Lorenzo Mercatali

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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of two markers, maspin and mammaglobin B, singly or in combination, to detect breast cancer. To define better the potential and limits of the two markers for diagnostic purposes, blood positivity was analyzed in relation to clinical, pathological and biological tumor characteristics. (More)
The aim of this study is to show the importance of Cone Beam Computerized Tomography to volumetrically quantify TMJ damage in patients with JIA, measuring condylar and mandibular real volumes. 34 children with temporomandibular involvement by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis were observed by Cone Beam Computerized Tomography. 4 were excluded because of several(More)
et al. T cell-specific T-box transcription factor haplotype is associated with allergic asthma in children. Predicting persistent disease among children who wheeze during early life. Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed tumour type and the leading cause of cancer mortality throughout the world. The prognosis of patients is strongly correlated with(More)
10611 Background: Bone metastases are the most frequent malignant disease of the bone and are responsible for high morbidity and reduced quality of life in cancer patients. Zoledronic acid (Zometa, Zol), routinely used in this subgroup of patients, inhibits bone resorption and has antitumor properties. It has also been reported to have an antiangiogenic(More)
e21030 Background: The process of bone metastasization includes numerous steps such as proliferation, invasion and adhesion, involving molecules, growth factors, chemochines and their receptors that confer the bone-like phenotype. Thus, only cancer cells with specific features will be able to reach and colonize bone tissue. The early prediction of relapse(More)
e22000 Background: Breast cancer is the most frequent tumor in women. About 80% of patients with metastatic disease present bone involvement, in which the OPG/RANKL/RANK system would seem to play an important role. Our aim was to evaluate the potential usefulness of OPG bone marker for the early diagnosis of bone metastases. METHODS The study was carried(More)
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