Gianni Taccetti

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The aim of this study was to establish, by means of peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) at the distal radius, the existence of cortical and/or trabecular osteopenia, and to assess the integrity of bone geometry in uremic patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Our results show a clearcut selective reduction in volumetric cortical(More)
We describe a rare case of superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a young man (26 years) with undiagnosed ulcerative colitis. The patient was hospitalized with headache and paresis of the right arm and leg. he had had rectal bleeding and diarrhea for the previous 4 weeks. Despite the fact that heparin therapy is still considered controversial, we(More)
A 67-year-old woman was hospitalized with recurrent fever, arthralgia and erythema of the arms and legs. She had suffered from bronchiectasis for the previous 4 years, and Pseudomonas was persistently detected in her sputum. During the course of her illness, she developed distal sensitive and motor polyneuropathy. Serum test was positive for myeloperoxidase(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an autosomal dominant inherited condition of periodic fever and pain. TRAPS is caused by mutations of the TNFRSF1A gene localized at 12p13. The gene encodes extracellular region of the p55 TNF-alpha receptor, resulting in impaired cleavage and down-regulation of the membrane(More)
Development of autoantibodies against coagulation factors is an uncommon bleeding disorder associated with cancer, autoimmune conditions, pregnancy, or no apparent disease. Spontaneous FVIII inhibitors are the most frequently encountered; those against FXI have been only anecdotally reported. We report a case of acquired FXI inhibitor presenting as fatal(More)
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