In questa serie di tre interviste il Professor Sergio Siragusa Direttore dell’U.O. di Ematologia con trapianto dell’Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico di Palermo e Vice Presidente della SIE (Società Italiana di Ematologia) illustra tre argomenti di grande attualità: la qualità della vita del paziente anziano, la sicurezza dei trattamenti e l’emofilia come fattore di rischio e non come una malattia.
7 November 2017
A recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry has shown for the first time that amyloid-β protein (Aβ), which plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD), can be transmitted from animal to animal through the blood (in a model of parabiosis between transgenic AD mice and their wild-type littermates) and accumulates in […]
25 September 2017
The Spallanzani Institute has isolated the Chikungunya virus strain responsible for the infection in Lazio. It has been denominated CHIKV / ITA / Lazio-INMI1-2017. The virus was characterized on a molecular basis. The sequence has been deposited at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institute of Health, USA, and will soon be accessible to […]
22 September 2017
WHO, the World Health Organization, has issued a Web-based statement warning foreign tourists of the risk of contracting Chikungunya infection in Italy, where 76 cases have already been registered. The document (see attachment) contains a number of tips on how to protect against mosquito bites, responsible for virus transmission.
1 August 2016
With a clinical history of approximately 11 years, occult HCV infection can be considered an occult type of CHC. Evidences suggest that considering OCI in these high-risk groups seems to be necessary. We suggest that alternative diagnostic tests should be applied and that there is a need for the participation of all countries to determine the epidemiology of […]
29 February 2016
The characterization of the human blood-associated viral community (also called blood virome) is essential for epidemiological surveillance and to anticipate new potential threats for blood transfusion safety. Currently, the risk of blood-borne agent transmission of well-known viruses (HBV, HCV, HIV and HTLV) can be considered as under control in high-resource countries. However, other viruses unknown […]
29 February 2016
Viral safety remains a major concern in transfusion of blood products. Over years, the control measures applied to blood products were made more and more sophisticated; however, the number of infectious agents, and notably of viruses, that can be transmitted by transfusion is increasing continuously. The aim of this review paper is to actualize that […]