Elizabeth Reale

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The mechanisms responsible for the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to more severe liver injury are still poorly understood. Data from animal models suggest that oxidative stress contributes to steatohepatitis and an increase of lipid peroxidation has been documented in human NAFLD. By measuring the titers of circulating antibodies(More)
In a patient with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, metaproterenol prevented muscular weakness and hyperkalemia in periods of rest after exercise. During a severe attack, the drug rapidly corrected hyperkalemia and seemed to enhance the return of strength. The action of metaproterenol may involve a beta-adrenergic-mediated increase of potassium transport via(More)
AIMS Factors responsible for the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to more severe liver injury are poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the association between immune reactions triggered by oxidative stress and stage of NAFLD. METHODS Titres of IgG against human serum albumin adducted with malondialdehyde(More)
Recent experimental studies have shown, that the endothelium of cerebral vessels undergoes significant changes after subarachnoid haemorrhage which may lead to biochemical changes at the endothelial surface with disturbance of the delicate homeostasis of vasodilating and vasoconstricting mechanisms which are thought to be responsible for preservation of the(More)
Choosing the correct dose for pediatric patients in the critical care setting is made difficult by conflicting recommendations in the medical literature. Hence, the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Intensive Care Unit medical, pharmacy, nursing, and respiratory therapy staffs developed their own pediatric dosing guidelines, based on a review(More)
The use of heparin sodium and warfarin sodium in the treatment of pulmonary embolus (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and thrombophlebitis (TP) was studied by a hospital pharmacy department. During a four-month period, the charts of 26 patients were audited for anticoagulant dosages used; laboratory test monitoring of anticoagulant dosage used; laboratory(More)