Maristella Faré

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OBJECTIVE To compare the liver iron concentration (LIC) of Italian patients with chronic hepatitis B and C with those of controls, to evaluate increased LIC frequency in patients and to investigate the influence of the haemochromatosis gene in the development of liver iron overload. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective controlled trial in two northern Italian(More)
BACKGROUND A non-negligible percentage of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a leading cause of hepatic progressive disorder related to insulin resistance, have no metabolic risk factors, and abnormal intestinal permeability has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of the liver damage. Coeliac disease, a curable disorder(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze factors contributing to bacteriological contamination of bone and tendon allograft. Between 2008 and 2011, 2,778 bone and tendon allografts obtained from 196 organ and tissue donors or tissue donors only were retrospectively analysed. Several variables were taken into account: donor type (organ and tissue donors vs.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Mild to moderate iron overload is found in most patients with porphyria cutanea tarda. This study aimed to evaluate whether iron overload in patients with porphyria cutanea tarda is related to the presence of a coexistent genetic hemochromatosis gene. METHODS A cohort study of 94 Italian patients with porphyria cutanea tarda (90 men and 4(More)
Clerical errors occurring during specimen collection, issue and transfusion of blood are the most common cause of AB0 incompatible transfusions. 40-50% of the transfusion fatalities result from errors in properly identifying the patient or the blood components. The frequency and type of errors observed, despite the implementation of measures to prevent(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to exploit the graft-versus-tumor potential of allogeneic transplants while improving safety of the procedure. Twelve patients with advanced hematological malignancies and solid tumors underwent a low intensity conditioning regimen (fludarabine and cyclophosphamide) followed by an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell(More)
UNLABELLED Human error in patient or specimen identification due to fatigue, stress and lack of attention by technologists, nurses, interns, and physicians, can cause routinely safety procedures to be circumvented. Clerical errors may occur during the specimen collection, the issue of blood unit and the transfusion of blood. The introduction in an(More)
Sir: Dichloroacetate (DCA, 15-20 mg/kg per day) was given orally twice daily to a 12-mouth-old boy with congenital lactic acidosis [1, 3]. The clinical and laboratory findings were compatible with Leigh syndrome [2]. Enzyme activities associated with lactate metabolism were normal in his fibroblasts (Table 1). While blood lactate and pyruvate decreased from(More)
The authors report a case of post-transfusion-graft-versus-host disease (PT-GVHD) in a premature infant after parental blood donation. This disease seems to be due to the transfusion of immunocompetent T lymphocytes into an immunodeficient recipient or into an immunocompetent host who shares an HLA haplotype with HLA-homozygous blood donors (i.e. relatives(More)
Sixty cases of goitrous Hashimoto's thyroiditis were observed at the first diagnosis. For 18 of the cases, the diagnosis was made only on the basis of cytological examination since antithyroid antibodies were always negative. To determine if seronegative or seropositive forms constituted a particular genetically determined subgroup, we evaluated whether(More)
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