Carlos Franco Voegeli

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Levels of D-dimer and fibrinogen/fibrin degradation products (FDPs) are significantly elevated in patients with deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation, or other complications. The diagnosis of these disorders can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Assays for the detection of FDPs and D-dimer are used in(More)
BACKGROUND The speed and quality of information have become essential items in the release of laboratory reports. The Sysmex(®)SP1000-I device has been developed to prepare and stain smear slides. However, for a device to be cleared for use in the laboratory routine it must pass through a validation process. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance and(More)
BACKGROUND BK virus (BKV) may reactivate in kidney allograft recipients ultimately leading to BKV nephropathy and graft loss. Decoy cells (DCs) are one of the early marks of BKV reactivation, and these can be detected in the urine sediment. METHODS A cohort of 102 kidney transplant patients was followed during months 3 and 6 after the transplant(More)
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