Topics in 2015

  • MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES. AN UPDATE. SINCE 2015. Guest Editors: C. Mecucci and M.T. Voso. More...
  • BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN HEMATOLOGIC PATIENTS:  AN UPDATE. SINCE 2015.Guest Editors F. Aversa and M. Tumbarello More...

Review Articles

MODERN IMMUNOTHERAPY OF ADULT B-LINEAGE ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA WITH MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTOR MODIFIED T CELLS

Elena Maino, Anna Maria Scattolin, Piera Viero, Rosaria Sancetta, Anna Pascarella, Michele Vespignani, Renato Bassan
Abstract 1501 | PDF Downloads 860 HTML Downloads 16553 Bassan Fig.1 Downloads 0 Bassan Fig.2 Downloads 0 Bassan Fig.4 Downloads 0 Fig.3 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.001

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DRUG THERAPY IN THE PROGRESSED CML PATIENT WITH MULTI-TKI FAILURE

Ibrahim C. Haznedaroglu
Abstract 275533 | PDF Downloads 961 HTML Downloads 3595 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.014

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CURRENT ROLE OF AUTOLOGOUS AND ALLOGENEIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION FOR RELAPSED AND REFRACTORY HODGKIN LYMPHOMA

Luca Castagna, Carmelo Carlo-Stella, Rita Mazza, Armando Santoro
Abstract 1840 | PDF Downloads 940 HTML Downloads 3856 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.015

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REFRACTORY THROMBOCYTOPENIA AND NEUTROPENIA: A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE

Emmanuel Gyan, François Dreyfus, Pierre Fenaux
Abstract 11368 | PDF Downloads 965 HTML Downloads 3760 Cover letter Downloads 0 Figure 1 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.018

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RARE CYTOGENETIC ABNORMALITIES IN MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES

Julie Schanz, Friederike Braulke, Detlef Haase
Abstract 2334 | PDF Downloads 853 HTML Downloads 9876 Figures Haase Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.034

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IMPORTANCE OF CLASSICAL MORPHOLOGY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME

Rosangela Invernizzi, Federica Quaglia, Matteo Giovanni Della Porta
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RECENT ADVANCES IN THE 5Q- SYNDROME

Andrea Pellagatti, Jacqueline Boultwood
Abstract 1849 | PDF Downloads 1103 HTML Downloads 3128 Pellagatti Fig 1 Downloads 0 Pellagatti Fig. 2 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.037

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NEW INSIGHT ON EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF BACTERIAL BLOODSTREAM INFECTION IN PATIENTS WITH HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNACIES

Sara Lo Menzo, Giulia la Martire, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Mario Venditti
Abstract 2102 | PDF Downloads 839 HTML Downloads 7499 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.044

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BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

Elisa Balletto, Malorzata Mikulska
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NASAL NK/T- CELL LYMPHOMA. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF A MEXICAN POPULATION

Augustine Avilès
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BACTERIAL INFECTIONS FOLLOWING SPLENECTOMY FOR MALIGNANT AND NONMALIGNANT HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES

Giuseppe Leone, Eligio Pizzigallo
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Original Articles

OCCURRENCE OF SECONDARY MALIGNANCIES IN CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA DURING THERAPY WITH IMATINIB MESYLATE-SINGLE INSTITUTION EXPERIENCE

Grzegorz Helbig, Grazyna Bober, Marek Seweryn, Ryszard Wichary, Andrzej Tukiendorf, Lech Sedlak, Tomasz Oleksy, Slawomira Kyrcz-Krzemien
Abstract 1512 | PDF Downloads 645 HTML Downloads 1862 Characteristic of study group Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.003

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PREVALENCE OF ALPHA THALASSEMIA IN MICROCYTIC ANEMIA: A TERTIARY CARE EXPERIENCE FROM NORTH INDIA

Monica Sharma, Sanjay Pandey, Ravi Ranjan, Tulika Seth, Renu Saxena
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DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE IN LEUKEMIC AND BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT PATIENTS: THE IMPACT OF ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY

John Norman Greene, Abraham Tareq Yacoub, Dani Thomas, Carol Yuan, Frank Walsh, David Solomon, Skai Schwartz, Arthur Andrews
Abstract 1426 | PDF Downloads 485 HTML Downloads 2056 Table 1 Downloads 0 Table 2 Downloads 0 Table 3 Downloads 0 Table 4 Downloads 0 Table 5 Downloads 0 Tble 6 Downloads 0 Cover Letter Downloads 0 Greene Tab.7 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.002

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THE FREQUENCY OF ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH THALASSEMIA MAJOR VERSUS THALASSEMIA INTERMEDIA IN IRAN

Sara Matin, Masoud Ghanei Jahromi, Zohreh Karemizadeh, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf Soliman, Mehran Karimi
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PROGNOSTIC IMPACT OF NEUROPILIN-1 EXPRESSION IN EGYPTIAN CHILDREN WITH B-LINEAGE ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA

adel abd elhaleim hagag, Nahla A Nosair
Abstract 1079 | PDF Downloads 434 HTML Downloads 1874 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.009

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FACTORS INFLUENCING ADHERENCE TO IMATINIB IN INDIAN CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA PATIENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Jyotsna Kapoor, Narendra Agrawal, Rayaz Ahmad, Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Anshul Gupta, Dinesh Bhurani
Abstract 1099 | PDF Downloads 627 HTML Downloads 1545 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.013

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STUDY OF SERUM HAPTOGLOBIN LEVEL AND ITS RELATION TO ERYTHROPOIETIC ACTIVITY IN BETA THALASSEMIA CHILDREN .

Seham Ragab, Manal A. Safan, Eman A. Badr
Abstract 1392 | PDF Downloads 727 HTML Downloads 2455 Study of serum haptoglobin level in thalassemia Downloads 0 Figures Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.019

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CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF SALMONELLA TYPHI AND PARATYPHI INFECTIONS PRESENTING AS FEVER OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN IN A TROPICAL COUNTRY.

Nayyar Iqbal, Aneesh Basheer, Sudhagar Mookkappan, Anita Ramdas, Renu G'Boy Varghese, Somanath Padhi, Bhairappa Shrimanth, Saranya Chidambaram, Anandhalakshmi S, Reba Kanungo
Abstract 3137 | PDF Downloads 681 HTML Downloads 4539 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.021

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RELIABILITY OF DIFFERENT RBC INDICES AND FORMULAS IN DISCRIMINATING BETWEEN ?-THALASSEMIA MINOR AND OTHER CAUSES OF MICROCYTIC HYPOCHROMIC ANEMIA

Elahe Bordbar, Mehdi Taghipour, Beth E Zucconi
Abstract 1192 | PDF Downloads 712 HTML Downloads 14422 Untitled Downloads 0 Untitled Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.022

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THE ROLE OF THE CAROTID DOPPLER EXAMINATION IN THE EVALUATION OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC CHANGES IN BETA THALASSEMIA PATIENTS

Gehan Lotfy Abdel Hakeem, hoda Abdel kereem Abdel Samei, Ashraf mohamed El Shereif, Ahlam mohamed ismail
Abstract 1596 | PDF Downloads 529 HTML Downloads 2759 Untitled Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.023

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DISSEMINATED HISTOPLASMOSIS IN IMMUNOCOMPETENT INDIVIDUALS- NOT A SO RARE ENTITY

Dibyendu De, Uttam Kumar Nath
Abstract 1553 | PDF Downloads 646 HTML Downloads 1999 Untitled Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.028

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NUTRITIONALLY VARIANT STREPTOCOCCI BACTEREMIA IN CANCER PATIENTS: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY, 1999-2014

Abraham Tareq Yacoub, Jayasree Krishnan, Ileana M. Acevedo, Joseph Halliday, John Norman Greene
Abstract 1241 | PDF Downloads 565 HTML Downloads 3199 Cover Letter Downloads 0 Figure 1 Downloads 0 Figure 2 Downloads 0 Table 1 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.030

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PERCEPTION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE WORKERS ABOUT PATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE AFTER AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION

Ludmila Mourão Xavier Gomes, Marcos Borato Viana, Igor Alcântara Pereira
Abstract 1452 | PDF Downloads 604 HTML Downloads 1456 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.031

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EFFECT OF NEBULIZED COLISTIN ON THE VENTILATOR CIRCUIT: A PROSPECTIVE PILOT CASE-CONTROL STUDY FROM A SINGLE CANCER CENTER

Iyad M Ghonimat, Lama H Nazer, Flsteen Aqel, Mohammad K Mohammad, Feras I Hawari, Jennifer Le
Abstract 1178 | PDF Downloads 449 HTML Downloads 1715 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.032

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BACTERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN THE SURGERY WARDS OF A LARGE TEACHING HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN ITALY

Silvano Esposito, Renato Gioia, Giuseppe De Simone, Silvana Noviello, Sebastiano Leone
Abstract 1618 | PDF Downloads 846 HTML Downloads 1154 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.040

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GOOD OUTCOME FOR VERY HIGH RISK ADULT B-CELL ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKAEMIA CARRYING GENETIC ABNORMALITIES t(4;11)(q21;q23) or t(9;22)(q34;q11), IF PROMPTLY SUBMITTED TO ALLOGENEIC TRANSPLANTATION, AFTER OBTAINING A GOOD MOLECULAR REMISSION.

Matteo Parma, Clara Vigano', Monica Fumagalli, Federica Colnaghi, Arianna Colombo, Federica Mottadelli, Vincenzo Rossi, Elena Elli, Elisabetta Terruzzi, Angelo Belotti, Giovanni Cazzaniga, Enrico Maria Pogliani, Pietro Pioltelli
Abstract 1641 | PDF Downloads 683 HTML Downloads 1047 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.041

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DISTRIBUTION OF DNA DAMAGE REPAIR GENE POLYMORPHISM hOGG1, XRCC1 and p53 AMONG SICKLE CELL DISEASE PATIENTS IN INDIA

Sudhansu Sekhar Nishank
Abstract 1070 | PDF Downloads 443 HTML Downloads 1283 Table Genotype and allele frequencies of hOGG1 codon 326 Ser>Cys and p53 72Arg>Pro polymorphisms among SCD patients and control group Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.046

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INFLUENCE OF SICKLE CELL GENE ON THE ALLELIC DIVERSITY AT THE MSP-1 LOCUS OF PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM IN ADULT PATIENTS WITH SEVERE MALARIA

Dilip Kumar Patel, Ranjeet Singh Mashon, Prasanta Purohit, Siris Patel, Satyabrata Meher, Snehadhini Dehury, Chhatray Marndi, Kishalaya Das, Bipin Kishore Kullu, Padmalaya Das
Abstract 1038 | PDF Downloads 504 HTML Downloads 6004 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.050

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CYTOMEGALOVIRUS REACTIVATION IN ADULT RECIPIENTS OF AUTOLOGOUS STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION: A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE

omar ziad alrawi, fawzi abdel-latif abdel-rahman, rula alnajjar, husam abujazar, mourad salam, mustafa saad
Abstract 1009 | PDF Downloads 481 HTML Downloads 757 figures Downloads 0 table 1 Downloads 0 table2 Downloads 0 table3 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.049

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DEMOGRAPHICAL, VIRO-IMMUNOLOGICAL, CLINICAL AND THERAPEUTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HIV INFECTED PATIENTS IN A “EPIDEMIOLOGICALLY UNEXPLORED” REGION OF ITALY (CALABRIA REGION): THE CALABRHIV COHORT.

Maria Concetta Postorino, Filippo Luciani, Carmelo Mangano, Maria Stella Carpentieri, Paolo Scerbo, Armando Priamo, Giuseppina Berardelli, Roberto Marino, Alfredo Vallone, Nicola Serrao, Vincenzo Pisani, Chiara Costa, Albano Terremoto, Giuseppe Foti, Lucio Cosco, Massimo Calderazzo, Domenico Corigliano, Preziosa Scordo, Carlo Torti, Alessio Strazzulla
Abstract 1169 | PDF Downloads 472 HTML Downloads 1053 Figure 1 Downloads 0 Figure 2 Downloads 0 Figure 3 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.054

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Case Reports

Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in a Sickle Cell Patient Transplant Recipient: A Successful Treatment

Katia Paciaroni, Gioia De Angelis, Cristiano Gallucci, Cecilia Alfieri, Michela Ribersani, Andrea Roveda, Antonella Isgrò, Marco Marziali, Ivan Pietro Aloi, Alessandro Inserra, Javid Gaziev, Pietro Sodani, Guido Lucarelli
Abstract 1379 | PDF Downloads 683 HTML Downloads 1753 Lung computed tomography CT scan image Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.006

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Postpandemic influenza A/H1N1pdm09 is still causing severe perinatal complications

Hein Bogers, Dominique Bos, Sam Schoenmakers, Johannes J Duvekot
Abstract 895 | PDF Downloads 624 HTML Downloads 1807 Cover letter Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.007

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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: an unusual complication in Orientia tsutsugamushi disease (scrub typhus).

Aneesh Basheer, Somanath Padhi, Vinoth Boopathy, Saumyaranjan Mallick, Shashikala Nair, Renu G'Boy Varghese, Reba Kanungo
Abstract 3175 | PDF Downloads 1060 HTML Downloads 4005 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.008

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Brain abscesses caused by Nocardia paucivorans in a multiple myeloma patient treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone: a case report and review of literature.

Jacopo Monticelli, Roberto Luzzati, Cristina Maurel, Chiara Rosin, Romina Valentinotti, Claudio Farina
Abstract 1145 | PDF Downloads 713 HTML Downloads 6290 original file with images Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.011

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NF- ?B Essential Modulator Deficiency Leading to Disseminated Cutaneous Atypical Mycobacteria

Jonathan Braue, Vagishwari Murugesan, Steven Holland, Nishit Patel, Eknath Naik, Jennifer Leiding, Abraham Tareq Yacoub, Carlos N Prieto-Granada, John Norman Greene
Abstract 1117 | PDF Downloads 585 HTML Downloads 10521 Untitled Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.010

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Osteolytic bone lesions – A rare presentation of AML M6.

Geetha N., Sreelesh KP, Priya Mary Jacob, Lali VS, Rekha A Nair
Abstract 1190 | PDF Downloads 567 HTML Downloads 7581 Untitled Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.017

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Acquired Hemophilia A successfully treated with rituximab

Giovanni D'Arena, Elvira Grandone, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Pellegrino Musto, Giovanni Di Minno
Abstract 1268 | PDF Downloads 709 HTML Downloads 1342 Figure 1 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.024

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ClinicaI Reversible Myelopathy in T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Treated with Nelarabine and Radiotherapy: Report of a Case and Review of Literature of an Increasing Complication

Maria Chiara Tisi, Giuseppe Ausoni, Maria Gabriella Vita, Tommaso Tartaglione, Mario Balducci, Luca Laurenti, Patrizia Chiusolo, Stefan Hohaus, Simona Sica
Abstract 1685 | PDF Downloads 578 HTML Downloads 1468 Fig 1 Downloads 0 Tab I Downloads 0 Cover Letter Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.025

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A Case of Rupioid Syphilis Masquerading as Aggressive Cutaneous Lymphoma

Jonathan Braue, Thomas Hagele, Abraham Tareq Yacoub, Suganya Mannivanan, Frank Glass, Lubomir Sokol, John Norman Greene
Abstract 1406 | PDF Downloads 519 HTML Downloads 4591 Cover Letter Downloads 0 Figure 2 Downloads 0 Figure 1 Downloads 0 Figure 3 Downloads 0 Figure 4 Downloads 0 Figure Legend Downloads 0 Table 1 Downloads 0 Table 2 Downloads 0 Table 3 Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.026

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Leukocyte derived chemotaxin 2 (ALECT2) amyloidosis

Uday P Kulkarni, Anna Valson, Anila Korula, Vikram Mathews
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Management of meningitis caused by multi drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: clinical, microbiological and pharmacokinetic results in a patient treated with colistin methanesulfonate

Elisabetta Schiaroli, Maria Bruna Pasticci, Maria Iris Cassetta, Stefania Fallani, Corrado Castrioto, Matteo Pirro, Andrea Novelli, Lucia Henrici De Angelis, Marco Maria D'Andrea, Maria Lina Mezzatesta, Franco Baldelli, Antonella Mencacci
Abstract 1106 | PDF Downloads 626 HTML Downloads 753 COVER LETTER Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.055

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MJHID Educational Clinical Cases

An unusual cause of anemia and encephalopathy

Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Dharma Choudhary, Anil Handoo, Gaurav Dhamija, Gaurav Kharya, Vipin Khandelwal, Mayank Dhamija, Sweta Kothari
Abstract 1655 | PDF Downloads 492 HTML Downloads 1339 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.036

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Letters to the Editor

Liver iron concentration and liver impairment in relation to serum IGF-1 levels in thalassaemia major patients: A retrospective study

Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Giancarlo Candini, Christos Kattamis, Giuseppe Raiola, Heba Elsedfy
Abstract 1006 | PDF Downloads 649 HTML Downloads 698 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.016

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High level of HBV DNA virus in the breast milk seems not to contraindicate breastfeeding

Ana Montoya-Ferrer, Astrid Marina Zorrilla, Johannes Viljoen, Jean Pierre Moles, Marie-Louise Newell, Philippe Van de Perre, Edouard Tuaillon
Abstract 1219 | PDF Downloads 469 HTML Downloads 794 Untitled Downloads 0 | DOI https://doi.org/10.4084/mjhid.2015.042

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