Gian Domenico Di Nucci

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A unique case of community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) sepsis, with endocardial and cerebral metastatic seeding, caused by a strain representative of the Italian clone, is described. The patient was a 47-y-old man without apparent risk factors for endocarditis and for MRSA infection who developed coma with multiple cerebritis(More)
In this study we analysed serum IL-2 levels in 61 patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Patients serum IL-2 levels were significantly higher than normal controls. Moreover, higher serum IL-2 levels were associated with a prolonged actuarial survival. In particular, 87% of the MM patients with IL-2 greater the or equal to 10 U/ml are still alive at 5 years(More)
OBJECTIVE Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been shown to provide better results than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in multivessel coronary disease. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have significantly improved results of PCI in terms of restenosis but the advantages of such a treatment compared to CABG remain uncertain. This meta-analysis(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Numerous studies have emphasized the role of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and of Factor VII (FVII) polymorphisms in determining levels of FVII activity. DESIGN AND METHODS This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of other lipid fractions and the interaction between lipids and FVII in subjects with recognised genotypes.(More)
Thirty obligate and 28 possible carriers of factor VII congenital deficiency, belonging to 16 families, were studied in relation to the immunological variants to which the kindreds belonged, namely, VII+, VIIR and VII-. Factor VII activity and antigen determinations in these subjects formed two phenotypical patterns: a discrepant pattern characterized by a(More)
The Primary Antiphospholipid Protein Syndrome (PAPS) is characterised by venous and/or arterial thromboses and recurrent foetal loss, in the presence of the Lupus Anticoagulant (LA), elevated antibodies to cardiolipin (ACA) or both. This investigation evaluates the relation between the PAPS and Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). Forty-eight consecutive patients(More)
This study was undertaken to analyze antibodies to protein S (PS) in patients with an acquired PS deficiency. Plasma from symptomatic patients with acquired (n = 14) or congenital (n = 10) PS deficiency and 10 healthy donors was screened for PS antibodies by immunoblotting and for anti-phospholipid antibodies. PS antibodies (IgG) were detected in five of(More)
The effects of slow subcutaneous (s.c.) infusions of desferrioxamine (Desferal: DF) on iron metabolism and excretion were studied in 6 thalassaemia major patients in the course of a ferrokinetic study with 59Fe as a label; s.c. DF infusions were performed every 4th day starting 4 days after that of the 59Fe injection. Serum iron and total iron binding(More)