Luca Borgatti

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Plasma chromium (Cr) and manganese (Mn) levels were measured in 16 phenylketonuric (PKU) children, 1-13 years old. All these children had been on a phenylalanine (Phe) restricted diet for at least 12 months. The diet was based on a Phe-free protein substitute and various amounts of low Phe products. No clinical signs of Cr or Mn deficiency were evident in(More)
Insulin and glucagon secretion were studied during an oral glucose tolerance test and arginine infusion in 11 patients with thalassaemia intermedia, who showed laboratory evidence of iron overload. Mean blood glucose concentrations in patients with thalassaemia intermedia were significantly higher than normal and 3 of 11 patients had impaired glucose(More)
INTRODUCTION The capability of CT perfusion (CTP) Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) to predict outcome and identify ischemia severity in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients is still questioned. METHODS 62 patients with AIS were imaged within 8 hours of symptom onset by non-contrast CT, CT angiography and CTP scans at admission and 24 hours.(More)
IgE values obtained in 117 beta-thalassaemia patients were significantly higher than in age matched normal subjects. In 31 patients (26.5%) IgE levels were above 2 s.d. of normal values for age, but the frequency of IgE with reaginic activity was lower in patients (5.1%) than in controls (11.9%). The highest values were observed in splenectomized patients(More)
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) studies focusing on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) abnormalities have provided conflicting results about the nature and fate of perihematomal edema. We investigated 35 patients with supratentorial spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) by using DWI scanning obtained at 48 h and 7 days after symptom onset. Regional(More)
Incidence, clinical course and outcome of viral hepatitis was evaluated during a 42 mo. study in 118 Thalassaemia minor patients, compared with a paired group of 123 nonthalassaemic subjects, matched for age, sex and number of drug addicts. In the thalassaemics, which account for 13% of residents in our area, acute hepatitis showed to have an incidence of(More)