Anna Maria Caringella

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INTRODUCTION Ovarian cancer is highly sensitive to chemotherapy but also shows a high rate of recurrence and drug resistance. These negative outcomes mostly depend on altered apoptotic pathways, making the design of new therapeutic strategies based on the induction of other types of cell death highly desirable. Several lines of research are now addressing(More)
OBJECTIVES The estrogen level decline in menopausal status is involved in physiological alterations of different human tissues including vaginal mucosa. In this study, we have evaluated the estrogen receptor (ER) and estrogen receptor-related receptor (ERR) expression in tissue samples of posterior vaginal wall obtained from pre- and post-menopausal women.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether decreased estrogen receptor alpha (ER-α) expression in endometriotic lesions could be balanced by an increased expression of estrogen receptor-related receptors (ERRs). To evaluate whether ERR-α expression is influenced by hormonal change in fertile and menopausal women. DESIGN Prospective controlled study. SETTING(More)
Under normal conditions, in human endometrium, apoptotic and antiapoptotic factors play an important role in tissue homeostasis. Abnormalities of apoptosis, a process implicated in several events in the reproductive organs, may contribute to neoplastic transformation. The present study aimed to investigate the involvement of both the receptorial and the(More)
Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor belongs to the group of sex cord-stromal tumors of the ovary. These neoplasms account for less than 0.5% of all ovarian tumors and are more often encountered in young women between the ages of 20 and 30 years who usually become virilized. We described an unusual case of Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor in a postmenopausal women who(More)
OBJECTIVES Detectable human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Reports on the prevalence of detectable HPV DNA among transsexuals (not sex workers) are scarce. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of detectable HPV DNA in a clinic sample of transsexuals and to assess the relationship between(More)
The European Medicines Agency strongly recommends administration of trabectedin through a central venous catheter (CVC) to minimize the risk of extravasation. However, CVCs place patients at risk of catheter-related complications and have a significant budgetary impact for oncology departments. The most frequently used CVCs are subcutaneously implanted(More)
We report the efficacy of a minimally invasive approach of the multidose protocol with methotrexate (MTX) in the management of three cases of interstitial pregnancy (IP), with elevated serum β-hCG in two cases. New considerations and management strategies are discussed. Successful termination of IP and in one case, a subsequent successful pregnancy, was(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound elastography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique able to quantitatively characterize the stiffness of a given tissue. It has been shown to predict the risk for cervical insufficiency and preterm delivery, and to allow differentiation of malignancy from normal tissue. The present study sought to evaluate whether cervical tissue(More)