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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Absence of the OKT4 epitope on blood T cells and thymus cells in a patient with thymoma, hypogammaglobulinemia, and red blood cell aplasia. Chronic T-cell lymphocytosis associated with pure red cell aplasia, thymoma and hypogammaglobuli-naemia. Br J Haematol 1985; 61:582-4. 6. Mangan KF, Volkin R, Winkelstein A. Autoreactive ery-throid progenitor-T… (More)