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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, fibrotic disorder underlain by aberrant wound healing of repeated lung injury. Environmental triggers and genetic background are likely to act as modifiers of the fibrotic response. Erythrocyte complement receptor 1 is a membrane protein mediating the transport of immune complexes to phagocytes. Three gene(More)
Ninety children and adolescents with autoimmune thyroid disease were screened for celiac disease. All 90 patients were typed for HLA antigen class I and II and for HLA-DQA1 and DQB1 heterodimers. Celiac disease and DQA1*0501, DQB1*02 were found in 7 (7.8%) patients. The prevalence of celiac disease was 1 of 13. Screening for celiac disease is recommended in(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of remote patient monitoring (RPM) on the outcome of chronic heart failure (HF) patients. BACKGROUND RPM via regularly scheduled structured telephone contact between patients and health care providers or electronic transfer of physiological data using remote access technology via remote(More)
The 'stem cell burden' hypothesis represents a plausible explanation for the association between birth-weight and the risk of breast cancer in adulthood. The size of the overall stem cell pool would be expected to affect organ size and consequently birth-weight, making birth-weight a proxy for the overall number of fetal stem cells. As stem cells are(More)
Physical activity may protect from the adverse effects of obesity. In obese children, an increased adherence and a decreased drop-out rate during exercise could be achieved with adapted activities. We studied a recreational 12-week controlled training program for sedentary obese children, including interactive video games. We enrolled 22 obese subjects(More)
AIMS To assess the cost-effectiveness and the cost utility of remote patient monitoring (RPM) when compared with the usual care approach based upon differences in the number of hospitalizations, estimated from a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs). METHODS AND RESULTS We reviewed the literature published between January 2000 and September(More)
In this study, the distribution of HLA-A alleles was analyzed in Italian Alzheimer's Disease (AD)patients. Interaction between HLA alleles, APOE genotypes, age of onset, and gender were also analyzed. The results were compared to those obtained in healthy controls (HC). One hundred-seventy-three AD patients and 258 age-and-sex-matched healthy controls were(More)
Birth weight is known to be a direct indicator of perinatal mortality and a clear predictor of adult pathologies too. It has been correlated with several causes of mortality in adulthood: low birth weight with diabetes, nephropathy and cardiovascular diseases and high birth weight with autoimmune diseases and cancer. In genome-wide studies, an extended(More)
Asthma allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis are multifactorial disorders influenced by various familial and environmental factors. The correlation between maternal and fetal immunoglobulin E (IgE) seems to be caused by genetic factors rather than placental transfer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and quantify the relationship of IgE levels(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The HER2 status of small endoscopic biopsies is important for predicting the eligibility of patients with metastatic HER2-positive gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) cancer for anti-HER2 therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The aim of this study was to identify the minimum biopsy set required(More)