Renato Rubino

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Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) regulate the activation of natural killer cells through their interaction with human leucocyte antigens (HLA). KIR and HLA loci are highly polymorphic, and certain HLA-KIR combinations have been found to protect against viral infections. In this study, we analysed whether the KIR/HLA repertoire may influence the(More)
Urinary tract infections are often associated with urinary anomalies. An appropriate pharmacologic treatment may prevent, or may at least limit, any kidney damage due to pyelonephritis. The antibiotic prophylaxis plays a role as significant as early surgical therapy, taking into consideration also the present limitative trend for a softer therapeutic(More)
We read with great interest the article recently published by Gonzales AM and Clapp B in your journal [JSLS(2008)12:332-334]. They present the successful laparoscopic treatment of a small bowel intussusception in a 16year-old male. According to the medical literature, scientific evidence is poor regarding bowel intussusception in school-age children, and it(More)
INTRODUCTION Bowel intussusception is a common complication of abdominal surgery. However, the literature on intussusception after congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair is scarce. CASE REPORT A 24-month-old female was admitted with vomiting, crying and leukocytosis, with no objective abdominal signs. The chest x-ray showed the presence of bowel in(More)