Alexandra Agapidou

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INTRODUCTION Conflicting data exist regarding the role of leptin in bone metabolism. The purpose of the present study was to investigate serum leptin concentrations in male patients with haemophilia A and B, a disease known to be associated with low bone mass. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty-one male patients, aged 45.4 ±15 years, were screened. Bone mineral(More)
Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder that can lead to degenerative joint arthropathy due to recurrent bleeding episodes affecting the musculoskeletal system of the patient. The cause of bleeding can be either traumatic or spontaneous. The pathogenesis of haemophilic arthropathy is unclear as many factors like iron, inflammatory cytokines, and(More)
Sickle cell disease is an inherited haemoglobinopathy that can affect multiple organs and systems. The most common neurological complication in sickle cell disease is stroke and silent cerebral infarcts. Peripheral nervous system involvement has been described but is exceedingly rare. Herein, we describe the case of a young woman who presented with acute(More)
Blood transfusion many times works in a life-saving way when a patient is facing a critical situation. However, some patients, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, may refuse their administration because it opposes to their religion beliefs. Thus, clinicians are forced to respect patients' preferences and seek other treatments in order to overcome the obstacle of(More)
records, she was known to be a carrier of 5PN deficiency. The proposita's hematological parameters were as follows:tin: 30 (normal range=20-81ngr/Ml). Microscopic examination of a stained peripheral blood smear showed severe anisocytosis, microcytosis, and basophilic stippling. Biochemical analysis of hemoglobin using high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
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