Alvise Berti

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Tumor-infiltrating myeloid cells convey proangiogenic programs that counteract the efficacy of antiangiogenic therapy. Here, we show that blocking angiopoietin-2 (ANG2), a TIE2 ligand and angiogenic factor expressed by activated endothelial cells (ECs), regresses the tumor vasculature and inhibits progression of late-stage, metastatic MMTV-PyMT mammary(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the efficacy and safety of different biological agents in a large cohort of 20 patients with adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD). METHOD We retrospectively evaluated 20 patients with severe or refractory AOSD treated with at least one biological agent (anakinra, etanercept, tocilizumab, and adalimumab), followed up for at least 12(More)
OBJECTIVES Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare inflammatory disorder characterised by organ infiltration by non-Langerhans' histiocytes. Although rare, ECD is clearly an overlooked diagnosis. No data specifically addressing the most frequent presentations of ECD at the time of onset in a large cohort of patients are currently available. METHODS We(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS To estimate the prevalence and the direct cost of pharmacologically-treated diabetes in Italy. METHODS The ARNO observatory database, containing the 20-year medical prescriptions of over 10 million Italian people, was used. Ten-year longitudinal data were available in 22 Local Health Districts (LHD). Subjects were classified as having(More)
OBJECTIVE Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis typically affecting temporal arteries. In at least 15% of cases, GCA also features inflammation of the aorta and its primary branches. Large-vessel inflammation restricted to proximal limb arteries in the absence of temporal and aortic involvement (Limb Restricted, LR) is rare and not well(More)
OBJECTIVES Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare form of histiocytosis characterised by uncontrolled chronic inflammation. The oncogenic BRAF(V600E) mutation has been reported in biopsies in 19 out of 37 patients with ECD from the largest published cohort, but never found in the patients' peripheral blood. Also, the role of the mutation in the(More)
Drug induced exfoliative dermatitis (ED) are a group of rare and severe drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHR) involving skin and usually occurring from days to several weeks after drug exposure. Erythema multiforme (EM), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are the main clinical presentations of drug induced ED. Overall, T(More)