Elisa Orna

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Large-volume erythrocytapheresis (EA) is an useful and speedy method to treat iron overload (IO). We assesed the efficacy of EA in patients with HFE gene mutations and IO compared to the classical phlebotomies. PATIENTS AND METHOD Data from 9 patients with IO treated with EA, using a discontinuous flow cell separator as a single(More)
Recombinant factor VIIa (rfVIIa) has been widely used for the treatment and prevention of bleeding episodes in haemophiliacs with high-titre inhibitors. High single doses are the treatment of choice for joint and muscle bleeds in those patients. There are only a few reports on the value of rfVIIa in cirrhotic patients with haemostatic impairment but this(More)
BACKGROUND HIV-1 infection increases plasma levels of inflammatory markers. Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) does not restore inflammatory markers to normal levels. Since intensification of cART with raltegravir reduced CD8 T-cell activation in the Discor-Ral and IntegRal studies, we have evaluated the effect of raltegravir intensification on(More)
Unclassifiable lymphoma with features intermediate between diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and Burkitt lymphoma is a new category of B-cell lymphoma appearing in the new World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. This lymphoma usually shows MYC rearrangements with non-IGH genes in the setting of a complex(More)
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder associated with increased risk for thrombosis and reduced life expectancy. Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is a frequent cause of vision loss but its relationship with PNH has not been studied systematically. Patients followed up for RVO in our ophthalmology department were screened for the presence(More)
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