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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to quantify incidence rates (IR) and risks of de novo tumors (except nonmelanoma skin cancers) in patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in central and southern Italy. METHODS Data were collected on 1675 patients (75.5% males) who underwent OLT in six Italian transplantation centers in(More)
The relationship between genetic polymorphisms and migraine as a cause of an increased risk of thrombotic disorders development is still debated In this respect, factor V Leiden, factor V (H1299R), prothrombin G20210A, factor XIII (V34L), β-fibrinogen, MTHFR (C677T), MTHFR (A1298C), APO E, PAI-1, HPA-1 and ACE I/D seem to play a determinant role in vascular(More)
INTRODUCTION Metabolic syndrome (MS) is an important cardiovascular risk factor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of MS in an Italian kidney transplant recipient population and its relationship to the incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) after renal transplantation. METHODS The prevalence of MS was evaluated according(More)
Purpose. To report the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ocular infection after UVA-riboflavin corneal collagen cross-linking in a patient with atopic dermatitis. Methods. A 22-year-old man, with bilateral evolutive keratoconus and atopic dermatitis, underwent UVA-riboflavin corneal cross-linking and presented with rapidly(More)
Genetic factors that increase susceptibility to oxidative stress, endothelial disfunction and, possibly, stroke include angiotensin-converting enzyme gene deletion polymorphism (ACE-DD) and the methylentetrahydropholate reductase (MTHFR) C677-TT polymorphism. The relationship of ACE-DD genotype to ischemic stroke and cardiovascular disease is controversial,(More)
The management of biohazard in health care settings entails multidisciplinarity, valuing the interactions among stakeholders (General Manager, Medical Director, health care workers, prevention and protection units, infection control panels, occupational physicians), with the aim of protecting health and safety of workers, third parties and the health care(More)
The opacification of Akreos Adapt (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester; NY) intraocular lens (IOL) has been previously reported in Literature. A metabolic change in aqueous humour was considered as the main trigger factor to IOL opacification. We report our case and discuss the association with Ex-PRESS, highlighting the particular pattern of IOL opacification and its(More)
In the last years, the hypothesis that cortical hyperexcitability may play a role in the physiopathology of migraine led to the therapeutic use of some antiepileptic drugs. To evaluate the efficacy of levetiracetam as prophylactic treatment for migraine without aura in elderly patients. We performed a small open-label trial treating 13 elderly patients(8F(More)
Few studies have investigated the relationship between strabismus and balance, and those that do exist focused on patients within a limited age range, while no studies on possible age-related changes have yet been conducted. Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate whether the balance strategies adopted by patients with congenital or early onset(More)