Attilio Morrone

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BACKGROUND Low fat utilization is linked to weight gain and to the presence of certain atherosclerosis markers. It is not clear whether the presence of hyperlipidemia can further affect nutrients utilization. The main objective of this study was to investigate the fasting fuel utilization of obese subjects suffering from hypertriglyceridemia, and to compare(More)
Rheumatoid hyperplastic synovial lining cells and sublining fibroblasts are known to produce, in vivo and in vitro, matrix metallo-proteinases which degrade extracellular matrix components of joints. We have studied by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization the presence of matrix metallo-proteinase stromelysin 3 and its potential inhibitors TIMP-1(More)
Twenty apparently healthy homosexuals from Italy and five patients with lymphadenopathic syndrome (LAS) were studied for specific cell mediated immunity (CMI) to Cytomegalovirus (CMV), by means of the leukocyte migration inhibition test (LMIT). Total circulating T cells and T cell subpopulations were also investigated by the use of specific monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and encompass Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. IBD are often associated with extraintestinal manifestations affecting multiple organs including the liver. Increased levels of serum aminotransferases, possibly related to(More)
Schnitzler's syndrome has been described in 1972. It associates a chronic urticaria with leukocytoclastic vasculitis, a macroglobulinemia, bone pains, hyperostosis. In the twenty three cases reported, the evolution is benign but three patients including the princeps case developed a Waldenström's disease or a lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma. We present the case(More)
The epileptogenic and neurodegenerative effects of gamma-dendrotoxin, from Dendroaspis angusticeps, a specific blocker of a non-inactivating, voltage-sensitive K+ channel, were studied after focal injection into one dorsal hippocampus in rats pretreated with CGP040116, a N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, and in rats bearing a monolateral(More)
The aim of this study was to highlight the advantages of rapid access to a palliative radiotherapy unit adopting a multidisciplinary approach to symptom management to relieve pain and improve quality of life in patients with bone metastases. From January 2007 to December 2008, 142 oncological patients were treated with linear accelerator radiotherapy (RT)(More)
In order to assess the reliability of some recently proposed methods for angiographic diagnosis and quantification of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), the left ventricular silhouettes obtained by cineangiography in 48 patients with typical auscultatory and M-mode MVP findings were examined. The following methods were tested in 40 angiographic studies that were(More)