Raimondo De Cristofaro

Dr. Raimondo De Cristofaro was born in Naples, Italy in1960. He obtained his M.D. degree and specialization in Hematology and Internal Medicine at the Catholic UniversitySchool of Medicine of Rome. He worked as Visiting Research Assistant, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA and as Research Associate at the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. Since 2006 he is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, at the Catholic University School of Medicine. He is member of several national and international scientific societies in the field of hematology and internal medicine. Dr. De Cristofaro’s clinical and research experience concerns diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic diseases and laboratory and clinical evaluation of hemostatic disorders.

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Microangiopathies are pathological processes causing degenerative disorders of small vessels. The circulatory problems caused by microangiopathies may be responsible for failure of individual or multiple organs. These pathological processes are indeed one of the most common disorders characterized by high morbility and mortality in the affected patients. Many studies have revealed very complicated processes both at cellular and molecular level. However, much work remains to define the diversity of different pathogenetic mechanisms leading to microangiopathic disorders to provide appropriate prevention and treatment strategies. The aim of this volume is providing illustrative examples of relevant mechanisms responsible for different forms of microangiopathies and how this body of evidences can be harnessed to define new strategies of therapeutic intervention.

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