Chiara Dentone

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Activities of low-fat diets with olive oil or corn oil on lipids and platelets were studied in 23 middle-aged patients with high atherosclerosis risk for 8 wk. The olive oil diet had a polyunsaturated-saturated ratio of 0.33 vs 1.28 for the corn oil diet. Plasma total cholesterol was reduced with corn oil, but high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels(More)
Control of HIV replication in elite controller (EC) and long-term nonprogressor (LTNP) patients has been associated with efficient CD8(+)cytotoxic T-lymphocyte function. However, innate immunity may play a role in HIV control. We studied the expression of natural cytotoxicity receptors (NKp46, NKp30, and NKp44) and their induction over a short time frame(More)
OBJECTIVES Lopinavir/ritonavir is approved for treatment of HIV-infected children at a dosage regimen of 230/57.5 mg/m(2) twice daily. However, once daily administration could increase convenience and patient adherence. Our study aimed at evaluating whether inhibitory concentrations are maintained in plasma following administration of lopinavir/ritonavir(More)
BACKGROUND One-third of HIV-infected individuals suffer from chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) in Europe. Recommendations from HCV-HIV International Panel advise current treatment with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin. We assessed the impact of interferon and ribavirin combination in 43 patients between 2002 and 2006. PATIENTS AND METHODS All(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical Trials (CTs) are indispensable instruments for evidence-based medicine and frequently necessitate the management, sharing and analysis of large amounts of data amongst partners in different locations. METHODS To effectively satisfy these requirements, the proposed solution combines a web platform and a Clinical Data Management System(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, Highly-Active Anti-Retroviral Therapies (HAARTs) have modified the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) life-cycle and the disease is now considered chronic. Consequently, a longitudinal and complex follow-up is now required for HIV positive patients during their lifetime. Moreover, patients often encounter various complications(More)
Residual immune activation was studied in 51 HIV-infected individuals, 16 with viral load between 1 and 20 copies/ml and 35 with viral load less than 1 copy/ml, and compared with results in 20 healthy blood donors. Higher T-cell activation and IP-10/CXCL10, MIG/CXCL9 and sCD14 plasma levels persisted in both HIV+ groups. The proportion of activated HLA-DR+(More)
This is a cross-sectional, case-control study analyzing the effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) including or not maraviroc, on circulating monocytes and natural killer cells. Sixty-eight HIV-positive patients virologically suppressed receiving ART at least 6 months were subdivided as receiving (group 1) or not (group 2) maraviroc in their ART. Frequency(More)