Alessandro Gringeri

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OBJECTIVES To investigate which immune parameters, such as antibodies against HIV-1 specificities, or viral parameters, such as p24 antigenemia, are predictive of disease progression. STUDY DESIGN We performed studies on serum collected from individuals exhibiting two extremes of disease evolution--67 fast progressors (FP) and 182 nonprogressors (NP)--at(More)
BACKGROUND Different rates of inhibitor development after either plasma-derived (pdFVIII) or recombinant (rFVIII) FVIII have been suggested. However, conflicting results are reported in the literature. OBJECTIVES To systematically review the incidence rates of inhibitor development in previously untreated patients (PUPs) with hemophilia A treated with(More)
Inhibitors in patients with hemophilia are a rare complication of a rare disease causing pain and disability in patients and impairment to the quality of their lives. Recent advances in treatment have brought improvements, but they have done so by absorbing larger amounts of financial resources. This study involved 52 Italian patients with hemophilia with(More)
HIV type 1 (HIV-1) not only directly kills infected CD4(+) T cells but also induces immunosuppression of uninfected T cells. Two immunosuppressive proteins, interferon alpha (IFNalpha) and extracellular Tat, mediate this process because specific antibodies against these proteins prevent generation of suppressor cells in HIV-1-infected peripheral blood(More)
We conducted a multicentre, cross- sectional study of 1042 haemophilia subjects across Europe to compare various health outcomes associated with on-demand vs. prophylactic factor-substitution therapy. Demographic, medical history, and healthcare resource utilization data were analysed along with the number of bleeding events over the past 6 months.(More)
The development of inhibitory antibodies to factor VIII is a serious complication of hemophilia. FEIBA (factor VIII inhibitor-bypassing activity), an activated prothrombin complex concentrate (aPCC), and NovoSeven, recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa), are used as hemostatic bypassing agents in treating patients with inhibitors. The FENOC study was designed to(More)
Human genetic variation contributes to differences in susceptibility to HIV-1 infection. To search for novel host resistance factors, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in hemophilia patients highly exposed to potentially contaminated factor VIII infusions. Individuals with hemophilia A and a documented history of factor VIII infusions(More)
To evaluate the feasibility efficaCy and safety of home treatment with recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa), 10 inhibitor patients (all haemophiliacs except one acquired post-partum) self-administered up to four doses of 90 microg/kg rFVIIa every 3+/-1 h. The response was rated by the patient as effective (haemorrhage stopped or decreased(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with severe hemophilia A and factor VIII inhibitors are at increased risk for serious bleeding complications and progression to end-stage joint disease. Effective strategies to prevent bleeding in such patients have not yet been established. METHODS We enrolled patients with hemophilia A who were older than 2 years of age, had(More)
We have infused recombinant factor VIIa into patients with hereditary factor VII deficiency with marked reductions in plasma concentrations of factor IX activation peptide (FIXP), factor X activation peptide (FXP), and prothrombin activation fragment F1+2. These investigations show substantial elevations in these markers of coagulation activation and(More)