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Stroke is a well-documented complication of amphetamine abuse. Methylphenidate, chemically and pharmacologically similar to amphetamines, is widely used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder in children. The possibility of vasculitis connected to methylphenidate should not be surprising. A case is reported of stroke associated with ingestion of(More)
Mechanisms leading to decreased platelet count in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) are heterogeneous. This study describes increased platelet apoptosis involving loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), caspase 3 activation (aCasp3) and phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization in a cohort of adult ITP patients. Apoptosis was not related to platelet(More)
Abtract Oligonucleotides (ODNs) of the PyNTTTTGT class directly stimulate B lymphocytes and plasma-cytoid dendritic cells of the immune system of primates. Here we investigated the ability of the PyNTTTTGT ODN prototype IMT504 to regulate the expression of surface molecules and apoptosis in human B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells. The surface(More)
INTRODUCTION Antiphospholipid antibodies lupus anticoagulant (LA) and anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) play a role in promoting arterial and venous thrombosis in several vascular territories. Acute vestibular syndromes are a common complaint in general and neurology practice. Approximately 9% of cases are due to central nervous system vestibular areas(More)
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