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Acidosis is present in several pathological conditions where vasculogenesis takes place including ischemia, tumor growth and wound healing. We have previously demonstrated that acidosis induces human CD34+ cell apoptosis. Considering that endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) are a subpopulation of CD34+ cells and key players in vasculogenesis, in the(More)
Women with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are at a high risk of recurrent spontaneous miscarriages and late pregnancy complications. The prevalence of obstetric complications in aPL positive women is about 15-20%. The APS is defined by the combination of a clinical venous or arterial thrombotic event or a pregnancy(More)
Copyright © 2010 Faustino R. Pérez-L ´ opez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Pregnancy and parturition are major events in human life. The health care providers' mission(More)
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