Maria Teresa Vietri

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OBJECTIVE The present study was undertaken to evaluate the pattern of serum cytokine production in postmenopausal women and the relationship with the hormonal status. A group of fertile women served as controls. METHODS Eighty-two women in apparent good health, non-smokers and without a history of hormone replacement therapy, were enrolled for the study.(More)
Progress in human genetic and genomic research has led to the identification of genetic variants associated with specific cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), but the pathogenic mechanisms remain unclear. Recent studies have analyzed the involvement of epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation and histone modifications in the development and progression of(More)
In the present study, we tested the effect of a Mediterranean-style diet on sexual function in women with the metabolic syndrome. Women were identified in our database of subjects participating in controlled trials evaluating the effect of lifestyle changes and were included if they had a diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) associated with a(More)
Reproductive dysfunction is a consequence of diabetes, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. This study investigated the histological and molecular alterations in the testes of rats injected with streptozotocin at prepuperal (SPI rats) and adult age (SAI rats) to understand whether diabetes affects testicular tissue with different severity(More)
We investigated whether intervention with antioxidant vitamins C and E in enteral feeding influenced oxidative stress and clinical outcome in critically ill patients. Two-hundred-sixteen patients expected to require at least 10 days of enteral feeding completed the study. One-hundred-five patients received enteral feeding supplemented with antioxidants, and(More)
PALB2 gene is mutated in about 1–2 % of familial breast cancer as well as in 3–4 % of familial pancreatic cancer cases. Few studies have reported mutations in Italian patients with breast or pancreatic cancer. We evaluate the occurrence of PALB2 mutations in Italian patients affected with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers and define the pathological(More)
OBJECTIVE It is rare that manufacturers report age-related FT3, FT4 and TSH normal ranges in healthy children. STUDY DESIGN Using a solid phase time-resolved fluoroimmunometric method, we determined serum FT3, FT4 and TSH in 3,360 healthy children, age 2-16 years, that we grouped into two age ranges (2-7 yr and 9-16 yr). RESULTS Boys' and girls' mean(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether CYP17 T>C polymorphism and polymorphisms C1558T and Val80 of CYP19 are related to endometriosis. DESIGN Clinical study. PATIENT(S) Women affected with endometriosis (n = 104) and control group (n = 86). The diagnosis of endometriosis was confirmed by the histologic examination of the endometriotic lesions. RESULT(S) In(More)
Healthy Children, Michele Cioffi, Maurizio Corradino, Patrizio Gazzerro, Maria-Teresa Vietri, Catia Di Macchia, Anna Contursi, Rosalia Colicigno, Teodoro Catalano, and Anna M. Molinari (Institute General Pathology and Oncology, Second School of Medicine of Naples, 80138 Naples, Italy; * address correspondence to this author at: Istituto di Patologia(More)