Bianca Albanese

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Blood, plasma and serum viscosity and blood filtration were investigated in 43 unselected mixed cryoglobulinemia patients. A hyperviscosity syndrome was present in only one patient, and rapidly improved after plasma exchange and cyclophosphamide therapy. A clear-cut increase in blood viscosity was infrequently observed in mixed cryoglobulinemia, although(More)
OBJECTIVE In 2006, Motorcycle Autonomous Emergency Braking (MAEB) was developed by a European Consortium (Powered Two Wheeler Integrated Safety, PISa) as a crash severity countermeasure for riders. This system can detect an obstacle through sensors in the front of the motorcycle and brakes automatically to achieve a 0.3 g deceleration if the collision is(More)
1. Background Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and injury among children aged between 4-14 years 1,2 and premature graduation to adult seat belts 2,3 and restraint misuse 4 are common and known risk factors. Children are believed to prematurely graduate to adult belts and misuse the seat belt in booster seats if uncomfortable 2,5,6. Although(More)
  • B Albanese
  • 1983
The hemorheological findings obtained from a study employing an infusion of thymoxamine in saline solution and after the addition of the same drug to blood samples in vitro are reported. The hemorheological changes observed in vivo (decrease of both hematocrit and blood viscosity at shear rates of 23 and 230 sec-1) are not seen in vitro. From these data it(More)
The aim of our research was to investigate the effect of prostacyclin (PGI2) on red blood cell deformability and blood viscosity. Ten non-smokers healthy subjects (aged from 25 to 40) were examined. Different PGI2 concentrations were added to the blood sample and then red blood cell deformability and blood viscosity were measured: 1.2 and 2.4 ng/ml PGI2(More)
The relationships between blood rheology and peripheral arterial disease are reviewed. The connections between abnormal blood rheology and peripheral arterial disease are discussed considering the opinions of the enthusiastic and skeptic rheologists. A prospective for future investigations is also proposed.
Ten subjects with peripheral arterial occlusive disease were treated with buflomedil, analysing the effect of every single intravenous administration of the drug, and the effect of the administration repeated for a period of 5 days. This controlled study was aimed at evaluating the state of the peripheral blood flow, not just relating to the flowmetric(More)
The results from 398 consecutive measurements of blood viscosity, plasma viscosity and hematocrit were submitted to a statistical analysis. Hematocrit appeared to be the main determinant of blood viscosity, even though its influence was not so strong as illustrated in previous investigations. The correlation between blood viscosity and hematocrit appeared(More)
By means of the filterability test of Reid et al., the influence of a subpopulation of rigid erythrocytes (5% and 2.5%, respectively) was studied using Nucleopore polycarbonate membranes with pore size of 5 mu and diameter of 13 mm. The addition of 5% and 2.5% of rigid red cells delays the erythrocyte filtration times and alters the red cell deformability(More)