Rita Pugliese

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to assess whether psoriasis is associated with phenotype prevalence and altered activity of haptoglobin (Hpt). BACKGROUND Hpt is a plasma acute-phase glycoprotein, displaying in humans three phenotypes. Phenotype prevalence or structure modification of Hpt was associated with several diseases. The Hpt main function is to(More)
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an autosomal recessive disease associated with high levels of branched-chain amino acids. Children with MSUD can present severe neurological damage, but liver transplantation (LT) allows the patient to resume a normal diet and avoid further neurological damage. The use of living related donors has been controversial(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a program of lifestyle change through psychological intervention, combined with pharmacological therapy, for coronary risk reduction in uncontrolled hypertensive patients with overweight and dyslipidemia over 11 months of follow-up. METHODS A randomized controlled trial with 74 patients assigned to three different(More)
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