B Cacopardo

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Description of a rare case of splenic abscess due to spontaneous E. cohi bacteremia in a cirrhotic patient
    B Cacopardo
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:331-4. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint A new sampling method for spleen stiffness measurement based on quantitative acoustic radiation force impulse elastography for noninvasive assessment of esophageal varices in newly diagnosed HCV-related cirrhosis
    Leonardo Rizzo
    Ultrasuoni Diagnostic Medical Center, 95100 Catania, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2014:365982. 2014
  3. pmc Surgical Site Infection by Corynebacterium macginleyi in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Via Palermo 636, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2013:970678. 2013
  4. pmc Changes in serum Interleukin-33 concentration before and after treatment with pegylated interferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1b infection
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hepat Mon 12:e7611. 2012
  5. pmc Rheumatoid arthritis following PEG-interferon-alfa-2a plus ribavirin treatment for chronic hepatitis C: a case report and review of the literature
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Via Palermo 636, 95125, ARNAS Garibaldi Nesima, Catania, Italy
    BMC Res Notes 6:437. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The complexity of aging: cancer risk among elderly people and infectious risk among those with cancer
    Marilia Rita Pinzone
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, ARNAS Garibaldi Nesima, Via Palermo 636, 95125, Catania, Italy
    Anticancer Agents Med Chem 13:1444-8. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint [Development of sarcoidosis during treatment for chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin: case report and literature review]
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Italy
    Infez Med 21:40-44. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Interferon-γ and interleukin-17 production from PPD-stimulated PBMCss of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
    Giuseppe Nunnari
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Catania 95125, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 36:E64-71. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and therapeutical role of vitamin D in chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Bruno Cacopardo
    University of Catania, Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, Division of Infectious Diseases, Via Palermo 636, Catania, Italy
    Front Biosci (Elite Ed) 4:1276-86. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte interferon alpha early retreatment for Child A HCV genotype 1b-infected cirrhotics intolerant to pegylated interferons
    B Cacopardo
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Institute of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Via Passo Gravina 187, 90157, Catania, Italy
    Infection 37:210-5. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Description of a rare case of splenic abscess due to spontaneous E. cohi bacteremia in a cirrhotic patient
    B Cacopardo
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:331-4. 2008
    ..Spontaneous bacteremia may occur in cirrhotic patients due to intestinal bacteria traslocation from gut lumen to blood. Nevertheless, isolated splenic localization is a very rare event...
  2. ncbi request reprint A new sampling method for spleen stiffness measurement based on quantitative acoustic radiation force impulse elastography for noninvasive assessment of esophageal varices in newly diagnosed HCV-related cirrhosis
    Leonardo Rizzo
    Ultrasuoni Diagnostic Medical Center, 95100 Catania, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2014:365982. 2014
    ..By using our cut-off value of 3.1 m/s, we would avoid endoscopy in around 45% of cirrhotic subjects, with significant time and cost savings...
  3. pmc Surgical Site Infection by Corynebacterium macginleyi in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Via Palermo 636, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2013:970678. 2013
    ..Two 30-day courses of antibiotic therapy with amoxicillin/clavulanate (1 g three times/day) and cotrimoxazole (800/160 mg twice a day) were administered, obtaining a complete healing of the lesion. ..
  4. pmc Changes in serum Interleukin-33 concentration before and after treatment with pegylated interferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1b infection
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hepat Mon 12:e7611. 2012
    ..Recent studies have suggested a possible role for IL-33 in the pathogenesis of liver damage during acute and chronic hepatitis; furthermore, IL-33 may be involved in the development and progression of liver fibrosis...
  5. pmc Rheumatoid arthritis following PEG-interferon-alfa-2a plus ribavirin treatment for chronic hepatitis C: a case report and review of the literature
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Via Palermo 636, 95125, ARNAS Garibaldi Nesima, Catania, Italy
    BMC Res Notes 6:437. 2013
    ..Unfortunately, IFN-α may lead to the induction or exacerbation of autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis, thyroiditis, systemic lupus erythematosus and, rarely, rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  6. ncbi request reprint The complexity of aging: cancer risk among elderly people and infectious risk among those with cancer
    Marilia Rita Pinzone
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, ARNAS Garibaldi Nesima, Via Palermo 636, 95125, Catania, Italy
    Anticancer Agents Med Chem 13:1444-8. 2013
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint [Development of sarcoidosis during treatment for chronic hepatitis C with pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin: case report and literature review]
    Bruno Cacopardo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Italy
    Infez Med 21:40-44. 2013
    ..We report on a 37-year-old man, presenting with sarcoidosis during a six-month course of PEG-IFN alfa-2a and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 3 infection...
  8. ncbi request reprint Interferon-γ and interleukin-17 production from PPD-stimulated PBMCss of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
    Giuseppe Nunnari
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Catania 95125, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 36:E64-71. 2013
    ..evaluate Interferon (IFN)-γ and Interleukin(IL)-17 profiles in patients with different clinical presentations of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and to compare them with those of tuberculin-negative and tuberculin-reactive healthy controls..
  9. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and therapeutical role of vitamin D in chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Bruno Cacopardo
    University of Catania, Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, Division of Infectious Diseases, Via Palermo 636, Catania, Italy
    Front Biosci (Elite Ed) 4:1276-86. 2012
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte interferon alpha early retreatment for Child A HCV genotype 1b-infected cirrhotics intolerant to pegylated interferons
    B Cacopardo
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Institute of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Via Passo Gravina 187, 90157, Catania, Italy
    Infection 37:210-5. 2009
    ..In this open study we evaluated the safety and efficacy of early retreatment with leukocyte IFN-alpha in Child A HCV genotype 1b-infected cirrhotics intolerant to PEG-IFNs...
  11. doi request reprint Clearance of HCV RNA following acute hepatitis A superinfection
    B Cacopardo
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Via Passo Gravina 187, I 95127 Catania, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 41:371-4. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that acute hepatitis A virus superinfection during the course of chronic hepatitis C may lead to hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid clearance through an immunological mechanism related to interferon gamma production...
  12. ncbi request reprint Kidney disease in HIV-infected patients
    M Scarpino
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:2660-7. 2013
    ..Further studies are needed to optimize the management of renal disease among HIV-infected patients. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Late presentation of HIV infection: predictors of delayed diagnosis and survival in Eastern Sicily
    B M Celesia
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, ARNAS Garibaldi Nesima, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:2218-24. 2013
    ..In the present study, we evaluated the prevalence, epidemiological characteristics and survival probability of patients with late and very late presentation, newly diagnosed with HIV infection in Catania, Italy, from 1985 to 2010...
  14. ncbi request reprint LPS and HIV gp120 modulate monocyte/macrophage CYP27B1 and CYP24A1 expression leading to vitamin D consumption and hypovitaminosis D in HIV-infected individuals
    M R Pinzone
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:1938-50. 2013
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is very common among HIV-infected subjects. We cross-sectionally evaluated the prevalence and risk factors for hypovitaminosis D in 91 HIV-infected Italian patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Kaposi' s sarcoma in HIV-positive patients: the state of art in the HAART-era
    L La Ferla
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, ARAS Garibaldi Nesima Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:2354-65. 2013
    ..In this review, we focus on the current state of knowledge on KSHV epidemiology, pathogenesis and therapeutic options. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint The use of peginterferon in monotherapy or in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of acute hepatitis C
    G Nunnari
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1013-6. 2012
    ..We report a retrospective review of 48 patients with acute HCV infection between January 2006 and December 2007...
  17. ncbi request reprint Bone disease in the setting of HIV infection: update and review of the literature
    D Castronuovo
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Garibaldi Nesima Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:2413-9. 2013
    ..In the present review, we summarize the current knowledge about risk factors for low bone mineral density in HIV-positive patients as well as current recommendations for fracture screening and treatment in this specific population. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcal meningitis in an HIV-1-infected person: relapses or IRIS? Case report and review of the literature
    G Nunnari
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Garibaldi Nesima Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:1555-9. 2013
    ..Here, we present the case of an HIV-positive man, who developed cryptococcal meningitis two months after having started HAART and experienced several meningeal relapses and a "paradoxical" C-IRIS during the following year...
  19. ncbi request reprint Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-associated severe hypoglycaemia: a sulfonylurea-like effect
    G Nunnari
    Department of Medicine, Unit of Infectious Diseases, ARNAS Garibaldi, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 14:1015-8. 2010
    ..To report hypoglycaemia, a life-threatening adverse event, associated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. A sulfonylurea-like effect, leading to insulin raise, was investigated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency in HIV infection: an underestimated and undertreated epidemic
    M R Pinzone
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:1218-32. 2013
    ..The optimal repletion and maintenance dosing regimens remain to be established, as well as the impact of vitamin D supplementation in preventing comorbidities...
  21. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of undiagnosed anxiety symptoms among HIV-positive individuals on cART: a cross-sectional study
    B M Celesia
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:2040-6. 2013
    ..We evaluated with a self-reported questionnaire whether anxiety is related to HIV clinical status and therapeutic success in a cohort of HIV-positive subjects in Sicily...
  22. doi request reprint Lack of clinical and histological progression of chronic hepatitis C in individuals with true persistently normal ALT: the result of a 17-year follow-up
    G Nunnari
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 20:e131-7. 2013
    ..In conclusion, progression of chronic hepatitis C among PNALTs is slow or even absent, because at the end of the 17-year follow-up histological and clinical parameters had not worsened significantly...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV positive patients
    G Nunnari
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1257-70. 2012
    ..The increased longevity of patients with HIV imposes new strategies for prevention and therapeutic management of patients. The aim of this article is to provide an up-to-date review of HIV-related HCC in the HAART era...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentation and outcome of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus in HIV-infected patients in the HAART-era: a GICAT experience
    F Martellotta
    Division of Medical Oncology A, National Cancer Institute, Aviano, Pordenone, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1283-91. 2012
    ..Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) is a relatively uncommon cancer. In the HIV-positive patients the introduction of the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) did not change the incidence of SCCA...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acoustic Radial Force Impulse as an effective tool for a prompt and reliable diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma - preliminary data
    L Rizzo
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Garibaldi Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1596-8. 2012
    ..The diagnostic accuracy can be demonstrated either versus the surrounding liver tissue or versus dysplastic or metastatic nodules. Further studies are required to confirm ARFI as a useful tool for HCC follow-up...
  26. ncbi request reprint Fatal hepatitis during Epstein-Barr virus reactivation
    B Cacopardo
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialities, Unit of Infectious Diseases, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 7:107-9. 2003
    ..It is concluded that Epstein-Barr virus should be considered as a possible etiological agent of fulminant hepatitis...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison of transient elastography and acoustic radiation force impulse for non-invasive staging of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    L Rizzo
    Unità Operative di Malattie Infettive, Ospedale Garibaldi Nesima e Ferrarotto, Catania, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:2112-20. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the performance and the discordance rate of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) and TE with liver biopsy in a cohort of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Non-AIDS-defining cancers among HIV-infected people
    M R Pinzone
    Department of Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Surgery University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1377-88. 2012
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Radiotherapy and hepatocellular carcinoma: update and review of the literature
    S Ursino
    Department of Radiation Oncology, S Chiara University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1599-604. 2012
    ..The rationale for studying this technique is really strong and it should be tested in well designed prospective randomized clinical trials...
  30. pmc Inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection in human peripheral blood leucocytes-SCID reconstituted mice by rapamycin
    F Nicoletti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Clinical Pathology and Molecular Oncology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Exp Immunol 155:28-34. 2009
    ..These data show that RAPA possesses powerful anti-viral activity against R5 strains of HIV in vivo and support the use of additional studies to evaluate the potential application of this drug in the management of HIV patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Retrospective survey on laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the cirrhotic patient
    A Cappellani
    General Surgery and Senology, Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:257-60. 2008
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Ribavirin up-regulates IL-12 p40 gene expression and restores IL-12 levels in Leishmania-treated PBMCs
    E Conte
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of General Pathology, University of Catania, Italy
    Parasite Immunol 27:447-51. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint CCR5 and CCR3 expression on T CD3+ lymphocytes from HIV/Leishmania co-infected subjects
    L Nigro
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Catania University, Catania, Italy
    Med Microbiol Immunol 196:253-5. 2007
    ..The higher rate of CD3+ T-cells expressing CCR5 found in HIV-Leishmania co-infected subjects may be related to the role of Leishmania as an enhancer of the progression to AIDS...
  34. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis in those infected with HIV: clinical aspects and other opportunistic infections
    R Russo
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Catania University, Via Passo Gravina 187, 95125 Catania, Italy
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 97:99-105. 2003
    ..The opportunistic infections that are often seen in HIV-positives frequently develop during VL episodes, the signs and symptoms of the leishmaniasis then confusingly overlapping with those of the other infections...