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This investigation was designed to evaluate the frequency of erythematous candidosis (EC) and Candida species, proteinase and phospholipase exoenzyme production, and to compare clinical features in patients with complete dentures and HIV+/Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome (AIDS). Fifty-one patients were selected from a total of 285 with EC: denture(More)
Designing new biomaterials that can modulate the inflammatory response instead of attempting just to reduce it constitutes a paradigm change in regenerative medicine. This work aimed to investigate the capacity of an immunomodulatory biomaterial to enhance bone regeneration. For that purpose we incorporated a molecule with well-established pro-inflammatory(More)
A case of simultaneous presentation of B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is described. CLL was documented by bone marrow and peripheral blood lymphocytosis with a typical B-CLL immunophenotype. The diagnosis of AML was supported by the presence of bone marrow and circulating blast cells positive for myeloperoxidase and(More)
The ability of two fundamentally different photochemical procedures to inactivate model viruses in platelet suspensions was compared. Merocyanine 540 (MC 540) with visible light was used as an example of an oxygen-dependent chemical-directed at the viral membrane, and aminomethyl trimethyl psoralen (AMT) with ultraviolet A light (UVA) was used as an example(More)
There is continuous need for blood components with long shelf life. To this end the 'circle' triple pack has been modified to provide 35-day red cell and 7-day platelet concentrates, in PVC bags of identical formulation and 0.4 mm thick. The plasticizer is a mixture of DEHP and TOTM (CLX Mark II). The primary pack contains 63 ml of CP 277.5 mM glucose. The(More)
BACKGROUND Absolute counts of CD4+ T-lymphocytes are used in the management of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Low absolute counts of CD3+CD4+ cells have also been observed in healthy people--a phenomenon called idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia. It is common practice for normal ranges for lymphocyte subsets to be derived from samples(More)
BACKGROUND Quality indicators (QI) for cardiac surgery are important instruments for measuring healthcare quality in hospital centers and allow comparison with high-quality healthcare centers. OBJECTIVE To evaluate QIs in isolated myocardial revascularization procedures (CABG) performed at a tertiary cardiology center. METHODS One hundred and forty-four(More)
Blood donation volumes less than 350 ml are classified as 'undercollected' at the NSW Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) and are discarded. This study evaluated the in vitro characteristics during storage of both undercollected units and units of acceptable volume. Thirty-two units of whole blood were each collected into 63 ml of CP2D-A, with blood(More)