BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and outcome of invasive fungal infections (IFI) in patients with hematologic malignancies. DESIGN AND METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted between 1999 and 2003 to 18 hematology wards in Italy. Each participating center provided information on all… (More)
Missense mutations in the alpha-synuclein gene were associated with a familial Parkinson's disease, and alpha-synuclein is a major component of Lewy bodies, the intracellular inclusions that neuropathologically characterize Parkinson's disease. We investigated the neurotoxic activity of the nonamyloid component (NAC) of senile plaque, the fibrillogenic… (More)
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are hematopoietic stem cell disorders characterized by dysplastic, ineffective, clonal and neoplastic hematopoiesis. MDS represent a complex hematological problem: differences in disease presentation, progression and outcome have necessitated the use of classification systems to improve diagnosis, prognostication, and… (More)
A case of parvovirus B19-induced pure red cell aplasia occurring in a heart transplant recipient is reported. The diagnosis of this rare but clinically important complication can be suspected on the basis of the pathognomonic morphological features of the bone marrow.
In this work nasal powder formulations of thalidomide were designed and studied to be used by persons affected by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia as a complementary anti-epistaxis therapy, with the goal of sustaining the effect obtained with thalidomide oral treatment after its discontinuation for adverse effects. Three nasal powders were prepared… (More)
KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE A case of feverish benign neutropenia occurring in a diabetic patient receiving pregabalin for peripheral neuropathy is reported. Although pregabalin-induced neutropenia is very rare, it is important to keep in mind that this drug like other anticonvulsants used for neuropathic pain, can cause severe neutropenia.