Jan Emmerechts

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Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma characterized by the proliferation of small B-lymphocytes in the bone marrow that produce monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM). We describe two patients with WM who presented with neurological symptoms due to infiltration of lymphoplasmacytoid tumor cells in the central nervous system, a(More)
The JAK2 V617F mutation, the thrombopoietin receptor MPL W515K/L mutation and calreticulin (CALR) mutations are mutually exclusive in essential thrombocythemia and support a novel molecular categorization of essential thrombocythemia. CALR mutations account for approximately 30% of cases of essential thrombocythemia. In a retrospective study, we examined(More)
BACKGROUND Use of vitamin K antagonists for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in dialysis patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is controversial. However, no good alternatives presently are available. The anti-factor Xa antagonist rivaroxaban is contraindicated for lack of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and clinical data. This study(More)
INTRODUCTION The CellaVision Advanced Red Blood Cell (RBC) Software Application is a new software for advanced morphological analysis of RBCs on a digital microscopy system. Upon automated precharacterization into 21 categories, the software offers the possibility of reclassification of RBCs by the operator. We aimed to define the optimal cut-off to detect(More)
INTRODUCTION The CellaVision Advanced Red Blood Cell (RBC) Software Application is a new software for advanced morphological analysis of RBC, which automatically performs a preliminary characterization and grouping of RBC into 21 morphological categories, including schistocytes. Upon automated classification, the software offers the possibility of(More)
INTRODUCTION Routine hematology parameters in hematopoietic progenitor cell apheresis products (HPC-A) are usually determined using automated cell counters. These instruments, however, are designed to analyze whole blood samples, that differ considerably from HPC-A in blood cell composition. This study evaluates the performance of two automated cell(More)
BACKGROUND Four automated hemoglobin separation devices are compared in their ability to detect hemoglobinopathies, both in HbA1c and in hemoglobinopathy mode. METHODS Quality control material and 58 samples, including one heterozygous α-thalassemia sample, six heterozygote β-thalassemia samples and 32 samples with a known hemoglobin variant, were used to(More)
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