Alessandro Russo

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BACKGROUND Vasoconstrictive, proliferative and oxidative effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) are mediated by Ang II type 1 (AT1) receptors. The effects of Ang II via the Ang II type 2 (AT2) receptor subtype (AT2R) are less well defined. Growing evidence shows the existence of cross-talk between the Ang II receptor subtypes, which is revealed by AT1R(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to investigate the kinematics of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis in intact and ligament injured ankles and to assess how effective is the syndesmotic screw in restraining mortise width variations during passive foot flexion. MATERIALS AND METHODS The trials were carried out on seven fresh frozen cadaver specimens.(More)
In case of degenerative disease or lesion, bone tissue replacement and regeneration is an important clinical goal. In particular, nowadays, critical size defects rely on the engineering of scaffolds that are 3D structural supports, allowing cellular infiltration and subsequent integration with the native tissue. Several ceramic hydroxyapatite (HA) scaffolds(More)
BACKGROUND This paper reports an in-vitro study for evaluating the influence of the femoral tunnel orientation in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) double-bundle reconstructions. METHODS This work describes the experimental protocol and results obtained for six cadaver knees using the FlashPoint optical system (Image Guided, Boulder, Colorado, USA) and a(More)
The mathematical prediction of cell proliferation in porous scaffold still remains a challenge. The analysis of existing models and experimental data confirms a need for a new solution, which takes into account cells" development on the scaffold pore walls as well as some additional parameters such as the pore size, cell density in cellular layers, the(More)
The distributions of surnames in populations of small and large towns are almost exactly linearized by a log-log transformation. This indicates probable fit of genetic models to most such distributions, even when the number of surnames is very large. Genetic parameters can then be conveniently calculated from surname distributions. It was found that(More)
Achieving an efficient fixation for complicated fractures and scaffold application treatments is a challenging surgery problem. Although many fixation approaches have been advanced and actively pursued, the optimal solution for long bone defects has not yet been defined. This paper promotes an innovative fixation method based on application of magnetic(More)
Using a computer simulation for a series of births subject to various congenital malformations, the surveillance performance of the Multicommunity Sets Technique (MST) was compared to that of the Cumulative Sum Technique (CUSUM). Increases in malformation frequencies were simulated in (i) 6 out of 6 centres and (ii) only 3 out of 6 centres. MST was neither(More)
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