Lucio N Liberato

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The Italian Society of Hematology (SIE) and the two affiliated Societies (SIES and GITMO) commissioned a project to develop guidelines for the therapy of essential thrombocythemia (ET) using evidence-based knowledge and consensus formation techniques. DESIGN AND METHODS Key questions on the optimal management of ET patients were(More)
The dependence of survival time on a set of prognostic factors was explored by means of Cox's regression model in 137 cases of myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM). The following parameters recorded at diagnosis proved to be important independent indicators of a poor prognosis: a higher value for age, a lower value for Hb concentration, a higher(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Novel therapeutic agents and strategies have been introduced into the management of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) in the last years. This has led to more treatment options and a better chance of long-term survival for MDS patients, but also to uncertainty regarding the optimal use and possible side effects of these treatments.(More)
Serum erythropoietin levels (s-Epo) were measured by radioimmunoassay in 61 consecutive anaemic patients (Hb < 12 g/dl) with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM). S-Epo was inversely correlated with Hb (r = -0.48, P < 0.0001). When observed s-Epo values were compared with predicted levels based on the relationship between s-Epo and Hb in control(More)
In an attempt to reduce myeloproliferation, we administered recombinant α-2b interferon (r-αINF) to ten patients with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM) in a hypercellular phase, as part of a phase II trial. Two patients experienced severe side effects and stopped treatment before completion of the first week. In the eight evaluable patients,(More)
Two children affected by severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) underwent allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) using partially matched family donors. In both cases there was a successful engraftment of donor haemopoietic stem cells. However, after an initial erythropoietic recovery, 5 months following BMT both children became severely anaemic. Although(More)
In 12 patients having myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM), recombinant- alpha interferon (r-alpha INF) was given for 16 weeks at an initial dose of 3 x 10(6) U/day as a cytoreductive agent. At the end of the 16th wk, Hb showed minor changes; WBC were reduced from 43 x 10(9)/l, range 6.4-69.4, to 16 x 10(9)/l, range 5-39 (p = 0.05); platelets(More)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), namely Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are burdened by high medical costs which are mostly dependent on hospital inpatient treatment. New biologic therapies, which target specific cytokines in the inflammatory cascade leading to the intestinal lesions, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, have revolutionized(More)
The small-dose iron tolerance test (SD-ITT) was performed in 37 healthy subjects (20 females and 17 males). The area under the curve (AUC) of serum iron variations after the test dose (10 mg of iron as iron sulphate) was corrected by the expected plasma iron disappearance rate, the expected subject's plasma volume and the measured spontaneous time-dependent(More)
In 78 patients with myelofibrosis with myeloid metaplasia (MMM) the serum procollagen III peptide activity (s-PIIIP) had a higher mean value than in 22 normal adult volunteers (22.5 v. 10 ng/ml). Nevertheless, 21.8% of the patients had s-PIIIP within the 95th percentile of the normal control group (16 ng/ml): with respect to those whose concentrations(More)