Patrizia Carrieri

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To investigate the clinical value of somatic TP53 mutations in breast cancer, we assembled clinical and molecular data on 1,794 women with primary breast cancer with long-term follow-up and whose tumor has been screened for mutation in exons 5 to 8 of TP53 by gene sequencing. TP53 mutations were more frequent in tumors of ductal and medullar types,(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with increased health risk and has been associated with alterations in bacterial gut microbiota, with mainly a reduction in Bacteroidetes, but few data exist at the genus and species level. It has been reported that the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium genus representatives may have a critical role in weight regulation as(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cancer risk in southern European men with, or at risk of, HIV infection. DESIGN An analysis of longitudinal data to assess time-dependent rare events. METHODS Data from a cohort of HIV seroconverters, and from two hospital-based HIV seroprevalent cohorts were combined and analysed. The number of cancer cases observed was(More)
Primary hepatocellular carcinoma is the commonest cancer in The Gambia. The Gambia Hepatitis Intervention Study (GHIS) was established in 1986 to evaluate the protective effectiveness of infant hepatitis B immunization in the prevention of chronic liver disease, particularly, hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis later in adult life. This program was(More)
OBJECTIVES Antiretroviral treatment (ART) scale-up in sub-Saharan Africa has made it possible to investigate the maintenance of adherence to HIV medications. We describe here adherence to ART and identify its correlates in the Cameroonian context. DESIGN Prospective cohort study in 9 rural district hospitals. METHODS A mixed logistic regression model(More)
In a sample of 277 patients included in the French APROCO cohort study who were initially adherent at follow-up visit 4 months after initiation of a protease inhibitor-containing regimen, 76.4% self-reported at least one lipodystrophy-related symptom and 30.0% failed to maintain adherence behaviour 20 months after enrolment. After multiple adjustment for(More)
Efavirenz (EFV) is a potent antiretroviral drug; its use may be limited, however, by psychiatric symptoms that require its discontinuation. We sought to identify the characteristics that placed patients at an elevated risk of discontinuation. Data for this cross-sectional study came from a self-administered questionnaire distributed by French AIDS community(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQL) during the first three years after starting PI-containing antiretroviral treatment. Clinical, social and behavioural data from the APROCO cohort enabled us to analyze simultaneously the association between HRQL and patients' relationships with their(More)
Although invasive cervical cancer (ICC) has been included among the AIDS-defining conditions since 1993, it remains controversial whether HIV infection increases the risk of developing such neoplasm. In this study, ICC risk was longitudinally investigated among 1,340 HIV-positive intravenous drug user (IDU), 811 HIV-negative IDU, and 801 HIV-positive(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the impact of the first year of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on health-related quality of life (HRQL). METHODS Medical data for patients in the French APROCO cohort were collected at enrollment (M0) and month 12 (M12). A self-administered questionnaire gathered information about HRQL (Medical Outcome Study 36-Item(More)