Marco Boscaro

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of primary aldosteronism
    Marco Boscaro
    Division of Endocrinology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 15:332-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Extended treatment of Cushing's disease with pasireotide: results from a 2-year, Phase II study
    M Boscaro
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60126, Ancona, Italy
    Pituitary 17:320-6. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Approach to the patient with possible Cushing's syndrome
    Marco Boscaro
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60126 Ancona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:3121-31. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Pasireotide for the treatment of Cushing's disease
    Giorgio Arnaldi
    Clinica di Endocrinologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 19:889-98. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone as a key mediator of the cardiometabolic syndrome in primary aldosteronism: an observational study
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I G M Lancisi G Salesi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    J Hypertens 25:177-86. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Small tumor size as favorable prognostic factor after adrenalectomy in Conn's adenoma
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I GM Lancisi G Salesi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 160:639-46. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Free thiols in human spermatozoa: are Na+/K+-ATPase, Ca2+-ATPase activities involved in sperm motility through peroxynitrite formation?
    Arianna Vignini
    Institute of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancono, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 18:132-40. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Management of primary aldosteronism: its complications and their outcomes after treatment
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universtaria, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I GM Lancisi G Salesi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Via Conca 71, 60020 Torrette, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 7:244-49. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone, mineralocorticoid receptor and the metabolic syndrome: role of the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists
    Vanessa Ronconi
    Division of Endocrinology, Ospedali Riuniti, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 10:238-46. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Coenzyme Q10 treatment in infertile men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia: a placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized trial
    Giancarlo Balercia
    Department of Internal Medicine and Applied Biotechnologies, Andrology Unit, Endocrinology, Umberto I Hospital, School of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Fertil Steril 91:1785-92. 2009

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Publications65

  1. doi request reprint Diagnosis and management of primary aldosteronism
    Marco Boscaro
    Division of Endocrinology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 15:332-8. 2008
    ..To illustrate the steps for clinical management of primary aldosteronism from screening evaluation to surgical and/or medical treatment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Extended treatment of Cushing's disease with pasireotide: results from a 2-year, Phase II study
    M Boscaro
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60126, Ancona, Italy
    Pituitary 17:320-6. 2014
    ..Pasireotide offers a tumor-directed medical therapy that may be effective for the extended treatment of some patients with Cushing's disease. ..
  3. doi request reprint Approach to the patient with possible Cushing's syndrome
    Marco Boscaro
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60126 Ancona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:3121-31. 2009
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Pasireotide for the treatment of Cushing's disease
    Giorgio Arnaldi
    Clinica di Endocrinologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 19:889-98. 2010
    ..However, recently there has been renewed interest in medical therapy due to new insights in pathogenetic mechanisms of corticotroph pituitary tumors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone as a key mediator of the cardiometabolic syndrome in primary aldosteronism: an observational study
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I G M Lancisi G Salesi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    J Hypertens 25:177-86. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of aldosterone excess on the development of such complications, and the effects of surgical and pharmacological treatment on their long-term outcome...
  6. doi request reprint Small tumor size as favorable prognostic factor after adrenalectomy in Conn's adenoma
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I GM Lancisi G Salesi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 160:639-46. 2009
    ..Primary aldosteronism (PA) due to aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) is the most common curable form of secondary hypertension...
  7. ncbi request reprint Free thiols in human spermatozoa: are Na+/K+-ATPase, Ca2+-ATPase activities involved in sperm motility through peroxynitrite formation?
    Arianna Vignini
    Institute of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancono, Italy
    Reprod Biomed Online 18:132-40. 2009
    ..Decrease in motility and loss of sperm function in idiopathic asthenozoospermia can be attributed to these sulphydryl groups, important entities of the sperm membrane...
  8. ncbi request reprint Management of primary aldosteronism: its complications and their outcomes after treatment
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universtaria, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I GM Lancisi G Salesi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Via Conca 71, 60020 Torrette, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 7:244-49. 2009
    ..On the other hand, targeted medical treatment with aldosterone antagonists improves blood pressure control and appears able to prevent the progression of cardiac and metabolic complications in patients with IHA...
  9. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone, mineralocorticoid receptor and the metabolic syndrome: role of the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists
    Vanessa Ronconi
    Division of Endocrinology, Ospedali Riuniti, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 10:238-46. 2012
    ..These actions indicate MR antagonists as a useful therapeutic tool able not only to reduce cardiovascular risk and renal damage, but also to improve metabolic sequaelae...
  10. doi request reprint Coenzyme Q10 treatment in infertile men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia: a placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized trial
    Giancarlo Balercia
    Department of Internal Medicine and Applied Biotechnologies, Andrology Unit, Endocrinology, Umberto I Hospital, School of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Fertil Steril 91:1785-92. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of coenzyme Q(10) treatment in improving semen quality in men with idiopathic infertility...
  11. doi request reprint Protective effect of leg fat against cardiovascular risk factors in obese premenopausal women
    Emanuela Faloia
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 19:39-44. 2009
    ..The principal aim of this study was to analyse the relationship, if any, among amount of leg fat, CVR factors and body mass index (BMI) in obese premenopausal women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Use of the desmopressin test in the differential diagnosis of pseudo-Cushing state from Cushing's disease
    Giacomo Tirabassi
    Clinica di Endocrinologia, Ospedali Riuniti, Via Conca 71, 60020 Ancona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:1115-22. 2010
    ..The desmopressin (DDAVP) test has been proposed to discriminate Cushing's disease (CD) from pseudo-Cushing states (PC); however, current information on its value is scarce and contradictory...
  13. doi request reprint Blood pressure, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and thyroid disease prevalence in primary aldosteronism and essential hypertension
    Federica Turchi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I G M Lancisi G Salesi, Ancona, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 24:1274-9. 2011
    ..This study was designed to evaluate, in primary aldosteronism (PA) and in EH, potential association of BP, TSH, and ultrasonographic changes of the thyroid...
  14. doi request reprint Association of glucocorticoid receptor polymorphism A3669G with decreased risk of developing diabetes in patients with Cushing's syndrome
    Laura Trementino
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Conca 71, 60020 Torrette di Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 166:35-42. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Lipoproteins obtained from anorexia nervosa patients induce higher oxidative stress in U373MG astrocytes through nitric oxide production
    Arianna Vignini
    Institute of Biochemistry School of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via P Ranieri 65, Ancona, 60131, Italy
    Neuromolecular Med 10:17-23. 2008
    ..Thus, a relevant pathophysiological association between NO and depression is certainly a possibility, as well as a central role played by NO in the pathogenesis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Oleoylethanolamide protects human sperm cells from oxidation stress: studies on cases of idiopathic infertility
    Annarina Ambrosini
    Institute of Biochemistry, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60100 Ancona, Italy
    Biol Reprod 74:659-65. 2006
    ..Results of this study support the hypothesis of a possible protective action of oleoylethanolamide against reactive oxygen species, which could explain its beneficial effects on in vitro capacitated spermatozoa...
  17. doi request reprint Adipose cell-adrenal interactions: current knowledge and future perspectives
    Vanessa Ronconi
    Division of Endocrinology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, 60020 Ancona, Italy
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 19:100-3. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Primary adrenal hypercortisolism: minimally invasive surgical treatment or medical therapy? A retrospective study with long-term follow-up evaluation
    Mario Guerrieri
    Clinica di Chirurgia Generale e Metodologia Chirurgica, Università Politecnica delle Marche Ospedali Riuniti, Via Conca 1, 60121, Ancona, Italy
    Surg Endosc 24:2542-6. 2010
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  19. doi request reprint Primary aldosteronism, a major form of low renin hypertension: from screening to diagnosis
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, 60020, Italy
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 19:104-8. 2008
    ..Finally, subtype forms and lateralization of aldosterone production should be established by bilateral adrenal venous sampling, despite its technical difficulty and varying criteria for success...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adipose tissue 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 expression in obesity and Cushing's syndrome
    Barbara Mariniello
    Division of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, University of Padur, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:435-41. 2006
    ..To evaluate the expression of 11beta-hydrxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1) in omental adipose tissue of patients with Cushing's syndrome and simple obesity, compared with normal weight controls...
  21. ncbi request reprint The production of peroxynitrite by human spermatozoa may affect sperm motility through the formation of protein nitrotyrosine
    Arianna Vignini
    Institute of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Fertil Steril 85:947-53. 2006
    ..To detect peroxynitrite and 3-nitrotyrosine production in human spermatozoa of asthenozoospermic infertile patients and normospermic donors, and evaluate any influence on kinetic sperm features...
  22. doi request reprint Corticotrophin-releasing hormone and desmopressin tests in the differential diagnosis between Cushing's disease and pseudo-Cushing state: a comparative study
    Giacomo Tirabassi
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Clinical Medicine and Applied Biotechnologies, Polytechnic University of Marche, Torrette, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 75:666-72. 2011
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  23. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology of dyslipidemia in Cushing's syndrome
    Giorgio Arnaldi
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, Ancona, Italy
    Neuroendocrinology 92:86-90. 2010
    ..Genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptors may also affect the activity of cortisol, lipid metabolism and cardiovascular risk...
  24. doi request reprint Testosterone and cardiovascular risk
    Giacomo Tirabassi
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Umberto I Hospital, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Conca 71, 60126, Ancona, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 8:S65-9. 2013
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  25. pmc Visceral adipose tissue: emerging role of gluco- and mineralocorticoid hormones in the setting of cardiometabolic alterations
    Marco Boscaro
    Division of Endocrinology, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I G M Lancisi G Salesi, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1264:87-102. 2012
    ..A better understanding of the pathophysiology of the adipose organ is of crucial importance in order to identify possible therapeutic approaches that can avoid the development of such cardiovascular and metabolic sequelae...
  26. ncbi request reprint Analysis of screening and confirmatory tests in the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism: need for a standardized protocol
    Gilberta Giacchetti
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I G M Lancisi G Salesi, Ancona, Italy
    J Hypertens 24:737-45. 2006
    ..The upright serum aldosterone/upright plasma renin activity ratio (ARR) has been recommended as a screening tool for the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk in Cushing's syndrome
    Giorgio Arnaldi
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, Ancona, Italy
    Pituitary 7:253-6. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Reduced nitric oxide levels in acromegaly: cardiovascular implications
    Vanessa Ronconi
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I GM Lancisi G Salesi, Ancona, Italy
    Blood Press 14:227-32. 2005
    ..Moreover the inverse correlation of NO levels with GH, IGF-1 and disease duration suggests that reduced levels of platelet NO linked to GH excess may contribute to the vascular alterations affecting patients with acromegaly...
  29. ncbi request reprint Expression of growth hormone-releasing hormone receptor splicing variants in human primary adrenocortical tumours
    Simona Freddi
    Division of Endocrinology, Institute of Clinical Medicine and Applied Biotechnology, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 62:533-8. 2005
    ..Because the overexpression of the IGF-II gene is a frequent feature of adrenal carcinoma, we searched for the presence of GHRH-R SVs in these tumours...
  30. doi request reprint Adrenal incidentaloma
    Giorgio Arnaldi
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60020 Ancona, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 26:405-19. 2012
    ..A tailored strategy may be based on the selection of patients at increased risk who require a careful and extensive follow-up among the vast majority of patients who require a simplified follow-up...
  31. ncbi request reprint Coagulopathy in Cushing's syndrome
    Laura Trementino
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche Region, Ancona, Italy
    Neuroendocrinology 92:55-9. 2010
    ..In the absence of prospective randomized trials, preventive antithrombotic treatment (best with heparin) during IPS sampling and low-dose heparin treatment early after surgery should be suggested...
  32. doi request reprint Human corticotropin releasing hormone test performance in the differential diagnosis between Cushing's disease and pseudo-Cushing state is enhanced by combined ACTH and cortisol analysis
    Giorgio Arnaldi
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60100 Ancona, Italy Social Gerontology Unit, Research Department, INRCA Italian National Institute on Ageing, 60100 Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 160:891-8. 2009
    ..We assessed whether this could be achieved with a novel approach while preserving the ability of the test to distinguish CD from ectopic ACTH syndrome (EAS). Design Retrospective/prospective study...
  33. doi request reprint Distinctive modulation of inflammatory and metabolic parameters in relation to zinc nutritional status in adult overweight/obese subjects
    Laura Costarelli
    Research Department, Italian National Research Centres on Ageing INRCA, Ancona, Italy
    J Nutr Biochem 21:432-7. 2010
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  34. doi request reprint Sexual dysfunctions in men affected by autoimmune Addison's disease before and after short-term gluco- and mineralocorticoid replacement therapy
    Antonio Granata
    Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Modena, Modena, Italy
    J Sex Med 10:2036-43. 2013
    ..There is evidence suggesting that autoimmune Addison's disease (AD) could be associated with sexual dysfunctions probably caused by gluco- and mineralocorticoid deficiency; however, no study has yet treated this subject in males...
  35. doi request reprint A new germline point mutation in Ret exon 8 (cys515ser) in a family with medullary thyroid carcinoma
    Francesca Fazioli
    Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Pathology and Innovative Therapies, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region, Ancona, Italy
    Thyroid 18:775-82. 2008
    ..A novel Cys-Ser Ret germline point mutation in a 58-year-old woman with bilateral medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) prompted us to perform genetic analysis of the family and evaluate the biological consequences of such a mutation...
  36. doi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor and microvessel density in periodontitis patients with and without diabetes
    Simone Domenico Aspriello
    Division of Periodontology, Department of Clinical and Dental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Torrette, Ancona, Italy
    J Periodontol 80:1783-9. 2009
    ..Our aim was to investigate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and microvessel density (MVD) in patients with periodontitis with and without DM...
  37. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome does not increase angiographic restenosis rates after drug-eluting stent implantation
    Paola Canibus
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, and Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, G M Lancisi Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Metabolism 57:593-7. 2008
    ..In conclusion, MS is not associated with higher rates of restenosis, target vessel revascularization, or major adverse cardiac events; and no additional MS feature was associated with an increased risk...
  38. ncbi request reprint Morphometric dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (MXA) for identification of vertebral fractures
    Cristiano Maria Francucci
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:11-4. 2007
    ..We conclude that, used as a screening tool, this approach may help to identify vertebral fractures with a reduced radiation dose to the patient, and that technological improvements are necessary to improve image quality...
  39. ncbi request reprint Sexual symptoms in endocrine diseases: psychosomatic perspectives
    Giancarlo Balercia
    Endocrinology, Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Applied Biotechnologies, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Psychother Psychosom 76:134-40. 2007
    ..may have a greater or lesser effect on sexual function...
  40. ncbi request reprint Hypogonadism and reduced bone mineral density in heterozygous H63D mutation in the HFE gene: an unusual presentation of hereditary hemochromatosis
    Cristiano Maria Francucci
    Clinica di Endocrinologia, Ospedale Generale Regionale di Torrette, Via Conca n 61, 60020 Ancona, Italy
    J Androl 28:21-6. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Raloxifene and cardiovascular health: its relationship to lipid and glucose metabolism, hemostatic and inflammation factors and cardiovascular function in postmenopausal women
    Cristiano Maria Francucci
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ancona, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 11:4187-206. 2005
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  42. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 gene (HSD11B2) in human essential hypertension
    Barbara Mariniello
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Umberto I Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 18:1091-8. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to analyze the HSD11B2 gene to assess whether some of its variants might be involved in hypertension...
  43. ncbi request reprint Placebo-controlled double-blind randomized trial on the use of L-carnitine, L-acetylcarnitine, or combined L-carnitine and L-acetylcarnitine in men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia
    Giancarlo Balercia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Fertil Steril 84:662-71. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of L-carnitine (LC) or L-acetyl-carnitine (LAC) or combined LC and LAC treatment in improving semen kinetic parameters and the total oxyradical scavenging capacity in semen...
  44. ncbi request reprint Harmful effects of functional hypercortisolism: a working hypothesis
    Giacomo Tirabassi
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Clinical and Molecular Sciences, Umberto I Hospital, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Endocrine 46:370-86. 2014
    ..In this review we aim to discuss the evidence suggesting the emerging negative role for FH. ..
  45. pmc Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma
    Augusto Taccaliti
    Division of Endocrinology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Torrette Ancona Ancona, Italy
    Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 3:84. 2012
    ..Investigational clinical trials in phase I or in phase II are actually in running and they include anti-angiogenetic drugs, multi-kinase inhibitor drugs...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Endocrinology of aldosterone]
    Vanessa Ronconi
    Clinica di Endocrinologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna ad Orientamento Cardiovascolare e Metabolico, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Azienda Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I, G M Lancisi, G Salesi, Ancona
    Ital Heart J 6:5S-15S. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint High cardiovascular risk in patients with Cushing's syndrome according to 1999 WHO/ISH guidelines
    Tatiana Mancini
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 61:768-77. 2004
    ..In patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS) cardiovascular complications determine a mortality rate four times higher than in an age- and gender-matched population. Therefore, we calculated the global cardiovascular risk in patients with CS...
  48. ncbi request reprint Role of nitric oxide concentrations on human sperm motility
    Giancarlo Balercia
    Endocrinology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    J Androl 25:245-9. 2004
    ..The positive role played by NO in spermatozoa capacitation leads us to speculate that such paradoxical involvement in both pathologic and physiologic processes depends on the alternative redox state and relative level of NO...
  49. ncbi request reprint Changes in body composition and insulin sensitivity in severely obese subjects after laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding (LASGB)
    Gabriella G M Garrapa
    Division of Endocrinology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 11:CR522-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate body composition and metabolic features in morbidly obese patients before and after LASGB...
  50. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic infertility: effect of palmitoylethanolamide (a homologue of anandamide) on hyperactivated sperm cell motility and Ca2+ influx
    Annarina Ambrosini
    Institute of Biochemistry, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
    J Androl 26:429-36. 2005
    ..In conclusion, our data indicated that PEA modulated certain physiological sperm functions that are involved in fertilization; in particular, we showed that PEA modulated for HA in men with low sperm kinematic parameters...
  51. ncbi request reprint Adipose tissue as an endocrine organ? A review of recent data related to cardiovascular complications of endocrine dysfunctions
    Paola Pantanetti
    Clinica di Endocrinologia, Istituto di Medicina Clinica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    Clin Exp Hypertens 26:387-98. 2004
    ..RAS can participate together with other hormones and substances, in adipocyte differentiation and fat tissue growth, but could be also involved in the pathogenesis of complications of obesity including arterial hypertension...
  52. ncbi request reprint Coenzyme Q(10) supplementation in infertile men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia: an open, uncontrolled pilot study
    Giancarlo Balercia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Umberto I Hospital, School of Medicine, University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Fertil Steril 81:93-8. 2004
    ..To clarify a potential therapeutic role of coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) in infertile men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia...
  53. ncbi request reprint Anticoagulant prophylaxis markedly reduces thromboembolic complications in Cushing's syndrome
    Marco Boscaro
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Ancona, 60100 Ancona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:3662-6. 2002
    ..Cushing's syndrome is associated with a hypercoagulable state. An adequate anticoagulant prophylaxis can reverse this prothrombotic state and avoid postoperative thromboembolic events...
  54. ncbi request reprint Development of overt Cushing's syndrome in patients with adrenal incidentaloma
    Luisa Barzon
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Division of Endocrinology, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 146:61-6. 2002
    ..e. subclinical Cushing's syndrome, and the risk that such conditions will evolve towards overt Cushing's syndrome are unknown...
  55. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the prevalence of primary aldosteronism in 1,125 hypertensive patients
    Gian Paolo Rossi
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    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2293-300. 2006
    ..We prospectively investigated the prevalence of curable forms of primary aldosteronism (PA) in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Gene therapy of thyroid cancer via retrovirally-driven combined expression of human interleukin-2 and herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase
    Luisa Barzon
    Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padova, Via Gabelli 63, I 35121 Padova, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 148:73-80. 2003
    ..e. thymidine kinase of herpes simplex virus, HSV-TK, and interleukin-2, IL-2) and evaluated its efficiency in vitro and in vivo...
  57. ncbi request reprint Transcriptionally targeted retroviral vector for combined suicide and immunomodulating gene therapy of thyroid cancer
    Luisa Barzon
    Department of Histology, Microbiology, and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padua, Via Gabelli 63, I 35121 Padua, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:5304-11. 2002
    ..Thus, the combined thyroid-specific expression of two therapeutic genes (cytokine and suicide genes), although a safe tumor-targeted treatment, would allow an increased anticancer effect...
  58. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of circulating thyroid-specific transcripts as markers of thyroid cancer relapse
    Luisa Barzon
    Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padua, Via Gabelli 63, I 35121 Padua, Italy
    Int J Cancer 110:914-20. 2004
    ..Our findings indicate that serum TG assay after TSH stimulation is the most accurate test for monitoring DTC. Combined measurements of TPO and TSHR mRNA levels during THST may represent a specific test for early detection of DTC relapse...
  59. ncbi request reprint Modulation of retrovirally driven therapeutic genes by mutant TP53 in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma
    Luisa Barzon
    Department of Histology, Microbiology, and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padova, I 35121 Padova, Italy
    Cancer Gene Ther 12:381-8. 2005
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  60. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic management of Cushing syndrome : new targets for therapy
    Nicoletta Sonino
    Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Treat Endocrinol 4:87-94. 2005
    ..While awaiting further developments, the use of traditional medical treatment at the adrenal level with adrenal steroid inhibitors is still valuable in several instances...
  61. ncbi request reprint Aldosterone as a cardiovascular risk factor
    GianPaolo Rossi
    DMCS Internal Medicine 4, University Hospital, Via Giustiniani 2, 35126 Padua, Italy
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 16:104-7. 2005
    ..Therefore, although unilateral adrenalectomy is preferred therapy for unilateral aldosterone-producing adenoma or hyperplasia, MR blockade may be useful in cardiovascular diseases where aldosterone levels are normal...
  62. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism: from screening to subtype differentiation
    Paolo Mulatero
    Department of Medicine and Experimental Oncology, Hypertension Unit, University of Turin, Turin 10133, Italy
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 16:114-9. 2005
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  63. ncbi request reprint Gene therapy for thyroid cancer
    Luisa Barzon
    Department of Histology, Microbiology and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padova, Via Gabelli 63, I 35121 Padova, Italy
    Expert Opin Biol Ther 4:1225-39. 2004
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  64. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of combined suicide/cytokine gene therapy in two patients with end-stage anaplastic thyroid carcinoma
    Luisa Barzon
    Department of Histology, Microbiology, and Medical Biotechnologies, University of Padova, Via Gabelli 63, I 35121 Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:2831-4. 2005
    ..Gene therapy led also to a marked increase in T helper type 1 cytokine expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Radiological evaluation of injected tumor masses demonstrated local tumor necrosis...