Francesca Luise

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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to establish the role exerted by some soluble factors in B-CLL disease mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum levels of sIL2R, sCD23, sICAM-1, IL6 and sCD14 were detected in 47 B-CLL patients. Thirty-seven out of the 47 cases were in advanced/progressive stage, while the remaining 10 patients were defined as(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) has been associated with cognitive impairment in various neurological diseases. Cognitive impairment occurs early in multiple sclerosis (MS). Conflicting data have been reported regarding plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) levels in MS patients, and the impact of HHcy on cognitive impairment in MS is not known. This study(More)
Elevated plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level is considered a risk factor for vascular diseases. In recent years, many scientific reports have suggested that hyperhomocystinemia may be associated with an increased risk of retinal vascular occlusive disease (RVOD). The prevalence of elevation of homocysteine in patients with a recent retinal vascular occlusion(More)
INTRODUCTION Inherited thrombophilia has been associated with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and stillbirth. This thrombotic tendency can manifest as thrombotic lesions in the placenta, and may lead to abortion and stillbirth. The aim of our case-control study was to investigate the prevalence of FVL and FII G20210A in women with adverse(More)
The aim of the study was to verify the utility of the clinical practice of administering thrombophilic screening and antithrombotic prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin to healthy donors receiving granulocyte colony-stimulating factor to mobilize peripheral blood stem cells. Thrombophilia screening comprised of testing for factor V Leiden G1691A,(More)
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