Daniela Alessi

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Scarring of the vocal folds can occur as the result of blunt laryngeal trauma or, more commonly, as the result of surgical, iatrogenic injury after excision or removal of vocal fold lesions. The scarring results in replacement of healthy tissue by fibrous tissue and can irrevocably alter vocal fold function and lead to a decreased or absent vocal fold(More)
Reflux nephropathy is an important cause of chronic renal failure in children. After the parenchymal scar, the progression is thought to be mediated by glomerular hypertension in remnant nephrons resulting in modifications in permselectivity to macromolecules. Proteinuria correlates with a progressive course. The glomerular permselectivity to macromolecules(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To determine the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in a population-based cohort of long-term survivors of childhood cancer in Piedmont, northwestern Italy. PATIENTS AND METHODS During 2003, a 15-item Health Utilities Index questionnaire was mailed to 1005 5-year survivors, identified from the population-based Childhood Cancer Registry(More)
The majority of childhood cancer cases survive to adulthood. We describe the experience of marriage and reproduction as indicators of quality of life, in a population-based cohort of adult long-term survivors after early cancer reported to the Childhood Cancer Registry of Piedmont. The study included 1237 survivors with a malignant neoplasm diagnosed during(More)
It is generally thought that antigens inducing the formation of IgA immune complexes in primary IgA nephropathy and responsible for mesangial immune deposits are of infectious and alimentary origin. To investigate the possible role of alimentary antigens in eliciting the IgA mucosal immune response we studied the reactivity and the formation of mesangial(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the characteristics of respondents and nonrespondents in a survey of childhood cancer survivors recorded in the Childhood Cancer Registry of Piedmont and their current primary care general practitioners. Eligible subjects were identified from the Childhood Cancer Registry of Piedmont and the referring general(More)
AIM The Cri du Chat syndrome (SCdC / [OMIM #123450]) is a rare disease characterized by the deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5. The typical clinical features are the cat-like cry, microcephaly, a distinct facial phenotype and a severe psychomotor and mental retardation. The aim of this study was to provide an analysis on the data concerning the life(More)
In the "Epikit study" [1], P. Piscitelli with 27 co-authors from 20 scientific institutions estimated the absolute number of hospital admissions for newly diagnosed cancer in people aged 0-19 in Italian provinces and regions in 2007-2011.[...].