Matteo Castagno

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We present a case of Idiopathic Portal Hypertension (IPH) with Splenic infarct in a 23-year-old female. She was referred to the hospital because of enlargement of liver and spleen. A computed axial tomography revealed Splenic infarct. The spleen was surgically removed. At laparotomy the liver was found to be enlarged and a liver biopsy performed. The biopsy(More)
BACKGROUND Inherited hemoglobin disorders (sickle-cell disorders and thalassaemias) represent an increasing global health problem. The early detection of sickle cell disease allows counselling for family members about disease management and future reproductive decisions. The aim of the present study was to estimate the birth prevalence of hemoglobinopathies(More)
BACKGROUND Data regarding long-term outcome after percutaneous closure of left superior caval vein draining into the left atrium are lacking. The aim of the present study was to report the long-term follow-up by using contrast-enhanced CT. METHODS In all, three patients underwent percutaneous closure of left superior caval vein draining into the left(More)
Between 13 different serogroups of N. meningitidis, identified according to the capsular polysaccharide's antigenic structure, only 5 (A, B, C, W-135 and Y) are clinically relevant and responsible for 90% cases of meningococcal invasive disease. In Italy, serogroup B is the principal cause of invasive meningococcal disease [1]. There are two types of(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish if the correction with estimates of ultraviolet (UV) exposure influences the association between 25-OH-vitamin D (25OHD) levels and metabolic variables. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study was performed in 575 obese children and adolescents (>6 years of age) in a tertiary referral center. Cardiovascular risk factors were measured.(More)
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