Leandro Pisani

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Infectious and inflammatory diseases have repeatedly shown strong genetic associations within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC); however, the basis for these associations remains elusive. To define host genetic effects on the outcome of a chronic viral infection, we performed genome-wide association analysis in a multiethnic cohort of HIV-1(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate whether changes of nutritional status and behavior are associated with islet transplantation (ITx) and to assess their possible mechanisms. METHODS In this observational study, 52 subjects with type 1 diabetes, 30 of whom received ITx, underwent nutritional assessments. The study consisted of questionnaires complemented by a(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the stages of calcification of the mandibular second molar and the stages of skeletal maturity among Italian children and young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cross-sectional descriptive study. The samples were derived from panoramic radiographs and lateral cephalograms of 500 Italian(More)
BACKGROUND In the field of rehabilitation it is crucial to define if changes in functional scores correspond to relevant clinical improvements. AIM To assess whether cognition affects motor recovery in post-stroke patients using a clinical meaningful criterion: the minimal clinically important difference (MCID). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. (More)
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