Giovanna Cannas

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Invasive aspergillosis (IA) during induction chemotherapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) could worsen the prognosis. Our objective was to study how the development of IA during AML interferes with the therapeutic strategy and to evaluate its impact on the short- and long-term survival. Newly diagnosed AML patients between the years 2004 and 2007 were(More)
We investigated whether dendritic cells (DCs) play a role in favoring granular lymphocyte (GL) proliferation in patients with lymphoproliferative disease of granular lymphocytes (LDGL). The presence of in vivo circulating DCs was studied in 11 patients (5 CD3+ and 6 CD3- LDGL). Autologous immature (iDCs) and mature (mDCs) DCs generated in vitro were studied(More)
While hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea, HU) has less and fewer indications in malignant hemopathies, it represents the only widely used drug which modifies sickle cell disease pathogenesis. Clinical experience with HU for patients with sickle cell disease has been accumulated over the past 25 years in Western countries. The review of the literature provides(More)
OBJECTIVES Blood rheology plays a key role in the pathophysiology of sickle cell anaemia (SS) and sickle cell haemoglobin C disease (SC), but its evolution over the lifespan is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood viscosity, red blood cell (RBC) deformability and aggregation, foetal haemoglobin (HbF) and haematocrit were measured in 114 healthy(More)
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