Emilio Rivolta

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To compare the efficacy (induction of remission) and safety of cyclosporine (CsA) with those of supportive therapy in patients with steroid-resistant idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), we organized an open, prospective, randomized, multicentric, controlled study for parallel groups, stratified for adults and children. Forty-five patients with(More)
Acquired deficiency of naturally occurring anticoagulant proteins, due to loss in the urine, has been proposed as one of the major thrombogenic alterations in nephrotic proteinuria. The aim of this study was to investigate if proteinuria may induce deficiency of tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI). TFPI, protein C (PC) and antithrombin (AT) were measured(More)
BACKGROUND Whether corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy may be safely withdrawn in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis is still unclear. METHODS In 32 patients with biopsy-proven proliferative lupus nephritis previously put into remission, therapy was gradually tapered off. RESULTS When immunosuppressive therapy was stopped (median: 38(More)
Genetic factors are clearly involved in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension in man. In at least three rat models of genetic hypertension it is possible to transplant the hypertension with the kidney. To see whether or not the same is true for humans, we carried out a 2-year retrospective study of 50 selected recipients of a cadaver kidney. We(More)
In a follow-up study of 128 myasthenic patients from a neurological center in Northern Italy, three were found to have developed glomerulonephritis at variable intervals after the onset of myasthenia gravis, thymoma (two patients), and thymectomy. By renal biopsy, two patients (cases 1 and 3) were found to have membranous nephropathy; and one (case 2),(More)
One hundred and sixty-seven clinically asymptomatic renal transplant recipients and 119 patients on chronic haemodialysis were studied for the presence of intestinal parasites and for the prevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies. Intestinal parasitic infections were more frequently found in transplant recipients than in haemodialysis patients and in(More)
The long-term clinical course of 11 adults with hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is reported. All patients were treated with heparin and antiplatelet drugs, and ten required dialysis. One patient died after 38 days; the others recovered from anuria after seven to 400 days. One patient was resubmitted to regular dialysis five years later, and another died(More)