Roberta Di Mauro

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We present the first genetic maps of globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus L. 2n=2x=34), constructed with a two-way pseudo-testcross strategy. A F1 mapping population of 94 individuals was generated between a late-maturing, non-spiny type and an early-maturing spiny type. The 30 AFLP, 13 M-AFLP and 9 S-SAP primer combinations chosen identified,(More)
The genome organization of globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus), unlike other species belonging to Asteraceae (=Compositae) family (i.e. sunflower, lettuce and chicory), remains largely unexplored. The species is highly heterozygous and suffers marked inbreeding depression when forced to self-fertilize. Thus a two-way pseudo-testcross(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of robotic CyberKnife (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA)-based stereotactic radiotherapy (CBK-SRT) for isolated recurrent primary, lymph node, or metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between May 2007 and December 2009, 34 consecutive patients/38 lesions were treated (15 patients reirradiated for local recurrence [P], 4(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To identify patients with croup who after treatment with nebulized racemic epinephrine, oral dexamethasone, and mist may be safely discharged home after a period of observation. DESIGN Prospective interventional. SETTING Urban children's hospital emergency department. PARTICIPANTS Children with croup who received racemic epinephrine(More)
To identify which clinical findings serve to differentiate acute epiglottitis from laryngotracheitis and also to evaluate the role of direct inspection of the epiglottis in the evaluation of children initially thought to have laryngotracheitis, we prospectively evaluated 155 children presenting to the emergency room with acute stridor. Three of the findings(More)
We describe 25 patients with simultaneous stridor and wheezing. Twelve patients presented to the emergency department of The Children's Hospital of Denver over a two-year period; we found an additional 13 in a review of the literature. A combination of two disorders produced stridor and wheezing in six patients, with one condition in the extrathoracic(More)
This article reviews our experience, as well as the medical literature, regarding the treatment of failure to thrive (FTT) on an outpatient basis. Nonorganic FTT can be accidental, neglectful, or deliberate. Accidental FTT occurs with errors in formula preparation, diet selection, or feeding technique. These errors can usually be corrected by education and(More)
Great auricular nerve (GAN) is frequently sacrificed during parotid surgery. GAN preservation during parotidectomy is advised to avoid complications such as sensitive disorders, but debate still exists. In this study, our experience is reported on the matter. From a cohort of 173 parotidectomies carried out in the period 2005–2010, we studied 60 patients:(More)
The benefits resulting from the use of natural products rich in bioactive substances have promoted a growing interest from pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. It is established that oxidation processes are involved in various chronic and degenerative diseases and that the intake of chemical constituents with antioxidant activity, found in plants(More)