Carolyn Cimino

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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)
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)
We investigated synthesis of plasminogen by the isolated rat liver perfused in vitro for 10 hours. Studies were performed under basal conditions as well as under conditions of hormone stimulation known to augment synthesis of acute-phase reactant proteins by the isolated perfused rat liver. In six control perfusions, mean cumulative synthesis of plasminogen(More)
PURPOSE Activated protein C (APC) is a naturally occurring anticoagulant that interacts with factors V and VIII to inhibit the clotting cascade. Resistance to APC (APC-R), hypothesized to occur as a result of an abnormal factor V, has been documented in up to 40% of patients with venous thrombotic events, but its prevalence in patients with arterial disease(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)
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)
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)