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OBJECTIVES We investigated whether the non-invasive determination of coronary flow reserve (CFR), as evaluated by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography, might be a potential method to detect early dysfunction of cardiovascular system in patients affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) without clinical signs or symptoms of cardiac impairment. The possible(More)
  • F Puppo, P Contini, +5 authors F Indiveri
  • 2000
In the present study, we have evaluated the apoptotic effect of soluble human MHC class I (sHLA-I) antigens on CD8(+) T lymphocytes. sHLA-I antigens and beta(2)-microglobulin-free HLA class I heavy chains, isolated from serum, induced apoptosis on phytohemagglutinin-activated CD8(+) T lymphocytes in autologous and allogeneic combinations. The extent of(More)
Object conceptual knowledge comprises information related to several motor and sensory modalities (e.g. for tools, how they look like, how to manipulate them). Whether and to which extent conceptual object knowledge is represented in the same sensory and motor systems recruited during object-specific learning experience is still a controversial question. A(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the present study was to demonstrate, by nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC), the existence of diagnostic and follow-up parameters of microvascular damage in systemic sclerosis (SS) (grouped in the "early", "active" and "late" NVC patterns). The presence of the different subsets of skin involvement (limSS and difSS), as well as the(More)
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