Lucia Barca

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BACKGROUND Natural killer cells are involved in the complex mechanisms underlying autoimmune diseases but few studies have investigated their role in autoimmune hepatitis. Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors are key regulators of natural killer cell-mediated immune responses. METHODS AND FINDINGS KIR gene frequencies, KIR haplotypes, KIR ligands and(More)
Divergence paralysis is a clinical syndrome that is characterized by esotropia and diplopia at distance fixation and fusion at near fixation. This syndrome is thought to result from a lesion in the brain stem, probably in the midbrain or in the pontine region. This paper reports a case in which ocular motility disturbances, simulating divergence paralysis,(More)
BACKGROUND Parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring during the surgical procedure can confirm the removal of all hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue, as the half-life of PTH is approximately 5 min. The commonly applied Irvin criterion is reported to correctly predict post-operative calcium levels in 96-98% of patients. However, the PTH baseline reference(More)
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