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Edited By: Paul M. Ness

Impact Factor: 3.568

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 19/68 (Hematology)

Online ISSN: 1537-2995

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Measurement of ADAMTS13 Activity is Useful in Suspected Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Patients After Three Days of Plasma Exchange

This video discusses thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP, which is a serious blood disorder requiring immediate treatment with plasma exchange. TTP is often diagnosed based on the exclusion of other thrombotic microangiopathies. Patients with TTP often present with symptoms including anemia, increased lactate dehydrogenase, and diminished ADAMTS13 activity. Access the corresponding TRANSFUSION article here

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A historical personal perspective on human retroviruses and their infection of T cells

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“It seems to me that humans have a very short memory span of roughly 25 to 30 years. After the great influenza epidemic during World War I and by the time of polio in the 1950s, an interest in epidemic or pandemic viruses was declining, and there was an atmosphere that these things were a relic of the past.” Robert C. Gallo’s commentary in the January issue provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of medical research from an insider’s perspective. Progressing from a personal interest in the biology of blood cells, leukemic cells, and growth factors to the study of viruses, animal retrovirology, and finally human retroviruses, Gallo describes the investigations and discoveries that have marked his career of 50+ years. He also looks to the future, identifying several major goals that need to be pursued in the continuing effort to eradicate known viruses and to prepare ourselves for those that may emerge to challenge the next generation of medical virologists.

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