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)
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 The treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients remains controversial. PURPOSE The Italian Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (SISET) commissioned a project to develop clinical practice guidelines for the therapy of VTE in patients with malignancies. METHODS Key questions about the treatment of VTE in patients with(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)
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)
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)
Inherited abnormalities of fibrinogen present a high variability in penetrance and expressivity, and clinical manifestations vary from severe bleeding or thrombosis to asymptomatic This variability makes clinical and genetic counseling more difficult. We report the experience of a clinical group working in specialist centers in Southern Italy on a series of(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)
Life expectancy for persons with hemophilia (PWH) has considerably increased in the last decades as a direct result of the availability of modern therapies to control the clotting defect. Because their life expectancy now matches that of the general population, PWH are experiencing age-related comorbidities, such as, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic(More)