Antonino Scarinci

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DESIGN In order to characterize whether different degrees of adipose tissue storage may be associated with markers of early atherosclerosis, we evaluated oxidant-antioxidant status and inflammatory markers and determined carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in healthy constitutional lean and obese pre-pubertal children. METHODS Eighty healthy(More)
Obesity in children appears to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life. Early development of insulin resistance and impaired oxidant-antioxidant status may lead to endothelial dysfunction and increased carotid intima media thickness (IMT) even in childhood. The aim of this study was to measure IMT and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in children with a positive family history of premature cardiovascular disease (PFHPCD) and the relationship between cIMT and other known risk factors (insulin resistance, oxidant status and lipid profile) involved in structural vascular changes. METHODS Anthropometric(More)
The most common toxicity in clinical trials with 5-FU, in mono or polychemotherapy, is stomatitis, diarrhea, hand-foot syndrome. In this case report, the 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) cardiotoxicity, an uncommon 5-FU-related toxicity, has been investigated. Cardiotoxicity reports are uncommon because the problem is not well known. This study is also a review of the(More)
Climate change impacts on water resources, particularly groundwater, is a highly debated topic worldwide, triggering international attention and interest from both researchers and policy makers due to its relevant link with European water policy directives (e.g. 2000/60/EC and 2007/118/EC) and related environmental objectives. The understanding of long-term(More)
Heart allograft outcome is unpredictable and acute rejection episodes still occur despite the improvement of immunosuppressive regimens. We therefore investigated whether the immunopathological profile of endomyocardial biopsies might underlie the variations in the clinical course of a graft. Biopsies from transplanted patients were analysed by histology,(More)
References 1. Xiao-zheng Yahg, Ying Liu, Jie Mi, Chao-shu Tang, Jun-bao DU: Preclinical atherosclerosis evaluated by carotid artery intimamedia thickness and the risk factors in children. Chin Med J 2007, 120:359-362. 2. Schwab KO, Krebs A, Krebs K, Schorb E, Hallermann K, SupertiFurga A, Zieger B, Marz W, Schmidt-Trucksass A, Winkler K: Early(More)
OBJECTIVE Perfectionism, poor self-esteem and stress have all been described as important risk factors for eating disorders. The purpose of this study was to assess whether a stressful situation is significantly correlated to and associated with significantly higher levels of perfectionism, stress, quantifiable measures of eating disorders, and with(More)