Maria Rosa Carta

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Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) induces a whole body inflammatory response leading to postoperative lung dysfunction. Activated leukocytes may play a role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary dysfunction. We evaluated postoperative lung function after the use of leukocyte-depleting filters incorporated in the extracorporeal circuit during CPB. From November 1997(More)
The management of anemia in uremic patients undergoing hemodialysis requires the appropriate combination of erythropoietin treatment, iron supplementation, and on occasion androgen therapy. Identifying and correcting functional iron deficiency is crucial to optimizing erythropoietin efficiency. Recently, however, the trend to administer maintenance iron(More)
High-pressure liquid chromatography instruments specifically devised for separating haemoglobin (Hb) fractions have been increasingly employed by the hospital laboratories over the recent years since they allow easy and fast screening for several Hb variants. Although such instruments may be proposed as sensitive, specific and reliable alternatives to the(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury is a frequent and serious postoperative complication of cardiac surgery and is associated with an increased risk of morbidity, mortality, and length stay. In this study, we hypothesized that persistent elevation in inflammation in the first 48 h might be a powerful predictor of clinical outcome. Our(More)
The presence of Hb variants may cause analytical interference in HbA1c values measured with the HPLC techniques currently used in Italian laboratories. In this study performance of a new HPLC system, (HA-8140, Menarini) was compared with two other traditional HPLC systems (HA-8121, Menarini and Diamat, Bio-Rad). The HA-8140 system detects the Hb variant(More)
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