Pierre A. Russo

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Food-fermenting lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are generally considered to be non-toxic and non-pathogenic. Some species of LAB, however, can produce biogenic amines (BAs). BAs are organic, basic, nitrogenous compounds, mainly formed through decarboxylation of amino acids. BAs are present in a wide range of foods, including dairy products, and can occasionally(More)
In order to investigate the genetic heterogeneity of ovine pestivirus isolates in France, 32-clinical samples collected between 1985 and 2006, previously detected positive by indirect immuno-fluorescence for the presence of Border disease virus (BDV), were tested by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Parts of the 5'-non-coding region(More)
PURPOSE We review the status of systemic therapy for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was performed on MEDLINE and CANCERLIT to identify results of systemic therapy for patients with renal cell carcinoma published from January 1990 through December 1998. Treatment results of chemotherapy agents,(More)
Germ-line and acquired mutations of the hSNF5/INI1 tumor suppressor gene have been reported in central nervous system (CNS), renal, and soft-tissue rhabdoid tumors. The present study was designed to compare the types of INI1 alterations among tumors from diverse anatomical sites and identify mutation hot spots. Fluorescence in situ hybridization and(More)
We reviewed 954 primary nonurothelial epithelial renal neoplasms with primary resection at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center between the years 1980 and 1995 and classified 70 cases (7%) as renal oncocytomas. The study population was composed of 39 men and 31 women, and the mean age was 65 years (range 25 to 86 years). Fifty-six patients (80%) were(More)
Performances of an ELISA, an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and a complement fixation test (CFT) were assessed for detecting antibodies against Coxiella burnetii after Q fever abortions in naturally infected goats. The goal of the study was to provide information useful for veterinary serodiagnosis in regard to categories of goats either experiencing Q(More)
PURPOSE To validate the current TNM staging system, we analyzed our contemporary experience with 300 cystectomies. MATERIALS AND METHODS The pathological material and medical records of 300 patients treated with cystectomy were reviewed, and the new TNM classification was adopted. RESULTS The median followup of patients with no evidence of disease was(More)
The maedi-visna virus (MVV) is classified as a lentivirus of the retroviridae family. The genome of MVV includes three genes: gag, which encodes for group-specific antigens; pol, which encodes for reverse transcriptase, integrase, RNAse H, protease and dUTPase and env, the gene encoding for the surface glycoprotein responsible for receptor binding and entry(More)
PURPOSE Resection of solitary metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is associated with a 5-year survival rate of 35% to 50%. Selection criteria are not well defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed our experience with 278 patients with recurrent RCC from 1980 to 1993. RESULTS One hundred forty-one of 278 patients underwent a(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated a patient cohort with renal tumors 4 cm. or less treated with partial or radical nephrectomy. We compared patient and tumor characteristics, and survival in these 2 groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the records of 670 patients with a median age of 63 years treated surgically for renal cell carcinoma between(More)