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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)
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)
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)
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)
52 patients with septate uterus underwent hysteroscopic metroplasty in the Obstetric and Gynecologic Clinic "R" in Palermo. In this group of patients ultrasound examinations were also performed in order to define their role in diagnosis of type of malformations and in monitoring the endoscopic surgical procedure. Preliminary results seem to indicate that(More)
125 male subjects belonging to infertile couples with negative or doubtful PCT underwent the following tests: IgG MAR Test, seminal TAT, indirect IgG-IgA-IgM-IBT in the seminal plasma, serum TAT, serum SIT, serum IgG-IgA-IgM-IBT. There was no significant difference in the incidence of autoimmunized patients and those resulting from classical testing methods(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)
In vitro fertilization is used for several years as a technique for resolving infertility problems due to moderate or severe oligospermia. More recently, techniques of micro-insemination of oocytes have also become available for cases of extremely severe oligospermia which cannot be resolved by classical I.V.F. Nevertheless, although these particular(More)