• Adrenergic mechanism in the control of endothelial function 

    Sorriento, Daniela; Trimarco, Bruno; Iaccarino, Guido (2011)
    There is considerable evidence that many disease are associated with endothelial dysfunction and reduced nitric oxide production such as hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemias, diabetes, heart failure, atherosclerosis. Notably ...
  • Optical tecnology developments in biomedicine: history, current and future 

    Nioka, Shoko; Chen, Yu (2011)
    Biomedical optics is a rapidly emerging field for medical imaging and diagnostics. This paper reviews several biomedical optical technologies that have been developed and translated for either clinical or pre-clinical ...
  • Advanced applications of robotics in digestive surgery 

    Patriti, Alberto; Addeo, Pietro; Buchs, Nicolas; Casciola, Luciano; Morel, Philippe (2011)
    Laparoscopy is widely recognized as feasible and safe approach to many oncologic and benign digestive conditions and is associated with an improved early outcome. Robotic surgery promises to overcome intrinsic limitations ...
  • Robotic anesthesia - A vision for the future of anesthesia 

    Hemmerling, Thomas M.; Taddei, Riccardo; Wehbe, Mohamad; Morse, Joshua; Cyr, Shantale; Zaouter, Cedrick (2011)
    This narrative review describes a rationale for robotic anesthesia. It offers a first classification of robotic anesthesia by separating it into pharmacological robots and robots for aiding or replacing manual gestures. ...
  • Autoimmune liver disease: news and perspectives 

    Mieli-Vergani, Giorgina; Vergani, Diego (2011)
    Autoimmune liver disorders in childhood include autoimmune hepatitis and autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis. These inflammatory liver disorders are characterised histologically by interface hepatitis, biochemically by ...
  • Non-immortalized human tenocyte cultures as a vehicle for understanding cellular aspects to tendinopathy 

    Yao, L.; Bestwick, Charles S.; Bestwick, L. A.; Aspden, Richard M.; Maffulli, Nicola (2011)
    The biochemical mechanisms underlying tendinopathy are obscure. We briefly describe preliminary observations of human tenocyte behaviour in culture as a vehicle for determining the role of reactive oxygen in tendon pathology
  • Tracheostomy in spinal cord injured patients 

    Romero-Ganuza, Javier; Oliviero, Antonio (2011)
    Patients with cervical spinal cord injury frequently need prolonged mechanical ventilation as a result of worsening pulmonary vital capacity due to paralysis of respiratory muscles, severe impairment of tracheobronchial ...
  • Potential clinical role of telomere length in human glioblastoma 

    La Torre, Domenico; Aguennouz, Mhammed; Conti, Alfredo; Giusa, Maria; Raffa, G.; Abbritti, R. V.; Germanò, Antonino; Angileri, Filippo Flavio (2011)
    Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal of human primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Due to the tumour’s intrinsic clinical and molecular heterogeneity, choice of initial treatment, prediction ...
  • Pre-and in-hospital non-invasive ventilation 

    De Robertis, Edoardo; Iannuzzi, Michele; Tufano, Rosalba; Piazza, Ornella (2011)
  • End of life in intensive care unit 

    Servillo, Giuseppe; Vargas, Maria (2011)
  • Emergency contraception: an updated review 

    Guida, Maurizio; Marra, Marialuisa; Palatucci, Valeria; Pascale, Renato; Visconti, Federica; Zullo, Fulvio (2011)
    Emergency contraception is a common practice now. Many categories of drugs are marketed with modifications in dosage, in combination and even in the timing of administration. Recent re-analysis suggests that there is still ...
  • An engineering approach to biomedical sciences: advanced strategies in drug delivery systems production 

    Barba, Anna Angela; Dalmoro, Annalisa; D’Amore, Matteo (2012)
    Development and optimization of novel production techniques for drug delivery systems are fundamental steps in the “from the bench to the bedside” process which is the base of translational medicine. In particular, in the ...
  • Exercise training in aging and diseases 

    Conti, Valeria; Russomanno, Giusy; Corbi, Graziamaria; Filippelli, Amelia (2012)
    Sedentary lifestyle along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smoking, and obesity are recognized risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and for many other chronic diseases, such as ...
  • 1,4-Dihydropyridines: the multiple personalities of a blockbuster drug family 

    Cataldi, Mauro; Bruno, Fiorentina (2012)
    More than 40 years after their introduction in therapy, 1,4-dihydropyridines (DHPs) are still amongst the most prescribed drugs in the world. Though they all share a similar mechanism of action blocking L-type voltage-gated ...
  • Sisters acts: converging signaling between CaMKII and CaMKIV, two members of the same family 

    Rusciano, Maria Rosaria; Maione, A. S.; Illario, Maddalena (2012)
    Calcium (Ca2+ ) is a universal second messenger that regulates a number of diverse cellular processes including cell proliferation, development, motility, secretion, learning and memory1, 2. A variety of stimuli, ...
  • Pediatric health mobility: is it only an italian problem? 

    Paolella, Giulia (2012)
    Intra-regional, extra-regional and international health mobility are important phenomena for regional and national healthcare planning. Pediatric data on this topic are scarce. We therefore conducted a systematic ...
  • Minimally invasive swine experimental model for the in vivo study of liver metabolism of drugs 

    Piazza, Ornella; Romano, Rosalba; Scarpati, Giuliana; Esposito, Ciro; Cavaglià, Enrico; Corona, Marco (2012)
    Purpose: To develop a clinically relevant porcine model for the study of hepatic metabolism of drugs by means of hepatic vein catheterization. Materials and Methods: review of literature and elaboration of a hypothesis, ...
  • Estrogens and neuropeptides in postmenopausal women: un update 

    Guida, Maurizio; Zullo, Fulvio; Buonomo, Barbara; Marra, Marialuisa; Palatucci, Valeria; Pascale, Renato; Visconti, Federica; Guerra, G.; Spinelli, Marialuigia; Di Spiezio Sardo, Attilio (2012)
    Menopause is characterized by depletion of ovarian follicles, a reduction of ovarian hormones to castrate levels and elevated levels of serum gonadotropins from the anterior pituitary gland. Although this process has ...
  • Prognostic differences between VAP caused by Acinetobacter baumannii and VAP caused by other microorganisms 

    Di Bonito, Marianna; Caiazzo, Simona; Iannazzone, Marta; Miccichè, Viviana; De Marco, Giuseppe; De Robertis, Edoardo; Tufano, Rosalba; Piazza, Ornella (2012)
    Nosocomial infection, in particular pneumonia, is an important risk factor for hospital mortality and morbidity. Acinetobacter baumannii is a common multi-resistant microorganism responsible of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia ...