• 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 ...
  • 18F-FDG PET and PET/CT in the localization and characterization of lesions in patients with ovarian cancer 

    Caprio, Maria Grazia; Capacchione, Daniela; Mainolfi, Ciro; Spera, Anna Maria; Salvatore, Barbara; Cella, Laura; Salvatore, Marco; Pace, Leonardo (2012)
    Aim: The aim was to compare the imaging findings of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET and integrated PET/CT in patients with primary, recurrent or metastatic ovarian cancer. Materials and methods. 21 women with ovarian ...
  • Accelerated bone mass senescence after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 

    Serio, Bianca; Pezzullo, Luca; Fontana, Raffaele; Annunziata, Silvana; Rosamilio, Rosa; Sessa, M.; Giudice, Valentina; Ferrara, Ida Lucia; Rocco, Monia; De Rosa, Gennaro; Ricci, P.; Tauchmanovà, Libuse; Montuori, Nunzia; Selleri, Carmine (2013)
    Osteoporosis and avascular necrosis (AVN) are long-lasting and debilitating complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We describe the magnitude of bone loss, AVN and impairment in osteogenic ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Allergens in allergy diagnosis: a glimpse at emerging new concepts and methodologies 

    Giangrieco, Ivana; Rafaiani, Chiara; Liso, Marina; Palazzo, Paola; Pomponi, Debora; Tuppo, Lisa; Crescenzo, Roberta; Tamburrini, Maurizio; Mari, Adriano; Ciardiello, Maria Antonietta (2012)
    Allergic diseases are important concern of public health. A reliable diagnosis is of utmost importance for the management of allergic patients both when immunotherapy is planned and when the treatment is essentially based ...
  • Anandamide inhibits breast tumor-induced angiogenesis 

    Picardi, Paola; Ciaglia, Elena; Proto, Maria Chiara; Pisanti, Simona (2014)
  • Anatomy and surgery of the endoscopic endonasal approach to the skull base 

    Solari, Domenico; Villa, Alessandro; De Angelis, Michelangelo; Esposito, Felice; Cavallo, Luigi Maria; Cappabianca, Paolo (2012)
    The midline skull base is an anatomical area, which extends from the anterior limit of the anterior cranial fossa down to the anterior border of the foramen magnum. For many lesions of this area, a variety of skull base ...
  • Anesthesiological considerations in shoulder surgery 

    Lanna, M.; Pastore, Antonio; Policastro, Carmela; Iacovazzo, Carmine (2012)
    In 1970, Winnie proposed the brachial plexus block as an alternative and effective anaesthesia technique for shoulder surgery. From that date, several techniques have been developed to approach the brachial plexus: the use ...
  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in pregnancy: a case series 

    Guida, Maurizio; Altieri, Roberto; Palatucci, Valeria; Visconti, Federica; Pascale, Renato; Marra, Marialuisa; Locatelli, Giampiero; Saponiero, Renato; Tufano, Rosalba; Bifulco, Francesca; Piazza, Ornella (2012)
    Pregnancy is a recognized risk factor for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Headache is very frequent in normal pregnancy and it is a common sign shared between several intracranial diseases. We present a case ...
  • Angiogenesis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Translational Appraisal 

    Matarese, Alessandro; Santulli, Gaetano (2012)
    Angiogenesis is a crucial component of lung pathophysiology, not only in cancer but also in other disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In COPD angiogenesis is definitely able to control and ...
  • Anterior medial meniscal root tears: a novel arthroscopic all inside repair 

    Osti, Leonardo; Del Buono, Angelo; Maffulli, Nicola (2015)
    Background: Management of tears of the anterior and posterior roots of the meniscus is still controversial. We wish to propose a simple technique of suture anchor to repair tears of the anterior root of the medial meniscus. ...
  • Anti-complement treatment in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: where we stand and where we are going 

    Risitano, Antonio M. (2014)
    Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a clonal, non-malignant, hematological disorder characterized by the expansion of hematopoietic stem cells and progeny mature blood cells which are deficient in some surface ...
  • Are T-LGL leukemia and NK-chronic lymphoproliferative disorder really two distinct diseases? 

    Zambello, Renato; Teramo, Antonella; Gattazzo, Cristina; Semenzato, Gianpietro (2014)
    Mature Large Granular lymphocytes (LGL) disorders include a spectrum of conditions, ranging from polyclonal to clonal indolent and/or overt leukemic LGL proliferations. Most cases are represented by clonal expansions of ...
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for soft tissue injuries (assert): an online database protocol 

    Maffulli, G.; Hemmings, Steph; Maffulli, Nicola (2014)
    Background Soft tissue injuries and tendinopathies account for large numbers of chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is popular, and effective in the management of chronic tendon ...
  • 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 ...
  • Biology of Immunoglobulins 

    Berlot, Giorgio; Rossini, Perla; Turchet, Federica (2015)
    Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IvIg) are often administered to critically ill patients more as an act of faith than on the basis of relevant clinical studies. This particularly applies to the treatment of sepsis in ...
  • Breakthrough pain: the importance of baseline analgesic regimen with opioids 

    Zampi, Maddalena; Morabito, Antonietta; Salvato, Fabiana; Vinciguerra, Annamaria (2012)
    Pain is one of the most common and often most feared symptoms in patients with cancer. Ongoing or progressive pain is physically debilitating and has a marked impact on quality of life. During their illness, at least ...
  • A “broken heart” syndrome case after cesarean delivery. prevention and risk assessment 

    Petta, Raffaele; Zullo, Fulvio; Tipaldi, A.; Guida, Maurizio (2013)
  • Carotid and vagal body paragangliomas 

    Del Guercio, Luca; Narese, Donatella; Ferrara, Doriana; Butrico, Lucia; Padricelli, Andrea; Porcellini, Massimo (2013)
    Between 1972 and 2012, 25 patients presenting 32 paragangliomas of the neck were observed. Tumor locations included the carotid body (CBTs) in 21 patients and the vagus nerve in 4. Four patients had bilateral CBT and one ...