Anna Corsini

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We describe a Sicilian family presenting a recessive form of hypercholesterolemia harboring a mutation of the autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH) gene. In two of the three sibs, a 26-year-old male and a 22-year-old female, a severe hypercholesterolemia was diagnosed with very high levels of plasma cholesterol (15.9 and 12.2 mmol/l, respectively);(More)
Mutations on the apolipoprotein (apo) B gene that interfere with the full-length translation of the apoB molecule are associated with familial hypobetalipoproteinemia (FHBL), a disease characterized by the reduction of plasma apoB and LDL cholesterol. In this report, we describe an FHBL kindred carrying a unique truncated apoB form, apoB-87Padova. Sequence(More)
50 young patients suffering from recurrent respiratory infections (RRI) were treated with pidotimod ((R)-3-[(S)-(5-oxo-2- pyrrolidinyl) carbonyl]-thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid, PGT/1A, CAS 121808-62-6) (one 400 mg ampoule twice a day) or placebo, according to a double-blind experimental design. The treatment period was 20 days and there was then a 60-day(More)
AIMS Although acute heart failure (AHF) is a potential complication of acute aortic syndromes (AAS), its clinical details and management implications have been scarcely evaluated. This study aimed to assess prevalence, pathophysiological mechanisms, impact on treatment, and in-hospital mortality of AHF in AAS. METHODS AND RESULTS Data were collected from(More)
Purpose: Theoretical data and experimental assumptions indicate that intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy may play a role in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis. The feasibility, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of intraperitoneal hyperthermic perfusion with mitoxantrone were studied in patients with pretreated ovarian cancer. Methods: After(More)
BACKGROUND In acute coronary syndromes (ACS), the influence of cerebro-vascular disease (CVD) and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD) on short-midterm outcome has been well established. Data on long-term outcome however, are limited. Our study aimed to explore the effect of CVD and PAD on long-term outcome in a cohort of unselected ACS patients, including(More)
AIMS Despite troponin assay being a part of the diagnostic work up in many conditions with acute chest pain, little is known about its frequency and clinical implications in acute aortic syndromes (AASs). In our study we assessed frequency, impact on diagnostic delay, inappropriate treatments, and prognosis of troponin elevation in AAS. METHODS AND(More)
We sought to evaluate the rates, time course, and causes of death in the long-term follow-up of unselected patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). We enrolled 2046 consecutive patients hospitalized from January 2004 to December 2005 with an audited final diagnosis of ACS. The primary study end point was 5-year all-cause mortality. In our series, 896(More)
The activity of pidotimod ((R)-3-[(S)-(5-oxo-2-pyrrolidinyl) carbonyl]-thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid, PGT/1A, CAS 121808-62-6) was evaluated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, multicentre trial, on 120 pediatric patients affected by recurrent respiratory infections. The clinical course of acute infections was favourable both in placebo and(More)
AIMS The use of high-sensitivity cardiac Troponin T (hs-cTnT) assay might lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS). This study assessed the epidemiological, clinical and prognostic impact of introducing hs-cTnT in the everyday clinical practice of an Emergency Department. METHODS AND RESULTS We compared all consecutive(More)