Erica Meschiari

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BACKGROUND Genetic alterations in the ATP-binding cassette subfamily B member 4 (ABCB4) and ATP-binding cassette subfamily B member 11 (ABCB11) have been associated to the onset of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) in predisposed women. AIMS To identify new and/or frequent ABCB4 and ABCB11 genes variants in a cohort of Italian patients with ICP(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients are prone to coronary artery disease (CAD). Fetuin-A inhibits arterial calcification, induces insulin resistance, and is increased in NAFLD. Data on fetuin-A levels in CAD are conflicting. We tried to ascertain whether NAFLD and CAD are associated and if fetuin-A predicts CAD and/or NAFLD. (More)
UNLABELLED Multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) is a form of TB that is resistant to some of the first-line drugs used for the treatment of the disease. It is associated both with a higher incidence of treatment failures and of disease recurrence, as well as with higher mortality than forms of TB sensitive to first-line drugs. Levofloxacin (LFX)(More)
7032 Background: Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung is a controversial variant of large cell carcinoma. Although it shares many biological findings with small cell carcinoma, it is treated as conventional non-small cell lung cancer, but novel therapies are needed. We analyzed the biologic behavior and the role of several tyrosine(More)
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