P Traietti

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Current clinical methods for evaluating platelet function are artful tests which study the effects of various stimuli on platelets, whereas the clinician is much more interested in methods evaluating the activation of circulating platelets. The hallmark of activation of platelets is their shape change, i.e. the transformation of the platelets from smooth(More)
Patients with peripheral obliterative arterial disease received 400 mg of defibrotide intravenously (seven patients) or orally (nine patients). Blood and plasma viscosity were measured before therapy, at 30 minutes after and one hour after intravenous administration, and at 1, 2, 3, and 8 hours after oral administration. Thirty minutes after intravenous(More)
To evaluate long-term effects of different hemodialysis (HD) membranes and techniques on nutritional status, morbidity, and mortality in HD patients, we prospectively studied 138 stable HD patients (59 females, 79 males, mean age 53 +/- 13 yrs) on maintenance HD from at least 1 yr with bicarbonate (BD) and cellulose acetate (AC). Patients were randomly(More)
The immunoreactivity of cancer patients submitted to surgery and perioperatively transfused was investigated. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) were tested for the natural killer (NK) cytotoxic activity, for the in vitro synthesis of interleukin-2 (IL-2), interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), tumor necrosis(More)
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