Jesús Iborra

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OBJECTIVE To determine the precision and agreement of synovial fluid (SF) cell counts done manually and with automated counters, and to determine the degree of variability of the counts in SF samples, kept in the tubes used for routine white blood cell (WBC) counts--which use liquid EDTA as anticoagulant--at 24 and 48 hours at 4 degrees C, and at room(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Abnormally high levels of von Willebrand factor (VWF) have been described as a response to physiologic and chronic alterations. It is therefore of great interest to have sensitive, accurate, fast and easy to use assays to quantify VWF. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance characteristics of the immunoturbidimetric(More)
In major and intermediate thalassemia a decrease in erythrocyte deformability and increased erythrocyte aggregability has been described, but few studies have dealt with the question of rheological red blood cell behaviour in minor beta and deltabeta thalassemia carriers, mostly in deltabeta, because it is a less common entity. To ascertain whether there(More)
Although the relationship between personality and depressive illness is complex (Shea, 2005), there is empirical evidence that some personality features such as neuroticism, harm avoidance, introversion, dependency, self-criticism or perfectionism are related to depressive illness risk (Gunderson et al. 1999). Moreover, personality traits, especially(More)
Erythrocyte aggregability was determined by a laser backscattering light technique in 23 beta minor thalassemia carriers and in 36 age and sex matched controls. The aggregation time (Ta) was statistically higher in cases than in controls (2.8 +/- 1.0 vs 2.3 +/- 0.4, p < 0.05) and the aggregation index at 10 sec (AI10) was statistically lower (25.1 +/- 5.7(More)
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