Maria Chiara Neri

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In this study, the actual risk of DDT pollution to two European human populations was assessed by analysing DDT residues in the diet, which is the main route of pollution for man, and in the blood and placenta, which are components affecting organs and new generations, respectively. The Gdańsk region was selected as representative of areas subjected to a(More)
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare, catastrophic syndrome that presents during labor and delivery or immediately postpartum. Efforts to develop a clinical diagnostic test are ongoing; however the diagnosis still relies on rapid bedside evaluation and depends on the exclusion of other diseases. Classically, the diagnosis was made at autopsy, with the(More)
BACKGROUND Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) plays an important role in innate immunity and has been reported to be associated with the age-related decline in lung function in cystic fibrosis. HYPOTHESIS MBL polymorphisms are associated with lung function decline in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). METHODS We performed sputum microbiology, spirometry pre-(More)
A correct staging of sarcoidosis is of the uppermost importance in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. In the last few years new concepts have been stated: --radiological staging of sarcoidosis is particularly difficult --in no one phase the radiological pattern can be considered typical but sometimes it is highly suggestive for sarcoidosis(More)
The detection and the assessment of ischaemic heart disease require the utilization of several diagnostic techniques and skills; non-invasive tools, like echo-doppler cardiography and nuclear cardiology, are gaining more and more importance. This paper describes a sequential approach to the diagnosis of several manifestations of ischaemic heart(More)
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