Elena Raffetti

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The systemic inflammatory response has been postulated as having prognostic significance in a wide range of different cancer types. We aimed to assess the prognostic role of inflammatory markers on survival in HIV-infected patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), and to compute a prognostic score based on inflammatory biomarkers. We evaluated data on HIV(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied survival and associated risk factors in an Italian nationwide cohort of HIV-infected individuals after an AIDS-defining cancer (ADC) or non-AIDS-defining cancer (NADC) diagnosis in the modern cART era. METHODS Multi-center, retrospective, observational study of HIV patients included in the MASTER Italian Cohort with a cancer(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS In the natural history of hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronic infection, the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk is unclear. We assessed incidence and predictors of HCC by a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS We included longitudinal studies and randomized controlled trials assessing HCC incidence in untreated patients with HBV(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate prevalence and incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in paediatric and adult populations in Italy. METHODS The study was carried out in Valtrompia, a valley in northern Italy, where a relatively close community lives, in 2009-2012. The only referral centre for SLE in the area is the Rheumatology Unit of the University(More)
The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), two low cost, routinely available inflammatory indices, have been found to be associated with risk of death in patients with solid cancer, in both general population and HIV-positive subjects. However, no study investigated the role of NLR and PLR as predictive of cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Sinonasal mucosal melanoma is a rare malignancy with poor prognosis. METHODS Patients with sinonasal malignant melanoma who underwent surgery by different approaches were included in this study. Overall survival (OS) and event-free survival were calculated, and statistically significant variables by univariate analysis were entered in a(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to assess cancer incidence and mortality for all-causes and factors related to risk of death in an Italian cohort of HIV infected unselected patients as compared to the general population. METHODS We conducted a retrospective (1986-2012) cohort study on 16 268 HIV infected patients enrolled in the MASTER cohort. The standardized(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed at evaluating frequency and factors associated with late presentation and advanced HIV disease and excess risk of death due to these conditions from 1985 to 2013 among naïve HIV infected patients enrolled in the Italian MASTER Cohort. METHODS All antiretroviral naive adults with available CD4+ T cell count after diagnosis of HIV(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The addition of protease inhibitors, boceprevir (BOC) or telaprevir (TRV), to peg-interferon and ribavirin (PR) increases the incidence of anaemia in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Although genetic variants in inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) gene have been linked to the haemolytic anaemia induced by PR, the(More)