Emanuela Zagni

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BACKGROUND The early detection of wearing-off in Parkinson disease (DEEP) observational study demonstrated that women with Parkinson's disease (PD) carry an increased risk (80.1%) for wearing-off (WO). This post hoc analysis of DEEP study evaluates gender differences on WO and associated phenomena. METHODS Patients on dopaminergic treatment for ≥ 1 year(More)
There are important sex differences in the brain that seem to arise from biology as well as psychosocial influences. Sex differences in several aspects of human behavior and cognition have been reported. Gonadal sex steroids or genes found on sex chromosomes influence sex differences in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and neuronal structure, and connectivity.(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate post-marketing efficacy and safety data for therapy with daptomycin (DAP) in Italy. Data from patients treated with DAP at 30 centres between January 2006 and July 2009 were analysed according to the protocol of the EU-CORE(SM). In 359 patients, DAP was most commonly prescribed for skin and skin-structure infections(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a common skin disease, but there is a paucity of precise epidemiological data on this disease. OBJECTIVES To obtain information on the epidemiology of CSU in Italy. METHODS The data source was the Health Search IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database. The study population was formed by patients aged ≥(More)
The genomes of higher eukaryotes contain various amounts of tandem repeated DNA sequences (satellite DNA) typically located in the constitutive heterochromatin, the most highly condensed region of interphase chromosomes. We have previously demonstrated that an AluI DNA family of repeats is the major component of constitutive heterochromatin in the brine(More)
Topoisomerase IB (Top1) has essential functions in higher eukaryotes, but effective anticancer agents can transform it into a lethal DNA-cleaving toxin. Fusion of the yeast Gal4 DNA-binding protein domain (amino acids 1-105; Gal4DBD) to the NHz terminus of full-length human Top1 results in a GalTop chimera that maintains basic properties of the two parent(More)
INTRODUCTION Female sex has been shown to be a risk factor for the development of adverse drug reactions; however, this has not been studied for cyclosporine (CsA). The aim of this study was to investigate, in Italian dermatological practice, the influence of gender and menopause and related hormones on the incidence of adverse events (AEs) during CsA(More)
BACKGROUND MetaGeM is a wide gender-medicine project comprising post hoc and meta-analyses by gender of clinical outcomes, therapeutic approaches, and safety data from previously conducted observational studies to explore possible gender differences in real-life clinical settings. We report the results of the safety meta-analysis of seven MetaGeM studies,(More)
Introduction The influence of patient gender on the economic impact of health care has increasingly been examined in the recent literature. Gender appears to have an impact on healthcare resource consumption, due to possible differences in the patient's response to a chosen therapeutic management strategy or to a healthcare intervention. Objective The(More)
Chronic urticaria (CU) is a common skin disorder with important repercussion on the quality of life (QoL) and a relevant socioeconomic impact. CU is included among the skin diseases that exhibit a significant female preponderance, with an average female to male ratio of nearly 2-4/1. In recent years, an ever-growing interest in gender medicine has been(More)