Daniel Pirici

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Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1) represent the major water and glutamate astrocyte buffering gateways in the brain. Utilizing perilesional ischemic human cortices, we have performed here for the first time an integrative assessment on both AQP4 and GLT-1, and on their proximity to blood vessels and neurons. Counting the relative number(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the C-reactive protein (CRP) response after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) and its relationship to outcome. We additionally characterized early brain localization of CRP. METHODS In this prospective, multicenter, international, collaborative, longitudinal study with cross-sectional immunohistochemical analysis of brain(More)
Chronic hypertension and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) are the main pathologies which can induce the rupture of cerebral vessels and intracerebral hemorrhages, as a result of degenerative changes in the vascular wall. A lot of progress has been made in this direction since the successful creation of the first mouse model for the study of Alzheimer's(More)
The varied morphological forms in which astrocytes occur in brain of ischemic/hemorrhagic stroke and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients are complex and the mechanisms that drive their formation are not yet properly understood. Subjective differences can be described between these pathologies in what it concerns astrocyte implication, but these have not been(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are well-recognized denominators for extracellular matrix remodeling in the pathology of both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Recent data on non-nervous system tissue showed intracellular and even intranuclear localizations for different MMPs, and together with this, a plethora of new functions have been proposed for these(More)
We study here the histopathological changes in twenty-two cases of acute ischemic stroke. The average age of the patients was 62-year-old, and the interval from the onset of the disease to the death varied from 6 hours to 15 years. The brain lesions after acute stroke were observed in all regions. Their evolution allowed us to classify them in fourth(More)
INTRODUCTION Numerous anti-angiogenic agents are currently developed to limit tumor growth and metastasis. While these drugs offer hope for cancer patients, their transient effect on tumor vasculature is difficult to assess in clinical settings. Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is a novel endoscopic imaging technology that enables histological(More)
Pathological diagnosis of prostate adenocarcinoma often requires complementary methods. On prostate biopsy tissue from 39 patients including benign nodular hyperplasia (BNH), atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH), and adenocarcinomas, we have performed combined histochemical-immunohistochemical stainings for argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions(More)
Corpora amylacea (CA) are glycoprotein-based depositions that accumulate in the normal aging brain or consecutively to different neuro-degenerative diseases. Although controversies still exists in what it regards their origins and functions, their morphology is described simply as round basophilic entities based on bi-dimensional observations. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains a leading cause of death by cancer worldwide. Computerized diagnosis systems relying on novel imaging markers gained significant importance in recent years. Our aim was to integrate a novel morphometric measurement--the fractal dimension (FD)--into an artificial neural network (ANN) designed to(More)