Maria Alberta Cattabiani

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The clinical and immunologic activities of interleukin-2 (IL-2) in cancer patients have been extensively studied and described; however, in most of these studies, IL-2 was administered by intravenous bolus or continuous infusion, while the immunologic effects of IL-2 given by the subcutaneous (s.c.) route have not yet been well(More)
Twenty-one nephrectomized patients with metastatic renal cell cancer were treated with recombinant interleukin 2 (rlL-2) and interferon alpha (rIFN alpha). rIL-2 was administered s.c. at a dose of 1 x 10(6) IU m(-2) every 12 h on days 1 and 2, followed by 0.5 x 10(6) IU twice daily on days 3-5; rIFN alpha-2 was given i.m. as 1.8 x 10(6) IU m(-2) on days 3(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with systemic sclerosis is associated with a poor prognosis, but this can be improved by early disease detection. Abnormal pulmonary and cardiac function can be detected early by means of echocardiography, whereas right heart catheterization is usually performed later. OBJECTIVES The purpose of(More)
AIMS We compared optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of intermediate and severe coronary stenoses in patients with stable angina and acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and tested the clinical impact of an OCT-based strategy for treating intermediate stenoses. METHODS The study enrolled 135 consecutive patients with either ACS or stable angina and a(More)
We report the case of a 65--year-old woman admitted for inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated by complete atrioventricular block. The patient was under treatment with a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC, rivaroxaban) because of a history of recurrent idiopathic pulmonary embolism. Emergency angiography showed complete acute thrombotic(More)
Until now only few data have been published regarding the role of computed tomography for the detection of coronary thrombosis in coronary artery ectasias. We report the case of a 49-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital for prolonged chest pain followed by syncope. An early coronary angiography, performed after electrocardiography, the evaluation(More)
AIMS We sought to assess the impact of different oral P2Y12 receptor inhibitors on residual thrombus and reperfusion indexes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients enrolled in the COCTAIL II trial, which included 128 primary percutaneous coronary interventions randomized to intracoronary vs. intralesion abciximab bolus with or without(More)
AIM Elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of left main coronary artery disease remains an important challenge in interventional cardiology. Nonetheless, this procedure is useful for patients with significant left main stenosis who are candidates for revascularization but unsuitable for coronary artery bypass graft. In this study the Authors(More)