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We assessed the immunogenicity, safety and tolerability of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) administered three, five and 11 months post-natally to 46 pre-term (PT) and 46 full-term (FT) infants. After each dose, there was no significant difference between the groups in antibody levels for any of the vaccine serotypes. After the second dose,(More)
Between 1956 and 1987 operations were performed on 36 patients below the age of 20 years for epidermoid and dermoid cysts of the central nervous system. Seventeen tumors were intracranial intradural lesions (47%): 12 were located in the supratentorial region (71%) and 5 were located in the infratentorial region (29%). Ten of these tumors (59%) were seated(More)
16 couples belonging to couples with negative or doubtful PCT were selected according to the presence of antisperm immunization. 12 patients, 5 male and 7 female, showed both localized and generalized immunization. The former was diagnosed by means of a positive IgG MAR-Test, direct IgG Immunobead-Test, direct IgG Immunobead-Test and seminal TAT in the male(More)
Acetylcarnitine (AC), present in human spermatozoa and seminal fluid, plays an important role in sperm metabolism. To further investigate the effect of AC on sperm quality, AC (4 g/day) was given to 20 patients with idiopathic oliogasthenospermia for 60 days. AC had no effects on sperm density and total motility, but it did significantly increase(More)
In order to evaluate the preventive action of certain drugs in the formation of adhesions, three different types of trauma were induced in the uterine horns of 105 female Wistar rats. The animals were divided into six groups of 15 rats each and to each group was administered respectively: aprotinin i.p.; hydrocortisone i.p.; dextran 70 i.p.; colchicine(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate immunogenicity, reactogenicity, and safety of a hexavalent combination vaccine diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated polio virus-Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib) when coadministered with a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). METHODS Infants received either a hexavalent(More)
This study outlines the vascular territories of the cerebral arteries that originate from the Willis circle to supply limbic structures in the guinea pig brain. The entire cerebral vascular system was visualized in four preliminary experiments by performing superselective microangiographic studies with iodine contrast medium perfusion of the whole brain(More)
344 couples with infertility unrelated to female organic pelvic disease underwent Direct Intraperitoneal Insemination (DIPI) for a total of a 429 DIPI cycles. Pregnancy per couple was 16.5% and per DIPI cycle 13.2%. DIPI was particularly effective in cases of infertility due to cervical mucus insufficiency and unexplained infertility with results(More)
The Authors record the results in a group of patients with immunologic recurrent abortion (IRA) treated with two different immunoprophylaxis regimen. The first one is an active prophylaxis therapy with preparation and administration from donor mononucleates. According to their previous original experience, the Authors started giving high doses of IV-Ig (HD(More)
In order to evaluate the theoretic coverage of the heptavalent conjugate vaccine against community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) during the first years of life, the anti-capsular IgG antibodies to the nine more common pneumococcal serotypes (1, 4, 5, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, 23F) were quantitated in 196 affected children aged 2-5 years by means of enzyme-linked(More)