Rita Carlotta Santoro

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BACKGROUND Double inactivation by solvent/detergent treatment plus heating at 100 degrees C for 30 minutes after lyophilization has been adopted to improve viral safety of factor VIII and factor IX concentrates, particularly with respect to non-lipid-enveloped viruses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of concentrates exposed to these(More)
Intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is the most serious bleeding symptom in haemophiliacs, resulting in high rates of mortality and disabling sequelae. The Association of Italian Haemophilia Centres carried out a retrospective survey (1987-2008) of ICH occurring in haemophiliacs with the goals to establish: (i) incidence, location of bleeding, death rate and(More)
INTRODUCTION Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) is a serious complication in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Mutant PNH clones can be associated with an increased risk of SVT even in the absence of overt disease, but their prevalence in non-selected SVT patients remains unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with objective(More)
IMPORTANCE Little information is available on the long-term clinical outcome of patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT). OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence rates of bleeding, thrombotic events, and mortality in a large international cohort of patients with SVT. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A prospective cohort study was conducted beginning(More)
Postpartum-acquired haemophilia A is a rare but potentially severe complication of pregnancy. Although the natural history of the disease is usually benign, with a high percentage of spontaneous remissions and a low mortality, its quick recognition is important to control bleeding episodes. The therapeutic strategies in these patients are the treatment of(More)
INTRODUCTION Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) is associated with the risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. Several studies have suggested that hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) may predispose to retinal vein thrombosis (RVT) development. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between Hcy, C677T(More)
INTRODUCTION Inherited thrombophilia has been associated with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and stillbirth. This thrombotic tendency can manifest as thrombotic lesions in the placenta, and may lead to abortion and stillbirth. The aim of our case-control study was to investigate the prevalence of FVL and FII G20210A in women with adverse(More)
BACKGROUND Needlestick injuries, mostly due to unsafe needle devices, are a frequent adverse event among health care workers and patients on chronic treatment, such as hemophiliacs. To improve the safety of these procedures, a needleless reconstitution system, Bio-Set((R)) has been implemented for the sucrose-formulated recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII-FS)(More)
BACKGROUND The increased life expectancy of the hemophilia population, primarily as a result of advances in factor replacement therapy, has enabled hemophiliacs to reach an older age. Consequently, age-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disorders and cancers, are being increasingly recognized in such patients. However, only few data are available on(More)
Thrombosis in hemophiliacs is a very unusual event mostly reported in patients treated with concentrates containing large quantities of activated coagulation factors. A patient with hemophilia A is reported who had an acute myocardial infarction and in whom investigation for hereditary thrombophilia showed a prothrombotic molecular defect, the G20210A(More)