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Two patients were studied. Both underwent a thorough clinical evaluation, including a comprehensive physical examination. Both were also prick tested for inhalants, pollens, and food (including fruit). A nasal provocation test, serum immunoglobulins, total IgE serum, specific IgE serum, and a histamine release test were also carried out. The results of all(More)
BACKGROUND Plane tree pollen allergy is a clinical disorder affecting human population in cities of Europe, North America, South Africa, and Australia. OBJECTIVE To compare IgE-reactivity of the natural and recombinant forms of two major plane allergens, Pla a 1 and Pla a 2, with the reactivity of Platanus acerifolia pollen extract. METHODS Forty-seven(More)
Continuous sutures are generally used to perform anastomoses on vessels less than 2 mm in diameter, but some surgeons advocate interrupted sutures which they claim cause less stenosis and provide better vascular potency in the long term. Arteriovenous fistula for chronic haemodialysis is a good model of anastomosis on 1 to 2 mm wide vessels. We used this(More)
Standardized criteria of response to treatment and a unified definition of resistance/intolerance to hydroxycarbamide (HC) in essential thrombocythaemia (ET) have been proposed by the European LeukaemiaNet (ELN). We have retrospectively evaluated such criteria in 166 ET patients treated with HC for a median of 4·5 years. Overall, 134 patients achieved a(More)
The performance of the QuantiFERON-cytomegalovirus (CMV) assay was compared to that of a flow cytometry intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) method for the detection of CMV-specific gamma interferon (IFN-γ)-producing CD8(+) T-cell responses in allogeneic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT) recipients and for estimations of their magnitude and functionality. A(More)
The role of natural killer (NK) cells in affording protection against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients is largely unknown. The current study was aimed at determining whether NKG2C+ NK cells confer protection from CMV DNAemia early following transplantation in patients lacking mono and polyfunctional CMV pp65 and(More)
The current study was aimed at investigating whether the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs12979860), upstream of the IL28B gene, had any effect on the incidence rate and the features of active CMV infection in the Allogeneic stem cell transplantation setting. This was a retrospective observational study including 151 patients undergoing T(More)
Patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV) have an increased incidence of acute myeloid leukemia and new nonhematologic malignancies compared with the general population. However, information on the factors determining the risk for such complications is limited. In the present study, we investigated whether constitutional(More)
A case is reported of a patient with episodes of bronchospasm requiring hospital admission after handling sodium bisulfite on the job. The patient had a 15-year history of bronchial asthma and concomitant rhinoconjunctivitis and a 6-year history of asthma induced by moderate exercise. His family history included a father with sensitization to mites. Skin(More)
The function of the natural modulators of BCR-ABL-induced signaling pathways could influence the results to imatinib treatment. We assessed the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on genes of the phosphatase family and the suppressors of cytokine signaling and the response to imatinib in 105 patients newly diagnosed with chronic-phase(More)