Maude Pelletier

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Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis (LA) is a reliable method to decrease LDL-C concentrations and remains the gold standard therapy in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of two LA systems [heparin-induced extracorporeal LDL precipitation (HELP) vs. dextran sulfate adsorption (DS) on(More)
The treatment of Factor VIII inhibitors remains controversial and no standard therapy exists. We describe in this report two consecutive patients with this inhibitor that responded to cyclosporin. Clinical improvement of the bleeding diathesis, a return to normal of the PTT, a decrease in the level of the inhibitor, and a return to normal of the factor VIII(More)
A total of 1,573,769 blood donations from volunteer blood donors from Connecticut were tested for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) from 1973 to 1983. The prevalence of HBsAg decreased over this 10 year period among first time as well as repeat donors. This decrease was much more pronounced in the first three years of the study (1973 to 1975) in repeat(More)
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