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The majority of unrelated donor (UD) hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants are performed across HLA-DP mismatches, which, if involving disparity in a host-versus-graft (HVG) direction for an alloreactive T cell epitope (TCE), have been shown by our group to be associated with poor clinical outcome in 2 cohorts of patients transplanted for hematopoietic(More)
Little is known about the molecular characteristics of alloantigens recognized by alloreactive T cells mediating hematologic stem cell graft rejection. In particular, it has never been shown that such alloantigens can be encoded by HLA-DP beta alleles. Indeed, matching for HLA-DP antigens is generally not considered to be of functional importance for the(More)
JAK2-negative PV is suspected. The new criteria for essential thrombocythemia use the threshold of 450 10/l platelets. This cutoff value is not based on clinical data. It is known that thrombosis may occur at platelet counts above 400 10/l and even at counts within the normal range. Therefore, quite reasonably, some of the published diagnostic guidelines(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) are high in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Intra-atrial conduction velocity slowing plays an important role in AF onset. The aim of our study was to measure P wave duration (Pwd), expression of intra-atrial conduction velocity, in HD patients with and without a history of AF. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is an uncommon but severe complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). A reliable screening tool to identify patients at risk of developing or not EPS is currently not available. We aimed to evaluate whether the reduction in dialysate sodium concentration (sodium sieving) at 60 min (ΔDNa60), during a(More)
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