Michela Albanesi

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The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a common basis for the development of atherogenic cardiovascular disease. Adiponectin has been demonstrated to be insulin-sensitizing and an anti-atherogenic factor and is considered a key ofMetS. It was suggested that IL-10 may be involved in the inflammatory network of MetS in relation to adiponectin. We examined the(More)
BACKGROUND An association between autoimmune disease and malignant melanoma (MM) has often been reported in the literature as a positive prognostic factor for MM. Consequently, we evaluated the influence of different autoimmune diseases on the prognosis of MM. AIM To evaluate the prognosis of patients with MM who also had an autoimmune disorder, whether(More)
Weight loss surgery (WLS) is efficacious for long-term weight reduction and decreases overall mortality in severely obese patients. The mechanisms implicated in long-term weight loss are not fully understood. Proposed mechanisms include changes in gut hormones and brain regulation of appetite and satiety. We aimed to investigate the long-term ghrelin and(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Turmer syndrome (TS) patients show increased morbidity due to metabolic, autoimmune and cardiovascular disorders. A risk of neoplasia is also reported. Here, we review the prevalence of neoplasia in a cohort of Turner patients. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 87 TS women. Follow-up included periodic ultrasound of the neck, abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on fertility in women with Turner syndrome have shown that spontaneous pregnancies occur in about 2-7% of patients. Fertility problems and obstetrical complications are frequently observed in untreated patients with celiac disease. We report the case of a patient, affected by Turner syndrome and celiac disease, in whom a spontaneous(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), autoimmune thyroiditis (ATD), and celiac disease (CD) are at increased risk for developing other autoimmune diseases. We evaluated zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8) prevalence in patients with ATD and/or CD in order to define the usefulness of ZnT8 autoantibodies for prediabetes screening. METHODS(More)
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