Riccardo Bianchi

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Thrombosis on atherosclerotic lesions in the large extracranial arteries is the main cause of embolization in the distal cerebral circulation and thus is involved in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. The assessment of biological characteristics of lesions that are predictive of thrombotic complications might help in stratification(More)
BACKGROUND The recent geographical expansion of phlebotomine vectors of Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean subregion has been attributed to ongoing climate changes. At these latitudes, the activity of sand flies is typically seasonal; because seasonal phenomena are also sensitive to general variations in climate, current phenological data sets can(More)
Several viruses have been recently isolated from Mediterranean phlebotomine sand flies; some are known to cause human disease while some are new to science. To monitor the Phlebotomus-borne viruses spreading, field studies are in progress using different sand fly collection and storage methods. Two main sampling techniques consist of CDC light traps, an(More)
Objective To evaluate the ability of bedside lung ultrasound to diagnose and quantify pleural effusion in pediatric patients submitted to liver transplantation, in comparison with supine chest radiograph. 30 pediatric patients (mean age: 36 months, mean PIM2 11%) with end stage liver failure submitted to liver transplantation from living/dead donor (split).(More)
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