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Protein-energy malnutrition in Kivu is associated with a discrete normocytic, normochromic anemia. An attempt to define the physiopathology of this anemia disclosed the following results. As compared with local controls, both iron and total iron binding capacity were low, but with siderophilin saturation and sideroblast counts either normal or elevated;(More)
The pharmacokinetics and tolerability of factor XIII (FXIII) from plasma were compared with those of FXIII from placenta in a randomised, double-blind, crossover study involving 13 patients with congenital FXIII deficiency. Both FXIII activity and FXIII antigen were monitored. No difference was seen in the mean half-lives of the two preparations (9.3 days(More)
Several studies have suggested a role of bone marrow stroma injury in long-term chemotherapy-induced hematopoietic failure. To evaluate whether bone marrow microenvironment is altered by chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and to determine its contribution to postchemotherapy anemia, we investigated the ability of stroma from children(More)
Serum immunoreactive erythropoietin (EPO) was measured sequentially in 8 patients with thalassaemia major. The EPO levels were distinctly increased before transfusion; they did not significantly change just after transfusion, but subsequently decreased. Pretransfusion EPO levels were similar to those observed in patients with non renal non inflammatory(More)
A new method for measuring the uptake of Staphylococcus aureus by human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) using flow cytometry (FCM) is described. Bacteria were labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) and incubated with PMN in a suspension assay. At the end of the assay, phagocytosis was arrested by the addition of cold paraformaldehyde.(More)
Exposure to endotoxin and to its purified derivative lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is related to several occupational pulmonary diseases and to severe domestic asthma. An inhalation of a given dose of pure LPS produces both a systemic and a bronchial inflammatory response. Information on the dose-response relationship to inhaled LPS in normal subjects is a(More)
A panel of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs commonly used for therapeutic purposes was assessed for their effects on the respiratory burst of isolated human polymorphonuclear neutrophils. Cells were stimulated with opsonised yeast and the production of reactive oxygen species was measured by amplified chemiluminescence with luminol and lucigenin which(More)
Accurate measurements of bacteria concentrations are required in numerous studies; they raise methodological problems that complicate, for instance, the investigations of polymorphonuclear neutrophil functions. We propose a new flow cytometric method of determining bacteria concentrations by comparison with a standardized fluorescent latex bead solution.(More)
Thymidine kinase (TK) isoenzymes and thymidine phosphorylase (TP) activities have been measured in peripheral mononuclear cells of patients with acute lymphoblastic and monoblastic leukaemia or B-chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, as well as in normal subjects, and also in lymph node cells from patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, with Hodgkin's disease and(More)