Maria Capalbo

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The development of Hb A2 levels was determined by micro-chromatographic method in a cross-sectioned study of 152 normal infants aged from 1 to 390 days. The results were expressed as per cent of total Hb and as mg/dl. The ratio between Hb A1/Hb A2 was also calculated.Hb A2 increased from the 1st month of life and the mean adult values were reached at(More)
The effect of anthracycline antibiotics on the activity of the partially purified and reconstituted tricarboxylate carrier system of the rat liver mitochondria was studied. It was found that the citrate/citrate exchange activity is inhibited by Br-daunomycin and with less potency by doxorubicin, daunomycin, epirubicin and idarubicin. The inhibition of the(More)
Background and objective: Poor adherence to long-term therapies may result in poor health outcomes and increased health care costs. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of an acoustic reminder on medication adherence in lung patients. Setting and method: In this on-going prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial, inand(More)
Tangier disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the ABCA1 gene and characterized by the accumulation of cholesteryl ester in various tissues and a near absence of high-density lipoprotein. The subject in this investigation was a 36-year-old Italian man with Tangier disease. He and his wife had come to the In Vitro Fertilization(More)
INTRODUCTION The "intentional roundings" are planned rounds, conducted at regular intervals by nursing staff to anticipate care, comfort, hospitality and psychological needs of hospitalized users. These purposes are achieved with a structured way to make observations and carry out activities for well-being and patient safety, documenting what was done with(More)
The latest developments in the understanding of the etiopathogenesis of bronchial asthma in childhood are briefly described. The Authors emphasize the central role of inflammation and different cell types recruitment and distinguish three phases: early, late and chronic inflammation. Current views on bronchial hyperreactivity and the vicious circle(More)
BACKGROUND Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a primary electrical disease associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation. This pathology has nuclear heterogeneous genetic origins, and at present, molecular diagnostic tests on nuclear DNA cover only 30% of BrS patients. The aim of this study was to assess the possible(More)
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