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Fernando Hernández

Bio: Fernando Hernández is an academic researcher from University of Barcelona. The author has contributed to research in topics: Narrative inquiry & National curriculum. The author has an hindex of 19, co-authored 159 publications receiving 1531 citations. Previous affiliations of Fernando Hernández include Universidade Federal de Santa Maria & Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors start with two provocative questions: how does a poor country like Cuba help children and young people to be academically successful? And how does the Cuban school system do this with striking success when compared with the achievement results of children and adolescents in other Latin American countries?
Abstract: This book started with two provocative questions. First, how does a poor country like Cuba help children and young people to be academically successful? Second, how does the Cuban school system do this with striking success when compared with the achievement results of children and young people in other Latin American countries?

112 citations

01 Jan 2000

110 citations

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TL;DR: ASCT is an attractive alternative for MM patients with renal insufficiency, and it should not constitute a criterion for exclusion from transplant unless patients display poor performance status and very high creatinine levels (>5 mg/dl).
Abstract: Introduction: Renal function is one of the most important prognostic factors in multiple myeloma (MM). Patients with renal failure are generally excluded from high dose therapy even though they display a poor prognosis with conventional chemotherapy schemes. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of MM patients with renal insuAciency undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), including the evaluation of the quality of PB stem cell collections, kinetics of engraftment, transplant-related mortality, response to high dose chemotherapy and survival. Materials and methods: From a total of 566 valuable patients included in the MM Spanish ASCT registry, three groups of patients were defined: group BA, patients with abnormal renal function at diagnosis but normal at transplant (73 cases); group BB, patients with abnormal function both at diagnosis and at transplant (14 cases); and group AA (control group, 479 cases), patients who constantly had normal renal function. Results and conclusion: Patients from groups BA and BB presented with a significantly higher number of adverse prognostic factors, reflecting that we were dealing with high tumor MM cases, as compared with patients from group AA. The number of mononuclear cells, CD34+ cells and CFU-GM cells collected in patients with non-reversible renal insuAciency was similar to those harvested in MM patients with normal renal function. Moreover, neutrophil and platelet engraftments were identical in patients with and without renal failure (days +11 and +12, respectively). By contrast, transplant-related mortality (TRM) was significantly higher in group BB patients (29%) than in groups BA (4.1%) and AA (3.3%). In multivariate analysis only three variables showed independent influence on TRM: poor performance status (ECOG 3), hemoglobin 59.5 g/dl and serum creatinine 55 mg/dl. The response to high dose therapy was independent of renal function. Interestingly, 43% of patients from group BB showed an improvement in renal function (creatinine 52 mg/dl) after transplant. The three-year overall survival from transplantation was 56, 49 and 61% for the BB, BA and AA groups, respectively, with a statistically significant diAerence favoring group AA (P50.01). PFS did not diAer significantly between the three groups of patients. In multivariate analysis the only unfavorable independent prognostic factors for overall survival were poor performance status either at diagnosis or at transplant, high b2-microglobulin levels, and no response to transplant. According to these results, ASCT is an attractive alternative for MM patients with renal insuAciency, and it should not constitute a criterion for exclusion from transplant unless patients display poor performance status and very high creatinine levels (45 mg/dl). The Hematology Journal (2000) 1, 28‐36

109 citations

01 Jan 2008
TL;DR: In this article, the genesis, tendencies and consequences of educational research coming from arts-based research (ABR) are explored, in order to be coherent with some of the issues emerging from this research approach.
Abstract: In this paper the genesis, tendencies and consequences to educational research coming from Arts Based Research (ABR) are explored. In order to be coherent with some of the issues emerging from this research approach different narrative strategies are used in the writing process of this article.

89 citations

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TL;DR: It is considered that the possibility of an underlying mechanism should be evaluated in thrombocytopenic patients with HCV infection who do not present hypersplenism and could benefit from steroid treatment.
Abstract: We have retrospectively analyzed a series of 19 patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and chronic thrombocytopenia not attributable to hypersplenism or to other causes. Antiplatelet antibodies were present in 81% of cases. Response to prednisone was observed in 6 of 7 patients and 1 of 3 patients responded to intravenous immunoglobulins. No case of reactivation of liver disease was observed during or after therapy. We consider that the possibility of an underlying mechanism should be evaluated in thrombocytopenic patients with HCV infection who do not present hypersplenism. These patients could benefit from steroid treatment.

79 citations


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01 Jan 2012
Abstract: Experience and Educationis the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education(Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the progressive schools and in the light of the criticisms his theories had received. Analysing both "traditional" and "progressive" education, Dr. Dewey here insists that neither the old nor the new education is adequate and that each is miseducative because neither of them applies the principles of a carefully developed philosophy of experience. Many pages of this volume illustrate Dr. Dewey's ideas for a philosophy of experience and its relation to education. He particularly urges that all teachers and educators looking for a new movement in education should think in terms of the deeped and larger issues of education rather than in terms of some divisive "ism" about education, even such an "ism" as "progressivism." His philosophy, here expressed in its most essential, most readable form, predicates an American educational system that respects all sources of experience, on that offers a true learning situation that is both historical and social, both orderly and dynamic.

10,294 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a collection of qualified narrative methods for the human sciences that has actually been composed by the authors themselves, which can be used as an excellent source for reading.
Abstract: Whatever our proffesion, narrative methods for the human sciences can be excellent source for reading. Locate the existing files of word, txt, kindle, ppt, zip, pdf, as well as rar in this site. You can definitely check out online or download this publication by right here. Now, never ever miss it. Searching for a lot of offered publication or reading source worldwide? We supply them all in layout kind as word, txt, kindle, pdf, zip, rar and ppt. among them is this qualified narrative methods for the human sciences that has actually been composed by Still confused how you can get it? Well, simply check out online or download by signing up in our website below. Click them. Our goal is always to offer you an assortment of cost-free ebooks too as aid resolve your troubles. We have got a considerable collection of totally free of expense Book for people from every single stroll of life. We have got tried our finest to gather a sizable library of preferred cost-free as well as paid files. GO TO THE TECHNICAL WRITING FOR AN EXPANDED TYPE OF THIS NARRATIVE METHODS FOR THE HUMAN SCIENCES, ALONG WITH A CORRECTLY FORMATTED VERSION OF THE INSTANCE MANUAL PAGE ABOVE.

2,657 citations

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21 Apr 2011-Blood
TL;DR: This review identified the need for additional studies in many key areas of the therapy of ITP such as comparative studies of "front-line" therapy for ITP, the management of serious bleeding in patients withITP, and studies that will provide guidance about which therapy should be used as salvage therapy for patients after failure of a first-line intervention.

1,601 citations

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TL;DR: The authors of this up-to-date review discuss the current understanding of pathophysiology and, in particular, the way in which autoantibodies against platelets are generated.
Abstract: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, which may lead to bleeding, is typically caused by antibodies directed against the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa complex. Since the management of the disorder is different for children and adults, the authors of this up-to-date review provide separate sections on the two age groups. Along with advances in management, they also discuss the current understanding of pathophysiology and, in particular, the way in which autoantibodies against platelets are generated.

1,255 citations