Girolamo Fiorini

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OBJECTIVE To describe our "en bloc" technique for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), assess the quality of resection, and report the midterm oncological outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is an observational prospective longitudinal study, from June 2010 to February 2014, enrolling patients with clinically NMIBC, having tumors of ≤3 cm and ≤4(More)
Many studies have demonstrated that, in asthma, serum levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) are related to the activity and severity of the disease and can be used to evaluate the response to steroid treatment. During exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, airway inflammation shows some features of asthmatic inflammatory processes, with recruitment of(More)
Plasma exchange is increasingly used for management of Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia. However little is known about the long term effects of this treatment. Therefore we have reviewed the clinical and laboratory data of 20 patients with type II EMC who were followed for a mean of 24 months. 16 patients had renal involvement, which was characterized(More)
Antibodies to ubiquitous Herpes viruses have been studied in 13 patients with type II essential mixed cryoglobulinemia (EMC), and in two different control groups. All the EMC patients had monoclonal IgM kappa in their cryoprecipitates. IgM antibodies to the viral capsid antigen (VCA) of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) were found in the sera of 11 EMC patients but(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations and IgA production in vitro have been studied in 30 elderly subjects. Fifteen patients were treated with Bacillus subtilis (Enterogermina, Midy) and 15 with a placebo preparation. At the end of the treatment, a significant increase was noticed in lymphocytes bearing membrane IgA and Ia+ cells in the group treated(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations (PBLS) and HLA-DR phenotype have been evaluated in 30 IV drug users who were not affected by acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). A strongly significant reduction in helper/suppressor ratio was found in these subjects as compared to the control population. When the group under study was subdivided according(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid diagnostic tools for Helicobacter pylori are important in endoscopy. AIMS To assess the accuracy of a new 5 min rapid urease test (UFT300, ABS Srl, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Milan, Italy) and to compare it with the 1 h Pyloritek (Serim Laboratories, Elkhart, IN, USA) and the 24 h CLO test (Kimberly-Clark Ballard Medical Products, Roswell,(More)
Plasma fibronectin (FN) was measured in 17 patients with essential mixed cryoglobulinaemia (EMC) and in 17 normal subjects by single radial immunodiffusion (RID) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). In 9 patients the presence of FN in the cryoprecipitates was also assessed by immunoblotting. In the EMC group, plasma FN levels were significantly(More)
Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia (EMC) is a rheumatic disorder characterized by widespread vasculitis. To better define the nature of the vasculitic process and to possibly outline assessment methods reliable for using in a clinical context, we studied plasma levels of three endothelial related peptides: fibronectin (FN), von Willebrand factor (vWF) and(More)
The pattern of response to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been investigated in 17 patients with essential mixed cryoglobulinemia (EMC) and in 17 control subjects. All subjects in both groups had IgG to the viral capsid antigen at comparable titers. In the absence of signs of recent infection, 13 patients had IgM to viral capsid antigen and 5 had also IgA,(More)