Francesco Drago

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BACKGROUND The effect of pityriasis rosea (PR) on the outcome of pregnancy has not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the possible impact of PR in pregnant women. METHODS In all, 38 women who developed PR during pregnancy were observed. In one of them, who developed PR at 10 weeks' gestation and aborted 2 weeks later, plasma,(More)
The Deterrent Effects of Prison: Evidence from a Natural Experiment* In this paper we test for the theory of deterrence. We exploit the natural experiment provided by the Collective Clemency Bill passed by the Italian Parliament in July 2006. As a consequence of the provisions of the bill, expected punishment to former inmates recommitting a crime can be(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS To better understand the role of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in rosacea, we aimed to assess the presence of SIBO in patients with rosacea and the clinical effectiveness of its eradication. METHODS We enrolled 113 consecutive rosacea ambulatory patients (31 M/82 F; mean age, 52 +/- 15 years) and 60 healthy controls who(More)
Although cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is a severe complication among immunocompromised patients, its cutaneous features have not been reported frequently. CMV belongs to the Herpesviridae family sharing with the other members the ability to remain latent in their natural hosts after an initial infection and to produce overt disease in several settings. The(More)
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Career Consequences of Hyperbolic Time Preferences * In this paper I address theoretically and assess empirically the effect of impatience on workers’ on-the-job behavior. Theoretically, short-run impatience explains several empirical regularities concerning job mobility and account for different on-the-job behaviors. On-the-job search on one hand and(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical evidence suggests a viral etiology for pityriasis rosea (PR). OBJECTIVE To evaluate human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and HHV-7 as candidates for the etiology of PR. METHODS Blood and skin tissue from 12 patients with acute PR, and 12 patients with other dermatoses were studied, as well as blood samples from 25 healthy persons. Serum(More)
The Ionized calcium-Binding Adapter molecule 1 (Iba1), also known as Allograft Inflammatory Factor 1 (AIF-1), is a 17 kDa cytokine-inducible protein, produced by activated macrophages during chronic transplant rejection and inflammatory reactions in Vertebrates. In mammalian central nervous system (CNS), Iba1 is a sensitive marker associated with activated(More)