Federica Casoni

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) but not high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglyceride concentrations are associated with worse outcome in a large cohort of ischemic stroke patients treated with IV thrombolysis. METHODS Observational multicenter post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data(More)
BACKGROUND Interferon beta (INFbeta) may induce the expression of several proteins, including neopterin, considered a biological marker of INFbeta activity. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the serum neopterin concentration at the beginning of, and during, IFNbeta-1a therapy in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (r-r MS) patients, and(More)
Since the first historical description of multiple sclerosis (MS) it has been known that febrile illnesses frequently trigger relapses of the disease. In spite of this knowledge, vaccination against influenza has been hampered for a long period by neurologists on the basis of anecdotal cases of post-vaccination encephalomyelitis. Randomized, double-blind,(More)
Neuroendocrine tumours comprise a small percentage of pancreatic neoplasia (10%) (1). Diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumours is difficult, especially if the tumours are small and nonfunctional. CT scans, MRI, and nuclear scans are sufficiently sensitive assessment tools for tumours with diameters of at least 2 cm; otherwise, the sensitivity and specificity of(More)
In the last few years, three new herpesviruses, HHV-6, -7 and -8, have been discovered, which share interesting biological characteristics for a possible role in the development of both neurological and lymphoproliferative diseases. In particular HHV-8, besides being strongly associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, is related with several lymphoproliferative(More)
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