Ricardo Alberti

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BACKGROUND AND METHODS Patients with the nephrotic syndrome characteristically have multiple abnormalities of lipoprotein metabolism, but the cause and exact nature of these abnormalities are uncertain. In this study, we measured serum lipids and apoproteins in 57 patients with the nephrotic syndrome. We also determined the kinetic indexes of low-density(More)
The effect of indomethacin, a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, was studied in the treatment of 10 patients with head injury and one patient with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage, each of whom presented with high intracranial pressure (ICP) (34.4 +/- 13.1 mm Hg) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) impairment (67.0 +/- 15.4 mm Hg), which did not improve with(More)
Osmotic agents are still the most common treatment for controlling intracranial hypertension (ICH). Mannitol, glycerol, sorbitol, and hypertonic serum saline are the agents currently available. This work was designed to compare mannitol and glycerol in a similar population of brain injured patients, randomly divided into two groups of eight. The following(More)
The changes in nuclear morphology (karyometry) and DNA content in prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) were analyzed on tissue sections. The cases of PIN were subdivided into PIN 1 and PIN 2 based on the degree of proliferation and the anaplasia of the secretory cells lining the ducts and acini. Cases of nodular hyperplasia (NH) and adenocarcinoma were(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the validity of the quantitative analysis of nuclear features on aspiration smears in the distinction between follicular adenoma and follicular carcinoma. Karyometric and DNA features, including the nucleolar count, were evaluated on the cytologic material of 28 cases; the values were in general slightly higher in the(More)
This study was conducted on fine-needle aspirates of well differentiated follicular neoplasms of the thyroid. A 'decision tree' classification based on the percentage of nucleolated nuclei, percentage of nuclei with two or more nucleoli and mean major nuclear diameter was adopted. We observed that the reproducibility and the validity of the follicular(More)
Nucleolar prevalence, size, and outline were investigated on cytological material from cold thyroid nodules obtained by fine needle aspiration. The percentage of nucleolated nuclei in follicular adenoma (32 cases) was less than in follicular carcinoma (26 cases). In adenoma most nuclei contained one nucleolus, and nuclei with two or more nucleoli were less(More)
Image analysis was performed on 40 Feulgen-stained histologic samples and 48 Feulgen-stained cytologic preparations representing normal squamous epithelium and all grades of cervical lesions (from mild dysplasia to invasive carcinoma) in order to characterize the evolutionary progressive changes in cervical epithelial proliferative disease toward(More)
During a survey for abnormal hemoglobins in Polesine (a region north of the Po river, where beta-thalassemia is very frequent) a slow moving variant was noted in a 79-yr-old woman living in Gavello, a small town in the province of Rovigo. Structural studies demonstrated a previously undescribed amino acid substitution, beta47 Asp replaced by Gly. This new(More)