Marianna Tarantino

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Affiliation: Federico II University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Can serum TGF-beta 1 be used to evaluate the response to antiviral therapy of haemophilic patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis?
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 21:1007-12. 2008
  2. pmc Exposure to ambient air particulate matter and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:3951-6. 2013
  3. pmc Liver-spleen axis: intersection between immunity, infections and metabolism
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:3534-42. 2013
  4. pmc What about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as a new criterion to define metabolic syndrome?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:3375-84. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Inhibition of the mTOR pathway: a possible protective role in coronary artery disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Ann Med 45:348-56. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Is there any consensus as to what diet or lifestyle approach is the right one for NAFLD patients?
    Carmine Finelli
    Center of Obesity and Eating Disorder, Stella Maris Mediterraneum Foundation, Chiaromonte, Potenza, Federico II Univ Medical School, Naples, Italy
    J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 21:293-302. 2012
  7. pmc Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels, phosphoprotein enriched in diabetes gene product (PED/PEA-15) and leptin-to-adiponectin ratio in women with PCOS
    Silvia Savastano
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, Division of Endocrinology, University Federico II of Naples, Via S, Pansini 5, Naples, 80131, Italy
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 8:84. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Is visceral fat reduction necessary to favour metabolic changes in the liver?
    Carmine Finelli
    Center of Obesity and Eating Disorder, Stella Maris Mediterraneo Foundation Chiaromonte, Potenza, Italy
    J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 21:205-8. 2012
  9. pmc Are hepatic steatosis and carotid intima media thickness associated in obese patients with normal or slightly elevated gamma-glutamyl-transferase?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Transl Med 10:50. 2012
  10. pmc Serum Bcl-2 concentrations in overweight-obese subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 17:5280-8. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Can serum TGF-beta 1 be used to evaluate the response to antiviral therapy of haemophilic patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis?
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 21:1007-12. 2008
    ..Interestingly, at a longer follow-up, two out of ten SVRs, who displayed the highest values of TGF-beta 1, relapsed. Serum TGF-beta 1 could be used to assess therapeutic outcome and short-term prognosis of HCV-related chronic hepatitis...
  2. pmc Exposure to ambient air particulate matter and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:3951-6. 2013
    ..5 impact the natural history of patients with obesity-related NAFLD, i.e., development of non alcoholic steatohepatitis, disease characterized by a worse prognosis due its progression towards fibrosis and hepatocarcinoma. ..
  3. pmc Liver-spleen axis: intersection between immunity, infections and metabolism
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:3534-42. 2013
    ..In this direction, we suggest spleen longitudinal diameter at ultrasonography, as simple, cheap and largely available tool, be used as new marker for assessing splenic function, in the context of the so-called liver-spleen axis. ..
  4. pmc What about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as a new criterion to define metabolic syndrome?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:3375-84. 2013
    ..for diagnosing NAFLD has high specificity and guidelines to modify the natural course of NAFLD by diet composition or lifestyle have not yet been established, why should we not introduce US-NAFLD as a new criterion to define MetS? ..
  5. doi request reprint Inhibition of the mTOR pathway: a possible protective role in coronary artery disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Ann Med 45:348-56. 2013
    ..Herein we discuss the mTOR pathway and the molecular mechanisms of mTOR inhibitors, hypothesizing a possible protective role in atherosclerosis, taking into account also previous clinical studies emphasizing their opposite role...
  6. ncbi request reprint Is there any consensus as to what diet or lifestyle approach is the right one for NAFLD patients?
    Carmine Finelli
    Center of Obesity and Eating Disorder, Stella Maris Mediterraneum Foundation, Chiaromonte, Potenza, Federico II Univ Medical School, Naples, Italy
    J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 21:293-302. 2012
    ..Finally, a tailored approach for the dietary treatment of NAFLD is offered as a way to optimize the dietary management of this condition...
  7. pmc Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels, phosphoprotein enriched in diabetes gene product (PED/PEA-15) and leptin-to-adiponectin ratio in women with PCOS
    Silvia Savastano
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, Division of Endocrinology, University Federico II of Naples, Via S, Pansini 5, Naples, 80131, Italy
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 8:84. 2011
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  8. ncbi request reprint Is visceral fat reduction necessary to favour metabolic changes in the liver?
    Carmine Finelli
    Center of Obesity and Eating Disorder, Stella Maris Mediterraneo Foundation Chiaromonte, Potenza, Italy
    J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 21:205-8. 2012
    ..Although obesity is closely associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the excess of visceral fat storage is reckoned to be just as or even more important...
  9. pmc Are hepatic steatosis and carotid intima media thickness associated in obese patients with normal or slightly elevated gamma-glutamyl-transferase?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Transl Med 10:50. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine whether HS was an independent factor of atherogenic risk beyond its association with MS and its components...
  10. pmc Serum Bcl-2 concentrations in overweight-obese subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 17:5280-8. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Liver-spleen axis, insulin-like growth factor-(IGF)-I axis and fat mass in overweight/obese females
    Silvia Savastano
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, Division of Endocrinology, Federico II University Medical School, Via S, Pansini 5 80131 Naples Italy
    J Transl Med 9:136. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that FM, or spleen volume and C-reactive protein (CRP)--all indexes of chronic inflammation--could affect the IGF-I axis status in overweight/obese, independently of HS...
  12. doi request reprint Circulating levels of interferon-gamma in course of hepatitis C virus-related arthritis
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 29:389-92. 2009
    ..Low circulating levels could be explained with the fact that IFN-gamma is not an isolate cytokine, but a piece of composite system regulated in a complex fashion, with many different factors contributing...
  13. pmc Could high levels of tissue polypeptide specific antigen, a marker of apoptosis detected in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, improve after weight loss?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University, Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Dis Markers 26:55-63. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to validate in patients suffering from NonAlcoholic SteatoHepatitis the clinical utility of this marker after different programs of weight reduction...
  14. pmc Hepatitis C virus lymphotropism and peculiar immunological phenotype: Effects on natural history and antiviral therapy
    Paolo Conca
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Via S Pansini, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:2305-8. 2009
    ..Further research is required to fully verify the real impact on therapeutic choice/regimen...
  15. doi request reprint Could inflammatory markers help diagnose nonalcoholic steatohepatitis?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Departments of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:504-11. 2009
    ..Obesity and insulin resistance are strongly associated with systemic markers of inflammation...
  16. pmc Blood ammonia levels in liver cirrhosis: a clue for the presence of portosystemic collateral veins
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Hepatology in Internal Medicine Section, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Naples, Italy
    BMC Gastroenterol 9:21. 2009
    ....
  17. pmc Young adult obese subjects with and without insulin resistance: what is the role of chronic inflammation and how to weigh it non-invasively?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    J Inflamm (Lond) 6:6. 2009
    ..Metabolic syndrome is associated with a proinflammatory state that contributes to insulin resistance. Finally, a "metabolically benign obesity" that is not accompanied by insulin resistance has recently been postulated to exist...
  18. pmc Enhanced serum concentrations of transforming growth factor-beta1 in simple fatty liver: is it really benign?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Naples, Italy
    J Transl Med 6:72. 2008
    ..Transforming growth factor-beta1 released by hepatic stellate cells during chronic liver injury plays a critical role in liver apoptosis and fibrogenesis...
  19. pmc Drug-induced liver injury: is it somehow foreseeable?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    World J Gastroenterol 15:2817-33. 2009
    ..Physicians should always think of this adverse effect in the absence of other clear hepatic disease. Ethical and legal problems towards operators in the health care system are always matters to consider...
  20. pmc What are the implications of the spontaneous spleno-renal shunts in liver cirrhosis?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Naples, Italy
    BMC Gastroenterol 9:89. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to analyze the relationships between the spleno-renal shunts presence at doppler ultrasound and the liver cirrhosis complications...
  21. pmc JNKs, insulin resistance and inflammation: A possible link between NAFLD and coronary artery disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Via Sergio Pansini 580131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 17:3785-94. 2011
    ....
  22. pmc Spleen: A new role for an old player?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Via S Pansini 5 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 17:3776-84. 2011
    ..The main mechanisms involved in this complex network will be critically discussed in this article...
  23. ncbi request reprint Urinary excretion of 5-hydroxy-3-indoleacetic acid in dystimic/depressed, adult obese women: what correlations to hepatic steatosis?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 24:769-79. 2011
    ..In contrast, the significance of the urinary 5-HIAA is reduced in evaluating the severity of hepatic steatosis, likely because it is a structured process...
  24. pmc Is spleen circulation impaired in systemic sclerosis and what is the role of liver fibrosis?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 17:1606-13. 2011
    ..To investigate the spleen vascular involvement and the presence of liver fibrosis in a population of subjects with established systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of cytochrome C, gamma-glutamyl transferase, triglycerides and unconjugated bilirubin in overweight/obese patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 25:47-56. 2011
    ..001. These findings likely reflect a balance between oxidative stress and anti-oxidant response rather than a lack of reliability of cytochrome c as a reliable biomarker of mitochondrial damage...
  26. pmc Hepatic steatosis, low-grade chronic inflammation and hormone/growth factor/adipokine imbalance
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 16:4773-83. 2010
    ..Low-grade chronic inflammation is fundamental in the progression of NAFLD toward higher risk cirrhotic states...
  27. ncbi request reprint Does spleen volume play a role in patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis?
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 22:1009-17. 2009
    ....
  28. pmc Hepatic steatosis in overweight/obese females: new screening method for those at risk
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Hepatology in Internal Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:5693-9. 2009
    ..To identify which parameters could help to distinguish the "metabolically benign obesity", which is not accompanied by insulin resistance (IR) and early atherosclerosis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and other illnesses
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 31:E290-5. 2008
    ..In the meantime, the range of associations between NAFLD and other illnesses broadens. Although association does not mean causation, the link between some diseases and NAFLD suggests a common mechanism...
  30. pmc Extensive psoriasis induced by pegylated interferon: a case report
    Vincenzo Citro
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    J Med Case Reports 1:86. 2007
    ..A month after the therapy was ceased, the patient's psoriasis receded spontaneously and completely. During the subsequent four years the patient did not experience any recurrence of either the hepatic disease or the psoriasis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Does protracted antiviral therapy impact on HCV-related liver cirrhosis progression?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Expermtal Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Via S Pansini, 5, Naples 80131, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:4903-8. 2007
    ..To study the outcomes of patients with compensated hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Should nonalcoholic fatty liver disease be regarded as a hepatic illness only?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Section of Hepatology in Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:4669-72. 2007
    ..Hepatologists claim to bear a new burden, being Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease strongly linked to systemic diseases...
  33. ncbi request reprint Reliability of total overnight salivary caffeine assessment (TOSCA) for liver function evaluation in compensated cirrhotic patients
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Hepatology in Internal Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 62:605-12. 2006
    ..Our aim was to find a valid, simple and reliable alternative to this method, and therefore focused our attention on the measurement of an unique salivary caffeine concentration, without drug exposure...
  34. ncbi request reprint Low daily dosage of interferon for 1 year after HCV-related end-therapy response. A randomized-controlled study
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Liver Int 23:413-9. 2003
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint The contribution of omental adipose tissue to adipokine concentrations in patients with the metabolic syndrome
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 30:E192-9. 2007
    ..In a subsample of metabolic patients underwent abdominal surgery, the adipokine concentrations were measured in venous blood from the omentum to determine information on some processes of synthesis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Exaggerated immune reactions predict the outcome of interferon therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical, School of Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 20:837-40. 2007
    ..Conclusively, a peculiar immunological phenotype, ascertained by clinical and/or laboratory findings, is associated to a lack of IFN response and could be considered a further predictive factor...
  37. ncbi request reprint Basal metabolic rate in morbidly obese patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 31:E24-9. 2008
    ..Then, the role of systemic inflammation was assessed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: further expression of the metabolic syndrome
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:293-303. 2007
    ..Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease refers to a wide spectrum of liver damage, ranging from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis...
  39. pmc Could quantitative liver function tests gain wide acceptance among hepatologists?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    World J Gastroenterol 15:3457-61. 2009
    ..Furthermore, who are the operators that should order these tests? Advances in analytic methods are expected to allow quantitative liver function tests to be used in clinical practice...
  40. ncbi request reprint Serum concentrations of the tissue polypeptide specific antigen in patients suffering from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Clin Invest 37:48-53. 2007
    ..Tissue polypeptide-specific antigen (TPS), a serological mirror of keratin 18, is widely used as a marker for various cancers. This antigen was assessed in three different groups who were overweight or obese...
  41. doi request reprint Could the depression of obese patients suffering from chronic hepatitis C be temporarily improved?
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Frederico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 15:646-50. 2008
    ..Thirty five percent of patients were non-responder to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. The drug tolerability was good. Nearly twenty percent of patients were responder to only support...
  42. ncbi request reprint Metabolic factors involved in the therapeutic response of patients with hepatitis C virus-related chronic hepatitis
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:1266-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present paper was to investigate the factors possibly involved in the failure of pegylated interferon (Peg IFN) plus ribavirin treatment at standard dosage in hepatitis C virus (HCV) 1b patients, with chronic hepatitis...
  43. ncbi request reprint Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in young adult severely obese non-diabetic patients in South Italy
    P Colicchio
    Interuniversity Center for Obesity and Eating Disorders, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University, Napoli, Italy
    Ann Nutr Metab 49:289-95. 2005
    ..We evaluated the prevalence and degree of metabolic and hepatic abnormalities associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in type II-III obesity in a metropolitan area of South Italy...
  44. doi request reprint UCP1 -3826 AG+GG genotypes, adiponectin, and leptin/adiponectin ratio in severe obesity
    G Labruna
    CEINGE Biotecnologie Avanzate s c a r l, Naples, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:525-9. 2009
    ..8 kg/m2] with NAFLD, with (MS+) or without MS (MS-) from Southern Italy...
  45. ncbi request reprint Clinical presentation and prevalence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cryptogenic cirrhosis and features of metabolic syndrome
    P Sorrentino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:381-6. 2004
    ..Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) may progress to cirrhosis. The prevalence and clinical relevance that spontaneous bacterial peritonitis may have in complicating ascites due to NASH-related cirrhosis have yet to be defined...
  46. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid factor after antiviral therapy in patients with HCV chronic hepatitis
    A Riccio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 26:926-8. 2008
    ..1%) of the NR group patients. These data suggest a possible inhibiting action of the combined therapy on the exaggerated immune response. This effect appears partially unrelated to the antiviral action of the therapy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Quantification of sirolimus and everolimus by immunoassay techniques: test specificity and cross-reactivity evaluation
    M Pieri
    Department of Public Medicine and Social Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 21:585-94. 2008
    ..It should be noticed that in patients switching from one drug to the other unreal overestimation of the blood levels of the current administered immunosuppressant can occur...
  48. ncbi request reprint A clinical-morphological study on cholestatic presentation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    P Sorrentino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 50:1130-5. 2005
    ..NAFLD patients with biochemical cholestasis have a histological picture of bile damage; they have more advanced histological impairment than patients matched for age, sex and body mass index...
  49. doi request reprint Effects of voriconazole on tacrolimus metabolism in a kidney transplant recipient
    D Capone
    Department of Neurosciences, Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Clin Pharm Ther 35:121-4. 2010
    ..When voriconazole and tacrolimus are coadministered, close monitoring of tacrolimus blood levels is recommended as the rule-of-thumb reduction of tacrolimus dose by one-third may not be satisfactory...
  50. doi request reprint Abnormally high prevalence of major components of the metabolic syndrome in subjects with early-onset idiopathic venous thromboembolism
    M N D Di Minno
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Reference Centre for Coagulation Disorders, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
    Thromb Res 127:193-7. 2011
    ..Although patients with idiopathic VTE are at higher than normal risk of asymptomatic atherosclerosis and of cardiovascular events, the impact of cardiovascular risk factors on VTE is poorly understood...
  51. ncbi request reprint Long-term assessment of plasma lipids in transplant recipients treated with tacrolimus in relation to fatty liver
    G Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Hepatology in Internal Medicine, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 23:1303-8. 2010
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Silent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-a clinical-histological study
    Paolo Sorrentino
    Section of Hepatology in Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Via S Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Hepatol 41:751-7. 2004
    ..The histological findings of patients with normal liver enzymes and non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis were compared with those of a control-group with persistently abnormal liver enzymes...
  53. ncbi request reprint Stability of sirolimus and everolimus measured by immunoassay techniques in whole blood samples from kidney transplant patients
    D Capone
    Department of Neurosciences, Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, University Federico II of Naples, Via S Pansini 5, Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 21:297-307. 2008
    ..The results have important implications for patients living far from laboratories where drug concentration is measured or when the storing of blood samples is needed for pharmacokinetic studies...
  54. doi request reprint Absence of pharmacokinetic interference of moxifloxacin on cyclosporine and tacrolimus in kidney transplant recipients
    Domenico Capone
    Department of Neurosciences, Unit of Clinical Pharmacology School of Medicine, Federico II University, Via S Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Clin Pharmacol 50:576-80. 2010
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Long-term prophylaxis with intermediate-purity factor VIII concentrate (Haemate P) in a patient with type 3 von Willebrand disease and recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding
    A Coppola
    Regional Reference Centre for Coagulation Disorders, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
    Haemophilia 12:90-4. 2006
    ..Long-term prophylaxis with Haemate P has been shown to be safe, effective (also in terms of quality of life) and cost saving in this patient with severe gastrointestinal bleeding due to MVA and VWD...
  56. ncbi request reprint Flow cytometry assay of myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs) in peripheral blood during acute hepatitis C: possible pathogenetic mechanisms
    Alessandro Perrella
    Department Infectious Disease and Immunology, Hospital D Cotugno, Via E A Mario 35, Zip code 80131, Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 12:1105-9. 2006
    ..To asses the expression of myeloid dendritic cells (CD11c+) subset during acute HCV hepatitis and its possible involvement in natural history of the infection...
  57. ncbi request reprint Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in patients affected by HCV-related arthritis
    A Riccio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 22:57-61. 2008
    ..Our patients presented an interesting prevalence of the positivity for anti-CCP. These data are cause to consider the specificity recently attributed to this parameter in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis...
  58. ncbi request reprint Successful lamivudine monotherapy in an elderly patient suffering from HBV-related decompensated cirrhosis associated with widespread leukocytoclastic vasculitis
    P Conca
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 22:531-5. 2009
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Is the quality of life always depressed in patients with chronic hepatitis C on antiviral therapy?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:999. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Analysis of extracellular superoxide dismutase in fibroblasts from patients with systemic sclerosis
    A Arcucci
    Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 25:647-54. 2011
    ..These data suggest that an alteration in SOD3 expression and activity could be associated to SSc fibrosis...
  61. ncbi request reprint Abnormally high resistive index of central retinal artery by ultrasound color Doppler in patients with viral chronic liver disease: correlation with worsening liver staging
    Paolo Sorrentino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School, Naples, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 30:599-604. 2004
    ..Similarly to renal and splanchnic hemodynamics, retinal arterial circulation assessed by duplex Doppler seems to be affected by the histology of liver disease and by the overactivity of vasoconstrictor systems...
  62. doi request reprint EC-MPS permits lower gastrointestinal symptom burden despite higher MPA exposure in patients with severe MMF-related gastrointestinal side-effects
    Massimo Sabbatini
    Department of Nephrology, Day Hospital of Renal Transplantation, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Fundam Clin Pharmacol 23:617-24. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that, in selected patients, EC-MPS may be better tolerated than MMF when GI symptoms are particularly important and permits higher mycophenolic acid exposure, when required...
  63. doi request reprint Relationships of PAI-1 levels to central obesity and liver steatosis in a sample of adult male population in southern Italy
    Antonio Barbato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University of Naples Medical School, Via S Pansini, 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 4:315-23. 2009
    ..Abdominal fat, liver steatosis and serum TG levels were significant and independent determinants of PAI-1 plasma level in an unselected sample of adult male population upon adjustment for age and therapy...
  64. pmc High prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver in patients with idiopathic venous thromboembolism
    Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Via S Pansini, 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 16:6119-22. 2010
    ..to assess the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with idiopathic venous thromboembolism (VTE)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance and hepatitis C
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Gastroenterology 128:2178; author reply 2178-9. 2005
  66. ncbi request reprint From bed to bench: which attitude towards the laboratory liver tests should health care practitioners strike?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    World J Gastroenterol 13:4917-23. 2007
    ..New tests are probably not needed but the aim should be for better utilization of existing tests to contain the increasing cost of health care...
  67. ncbi request reprint The use of interferon-alpha in a small cohort of patients with a type of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, probably post-cryoglobulinaemia, hepatitis C virus related
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:1439-40. 2005
  68. ncbi request reprint Is NAFLD an incidentaloma?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    Gastroenterology 130:1014-5. 2006
  69. ncbi request reprint Is there a direct role of hepatitis C virus in portosystemic encephalopathy?
    Giovanni Tarantino
    J Gastroenterol 43:248-50. 2008
  70. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of non-HFE gene-associated haemochromatosis in patients from southern Italy
    Francesco De Marco
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, AORN Cardarelli, Napoli, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 42:17-24. 2004
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  71. ncbi request reprint Mental status impairment in patients with West Haven grade zero hepatic encephalopathy: the role of HCV infection
    Vincenzo Citro
    Hepatology Unit of General Medicine, Mauro Scarlato Hospital, Scafati Salerno, Italy
    J Gastroenterol 42:79-82. 2007
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  72. ncbi request reprint Cytokine network during NASH and possible treatment selection
    Alessandro Perrella
    Hepatology 38:530; author reply 530-1. 2003