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Immune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a relevant adverse drug reaction consisting in a hypercoagulable state caused by an anticoagulant agent. The incidence is approximately 6.5% in patients receiving unfractionated heparin after orthopedic surgery, and is equal to or lower than 1% in other settings. HIT occurrence is a function of heparin type,(More)
A small proportion of patients with deep vein thrombosis develop recurrent venous thromboembolic complications or bleeding during anticoagulant treatment. These complications may occur more frequently if these patients have concomitant cancer. This prospective follow-up study sought to determine whether in thrombosis patients those with cancer have a higher(More)
Type Vicenza variant of von Willebrand disease (VWD) is characterized by a low plasma von Willebrand factor (VWF) level and supranormal VWF multimers. Two candidate mutations, G2470A and G3864A at exons 17 and 27, respectively, of the VWF gene were recently reported to be present in this disorder. Four additional families, originating from northeast Italy,(More)
This study aimed to verify whether consumers confirm their willingness to pay extra costs for higher animal welfare standards in a situation where a potential purchase performed by consumers, such as the Vickrey auction, is used. A 104-member consumer panel was asked to rate its willingness to pay (WTP) for plain and low-fat yogurts in 3 information(More)
An Arg760Cys mutation in the consensus sequence of the von Willebrand factor propeptide cleavage site is responsible for a new von Willebrand disease variant We describe a von Willebrand disease (VWD) variant characterized by the persistence of von Willebrand factor (VWF) propeptide as a result of a C>T transition at nucleotide 2527 in exon 17 of the VWF(More)
The efficacy of hydroxyurea (HU) in myeloproliferative disorders is well documented. HU controls thrombocytosis both in polycythemia vera (PV) and in essential thrombocythemia (ET), while reducing the risk of thrombosis.1 Despite many anectodal reports, no evaluation of the prevalence and type of side effects of HU exists in large series of patients.
Cerebral infarction is a rare pathology among children and its etiology can be identified in almost two-thirds of cases. The remaining one-third are considered idiopathic. Recently, inherited disorders of blood coagulation predisposing to thrombosis have been taken into account as a possible cause of childhood stroke. We describe here a case of a 6-year-old(More)
Blood viscosity indices, fibrinolytic activity and other serum proteins related to haemocoagulation have been studied in 36 patients with multiple sclerosis. The whole blood viscosity was found to be increased in multiple sclerosis. The increase was caused by a decrease in erythrocyte deformability since plasma viscosity and haematocrit were normal.(More)
From February to August 2007 the effect of rearing system (confined (C) v. free ranging (FR)) and season (spring v. summer) was evaluated on behaviour, immune and blood parameters and beef production (experiment 1). From February to August 2008, the effect of rearing system was only evaluated on beef production (experiment 2). A total of 12 Podolian young(More)