Giorgia Dimitri

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BACKGROUND Local nasal immunotherapy has been studied, by means of an extract in powder form, in patients with allergic rhinitis caused by grass pollen. METHODS Thirty-two patients allergic to grass were studied for 37 weeks in a double-blind controlled trial. Subjects were selected on the basis of a positive history, skin test result, RAST finding, and(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional subcutaneous immunotherapy has been proved effective in birch pollenosis. It has, however, some drawbacks as systemic reactions, which are rare but important. Local nasal immunotherapy (LNIT) represents a potential safer route of allergen administration. OBJECTIVE To study the clinical efficacy and safety of local nasal(More)
A Caucasian, male, young adult with recurrent agitated depression and suicidal ideation received lithium and oral olanzapine. His white blood cell count was normal at that time. Due to unsatisfactory response, he received 4 mg/day risperidone. While symptoms improved, leukopenia emerged, specifically directed towards neutrophils. Upon risperidone(More)
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) have been pointed out as markers for deep venal thrombosis, acute myocardial infarction and several thrombotic disorders. This paper reports automation on Novapath I.S. analyzer (BioRad, Segrate Milano) of two manual Elisa procedures on microtritation plates for tPA and PAI-1;(More)
Isoamylase analysis by isoelectric focusing was performed in the serum of 30 healthy volunteers, 65 patients with acute or chronic pancreatic diseases, nine with acute abdomen, four with macroamylasemia, and four with duodenal duplication. In controls, up to four fractions (2 salivary, 2 pancreatic) were found; the pancreatic fractions were as a mean 44.7%(More)
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