Helena Zerlotti Wolf Grotto

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Reticulated platelet (RP) count provides an estimate of thrombopoiesis. The objective was to evaluate RP in patients in different stages of sickle cell disease (SCD) and to determine the relationship between interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-3 (IL-3) and thrombopoietin (TPO) and RP count and degree of activation. METHODS Eighty-nine(More)
The pattern of nucleolar organizer regions (NORs) in normal interphase hematopoietic cells was studied employing the Ag-NOR technique in bone marrow smears. A characteristic pattern of clusters and dots was observed for each cell type. The presence of clusters correlated with cells in proliferation, while in non-proliferating cells only dots were seen. In(More)
Anaemia is a common complication in cancer patients. The decrease in haemoglobin is associated with an impaired quality of life, poorer response to therapy and worse prognosis. Numerous factors are involved in the physiopathology of cancer-related anaemia. Some factors such as bleeding, bone marrow infiltration, the effects of chemoradiotherapy and(More)
Genomic DNA from two Brazilian hemoglobin (Hb) Lepore heterozygotes of Italian ancestry have been studied in order to identify the Hb Lepore type and to sequence the breakpoint region. The two genes were sequenced after PCR amplification and had the delta globin sequence up to exon 2 codon 68 while the first specific base for the beta globin gene was at(More)
Hepcidin has been proposed as an important factor in the pathogenesis of the anaemia of chronic disease (ACD). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between anaemia and inflammatory activity in patients with solid tumours. Patients were classified as having iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) (hypoferremia and hypoferretinemia), ACD (hypoferremia,(More)
The pattern of nucleolar organizer regions in bone marrow smears of 40 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), 27 with acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) and 15 control cases were studied. All normal blasts as well as leukemic blasts revealed at least one cluster of AgNORs. In AML the mean number of clusters (2.87 +/- 0.48) and dots (0.23 +/- 0.17) per cell(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate reticulocyte parameters by means of flow cytometric reticulocyte counting in a group of patients who had undergone autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The pattern of reticulocyte response and the predictive value of absolute neutrophil count (ANC), platelet count, number of CD34+ cell(More)
In Latin America, 16 million-18 million people are thought to be infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes American trypanosomiasis. The pathophysiology of this disease, particularly that of its chronic phase, has yet to be fully elucidated. The major function of haptoglobin, an acute-phase plasma protein found in three different phenotypes(More)
Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is frequent in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its etiology is multifactorial. In a group of 111 patients with HIV, 19 were diagnosed with ACD. Parameters related to iron metabolism, such as serum iron (SI), serum ferritin (SF), and soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) were correlated to levels of(More)
We have described preliminary results of platelet larger cell ratio (P-LCR) analysis, provided by an automated hematology analyzer in patients with hypercholesterolemia and/or hypertriglyceremia. P-LCR values were significantly higher in patients (n = 41) than in control normal group (n = 20) (P < 0.0001). Larger platelets are more reactive and contribute(More)