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PURPOSE Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is one of the most common human genetic abnormalities, with a high prevalence in Sardinia, Italy. Evidence indicates that G6PD-deficient patients are protected against ischemic heart and cerebrovascular disease and retinal vein occlusion. The purpose of this study was to assess the frequency of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE While the minimum number of CD34+ cells required for complete and long-lasting engraftment is quite well established, there is not general agreement about the optimal number of CD34+ per kg needed in order to obtain engraftment as rapidly as possible. In the present study we assess factors affecting hemopoietic recovery and the(More)
Intradermally (I.D.) administered reduced doses of HB-Vax and Hevac-B were tested against the standard protocols for administering these two vaccines. Immunogenicity, efficacy and possible side effects were evaluated. Four-hundred-sixty-two healthy subjects were vaccinated as follows: Fifty-two subjects received HB-Vax and 99 Hevac B according to the(More)
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