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After the increasing rate of deaths observed during the 1980s due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, the health-related quality of life and life expectancy of persons with hemophilia have improved, mainly due to the progresses of replacement therapy and antiviral drugs and to the improvement of the global comprehensive care provided by(More)
To evaluate the role of low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) as an alternative to oral anticoagulants in the prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism, we compared in a randomized trial conventional warfarin treatment with a three-month course of enoxaparin 4000 anti-Xa units once a day subcutaneously. 187 patients with symptomatic deep-vein thrombosis(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND More and more people with severe hemophilia reach an old age thanks to an effective treatment. There is no information on the health status and quality of life of elderly people with hemophilia born at a time when replacement therapy was hardly available. METHODS Italian patients with severe hemophilia, aged >or=65 years and hence born(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) bleeding is one of the most severe and debilitating manifestations occurring in patients with rare bleeding disorders (RBDs). The aim of this study was to retrospectively collect data on patients affected with RBDs who had CNS bleeding, to establish incidence of recurrence, death rate, neurological sequences, most frequent(More)
The development of recombinant FVIII (rFVIII) products, fuelled by the need for improved safety of treatment arising from the dramatic widespread blood-borne virus transmission in the 1970-1980s revolutionized the care of children with haemophilia A over the last two decades. The larger availability of perceived safer replacement therapy associated with the(More)
Ozone (O3) exposure at Italian background sites exceeds UN/ECE concentration-based critical levels (CLe(c)), if expressed in terms of AOT40. Yet the occurrence of adverse effects of O3 on forests and crops is controversial. Possible reasons include (i) ability of response indicators to provide an unbiased estimate of O3 effects, (ii) setting of current(More)
In July 1985, all coagulation factor concentrates were withdrawn from the market in Italy and replaced with virally inactivated concentrates. A retrospective survey comparing the prevalence of the antibody to the hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in hemophiliacs multitransfused with nonvirally inactivated concentrates until 1985 with that in previously untreated(More)
The constantly workload increase has led to the development of Computerised Decision Support Systems (CDSS) for a better management of patient care. Many clinical situations have been investigated to verify the utility of CDSS: few have demonstrated stable effects. One area where success has been reported is the field of oral anticoagulation management.(More)
AIM The development of thrombotic disorders is a major threat for young women during pregnancy. It is one of the main causes of pregnancy-related disorders, which may also result in harm for the conceptus. Successful pregnancies require an even balance of coagulation and fibrinolysis, in order to secure stabilization of the basal plate as well as adequate(More)
AIM The aim of this paper was to establish the physiologic changes in the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems during normal pregnancy. METHODS One-hundred and twenty normal pregnant women were investigated in a longitudinal study involving 3 measurements: blood samples were collected at 12, 24 and 36 weeks of gestation and were assayed for prothrombin(More)