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Ischemia-reperfusion injury is the major cause of delayed graft function in transplanted kidneys, an early event significantly affecting long-term graft function and survival. Several studies in rodents suggest that the alternative pathway of the complement system plays a pivotal role in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, limited information is(More)
A set of genetic markers, based on PCR-RFLPs of three diagnostic restriction enzymes (Hhal, Hinfl and Taql), which proved to be suitable for the identification of the species of the genus Anisakis, was used for the first molecular identification of a larva obtained by endoscopy in a case of gastric anisakidosis, in a 51 year old woman from Southern Italy.(More)
INTRODUCTION The implantation of penile prostheses is an effective option for treating erectile dysfunction (ED), and nowadays it is used to treat those cases where pharmacological agents have not provided a useful result. AIMS The primary aim of the present study was to verify the patient and their partner's satisfaction, in 80 patients who underwent AMS(More)
Metabolomic profiling offers a powerful methodology for understanding the perturbations of biochemical systems occurring during a disease process. During neoplastic transformation, prostate cells undergo metabolic reprogramming to satisfy the demands of growth and proliferation. An early event in prostate cell transformation is the loss of capacity to(More)
Kidney retransplantation is the best treatment option for transplanted patients returning to dialysis. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of removal of a failed graft on the outcome of a subsequent transplant. We identified 140 patients who underwent retransplantation at our institution. Retrospective comparison was performed between patients(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity is increasing globally and is associated with chronic kidney disease and premature mortality. However, the impact of recipient obesity on kidney transplant outcomes remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the association between recipient obesity and mortality, death-censored graft loss and delayed graft(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcosine is reported to be a differential metabolite that is greatly increased during prostate cancer (PCa) progression. In this study, we assessed the role of serum sarcosine as a biomarker for PCa, as well as any association between sarcosine levels and clinical-pathological parameters. METHODS Sarcosine was measured by fluorometric assay in(More)
The analysis of cancer metabolome has shown that proliferating tumor cells require a large quantities of different nutrients in order to support their high rate of proliferation. In this study we analyzed the metabolic profile of glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) in human clear cell-renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) and evaluate the role of(More)
PURPOSE In clear cell renal cell carcinoma tissue samples we identified and characterized a population of renal cell carcinoma derived CD133+/CD24+ cancer cells. We studied differences between these cells and their nonneoplastic counterpart, tubular adult renal progenitor cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS CD133+/CD24+ renal cell carcinoma derived cells were(More)
UNLABELLED The simple renal cysts are the most frequent lesions of kidney in adults. Approximately 30% of subjects older than 70 years presents a simple renal cysts. It is well accepted that a simple renal cyst without symptoms does not require any treatment. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the efficacy of the echoguided treatment of simple renal cysts with a single(More)