Giuseppe Leonardi

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Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) consists of a prolonged state of eosinophilia of unknown origin with organ involvement. We describe the case of a patient who developed fatal eosinophilic myocarditis. A 23-year-old woman with an 8-month history of eosinophilia presented with symptoms of myocarditis. Histological evaluation of an endomyocardial(More)
INTRODUCTION The predictive role of hyponatremia has been tested in acute and chronic heart failure. Sodium level is inversely related with renin-angiotensin-aldersterone system (RAAS) and sympathetic nervous activity but important issues remain unresolved. Our aim was to define the level of hyponatremia able to predict 1-year outcomes and investigate the(More)
A coryneform bacterium was isolated from the bronchoalveolar aspirate of a patient with interstitial pulmonary inflammation. Commercial systems identified the isolate as Corynebacterium sp. or Aureobacterium sp./Corynebacterium aquaticum, but 16S rRNA gene analysis unequivocally attributed it to the genus Microbacterium. This represents the first documented(More)
Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin's manifold mechanisms of action may be attribuited to its polyclonal nature. Its T-cell depleting effect on lymphoid cells is well established: Occurring in the blood and secondary lymphoid tissues, depletion proceeds through complement-dependent lysis, opsonization and apoptotic pathways. Clinical studies have shown that(More)
OBJECTIVE Partial left ventriculectomy (PLV) (also known as Batista's Procedure) is a surgical procedure for treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy when cardiac transplant is contraindicated. Mitral valve replacement is needed because of mitral regurgitation as a consequence of annulus enlargement and papillary muscle resection. Bleeding and arrythmias are the(More)
Continuous interaction of mother and infant in the first weeks and months of an infant's life entrains the infant on many crucial aspects of how to do things together. Contingencies of gaze, vocalizations, and other movements are slowly routinized; this scaffolds directing of attention to each other and the world and gives to such multimodal interactions(More)
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease for a long time considered as a type of pathology characterized by an exclusive skin involvement. Recently it has been shown that patients affected by this disease have a higher risk of developing comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases, arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic(More)
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