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Human immunodeficiency virus test‐seeking motivation in blood donors, São Paulo, Brazil
Background and Objective  Previous studies have shown that volunteer, community‐recruited donors have a higher prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in São Paulo, Brazil, thanExpand
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Serological Confirmation of Chagas' Disease by a Recombinant and Peptide Antigen Line Immunoassay: INNO-LIA Chagas
ABSTRACT Although screening for Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies is mandatory in most South American countries, current tests are insensitive and have poor specificity. A recently optimized lineExpand
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Results of CHOP chemotherapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated in a University Hospital were studied from 1990 to 2001. Two treatment regimens were used: ProMACE-CytaBOM and then, from November 1996 on, theExpand
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Risk of exposure to Chagas' disease among seroreactive Brazilian blood donors
BACKGROUND: Screening of blood donors for Chagas' disease by using currently available serologic tests is complicated by the lack of adequate sensitivity, discordant results between tests, and theExpand
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Addition of low-dose busulfan to cyclophosphamide in aplastic anemia patients prior to allogeneic bone marrow transplantation to reduce rejection
Summary:Busulfan was added at the dose of 4 mg/kg to 200 mg/kg cyclophosphamide in 81 patients (3–53 years, median 24) with aplastic anemia to reduce graft rejection. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)Expand
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Evaluation of the Performance of Brazilian Blood Banks in Testing for Chagas’ Disease
Background and Objectives: Due to the low sensitivity and reproducibility of available tests, in 1989 it became mandatory for all Brazilian blood donors to be screened for Chagas’ disease by at leastExpand
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Human plasma kallikrein: effect on the induced platelet aggregation.
Platelet aggregation induced by ADP, collagen and adrenaline is increased by low concentrations of human plasma kallikrein, which does not cause aggregation by itself and inhibits the aggregationExpand
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Trends in the profile of blood donors at a large blood center in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
OBJECTIVE To describe the trends in the profile of blood donors from 1995 through 2001 at a large blood center in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, particularly following the initiation in 1998 ofExpand
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[The discarding of blood units and the prevalence of infectious diseases in donors at the Pro-Blood Foundation/Blood Center of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil].
OBJECTIVES To analyze the changes in the proportion of blood units discarded from 1991 through 2001 at the Pro-Blood Foundation/Blood Center of São Paulo (Fundação Pró-Sangue/Hemocentro de SãoExpand
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