Chiara Morini

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PURPOSE To evaluate corneal curvature (K(m)) and axial length (AL) of eyes of term-born children aged <3.5 years with uncomplicated congenital cataract and provide age-specific estimates. METHODS This was a retrospective review of patients undergoing cataract extraction from January 1994 to December 2006. Exclusion criteria were preterm birth,(More)
PURPOSE The association of macular pigment (MP) with age-related macular degeneration has been extensively studied in recent years, and interest in a rapid, objective, and accurate technique to measure MP optical density (MPOD) has increased. The purpose of this study was to compare the MPOD values at specific loci around the fovea using the heterochromatic(More)
The aim of the present work was to analyze the regenerated muscle types I and II fibers of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles of mice, 8 months after damage induced by ACL myotoxin (ACLMT). Animals received 5 mg/kg of ACLMT into the subcutaneous lateral region of the right hind limb, near the Achilles tendon; contralateral muscles received saline.(More)
The response of different types of skeletal muscle fibers to a snake venom PLA2 myotoxin was tested in vivo by injecting ACL myotoxin (ACLMT) into mice. Both the soleus (slow-twitch) and gastrocnemius (fast-twitch) were examined at different time periods (3 h, 3 and 21 d) after the injection. All animals received 5 mg/kg myotoxin into the subcutaneous(More)
Blood amylase was evaluated as a sign of pancreas damage in 120 patients subjected to bile duct surgery. Increases justifying the description "acute pancreatitis" were noted only in cases involving the papilla and were small in other circumstances. Emphasis is placed on the value of this routine examination in the immediate postoperative period as a(More)