Magally Escobar

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PURPOSE Although often life-saving, blood transfusions are associated with significant risk to the patient and escalating costs to the blood system and hospital. Transfusions are often given unnecessarily. Blood conservation represents the use of alternatives to transfusion. The ONTraC program attempts to enhance transfusion practice outside the blood(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common complaint in rheumatoid arthritis patients and contributes to loss of quality of life. OBJECTIVE To study the influence of hemoglobin levels and disease activity index upon fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS We studied 130 RA patients for DAS 28, hemoglobin levels and fatigue as measured by FACIT(More)
BACKGROUND To develop a protocol for obtaining autologous platelet rich plasma in healthy individuals and to determine the concentration of five major growth factors before platelet activation. This protocol could be integrated into the guidelines of good clinical practice and research in regenerative medicine. METHODS Platelet rich plasma was isolated by(More)
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