Patrizia Morelli

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The inducible form of nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is expressed during inflammation of the intestine and may contribute to tissue injury. We have examined iNOS transcriptional regulation in DLD-1 cells, a human intestinal epithelial line that produces large amounts of nitric oxide and iNOS mRNA in response to a combination of the proinflammatory cytokines(More)
Managing children with influenza-like illness is associated with costly and painful interventions because, in order to distinguish viral from bacterial infections, diagnostic tests (including routine blood examinations and chest radiographs) are frequently performed, 2 and the empirical use of antimicrobial agents is common. Various rapid diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE Calcium antagonists, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and other drug classes either alone or in combination have been recommended for the treatment of hypertension. Nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) 20 mg is a new low-dose formulation with an improved tolerability. The aim of the present study was to compare the(More)
Induction of mucus hypersecretion in the airway epithelium by Th2 cytokines is associated with the expression of TMEM16A, a Ca2+-activated Cl- channel. We asked whether exposure of airway epithelial cells to bacterial components, a condition that mimics the highly infected environment occurring in cystic fibrosis (CF), also results in a similar response. In(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To evaluate the role of glycemic control on the evolution of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) with mild-moderate hypertension under tight blood pressure control, and to address the current controversy whether diabetic nephropathy worsens, independently of blood pressure, proportionally to HbA1c at any(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease resulting in chronic polymicrobial infections of the airways and progressive decline in lung function. To gain insight into the underlying causes of severe lung diseases, we aimed at comparing the airway microbiota detected in sputum of CF patients with stable lung function (S) versus those with a substantial(More)
The associated features of 1-looping of the ventricles (ventricular inversion) with D-transposition of the great vessels and criss-crossing atrioventricular valves are an unusual constellation of cardiac anomalies resulting in corrected transposition physiology. The following case presentation depicts the fetal and postnatal considerations of(More)
Influenza causes considerable morbidity and mortality and the damage to public health can be considerable. The most effective measures available for the prevention of influenza is vaccination. In most industrialised countries the objective of vaccination is to limit the disease among individuals at risk, especially the elderly. During the winter of(More)
Small colony variant (SCV) Staphylococcus aureus are a subpopulation of auxotroph, slow-growing strains causing persisting and relapsing infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Twenty-eight SCV and 29 normal S. aureus strains were isolated from 42 out of 222 Italian CF patients. The isolates were characterized for: susceptibility to antibiotics,(More)