Maria Isabella Sereni

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Epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) is a deadly disease, with a 5-year survival of 30%. The aim of the study was to perform broad-scale protein signaling activation mapping to evaluate if EOC can be redefined based on activated protein signaling network architecture rather than histology. Tumor cells were isolated using laser capture microdissection (LCM)(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Alexithymia is a disorder of the regulatory mechanism of the emotion elaboration. To verify the influence of the personality trait in the evaluation of quality of life (QoL), we analyzed the effect of alexithymia on the outcome of gynecologic surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of alexithymia by using the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Pelvic and para-aortic lymphnode sampling is an integral part of the staging system of ovarian cancer. The issue concerning lymphadenectomy in the management of the disease is still debated, however. The purpose of this paper is to review the role of systematic lymphadenectomy in patients affected by early and advanced-stage ovarian(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) represent 0.1-1% of gastrointestinal malignancies. They are commonly asymptomatic and found incidentally during laparoscopy, surgical procedures or radiological studies. Diagnosis is based on histology and immunohistochemistry, while the role of imaging studies is not diagnosis-specific. We present the case of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefit of intraoperative ultrasound applied directly to the uterine serosa during surgery for uterine fibroids. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital, tertiary care. PATIENT(S) Women admitted for open myomectomy due to uterine fibroids. INTERVENTION(S) Intraoperative ultrasound (IUS) and intraoperative(More)
The majority of human diseases, including cancer, are characterized by abnormal protein function. Proteins regulate virtually every cellular process and exhibit multiple kinds of post-translational modification that modulate expression levels and activation states, such as phosphorylation by protein kinases. Additionally proteins interact with each other in(More)
The role of minimally invasive surgery in the management of gynecologic cancers is continuously expanding. Although few trials have focused on the safety of laparoscopy in oncology, laparoscopy is now widely used for most gynecological malignancies. Laparoscopy is widely used to manage benign ovarian masses, but its role in managing ovarian cancer still(More)
Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive despite regular unprotected sexual intercourse over 12 years, affects approximately 10% of the fertile population. The commonest cause of tubal damage is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which in the developed world is caused mainly by Chlamydia trachomatis infection. The incidence of tubal damage after(More)
To correlate preoperative ultrasound examination with intraoperative and anatomo-pathological findings, including estimation of number, localization and size of uterine myomas, uterine diameters and volume. A prospective study on 126 women undergoing surgery for uterine myomatosis at Campus Bio-medico between May 2013 and April 2014. The patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The biological mechanisms underlying early- and advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) are still poorly understood. This study explored kinase-driven metabolic signalling in early and advanced EOCs, and its role in tumour progression and response to carboplatin-paclitaxel treatment. METHODS Tumour epithelia were isolated from two(More)
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