Paolina Milazzo

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Hypertrophic scars and keloids are 2 forms of excessive cutaneous scarring that occur in predisposed individuals. The healing process varies greatly among patients, and the risk of a bad scar evolution is unpredictable. Keloids create disfiguring scars with associated erythema and pain or pruritus or restricted range of motion, and are a major cause of(More)
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a genetic autosomal-recessive disease (formerly grouped with Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome but considered today as a separate entity) characterized by abdominal obesity, mental retardation, dysphormic extremities (syndactyly, brachydactyly or polydactyly), retinal dystrophy or pigmentary retinopathy, hypogonadism or(More)
M. Mosconi,1 K. Fujii,2 A. Mengoni,3,18 C. Domingo-Pardo,1,4 F. Käppeler,1 U. Abbondanno,2 G. Aerts,5 H. Álvarez-Pol,6 F. Alvarez-Velarde,7 S. Andriamonje,5 J. Andrzejewski,8 P. Assimakopoulos,9 L. Audouin,1 G. Badurek,10 P. Baumann,11 F. Bečvář,12 F. Belloni,2 E. Berthoumieux,5 S. Bisterzo,1,13 M. Calviani,14 F. Calviño,15 D. Cano-Ott,7 R. Capote,3,16 A.(More)
BACKGROUND Na,K-ATPase is a membrane enzyme that energizes the Na-pump, hydrolyzing ATP and wasting energy as heat. It may play a role in thermogenesis, energy balance, and obesity development. Regulation of the enzyme by insulin is controversial. METHODS In animal and human obesity, tissue Na,K-ATPase was assayed by colorimetric measurement of released(More)
The authors recently reported the occurrence of low fasting serum triglyceride (TG) and high free fatty acid (FFA) levels in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. TG estimation in diverse groups of patients with autoimmune disease or hyperactive immune response confirmed the occurrence of a similar decrease of TG. In some patients, serum FFA level was also(More)
The151Sm(n,gamma)152Sm cross section has been measured at the spallation neutron facility n_TOF at CERN in the energy range from 1 eV to 1 MeV. The new facility combines excellent resolution in neutron time-of-flight, low repetition rates, and an unsurpassed instantaneous luminosity, resulting in rather favorable signal/background ratios. The 151Sm cross(More)
Alstrom syndrome (ALMS) is a very rare genetic autosomal recessive disease, characterized by early-onset severe abdominal obesity, impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes with insulin resistance, acanthosis nigricans, hyperlipidemia, childhood progressive retinal degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa and neurosensory hearing loss or deafness,(More)
Exposure to silica minerals is associated with silicosis and autoimmune disorders, especially systemic scleroderma. Evidence of this association has been increasingly reported in the last decade. The aim of this paper is to discuss, on the basis of a literature review, the case of a 28-year-old female dental technician who suffered from episodes of(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors describe here the occurrence of low fasting serum triglyceride (TG) and high free fatty acid (FFA) levels in pulmonary fibrosis, a finding that has never been reported before. PATIENTS AND METHODS TGs were measured in: (a) 44 patients (3 male and 41 female; mean age SEM: 63.06 +/- 4.04 years) who have been hospitalized in the(More)
AIM Based on the known effect of metformin (MET) in improving insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes, with the scope to focus the effects on glycaemic and free fatty acids (FFA) levels, we studied the effects of a short-term treatment with this drug in obese subjects and obese patients with diabetes or family history of diabetes (FHD). We used a method to(More)