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BACKGROUND A retrospective study was performed to evaluate whether pretreatment with erythropoietin and iron combined with acute preoperative normovolaemic haemodilution (APNH) could decrease homologous blood transfusion in craniosynostosis (CS) surgery. A treated group was compared with a historical group of infants who underwent surgery with no(More)
Recent reports indicate that hepatitis C virus (HCV) may play a role in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotics. Using an ELISA test, we evaluated the prevalence of anti-HCV antibodies in 97 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis and in a group of 223 patients, including: 49 patients with HBsAg-positive chronic liver(More)
RATIONALE Because of its antifibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects, colchicine has been proposed as a treatment for liver disease. Early in vitro studies have demonstrated that colchicine blocks mitosis in the metaphase and inhibits DNA synthesis. AIM A pilot study of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related/HBV-DNA+ve chronic liver disease. PATIENTS Nine(More)
BACKGROUND Disease-independent sources of biomarker variability include pre-analytical, analytical and biological variance. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the pre-analytical phase has any impact on the emerging heart disease TWEAK and HMGB1 protein markers and miRNA biomarkers, and whether peptidome profiling allows the identification(More)
Seventy-two consecutive patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) who had undergone liver biopsy within 3 months of completing chemotherapy were studied to evaluate histological features after 2 to 3 years of chemotherapy and to correlate liver disease to the treatment schedule, the number of transfused blood units, and the identified etiology.(More)
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