Alberto Pazzaglia

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BACKGROUND Growth-inhibitory autocrine polypeptides such as transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta may play a role in the control of normal epithelial cell proliferation and differentiation. In addition, TGF-beta has a central role in extracellular matrix homeostasis and regulates the immune response at the local level. In this study immunohistochemistry was(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the efficacy of the intravitreal (IVT) injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide (TA) as compared to posterior subtenon (SBT) capsule injection for the treatment of cystoid diabetic macular edema. METHODS Fourteen patients with type II diabetes mellitus and on insulin treatment, presenting diffuse cystoid macular edema were recruited.(More)
This paper reports chemotactic studies on human polymorphonuclear leukocytes using prostaglandins, prostaglandin precursors and prostaglandin metabolites in vitro. Chemotaxis could not be demonstrated when arachidonic acid, prostaglandins D2, E1, E2, F2alpha, and the prostaglandin metabolites 15 keto E2, 15 keto F2alpha were incubated with polymorphonuclear(More)
PURPOSE To describe an unusual case of bilateral progressive facial hemiatrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome (PRS)) associated with retinal vasculitis. METHODS In a 37-year-old man with bilateral PRS, retinal vasculitis of the right eye was evident on fundus examination and fluorescein angiography. Right temporalis muscle biopsy and needle electromyography of(More)
A case of occult coeliac disease (CD) presenting with recurrent monoarthritis in a boy aged 11 years is reported. The case is unique due to the association of occult untreated CD and arthritis in childhood. Peripheral or axial arthritis as a first manifestation of occult CD has been described in adult patients, with an interval between the arthritis and CD(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical outcome of surgical treatment for macular serous detachment associated with optic disc pit with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) without laser photocoagulation on the temporal edge. METHODS Vitrectomy was performed in 8 eyes of 8 patients (mean age 27.25 years; range 12-57 years) with unilateral macular detachment associated(More)