Daniela Maiorca

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GOALS To evaluate the effectiveness of psychiatric counseling in reducing the rate of development of psychiatric side effects of antiviral therapy with interferon-α and ribavirin among study participants compared with standard clinical monitoring alone. BACKGROUND Interferon-α is used to treat chronic hepatitis C. Interferons may induce adverse events(More)
AIM To compare changes in the oxidation-reduction balance and endothelial function before and after meal in patients with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance and determine the effects of standard antioxidant supplementation. METHODS Forty diabetics and 40 subjects with impaired glucose tolerance were compared with a control group. We assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE To reveal a possible reduction of the aorto-mesenteric angle and to diagnose suspected cases of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome. It was controlled, prospective study in which, in order to reveal a possible reduction of aorto-mesenteric angle, the following techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cohort of patients referred to our(More)
BACKGROUND: In the past few years, the main role of human milk in infant nutrition has been progressively recognised not only for nutritional but also for biological aspects. Human milk fat globule membrane protein (HMFGMP) composition is still largely unknown, although accounting for 2–4% of total milk proteins, and contains several important biologically(More)
Since aminoglycoside efficacy is proportional to serum peak/MIC ratio and linked to post antibiotic effect, use of netilmicin once rather than twice a day has been proposed. On the other hand netilmicin might play a role in drug-induced nephrotoxicity, mainly on proximal tubule. Urinary retinol binding protein (RBP) and alpha1 microglobulin (alpha1m) are(More)
OBJECTIVES Characterization of Treg lymphocytes (CD4+CD25+) in immune response in patients with chronic viral hepatitis C. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two groups of patients were included: Group A (10 patients with chronic hepatitis C); Group B (10 healthy controls). In both groups, liver markers, liver function tests, lymphocyte typing, serum HCV-RNA were(More)
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