Sayla Bernasconi

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Essential thrombocythemia (ET) can be complicated by life-threatening thrombosis and has a risk of converting into acute leukemia. Cytoreductive therapy may reduce the risk of thromboembolic complications. Herein, we report the results of a long-term study of patients with ET treated with anagrelide to control thrombocytosis. (More)
In idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), corticosteroids have been widely recognized as the most appropriate first-line treatment, even if the best therapeutic approach is still a matter of debate. Recently, a single high-dose dexamethasone (HD-DXM) course was administered as first-line therapy in adult patients with ITP. In this paper we show the(More)
Immune reconstitution after allogeneic stem cell transplantation protects against opportunistic infections and disease relapse. Identifying the most protective lymphocyte subset would have implications of adoptive immunotherapy. We followed up a case series of 34 allogeneic transplantations for pediatric leukemias, aplastic anemias, or solid tumors.(More)
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