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AIMS Several clinical studies have proposed using d-dimer as an initial screening test to exclude thrombosis in cases of suspected (DVT). In published series, these assays have variable sensitivity, raising concerns that they may not be sufficiently robust for clinical practice. The aim of the study was to examine the sensitivity of two commercially(More)
A major pathway for detoxification of the highly reactive lipid peroxidation product, 4-hydroxy-2,3-trans-nonenal (HNE) is through the conjugation with glutathione (GSH). We have studied the metabolism of GS-HNE conjugate by the enzyme gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT) using its purified form, as well as a GGT-overexpressing fibroblast cell line (V79 GGT).(More)
The present paper describes investigations following the analysis of a urine specimen containing important amounts of an unknown substance detected by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. FPIA analysis was positive (cutoff 0.3 mg/L) and Triage 8 rapid test was negative (cutoff 1 mg/L) for amphetamines. Considering the GC-MS spectrum, two(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the WHOQOL-BRIEF (e.g., construct and internal validity, concurrent validity with the MOS SF-36 and test-retest reliability). The WHOQOL-BRIEF is a 26-items self-report instrument which assesses four domains assumed to represent the Quality Of Life (QOL) construct: physical domain,(More)
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