Irene Lia Schlacht

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BACKGROUND Many factors have been considered in the pathogenesis of HIV-related Thrombocytopenia (HIV-rel TP): immunological destruction, retroviral infection of megakaryocytes and altered reticulo-endothelial function. Nevertheless the pathogenesis is still controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed 52 patients (all intravenous drug users) with(More)
Space stations, Moon bases and Mars bases are artificial habitats intended to support human life in extreme conditions. Their purpose is to pursue human progress and to gain knowledge and experience of the environment surrounding our planet. This research focuses on visual investigation in order to improve interface design in space habitat interiors. The(More)
Considering that in microgravity, demineralization (calcium loss in particular) occurs with an average of 1-2 % every 30 days, astronauts on a trip to Mars could easily experience osteoporosis and break bones without the possibility of re-entry for physical rehabilitation. Starting with the research done since 2006 by the Microgymn group, this paper present(More)
Neuropathology of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The Central Nervous System (CNS) has been examined at autopsy in 60 patients who died of AIDS in a 6-year period in our hospital. Most of the patients were intravenous drug abusers, the mean age was of 34 years, with a high prevalence of males. Neurologic symptoms were present in 62% of patients, while(More)
This paper is an introduction to the following five articles, that have been conceived together as one chapter on habitability consideration for outer space habitations. Those contributions are made from authors in different fields, cultures and countries working with the research group. Projects, theories and requirements are referred to(More)
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is widely used in HIV-infected patients. It is associated with tubular toxicity, but its management is controversial. A possible strategy is to switch to a dual therapy based on lamivudine or emtricitabine (XTC) and protease inhibitors (PIs). A case-control study was designed to evaluate the switch to XTC + PI therapy in(More)
The purpose of this article is to explore the possibilities of art and design in the context of space development. The focus is the effects of arts on feelings, how to enjoy arts as a creator (Ono expressed together with “Art for psychological support”, the paper presented at European Space Agency (ESA), Tools for psychological support during exploration(More)
The following contribution is presented here as a conclusion of the research group articles on Space Anthropology (Masali, Ferrino, Stricker, Argenta); Space Design (Schlacht, Birke); Space Art (Ono, Schlacht) and Space Psychology (Bates, Marquit). Outer space habitats are expensive, highly technical environments which must rely on(More)