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The event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited by nociceptive stimuli are largely influenced by vigilance, emotion, alertness, and attention. Studies that specifically investigated the effects of cognition on nociceptive ERPs support the idea that most of these ERP components can be regarded as the neurophysiological indexes of the processes underlying(More)
eras C, et al. Molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus from outpatients in the Caribbean reveals the presence of pandemic clones. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011; Epub ahead of print. http:// dx.cillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain ST398 is present in mid-western U.S. swine and swine workers. al. Contribution of genetically(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection has been hampered by the absence of a specific combination antiretroviral treatment (ART). Integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are emerging as a promising new drug class for HIV-1 treatment, and we evaluated the possibility of inhibiting FIV replication using INSTIs. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the leading cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide. Information about etiological agents of ARI in developing countries is still limited. METHODOLOGY Throat swabs collected from children hospitalized with ARI between December 2009 and May 2010 were investigated for Chlamydophila pneumoniae,(More)
Migrants from countries with scarce resources represent an increasing worldwide phenomenon providing a daily challenge for governments and humanitarian organizations [1, 2]. A teenage refugee from East Africa was admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), hypotension, and jaundice. Nits were present on her(More)
Chlamydophila pneumoniae, an aetiological agent of respiratory infection, is also thought to play an immuno-pathogenetic role in atherosclerosis by contributing to inflammation and plaque instability. Phospholipase D (PLD) is an enzyme involved in lipid metabolism and may have a direct or indirect impact on virulence and the inflammatory response. Some(More)
INTRODUCTION This study represents a preliminary inquiry on tick fauna composition carried out in Maremma, Central Italy, where very few data are available. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study area was selected in the limestone hills surrounding Tarquinia town, on the base of suitable elements directly affecting the tick occurrence and the possible(More)
Expression of glutaredoxin is highly cell specific in human lung and is decreased by transforming growth factor-b in vitro and in interstitial lung diseases in vivo. Ablation of glutaredoxin-1 attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced lung inflammation and alveo-lar macrophage activation. A 61-yr-old Caucasian female was referred to our outpatient clinic for(More)
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