Maria Luisa Terranova

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by oxidative and nitrosative stress, leukocyte infiltration, and up-regulation of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) expression in the colon. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the pineal secretory product melatonin in rats subjected to experimental colitis. Colitis was induced in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Inflammatory bowel disease is characterised by oxidative and nitrosative stress, leucocyte infiltration, upregulation of expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), and upregulation of P-selectin in the colon. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of calpain inhibitor I in rats subjected to experimental(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS We investigated the effects of tempol, a membrane-permeable radical scavenger, on the multiple organ failure (MOF) caused by zymosan in the rat. Zymosan (500 mg/kg, suspended in saline solution, ip) enhances formation of reactive oxygen species, which contribute to the pathophysiology of MOF. After zymosan or saline administration,(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by oxidative and nitrosative stress, leukocyte infiltration, and up-regulation of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) expression in the colon. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of tempol, a membrane-permeable radical scavenger, in rats subjected to experimental colitis. Colitis was(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of acute cholecystitis in the elderly is still a subject of debate, particularly with reference to the timing of surgery and the role of laparoscopy. PATIENTS From January 1994 to June 2002 we observed 27 patients aged over 70 years with acute calcolous cholecystitis. The patients were submitted to ultrasonographic percutaneous(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by oxidative and nitrosative stress, leukocyte infiltration, up-regulation of the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), and up-regulation of P-selectin in the colon. Here we investigate the effects of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, Tyrphostin AG 126, in rats subjected to experimental colitis.(More)
Dear Editor: Cerebral and dural sine venous thrombosis during ulcerative colitis is uncommon and is characterized by a severe prognosis in a high rate of cases [1]. We observed a case that showed thrombophlebitis of the upper sagittal sinus associated with cortical infarction and left frontal-parietal hemorrhage during a relapse of the ulcerative(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The Authors propose ultrasonographic percutaneous cholecystostomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS During the period between July 1991-December 1993, 26 patients with acute cholecystitis (18 calculous and 8 acalculous) were observed. The cholecystostomy was performed in principle on patients aged over 70 years(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) may contribute to the persistence of asthma and may be triggered and/or exacerbated by treatment with bronchodilatory and cortisone drugs. For this reason, GER should be suspected in patients with asthma non-responsive to treatment. In fact in this series 24 hour pH monitoring revealed GER in 7 out of 9 (77%) patients with(More)