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Characterization of brain functional connectivity in treatment-resistant depression.

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2021 May 4:110346. Epub 2021 May 4.

Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Northwestern University, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To characterize the functional connectivity (FC) of target brain regions for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD), and to evaluate its gender and brain lateralization dependence.

Methods: Thirty-one TRD patients and twenty-nine healthy control (HC) subjects participated. FC of subcallosal cingulate gyrus (SCG), ventral caudate (VCa), nucleus accumbens (NAc), lateral habenula (LHb), and inferior thalamic peduncle (ITP) were evaluated using resting-state fMRI. Read More

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Twin-lattice atom interferometry.

Nat Commun 2021 May 5;12(1):2544. Epub 2021 May 5.

Institut für Quantenoptik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Inertial sensors based on cold atoms have great potential for navigation, geodesy, or fundamental physics. Similar to the Sagnac effect, their sensitivity increases with the space-time area enclosed by the interferometer. Here, we introduce twin-lattice atom interferometry exploiting Bose-Einstein condensates of rubidium-87. Read More

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Immune thrombocytopenia following multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) - a case series.

Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2021 May 5:1-8. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection may present with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a serious complication of SARS-CoV-2 causing systemic organ dysfunction. This case series presents the first reported cases of patients who developed ITP following MIS-C, while completing corticosteroid tapers. Read More

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HIV detection from human serum with paper-based isotachophoretic RNA extraction and reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification.

Analyst 2021 May;146(9):2851-2861

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

The number of people living with HIV continues to increase with the current total near 38 million, of which about 26 million are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). These treatment regimens are highly effective when properly managed, requiring routine viral load monitoring to assess successful viral suppression. Efforts to expand access by decentralizing HIV nucleic acid testing in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been hampered by the cost and complexity of current tests. Read More

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Chitosan and chitosan/PEG nanoparticles loaded with indole-3-carbinol: Characterization, computational study and potential effect on human bladder cancer cells.

Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2021 May 31;124:112089. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Tiradentes University - UNIT, Av. Murilo Dantas 300, 49032-490 Aracaju, SE, Brazil; Institute of Technology and Research - ITP, Av. Murilo Dantas 300, 49032-490 Aracaju, SE, Brazil. Electronic address:

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a plant molecule known to be active against several types of cancer, but some chemical characteristics limit its clinical applications. In order to overcome these limitations, polymeric nanoparticles can be used as carrier systems for targeted delivery of I3C. In this study, chitosan and chitosan/polyethylene glycol nanoparticles (CS NP and CS/PEG NP, respectively) were prepared to encapsulate I3C by ionic gelation method. Read More

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Association of Immune Thrombocytopenia and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 30;10(9). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

UOC Oncoematologia Pediatrica-ARNAS Civico-Di Cristina-Benfratelli, 90127 Palermo, Italy.

Background: The association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is still uncertain. In this multicenter retrospective study, the coexistence of both diseases was investigated in children diagnosed from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2019.

Methods: Clinical characteristics of both IBD and ITP, onset of disorders, and patient's response to treatment were collected through a structured form sent to 55 Italian pediatric referring centers for hematological disorders. Read More

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"Indium-labelled autologous platelet sequestration studies predict response to splenectomy in immune thrombocytopenia: An Australian experience".

Intern Med J 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Consultant Haematologist Andrew Love Cancer Centre, University Hospital Geelong.

Background: Splenectomy is an effective intervention in primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Attempts to define pre-clinical predictors of platelet response to splenectomy are inconsistent. Based on international studies defining the likelihood of platelet response using platelet sequestration, patients with relapsed/refractory ITP being considered for splenectomy at a regional Australian hospital were assessed with Indium-labelled autologous platelet sequestration (ILAPS) studies. Read More

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Regulation of Th1/Th2 and Th17/Treg by pDC/mDC imbalance in primary immune thrombocytopenia.

Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 2021 May 2:15353702211009787. Epub 2021 May 2.

Hematologic Disease Center, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Research Institute of Hematology, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region,830011, China.

This study investigates the regulatory effect of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC)/myeloid dendritic cells (mDC) imbalance on balance of Th1/Th2 and Th17/Treg in primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). A total of 30 untreated ITP patients and 20 healthy controls were recruited. Compared with healthy control, the pDC proportion of ITP patients was significantly reduced ( = 0. Read More

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Eltrombopag Dose Adjustment During Infection-Induced Thrombocytosis in a Patient With Chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

Cureus 2021 Mar 29;13(3):e14166. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Hematology and Oncology, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, QAT.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an immune disorder in which antibodies attack platelets, leading to platelet destruction and increased bleeding risk. Standard treatment is to maintain a platelet count sufficient to mitigate the bleeding risk. First-line therapies include steroids and IV immunoglobulins, and second-line therapy includes thrombopoietin receptor agonists like eltrombopag in combination with other medications (e. Read More

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Efficacy and Safety of Avatrombopag in Patients with Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Systematic Literature Review and Network Meta-Analysis.

Adv Ther 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.

National Research Institute of Oncology, Kraków, Poland.

Introduction: A network meta-analysis (NMA) was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of avatrombopag, relative to eltrombopag, romiplostim, and fostamatinib, for patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) not responding adequately to corticosteroids.

Methods: A systematic search of publication and clinical trial databases was conducted to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies. Data from eligible studies were extracted and analyzed in a Bayesian framework using relative effect sizes vs placebo. Read More

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Platelet function and bleeding at different phases of childhood immune thrombocytopenia.

Sci Rep 2021 Apr 30;11(1):9401. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology Named After Dmitry Rogachev, Russian Ministry of Healthcare, 1 Samory Mashela Str, Moscow, Russia, 117997.

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is believed to be associated with platelet function defects. However, their mechanisms are poorly understood, in particular with regard to differences between ITP phases, patient age, and therapy. We investigated platelet function and bleeding in children with either persistent or chronic ITP, with or without romiplostim therapy. Read More

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The Importance of Platelet Glycoside Residues in the Haemostasis of Patients with Immune Thrombocytopaenia.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 13;10(8). Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Hematology Unit, La Paz University Hospital-IdiPAZ, Paseo de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain.

Loss of sialic acid from the carbohydrate side chains of platelet glycoproteins can affect platelet clearance, a proposed mechanism involved in the etiopathogenesis of immune thrombocytopaenia (ITP). We aimed to assess whether changes in platelet glycosylation in patients with ITP affected platelet counts, function, and apoptosis. This observational, prospective, and transversal study included 82 patients with chronic primary ITP and 115 healthy controls. Read More

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Stabilization of Ferroelectric Phase in Highly Oriented Quinuclidinium Perrhenate (HQReO) Thin Films.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Apr 22;14(9). Epub 2021 Apr 22.

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 61005, Korea.

The low-temperature processability of molecular ferroelectric (FE) crystals makes them a potential alternative for perovskite oxide-based ferroelectric thin films. Quinuclidinium perrhenate (HQReO) is one such molecular FE crystal that exhibits ferroelectricity when crystallized in an intermediate temperature phase (ITP). However, bulk HQReO crystals exhibit ferroelectricity only for a narrow temperature window (22 K), above and below which the polar phase transforms to a non-FE phase. Read More

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Cancer Nanopharmaceuticals: Physicochemical Characterization and In Vitro/In Vivo Applications.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 15;13(8). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Institute of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Strzeszyńska 32, 60-479 Poznań, Poland.

Physicochemical, pharmacokinetic, and biopharmaceutical characterization tools play a key role in the assessment of nanopharmaceuticals' potential imaging analysis and for site-specific delivery of anti-cancers to neoplastic cells/tissues. If diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches are combined in one single nanoparticle, a new platform called nanotheragnostics is generated. Several analytical technologies allow us to characterize nanopharmaceuticals and nanoparticles and their properties so that they can be properly used in cancer therapy. Read More

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Role of Thrombopoietin Receptor Agonists in Inherited Thrombocytopenia.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 21;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Hematology and Oncology, Hospital Universitario Morales Meseguer, Centro Regional de Hemodonación, Universidad de Murcia, IMIB-Arrixaca, CIBERER-U765, 30008 Murcia, Spain.

In the last decade, improvements in genetic testing have revolutionized the molecular diagnosis of inherited thrombocytopenias (ITs), increasing the spectrum of knowledge of these rare, complex and heterogeneous disorders. In contrast, the therapeutic management of ITs has not evolved in the same way. Platelet transfusions have been the gold standard treatment for a long time. Read More

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Effect of Chitosan and Aloe Vera Extract Concentrations on the Physicochemical Properties of Chitosan Biofilms.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 Apr 7;13(8). Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Environmental, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (ICAQF), Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Diadema, São Paulo 09913-030, Brazil.

Chitosan films have been extensively studied as dressings in formulations for the treatment of chronic wounds. The incorporation of aloe vera ( Miller) into chitosan dressings could potentialize the healing process since aloe vera shows several pharmacological activities. This work aimed to evaluate the effect of aloe vera and chitosan concentrations on the physicochemical properties of the developed films. Read More

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Prevalence of primary immune thrombocytopenia and related healthcare resource utilization among Texas Medicaid beneficiaries.

Curr Med Res Opin 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Health Outcomes Division, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and describe ITP-associated healthcare resource utilization (HRU) among Texas Medicaid beneficiaries.

Methods: A retrospective analysis using 2012-2015 Texas Medicaid claims data was conducted to estimate the annual prevalence of ITP. HRU was summarized for the 12-month period following initial ITP diagnosis. Read More

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Autoimmune pancytopenia after liver transplantation: A case report.

Transfus Apher Sci 2021 Apr 8:103136. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Hematology and Hemotherapy, Federal University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and autoimmune neutropenia (AIN) are reported in the literature after liver, intestinal, heart, pancreas, and kidney transplants. We report a case of autoimmune pancytopenia (AIHA, AIN and ITP) 9 years after liver transplantation with confirmed erythrocyte and neutrophil auto-antibodies.

Case Report: A 49 years old man was admitted to our hospital presented with dysentery and fever, with history of liver transplantation in 2008. Read More

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Real-world use of thrombopoietin receptor agonists in elderly patients with primary immune thrombocytopenia.

Blood 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

(Institute of Hematology, Bologna, Italy.

The efficacy and safety of thrombopoietin-receptor agonists (TRAs) in elderly patients with primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is uncertain. In 384 ITP patients treated with TRAs when aged ≥60 years, we investigated TRAs response and switch, thrombotic/hemorrhagic risk, and sustained responses off-treatment (SROT). After 3 months, 82. Read More

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Eltrombopag-related renal vein thromboembolism in a patient with immune thrombocytopenia: A case report.

World J Clin Cases 2021 Apr;9(11):2611-2618

Department of Pharmacy, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China.

Background: Eltrombopag is an orally administered thrombopoietin receptor agonist linked to a heightened risk of treatment-related thromboembolism. Both venous and arterial thromboses have been documented in the medical literature.

Case Summary: In the absence of nephropathy, a 48-year-old patient receiving eltrombopag for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) developed renal vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Read More

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Modified recombinant human IgG1-Fc is superior to natural IVIG at inhibiting immune-mediated demyelination.

Immunology 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Tropical Disease Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, United Kingdom.

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is an established treatment for numerous autoimmune conditions. Although Fc fragments derived from IVIG have shown efficacy in controlling immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in children, the mechanisms of action are unclear and controversial. The aim of this study is to dissect IVIG effector mechanisms using further adapted Fc fragments on demyelination in an ex vivo model of the central nervous system (CNS)-immune interface. Read More

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Off-hour effect on time metrics and clinical outcomes in endovascular treatment for large vessel occlusion: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Stroke 2021 May 4:17474930211012545. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Neurology, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Background: There is an ongoing debate on the off-hour effect on endovascular treatment (EVT) for acute large vessel occlusion (LVO).

Aim: This meta-analysis aimed to compare time metrics and clinical outcomes of acute LVO patients who presented/were treated during off-hour with those during working hours.

Summary Of Review: Structured searches on the PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were conducted through 23 February 2021. Read More

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Low-dose decitabine modulates T cell homeostasis and restores immune tolerance in immune thrombocytopenia.

Blood 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Qilu hospital, Cheeloo College of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Our previous clinical study demonstrated that low-dose decitabine showed sustained responses in nearly half of refractory immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) patients. The long-term efficacy of decitabine in ITP is not likely due to its simple role in increasing platelet production. Whether decitabine has the potential to restore immune tolerance in ITP is unknown. Read More

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Emerging roles of coronavirus in autoimmune diseases.

Arch Med Res 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, 81 Meishan Road, Hefei, Anhui, China; Inflammation and Immune Mediated Diseases Laboratory of Anhui Province, 81 Meishan Road, Hefei, Anhui, China. Electronic address:

Virus infection can alter immune regulatory activity, and thus may be involved in the occurrence of autoimmune diseases. Recently, the pandemic of COVID-19 has posed a huge threat to public health and emerging evidence suggests that coronavirus may be implicated in the development and pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. However, how coronavirus infection impacts the risk of autoimmune disease remains largely unknown. Read More

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Oxidative stability of high oleic sunflower oil during deep-frying process of purple potato .

Heliyon 2021 Mar 8;7(3):e06294. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Via. D. Montesano 49, 80131, Napoli, Italy.

The behaviour of high oleic sunflower oil in deep frying process of purple potato has been evaluated simulating a fast food cooking process. This oil was used for 8h/day for 6 days, filling up from the 2nd day. A discontinuous and prolonged procedure was tested. Read More

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Surgical Control of Bleeding From Ovarian Torsion in the Setting of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Without Splenectomy.

Am Surg 2021 Apr 18:31348211011128. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA.

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder caused by autoimmune antibodies which target glycoprotein IIb/IIIa complex or other platelet membrane antigens leading to platelet destruction. These platelets are then cleared by the spleen resulting in thrombocytopenia. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura affects about 1 to 6. Read More

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Effectiveness and Safety of Romiplostim Among Patients with Newly Diagnosed, Persistent and Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia in European Clinical Practice.

Adv Ther 2021 Apr 18. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

NoviSci, Inc., 201 W Main St, Ste 101, Durham, NC, 27701, USA.

Introduction: Romiplostim has been approved in Europe since 2009 to treat patients with chronic primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Using real-world data from seven European countries, we measured the effectiveness and safety outcomes within 24 weeks following romiplostim initiation by duration of ITP: less than 3 months ("newly diagnosed"), 3-12 months ("persistent"), and more than 12 months ("chronic").

Methods: Adults with ITP and ≥ 1 romiplostim administration between 2009 and 2012 were included. Read More

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The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Interdisciplinary Consensus Statement on Neuraxial Procedures in Obstetric Patients With Thrombocytopenia.

Anesth Analg 2021 Feb 4. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

From the *Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan †Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota ‡Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York §Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington ‖Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin and Versiti, Milwaukee, Wisconsin ¶Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina #Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee **Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York ††Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Liaison for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ‡‡Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts §§Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan ‖‖Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida ¶¶Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina ##Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York *#x002A;*Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York.

Because up to 12% of obstetric patients meet criteria for the diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy, it is not infrequent that the anesthesiologist must decide whether to proceed with a neuraxial procedure in an affected patient. Given the potential morbidity associated with general anesthesia for cesarean delivery, thoughtful consideration of which patients with thrombocytopenia are likely to have an increased risk of spinal epidural hematoma with neuraxial procedures, and when these risks outweigh the relative benefits is important to consider and to inform shared decision making with patients. Because there are substantial risks associated with withholding a neuraxial analgesic/anesthetic procedure in obstetric patients, every effort should be made to perform a bleeding history assessment and determine the thrombocytopenia etiology before admission for delivery. Read More

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February 2021

[The involvement of neuropilin-1 in primary immune thrombocytopenia].

Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi 2021 Feb;42(2):146-150

Department of Hematology, The Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Zhengzhou University (Henan Cancer Hospital) , Zhengzhou 450008, China.

To explore the relationship between the expression of neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) on Treg cells and its ligands semaphorins-3A (Sema3A) , transforming growth factor-β(1) (TGF-β(1)) as well as the balance of type 1 helper T cells (Th(1)) and type 2 helper T cells (Th(2)) cells. This study enrolled 62 patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP; 33 and 29 newly diagnosed and chronic ITP, respectively) from March 2014 to May 2015. Consequently, 30 healthy people in the same period were selected as the normal control group. Read More

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February 2021

Anti-CD44 (Kur)lander hits ITP.

Rick Kapur

Blood 2021 Apr;137(15):1997-1999

Sanquin Research; Landsteiner Laboratory.

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