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)
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)
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)
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 of the study was to compare four different strategies of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) treated with PCI. DAPT with Clopidogrel, Ticagrelor and Prasugrel has proved to be effective in patients with ACS treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by reducing major adverse cardiovascular outcomes(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)