Giulietta Griot

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BACKGROUND Lung ultrasonography (LUS) has emerged as a noninvasive tool for the differential diagnosis of pulmonary diseases. However, its use for the diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) still raises some concerns. We tested the hypothesis that an integrated approach implementing LUS with clinical assessment would have higher diagnostic(More)
To evaluate the role of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) hormones and psychoneuroendocrine modulation on NK cell activity in Anorexia Nervosa (AN) we studied in 24 patients and 20 sex- and age-matched healthy controls, the spontaneous NK activity of peripheral blood mononuclear (PBM) cells and the susceptibility in vitro to cortisol or immune interferon(More)
Natural killer (NK) cell activity of peripheral blood mononuclear (PBM) cells was measured in 16 subjects with mild to moderate senile dementia of Alzheimer's type (sDAT) chosen for short history of disease and no medication, and in 17 age- and sex-matched controls. Levels of cytotoxicity at baseline and after PBM cell exposure to modifiers either negative(More)
Lung ultrasound (LUS) has emerged as a rapid, immediately available, non-invasive bedside tool for detection of several pulmonary and/or pleural diseases [1,2]. However, no data are available for its impact on patient management in the emergency department. We studied 50 adult patients (25 women, median age 80.5 years, interquartile range 12.3 years)(More)
Natural Killer (NK) cells are a lymphocyte subset actively involved in cytotoxicity against tumor-transformed and virus-infected cells; they are a reliable model for the study of neuroendocrine-immune interactions. In previous works we demonstrated that in healthy subjects NK activity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and susceptibility to(More)
Corticostatins (CS)-defensins are a family of peptides recently isolated from neutrophils and cells of myeloid lineage. They have been termed CS in that members of the family inhibit ACTH-induced steroidogenesis, and defensins in that they are highly effective as enhancers of intracellular killing of pathogens. Natural killer (NK) cells are an immunocyte(More)
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