Antonio D’agostino

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Spheno-orbital meningioma (SOM) is an intriguing tumor because of the many different factors that can influence clinical and oncological outcome after treatment. Reasoning that outcome indicator measurement is key to improving therapy, we retrospectively evaluated the management of proptosis and other ocular symptoms in 47 patients surgically treated for(More)
5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX), along with 12-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenases, metabolizes arachidonic acid into eicosanoids. In rodents, 12-lipoxygenase deficiency alters behavioral responses to cocaine. We used 5-LOX-deficient mice and their controls to investigate cocaine’s actions. After repeated cocaine injections, the increase in locomotor activity was(More)
Biomaterials employed for the bone regeneration can be assayed for specific features such as osteoconductivity and gene expression. In this study, the composite HA/collagen/chondroitin-sulfate biomaterial was investigated using an engineered human cell line, named Saos-eGFP. This cell line, a green fluorescent engineered human osteoblast-like cell, was(More)
A new immunological investigation was carried out to study the association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Simian virus 40 (SV40). To this end, a new indirect ELISA was employed with two mimotopes from SV40 large T antigen (Tag), the viral oncoprotein, to analyse for specific reactions to antibodies in sera from non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients and controls,(More)
PURPOSE Several authors have described zygoma implants as a reliable surgical option to rehabilitate severe maxillary defects in case of extreme atrophy or oncological resections. The aim of this study is to report a new technical approach to the rehabilitation of a complex oronasal defect by means of a zygoma-implant-supported full-arch dental prosthesis(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe a modified technique using only biological dura substitute (Lyoplant®) associated or not to a sheet of Medpore® (porous polyethylene plate) avoiding the use of Silastic® or Merocel® packing for endoscopic endonasal reduction of medial orbital wall fracture. An interventional case report was used involving two(More)
Extreme atrophy of the jaws constitutes a challenge for maxillofacial surgeons. The technique involving Le Fort I osteotomy, bone grafting, and endosseous implants remains the gold standard treatment for class V and class VI atrophy of the maxilla. As severe maxillary atrophy is associated to impaired microvascularization of overlying soft tissues,(More)
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