Cristina Maggio

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Indinavir therapy has demonstrated promise in the treatment of HIV-1 infection in clinical trials; however, its efficacy in a U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where access to therapy is generally unimpeded, is unknown. A review of the Miami cohort was conducted for the year beginning May 1996 to evaluate response to indinavir plus two nucleoside(More)
BACKGROUND In the last years thalassemic patients gained a good improvement in prognosis and life style. However, short stature and hypogonadism are still frequent endocrine problems in this population. METHODS In a group of eleven thalassemic males (14-18 years old), the spontaneous nocturnal endocrine patterns of LH and FSH and plasma gonadotropins in(More)
Thyroid status in humans is an important factor in the regulation of lipoprotein metabolism. There are several data on hypothyroidism in the adult population, but less information is available about congenital hypothyroidism. Since lipid metabolism at birth is substantially different from that of adults, it is not likely that the same abnormalities that(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to analyze the clinical and functional effect of the p.Q703K (p. Q705K, c. 2107C>A) variant of the NLRP3 gene in a population of patients screened for suspected cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS). METHODS Since 2002, 580 patients underwent molecular analysis for NLRP3. Data on clinical presentation, response(More)
Echinococcosis/hydatidosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused in humans by the larval stage of the Echinococcus granulosus cestode. Although notification of infestation is required, there are no reliable data on the prevalence of this parasitosis among humans in Italy. This zoonosis was first reported in ancient times (Hippocrates, fourth century BC) and since(More)
We report on the diagnostics, the therapeutics and the follow-up (to 3 years and 5 months) of a newborn affected by X-linked congenital adrenal hypoplasia. After the beginning of substitute hormonal therapy, the patient underwent periodical clinical examinations, with particular attention to the growth, and laboratory tests, which monitored the hormonal(More)
The purpose of the present study was to assess the presence and the time-course of contrast-enhancement in the pituitary gland and pituitary stalk of 24 patients with isolated growth hormone (GH) deficiency and multiple pituitary hormone deficiency. The patients were evaluated clinically (auxological measurements), endocrinologically (spontaneous GH(More)
The seric levels of IGF1 and IGFBP3 and their molar ratio, together with clinical and auxological parameters, have been evaluated in 16 patients (8 males and 8 females), of average age of 11.6 +/- 8.66 months, who were suffering from complex food allergy and were subjected to a balanced diet will excluded the "offending" food. The results, compared with(More)
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