Total quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each activity throughout the total testing process is correctly performed, providing valuable medical decision-making and effective patient care. In the past decades, a 10-fold reduction in the analytical error rate has been achieved thanks to improvements in both reliability and… (More)
Platelet satellitism (PS) is a rare phenomenon observed in blood smears obtained from blood anticoagulated with EDTA. It is characterised by platelet rosetting around polymorphonuclear neutrophils and in rare cases around other blood cells. PS is a rare cause of pseudothrombocytopenia. References about the phenomenon of PS in medical literature are few. In… (More)
Although Hizentra is indicated for immunoglobulin replacement therapy in patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, phase III trials have focused on patients with primary immunodeficiencies. In this 9-month, real-life, prospective, non-interventional, longitudinal, multicenter study of patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies in… (More)
A 74-year-old man developed pandysautonomia with severe orthostatic hypotension. Search for a paraneoplastic etiology was confirmed with the positivity of anti-Hu antibodies.  Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) enabled recognition of a lung adenocarcinoma. We emphasize the usefulness of PET scans for early diagnosis of cancer.