Pires de Souza Santos, Iracema Esteves, Claudia Mac-Donald Bley do Nascimento, Morgani Rodrigues, Reijane Alves de Assis, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1987

ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze the outcome of patients treated with gemtuzumab ozogamycin combined with conventional therapy treated at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Methods: 14 patients who had high risk features (secondary leukemia, unfavorable cytogenetics, and refractory disease) were treated with gemtuzumab ozogamycin combined with conventional therapy and their outcome was analysed by reviewing their medical records. Results: Overall response rate was 58%, with 43% achieving complete response, with a median follow-up of 11 months, event-free survival was 3 months. Eleven […]

Iron overload in Brazilian thalassemic patients

Reijane Alves de Assis, Fernando Uliana Kay, Laércio Alberto Rosemberg, Alexandre Henrique C. Parma, Cesar Higa Nomura, Sandra Regina Loggetto, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1897

ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the use of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with β-thalassemia and to compare T2* magnetic resonance imaging results with serum ferritin levels and the redox active fraction of labile plasma iron. Methods: We have retrospectively evaluated 115 chronically transfused patients (65 women). We tested serum ferritin with chemiluminescence, fraction of labile plasma iron by cellular fluorescence and used T2* MRI to assess iron content in the heart, liver, and pancreas. Hepatic iron concentration was determined in […]