Veronica Consales

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INTRODUCTION AND AIM Several studies have demonstrated that ozonated oil is effective on cutaneous wound healing. This in vivo study has been conducted to evaluate the clinical effect of the topical application of ozonated oil for 12 weeks on second-degree skin burns. METHOD A total of 30 patients suffering from second-degree skin burns in the phase of(More)
Pseudoxantoma elasticum (PXE), also known as Groenblad-Strandberg syndrome, is a rare heritable disease with an estimated prevalence of 1:50,000 in the general population. PXE is considered a prototype of multisystem ectopic mineralization disorders and it is characterized by aberrant mineralization of soft connective tissue with degeneration of the elastic(More)
The expression of genes encoding for Th1, Th2 and Th17 cytokines has been extensively evaluated in differentiated skin cells of psoriatic patients. The microenvironment exerts a control on the phenotype of resident mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the skin of psoriasis patients. Aim of the study was to extensively evaluate the relative expression of 43(More)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and inflammatory disease characterized by a marked imbalance of T helper (Th)2 vs. Th1/Th17 cells in the early phase of AD, whereas a mixed Th1/Th2 pattern of inflammation is usually found at the chronic stage. These features have not been extensively evaluated in undifferentiated skin cells of patients(More)
BACKGROUND People with psoriasis are at higher cardiovascular risk. Plasma levels of homocysteine over the normal range have been recognized as marker of cardiovascular risk. Psoriasis patients express higher levels of plasma homocysteine than healthy people. OBJECTIVE Our study aims to investigate the correlation between homocysteinaemia, severity and(More)
BACKGROUND Actinic keratosis (AK) is a cutaneous intraepithelial neoplasm that typically develops on sun-damaged skin. The incidence of AK is increasing worldwide, and it is accepted as the most frequent pre-malignant lesion in humans. OBJECTIVES To demonstrate that ingenol mebutate gel is effective in the treatment of actinic keratoses because of its(More)
INTRODUCTION Actinic keratosis (AK) is a cutaneous intraepithelial neoplasm appearing within areas referred as 'fields of cancerization'. AK can progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Treatments that target both clinically visible and subclinical AKs in cancerization fields are able to reduce the risk of malignant progression. Ingenol mebutate gel is(More)
Psoriasis is a disease characterized by an imbalance between Th1 and Th17 and Th2 inflammatory axes, in which cutaneous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are early involved, as they show a greater relative expression of several genes encoding for Th1 and Th17 cytokines. Therapeutic implications of TNF-α inhibitors on differentiated skin cells have been largely(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate prospectively the effect of etanercept (a tumour necrosis factor [TNF]-α inhibitor) on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production by mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from patients with psoriasis. METHODS MSCs from lesional and perilesional skin were isolated, cultured and characterized. VEGF production was evaluated at baseline(More)