SueEllen Ferraris

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare clinical event with little available information on etiology, treatment, or outcomes. Two cases of SCAD are presented and identified cases from the literature with complete data (n = 222) are reviewed and analyzed. Female patients (71.9%) were younger (40.4 versus 46.7; p < 0.001), less likely to have(More)
Techniques for surgical root coverage have been continuously revised over the past few decades. With increased knowledge on the etiopathogenesis of gingival recessions and on the repair/regeneration mechanisms of deep and superficial periodontal tissues, procedure simplification has been possible, and more predictable and stable results have been obtained.(More)
Some cases of primary hyperphenylalaninemia are not caused by the lack of phenylalanine hydroxylase, but by the lack of its cofactor tetrahydrobiopterin. These patients are not clinically responsive to a phenylalanine-restricted diet, but need specific substitution therapy. Thus, it became necessary to examine all newborns screened as positive with the(More)
Two patients with dihydropteridine reductase (DHPR) deficiency, in one case due to the absence of any enzyme protein (DHPR- cross reactive material (CRM)-) and in the other case due to the production of a mutant type devoid of catalytic activity (DHPR- CRM+) were examined. This latter form of malignant phenylketonuria, whose relative frequency seems to be(More)
The possibility of an early diagnosis of tetrahydrobiopterin deficiency among hyperphenylalaninemic infants, when specific screening tests cannot be performed, was evaluated. Three tetrahydrobiopterin deficient patients, two with dihydropteridine reductase deficiency and one with dihydrobiopterin synthetase deficiency were examined together with their(More)