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Changing molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in Northeast Italy.
To assess HCV genotype distribution and its determinants, 318 consecutive HCV RNA positive patients were examined. Subtype 1b infection was the most prevalent (35.5%), followed by subtype 1a (22%),Expand
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Merkel cell polyomavirus DNA sequences in the buffy coats of healthy blood donors.
Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), a DNA tumor virus, has been found to be associated with Merkel cell carcinoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. MCPyV sequences have also been detected in variousExpand
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High prevalence of BK polyomavirus sequences in human papillomavirus-16-positive precancerous cervical lesions.
High- and low-grade cervical lesions were analyzed for the presence of polyomavirus (PYV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) sequences. In precancerous cervical lesions, the overall prevalence of PYVExpand
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Fractional CO2 laser for genitourinary syndrome of menopause in breast cancer survivors: clinical, immunological, and microbiological aspects
The composition of vaginal microbiome in menopause and cancer survivor women changes dramatically leading to genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in up to 70% of patients. Recent reports suggestExpand
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Association between the JC Polyomavirus Infection and Male Infertility
In recent years the incidence of male infertility has increased. Many risk factors have been taken into consideration, including viral infections. Investigations into viral agents and maleExpand
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Effects of subcutaneous interleukin-2 therapy on CD4 subsets and in vitro cytokine production in HIV+ subjects.
HIV infection is characterized by the reduction of the CD4+, CD45RA+, CD26+, and CD28+ lymphocyte subsets and of the in vitro production of IL-2, IL-4, and interferon-gamma; on the contrary,Expand
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Subclinical alteration of the cervical-vaginal microbiome in women with idiopathic infertility.
Biomarkers have a wide application in research and clinic, they help to choose the correct treatment for diseases. Recent studies, addressing the vaginal microbiome using next generation sequencingExpand
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Molecular epidemiology of JCV genotypes in patients and healthy subjects from Northern Italy.
Very little is known about JCV infection and genotype distribution with respect to the different demographic and clinical characteristics of the Italian population. A cross-sectional study wasExpand
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Chemokines involved in the early inflammatory response and in pro-tumoral activity in asbestos-exposed workers from an Italian coastal area with territorial clusters of pleural malignant mesothelioma.
OBJECTIVES Immune mediators are likely to be relevant for the biological response to asbestos exposure. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between immune mediators involved inExpand
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High prevalence of serum antibodies reacting with simian virus 40 capsid protein mimotopes in patients affected by malignant pleural mesothelioma
Human malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is considered a rare tumor, but recent estimations indicate that one-quarter million people will die of this neoplasm in Europe in the next three decades.Expand
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