• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Non invasive ventilation away from ICU 

    Vatrella, Alessandro; Fabozzi, Immacolata (2012)
  • 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 ...
  • A polymorphism within the promoter of the dopamine receptor D1 (DRD1 -48A7G) associates with impaired kidney function in white hypertensive patients 

    Cipolletta, Ersilia; Ciccarelli, Michele; Izzo, Raffaele; Finelli, Rosa; Trimarco, Bruno; Iaccarino, Guido (2012)
    Dopamine DRD1 receptor regulates renal function and vascular resistance. It plays a role in the pathogenesis of hypertension in animal models. In humans, the DRD1 gene presents a A-48G polymorphism associated to hypertension ...
  • Economic evaluation of “pulse dose” radiofrequency in the treatment of occipital neuralgia headache 

    Giovannini, Vittoria; Pusateri, Rachele; Russo, Viera; Viscardi, Daniela; Palomba, Rosa (2012)
    Headache occipital neuralgia is an example of pain-disease for which treatment both pharmacological protocols and invasive methods are used. Among the latter, the RF (Radiofrequency) pulse-dose has been of interest for the ...
  • 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 ...