Simona Pelissetto

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In preeclampsia (PE), proteinuria has been associated with a reduced expression of nephrin by podocytes. In the present study, we investigated in vitro on human cultured podocytes the mechanism responsible for nephrin loss in PE. Sera from patients with PE did not directly downregulate the expression of nephrin. In contrast, conditioned medium obtained from(More)
OBJECTIVE The assessment of the association of cervicovaginal infections during pregnancy with preterm (pPROM) and term (PROM) premature rupture of membranes, preterm delivery, mid-trimester miscarriage and intrauterine death, and the definition of the risk factors that identify pregnant women who should have a cervicovaginal culture. METHODS We(More)
A suitable intake of vitamins and minerals both during preconceptional period and pregnancy is essential in reducing the incidence of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. This is more evident in developing countries, particularly during periods of famine, when women suffer from an inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals. Even in developed countries,(More)
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