Giuseppe Crisafulli

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In this paper, we present a novel approach to Web search result clustering based on the automatic discovery of word senses from raw text, a task referred to as Word Sense Induction (WSI). We first acquire the senses (i.e., meanings) of a query by means of a graph-based clustering algorithm that exploits cycles (triangles and squares) in the co-occurrence(More)
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is an uncommon and potentially severe non IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy. It is usually caused by cow's milk or soy proteins, but may also be triggered by ingestion of solid foods. The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical history and symptoms. Management of acute phase requires fluid(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD 1) is a very rare autosomal recessive motor neuron disorder that affects infants and is characterized by diaphragmatic palsy, symmetrical distal muscular weakness, muscle atrophy, peripheral sensory neuropathy and autonomic nerve dysfunction. SMARD 1 is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and(More)
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is currently recognized as a clinically effective treatment for allergic diseases, with a unique disease-modifying effect. AIT was introduced in clinical practice one century ago, and performed in the early years with allergenic extracts of poor quality and definition. After the mechanism of allergic reaction were(More)
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been defined as "asthma of the esophagus" for the large number of similarities between the two diseases. Omalizumab is an anti-Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody currently approved only in allergic IgE-mediated severe persistent uncontrolled asthma and in chronic spontaneous urticaria unresponsive to(More)
Childhood immunisation is one of the greatest public health successes of the last century. Vaccines contain an active component (the antigen) which induces the immune response. They may also contain additional components such as preservatives, additives, adjuvants and traces of other substances. This review provides information about risks of(More)
Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT), is effective in reducing the clinical symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis, asthma and venom induced anaphylaxis [1]. Subcuta-neous (SCIT) and Sublingual (SLIT) with unmodified allergen extracts are the two routes of administration of allergen vaccines. In addition, AIT has been positioned as the only treatment that may(More)
The Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) is a self-administered scoring system that has been widely used and validated as a quality of life (QOL) assessment tool. In our study, a cluster analysis of SF-36 scores was performed in 50 healthy volunteers (controls) and 50 neurobiologically asymptomatic patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). Firstly, we(More)
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