Castells Lab Publications

Castells MC, Tennant NM, Sloane DE, Hsu FI, Barrett NA, et al. Hypersensitivity reactions to chemotherapy: outcomes and safety of rapid desensitization in 413 cases. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; in press. 

Gonzalez de Olano D, Alvarez Twose I, Esteban Lopez MI, Sanchez Munoz L, Alonso Diaz de Durana MD, et al. Safety and effectiveness of immunotherapy in patients with indolent systemic mastocytosis presenting with Hymenoptera venom anaphylaxis. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; in press. 

Hsu FI, Castells MC. Ch. 18: Allergy and Immunology. In: Last Minute: Internal Medicine; A Concise Review for the Specialty Boards, 1st ed. Miksad RA, DeLaMora PA, Meyer GK, eds. McGraw-Hill; 2008, pp. 431-41. 

Lopez X, Castells M, Ricker A, Velazquez EF, Mun E, Goldfine AB. Human insulin analog-induced lipoatrophy. Diabetes Care 2008;31:442-444. 

Gonzalez de Olano D, de la Hoz Caballer B, Nunez Lopez R, Cuevas Agustin M, Dieguez MC, Alvarez Twose I, Castells MC, Escribano Mora L. Prevalence of allergy and anaphylactic symptoms in 210 adult and pediatric patients with mastocytosis in Spain: a study on the Spanish network on Mastocytosis (REMA). Clin Exp Allergy 2007;37(10):1547-55. 

Culp JA, Palis RI, Castells MC, Lucas SR, Borish L. Perioperative anaphylaxis in a 44-year-old man. Allergy Asthma Proc 2007;28(5):602-5. 

Castells M. Chapter: Drug desensitizations in oncology: chemotherapy agents and monoclonal antibodies: Pichler WJ, ed. Drug Hypersensitivity, Karger, 2007, p. 413-25. Castells MC. Images in Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Extracutaneous mastocytoma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006;117(6):1513-5. 

Sheffer AL, Feldweg A, Castells M. Chapter 11: Anaphylaxis: Holgate ST, Church MK, Lichtenstein LM, eds. Allergy 3rd Edition, Mosby International Ltd. 2006, p. 167-78. 

Feldweg AM, Lee CW, Matulonis UA, Castells MC. Rapid desensitization for hypersensitivity reactions to paclitaxel and docetaxel: a new standard protocol used in 77 successful treatments. Gynecol Oncol 2005;96(3):824-9. 

Lee CW, Mitchell RN, Horan RF, Castells MC. Cardiogenic shock and peripheral eosinophilia in a young woman. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2005;95(3):229-33.

Morales A, Shah N, Castells MC. Antigen-IgE desensitization of mast cells by suboptimal antigen is abrogated in signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 6 deficient mast cells. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2005;94(5):575-80.

Lee CW, Matulonis UA, Castells MC. Rapid inpatient/outpatient desensitization for chemotherapy hypersensitivity: Standard protocol effective in 57 patients for 255 courses. Gynecol Oncol 2005;99(2):393-9.

Castells MC, Escribano L. Mastocitos. In: Asma, ed Quirce Gancedo, Carrillo Diaz, Olaguibel Rivera, SEAIC 2005, p.97-118.

Lee, CW, Matulonis UA, Castells MC. Carboplatin hypersensitivity: a 6-h 12-step protocol effective in 35 desensitizations in patients with gynecological malignancies and mast cell/IgE-mediated reactions. Gynecol Oncol 2004;95(2):370-6.

Lee CW, Castells MC. Perioperative anaphylaxis to cefazolin. Allergy Asthma Proc 2004;25(1):23-6. 

Price KS, Castells MC. Taxol Reactions. Allergy Asthma Proc 2002;23(3):205-8. Hepner DL, Castells MC. Anaphylaxis during the perioperative period. Anesth Analg 2003;97(5):1381-95. 

Mutinga M, Castells M, Horan R, Farraye FA. Successful desensitization to 6-mercaptopurine in a patient with Crohn's disease. Am J Gastroenterol 2000;95(5):1383-4. 

Castells MC, Klickstein LB, Hassani K, Cumplido JA, Lacouture ME, Austen KF, Katz HR. gp49B1-avb3 interaction inhibits antigen-induced mast cell activation. Nat Immunol 2001;2(5):436-42. 

Adams C, Castells MC. Adverse Reactions to Penicillin and Other Beta-lactam Antibiotics. 2000, Vol 1 No.1.