Elena Santagostino

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BACKGROUND Different rates of inhibitor development after either plasma-derived (pdFVIII) or recombinant (rFVIII) FVIII have been suggested. However, conflicting results are reported in the literature. OBJECTIVES To systematically review the incidence rates of inhibitor development in previously untreated patients (PUPs) with hemophilia A treated with(More)
HIV type 1 (HIV-1) not only directly kills infected CD4(+) T cells but also induces immunosuppression of uninfected T cells. Two immunosuppressive proteins, interferon alpha (IFNalpha) and extracellular Tat, mediate this process because specific antibodies against these proteins prevent generation of suppressor cells in HIV-1-infected peripheral blood(More)
We investigated the relation between clotting factor concentration, the parameters of the thrombin generation curve (the thrombogram) and the severity of clinically observed bleeding in patients with congenital deficiency of prothrombin (n = 21), factor V (n = 22), factor VII (n = 22), factor X (n = 10), factor XI (n = 7) and factor XII (n = 6). The(More)
AIM A multicenter randomized open-label crossover prospective trial was designed to compare the efficacy, safety, and cost of standard and high dosages of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) for home treatment of hemarthroses in hemophiliacs with inhibitors. METHODS Patients were instructed to treat, within 6 h from the onset of bleeding, four consecutive(More)
Although immune tolerance induction (ITI) has been used for 30 years to eliminate inhibitors and restore normal factor pharmacokinetics in patients with hemophilia, there is a paucity of scientific evidence to guide therapeutic decision-making. In an effort to provide direction for physicians and hemophilia treatment center staff members, an international(More)
To evaluate the feasibility efficaCy and safety of home treatment with recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa), 10 inhibitor patients (all haemophiliacs except one acquired post-partum) self-administered up to four doses of 90 microg/kg rFVIIa every 3+/-1 h. The response was rated by the patient as effective (haemorrhage stopped or decreased(More)
A recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor IX (FIX) with human albumin (rIX-FP) has been developed to facilitate hemophilia B treatment by less frequent FIX dosing. This first-in-human dose-escalation trial in 25 previously treated subjects with hemophilia B (FIX ≤ 2 IU/dL) examined the safety and pharmacokinetics of 25, 50, and 75 IU/kg(More)
Deletion of the nef gene results in viral attenuation and confers protection against challenge with wild-type simian immunodeficiency virus in macaques. Regarding HIV-1 infection, a few long-term nonprogressors (LTNP) with nef deletions have been described. In this study, the nef genes of a group of seven LTNP and eight progressors, all belonging to the(More)
  • A Coppola, Maurizio Margaglione, +4 authors G Di Minno
  • Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH
  • 2009
BACKGROUND Immune tolerance induction (ITI) is the only therapeutic approach that can eradicate factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors in patients with hemophilia A. Predictors of ITI outcome are still debated, and the role of F8 gene mutations in this is not well established. OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between F8 genotype and ITI outcome in(More)