Galia Spectre

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of image-guided cutting-edge-needle biopsy of peripheral lymph nodes and superficial masses for the diagnosis of lymphoma, for which many still advocate open surgical resection. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of the medical records of 114 lymphoma patients who presented with peripheral(More)
Patients with myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) are prone to develop thrombotic complications and thus frequently receive heparin. Surprisingly heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) has been rarely reported in MPD and is potentially under-diagnosed due to the relatively high platelet count. We report three patients with MPD who developed HIT; all(More)
BACKGROUND Central nervous system (CNS) involvement, a well-recognized complication of aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL), has rarely been reported in indolent lymphomas. Large series have reported this complication in 3% of indolent NHLs, generally following histological transformation. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the disease(More)
Patients with type I Gaucher Disease (GD) may have a clinically significant bleeding tendency that is disproportionate to their platelet count. We hypothesized that impaired platelet adhesion might contribute to bleeding tendency. Adult patients with type I GD with platelet counts ≥130×10(9) /l and haematocrit ≥30% (n=48), obligatory carriers (n=52), and(More)
Thromboembolic complications are not uncommon in thalassemia. Previous studies suggest increased platelet aggregation and a potential role of pathological changes in the red blood cell (RBC) lipid membrane, induced by oxidative stress. In the present study, platelet adhesion and the effect of thalassemic RBC on platelet adhesion under flow conditions were(More)
Recent studies suggest that anti-platelet agents are not equally effective in all individuals. We have developed a new method to evaluate the effect of anti-platelet drugs using the cone and plate(let) analyzer (CPA) test. The method is based on the ability of activators to reduce platelet adhesion under flow conditions. Treatment of a blood sample with(More)
We report a 39-year-old female who presented over 11 years with autoimmune cholangiopathy associated with kaleidoscopic manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), including, arthritis, skin changes, pleuritis, diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis, lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, hyperglobulinemia, and major depression. While antimitochondrial(More)
The efficacy of low-dose aspirin in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been questioned. We tested if twice daily dosing of aspirin would be more effective in T2DM, possibly due to increased platelet turnover. A randomised cross-over study compared 75 mg aspirin OD, 75 mg BID and 320 mg OD (≥ 2 week treatment periods) in 25 patients with T2DM and micro- or(More)
The management of patients with gastric lymphoma has evolved, with a shift toward nonsurgical treatment. The rates of surgical complications in patients receiving chemotherapy have been insufficiently studied. The objective of this study was to assess the frequency of bleeding, perforation, and gastric outlet obstruction in patients who received(More)