Margherita Rossini

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We compared crural diaphragm electrical activity (EAdi) with transdiaphragmatic pressure (Pdi) during varying levels of pressure support ventilation (PS) in 13 intubated patients. With changing PS, we found no evidence for changes in neuromechanical coupling of the diaphragm. From lowest to highest PS (2 cm H(2)O +/- 4 to 20 cm H(2)O +/- 7), tidal volume(More)
BACKGROUND The existence of a local allergic rhintis was proposed on the basis of the detection of nasal IgE in the absence of a systemic sensitization. Nevertheless, the significance of this phenomenon remains still unclear. We assessed the presence of mucosal nasal IgE in patients with ascertained allergic rhinitis, nonallergic rhinitis with inflammation(More)
18 subjects with symptomless HIV infection were investigated with multimodal evoked potentials for possible CNS involvement and again after an 8–12 month interval. 13 subjects showed neuropsychological changes, which were confirmed at the second examination. The 5 subjects found normal remained so at the second examination. On WAIS assessment the only(More)
The authors report the findings from over 10,000 mammographic exams performed on female patients from 1980 to 1989. The results demonstrated that, even though mammography is still the only instrumental method available for mass screening of breast cancer, the role of clinical examination should not be underestimated. If adopted for patients with positive(More)
Quantitative measurements of circulating free immunoglobulin light chains (FLC) and of biomarkers such as N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac troponins (cTnT and cTnI) are the expression of recent diagnostic and prognostic advances in AL amyloidosis. Here, we report a patient diagnosed as having AL amyloidosis involving heart,(More)
The production of cytokines by resident and non-resident renal cells during immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) plays a key role in the progression of renal damage. The aim of this study was to determine if measurements of urinary epidermal growth factor (EGF) and monocyte chemotactic peptide-1 (MCP-1), at the time of renal biopsy, were a predictor of(More)
Chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD) represents the main cause of delayed graft loss. Several mechanisms, immunological and not, are involved in the pathogenesis of CAD, some of which are modifiable. Suboptimal immunosuppression may induce subclinical acute rejections, identifiable by histology and influencing graft survival. Typical transplant recipients'(More)
Recent studies have shown that steroids improve renal survival and reduce proteinuria in IgA nephropathy (IgAN) patients with moderate urinary protein excretion and normal renal function. However, this effect seems to diminish over time. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that long-term use of ramipril reduces the risk of end-stage renal disease in(More)
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