Paolo Serventi

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A congenital defect of the scrotal wall with consequent testicular exstrophy is an exceptional finding. The etiopathogenesis of this defect is debated. We report a newborn male with arthrogryposis who presented with an exstrophied testicle. The association of these two conditions seems to establish a cause-effect relationship mediated by mechanical factors,(More)
The present study aimed at evaluating the effects of different doses of silymarin in diet on broiler performances and meat quality. For the trial, 180 male chicks (ROSS 508), were allocated in to three groups (S0, S40 and S80) of 60 animals each receiving a basal diet supplemented with 0 ppm, 40 ppm and 80 ppm of a sylimarin (provided by a dry extract of(More)
Sera from Dirofilaria immitis-experimentally infected dogs treated with a combination of ivermectin/doxycycline were analysed for doxycycline levels by HPLC and anti-Wolbachia Surface Protein (rWSP) antibodies by ELISA and compared with sera from dogs treated with doxycycline alone. Results show that doxycycline levels were not statistically different(More)
The effects of preferential µ (morphine), selective µ (fentanyl), selective κ (compound U69593) opioid receptor agonists, and nonselective (naloxone) and selective µ (naloxonazine) antagonists on equine small intestinal motility were evaluated in vitro. Samples of circular muscle from equine jejunum were placed in isolated organ baths and drug-induced(More)
A 31 case series of pleuropneumonia is presented, in a 7 year period. All patients were treated following same standards consisting of a pleural catheter insertion. Results support conservative treatment: short hospitalization and absence of psychological or physical traumas was achieved. Follow up is very good for all patients and none had invalidating(More)
The authors report their experience with Ceftazidime in surgical prophylaxis in childhood. 50 patients have been treated, suffering from surgical diseases, with 100 mg/kg of Ceftazidime in 3 doses (1 before, 1 after 6 hrs and 1 after 12 hrs from surgery). No side effects were observed and in no case was it necessary to discontinue treatment. Both bacterial(More)
Neuropeptides are considered a new class of neurotransmitters, several of which interact with the immune system as well as the macrophagic activity. Among these, neurotensin (NT) enhances the phagocitic response of macrophages and is the only neuropeptide that can enhance the cytolytic effects of activated macrophages. In this way, it may play a role as an(More)
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) may occur spontaneously, as a complication of endotracheal tube displacement, intrauterine viral pneumonia or massive aspiration of formula. Nevertheless PIE occurs more frequently in neonates requiring mechanical ventilation for RDS. Untoward effects of large air collections in the extra-alveolar spaces are based on(More)
Authors report on their experience about ceftriaxone in surgical prophylaxis in childhood. 30 patients have been treated, suffering from surgical diseases, either thoracic or abdominal ones, including malignancies. Ceftriaxone was administered once a day; patients received ceftriaxone only once preoperatively: Results have been very satisfactory, the only(More)
We investigated the effects of nonselective muscarinic antagonist (atropine) and of selective muscarinic subtype 1 (M1), 2 (M2), 3 (M3) antagonists (VU0255035, methoctramine, pFHHSiD, respectively) on the contractions evoked by electrical field stimulation (EFS) or by exogenous ACh in isolated horse bronchial muscle. Atropine completely inhibited neurogenic(More)