Filippo Bambi

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The optimal dosing schedule of G-CSF for peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) mobilization is still under investigation although many centers use 10 μg/kg/day in a single subcutaneous dose. However, G-CSF clearance increases with increasing absolute neutrophil count (ANC). Hence a G-CSF dosage adjusted to ANC might be a reasonable approach. We measured(More)
BACKGROUND The independent prognostic impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) and prediabetes mellitus (pre-DM) on survival outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure has been investigated in observational registries and randomized, clinical trials, but the results have been often inconclusive or conflicting. We examined the independent prognostic impact of(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing number of apheresis machines are becoming available for peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) collection in children. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS At the Children's Hospital of Florence (Italy), three apheresis machines were evaluated: MCS 3P (Haemonetics) (10 procedures in 4 patients, aged 10-12 years, weight 23.5-64 kg), Spectra,(More)
In 1998 sera from 430 18 year old male subjects living in "Florentina area" have been tested for anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies. 27 out of 430, (6.2%), study samples were found to be positive. Our results confirm the low circulation rate of HAV in Florence area.
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