Enrico Chiurazzi

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N-(Carboxymethyl)chitosan was subjected to sulfation in a mixture of concentrated sulfuric acid (oleum) and N,N-dimethylformamide, under anhydrous conditions. The resulting product contained 11% of sulfur and degree of substitution: N-acetyl, 42%; N-carboxymethyl, 58%; and sulfate, 100%. Sonication of the sulfated N-(carboxymethyl)chitosan gave two main(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) intra-articular injections obtained from blood donors (homologous PRP) on elderly patients with early or moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA) who are not candidates for autologous PRP treatment. METHODS A total of 60 symptomatic patients, aged 65-86(More)
The sera of 55 primary autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura patients were examined with indirect immunofluorescence method. The authors intended to verify the sensibility of an indirect method and to determine the class of detected antibody. The test has been positive in 28 of the 55 examined patients (51%). In these patients isolated or associated IgG, IgM,(More)
Skeletal muscle injuries are common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability, accounting for up to 55% of all sports injuries. The phases of the healing processes after direct or indirect muscle injury are complex but clearly defined and include well-coordinated steps: degeneration, inflammation, regeneration, and fibrosis. Despite this(More)
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes, dry mouth, and other clinical manifestations. The most common extraglandular manifestation of pSS is articular involvement and to date their management is unclear. The aims of the current pilot study were to assess the safety and the outcomes of homologous(More)
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