Laura Antonella Maria Caruso

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The coxsackie-adenovirus receptor (CAR) is a viral receptor for Group B coxsackieviruses (CVBs) and adenoviruses. CAR has been linked with the innate immune response to CVB myocarditis, and with activation of inflammatory cells in vitro. We hypothesized that CAR activates signals that promote inflammation in the myocardium independent of viral infection. To(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant disease characterized by abnormal proliferation of clonal precursor cells. Although different strategies have been adopted to obtain complete remission, the disease actually progresses in about 60-70% of patients. Bortezomib has been used in multiple myeloma and other lymphoid malignancies because of its antitumor(More)
INTRODUCTION The accurate acquaintance of the anatomy of the thyroid gland allows reduction of complications to interventions of thyroidectomy, where for the existing topography, the nervous and vascular structures could result vulnerable. The identification of Zuckerkandl's tuberculum could reduce the lesions to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, for constant(More)
The video-thoracoscopic treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax currently has the same role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in abdominal surgery. The Authors consider thoracoscopic approach and traditional thoracotomy examining advantages versus disadvantages, comparing 50 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax treated by thoracoscopy, from February 1992 up(More)
INTRODUCTION In January 2012, Argentina introduced the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in its immunization schedule for children younger than 2 years old. Coverage in Pilar in 2012 reached>90% for the first two doses and 60% for the third dose. OBJECTIVE To measure the effectiveness of PCV13 to reduce the incidence of consolidated(More)
INTRODUCTION The correlation between hypocalcemia and total thyroidectomy could be correlated to the influence practice from the TSH hormone on the thyroid C cells, in fact in conditions of hyperthyroidism the low values of the thyrotropin is correlated to a reduction of the plasmatic concentration of calcitonin and consequently of calcemia. of our study is(More)
The coxsackie-adenovirus receptor (CAR) is an adhesion molecule found at the intercalated disc of cardiomyocytes in association with other adherens and tight junction proteins. CAR expression is increased at cardiomyocyte junctions in patients with heart failure. It is not known what contribution elevated CAR expression makes to cardiac pathology. We(More)
INTRODUCTION Thyroid microcarcinoma is a malignant thyroid tumor with potential multifocality and a maximum of 1 cm of diameter. This carcinoma has been discovered more frequently like incidentaloma. AIM OF THE STUDY To appraise the incidence of MCT in the benign thyroid diseases and the advantages offered from the total thyroidectomy, performed for(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The Authors performed a retrospective study on their case records in order to analyze the epidemiological aspects of association between Hashimoto thyroiditis and differentiated thyroid carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2004 to December 2005 the Authors performed 282 total thyroidectomy for any thyroid pathology. All patients(More)