Sergio Neri

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The HFE gene heterozygosis H63D: a cofactor for liver damage in patients with steatohepatitis? Epidemiological and clinical considerations
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Policlinic of Catania University, Catania, Italy
    Intern Med J 38:254-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Acute renal failure in Plasmodium malariae infection
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, Unit of Nephrology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Neth J Med 66:166-8. 2008
  3. doi request reprint A multidisciplinary therapeutic approach for reducing the risk of psychiatric side effects in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon α and ribavirin
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:e210-7. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Terlipressin and albumin in patients with cirrhosis and type I hepatorenal syndrome
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Liver Operative Unit, Catania University Polyclinic, Catania 95123, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 53:830-5. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Oxidative stress, nitric oxide, endothelial dysfunction and tinnitus
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catania University, Catania, Italy
    Free Radic Res 40:615-8. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Effects of antioxidants on postprandial oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 49:409-16. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of antioxidant supplementation on postprandial oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction: a single-blind, 15-day clinical trial in patients with untreated type 2 diabetes, subjects with impaired glucose tolerance, and healthy controls
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 86, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Clin Ther 27:1764-73. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint A case of progression from type II cryoglobulinaemia to Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia in a patient with chronic hepatitis C
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Edificio 29, I piano, Via S Sofia 86, I 95123 Catania, Italy
    Clin Exp Med 5:40-2. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial to compare the effects of methadone and buprenorphine on the immune system in drug abusers
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 179:700-4. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound imaging in diagnosis of superior mesenteric artery syndrome
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Intern Med 257:346-51. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint The HFE gene heterozygosis H63D: a cofactor for liver damage in patients with steatohepatitis? Epidemiological and clinical considerations
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Policlinic of Catania University, Catania, Italy
    Intern Med J 38:254-8. 2008
    ..The altered status of iron metabolism is reported in hereditary haemochromatosis and in non-alcoholic liver fatty disease. We investigated the relation between the H63D HFE mutation gene and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Acute renal failure in Plasmodium malariae infection
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, Unit of Nephrology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Neth J Med 66:166-8. 2008
    ..The infecting species was Plasmodium malariae, and the patient developed acute renal failure, severe thrombocytopenia, and hepatic failure. Treatment with chlorochine was followed by a slow, but complete recovery of renal function...
  3. doi request reprint A multidisciplinary therapeutic approach for reducing the risk of psychiatric side effects in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon α and ribavirin
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:e210-7. 2010
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  4. ncbi request reprint Terlipressin and albumin in patients with cirrhosis and type I hepatorenal syndrome
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, Liver Operative Unit, Catania University Polyclinic, Catania 95123, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 53:830-5. 2008
    ..Liver and renal function, plasma renin activity, and aldosterone plasma levels were monitored...
  5. ncbi request reprint Oxidative stress, nitric oxide, endothelial dysfunction and tinnitus
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catania University, Catania, Italy
    Free Radic Res 40:615-8. 2006
    ..These conditions are able to cause a general cerebro-vascular endothelial dysfunction, which in turn induce a dysfunction of microcirculation in the inner ear...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of antioxidants on postprandial oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 49:409-16. 2010
    ..To compare changes in the oxidation-reduction balance and endothelial function before and after meal in patients with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance and determine the effects of standard antioxidant supplementation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effects of antioxidant supplementation on postprandial oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction: a single-blind, 15-day clinical trial in patients with untreated type 2 diabetes, subjects with impaired glucose tolerance, and healthy controls
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 86, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Clin Ther 27:1764-73. 2005
    ..Furthermore, there is understood to be a relationship between endothelial damage, glycemic control, disorders of lipid metabolism, and coagulative hemostatic disorders...
  8. ncbi request reprint A case of progression from type II cryoglobulinaemia to Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia in a patient with chronic hepatitis C
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Edificio 29, I piano, Via S Sofia 86, I 95123 Catania, Italy
    Clin Exp Med 5:40-2. 2005
    ..In this patient antiviral treatment induced beneficial effects...
  9. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial to compare the effects of methadone and buprenorphine on the immune system in drug abusers
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 179:700-4. 2005
    ..Buprenorphine may be a useful alternative option to methadone in addicts. Opioids can produce severe changes in the immune system...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound imaging in diagnosis of superior mesenteric artery syndrome
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Intern Med 257:346-51. 2005
    ..We screened a cohort of subjects affected by various degree of dyspepsia to reveal if they presented a reduction of the aorto-mesenteric angle and to diagnose suspected cases of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome...
  11. ncbi request reprint Controlled clinical trial to assess the response of recent heroin abusers with chronic hepatitis C virus infection to treatment with interferon alpha-n2b
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Saint Martha Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Clin Ther 24:1627-35. 2002
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  12. pmc L-carnitine supplementation improves hematological pattern in patients affected by HCV treated with Peg interferon-α 2b plus ribavirin
    Michele Malaguarnera
    Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Catania, Viale Messina 829, Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 17:4414-20. 2011
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of L-carnitine on alleviating anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia, and minimizing dose reductions in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in treatment with Interferon α (IFN-α) plus ribavirin...
  13. ncbi request reprint Propionyl-L-carnitine therapy: effects on endothelin-1 and homocysteine levels in patients with peripheral arterial disease and end-stage renal disease
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Medical Angiology Section, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Pathology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Kidney Blood Press Res 29:100-7. 2006
    ..We aimed to explore the therapeutic role of propionyl-L-carnitine (PLC) in hemodialysis patients with PAD by measuring ankle/brachial index (ABI), ET-1 and Hcy...
  14. doi request reprint Epoetin alpha improves the response to antiviral treatment in HCV-related chronic hepatitis
    Gaetano Bertino
    Hepatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, S Marta Hospital, Via Gesualdo Clementi, 36, 95124 Catania, Italy
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 66:1055-63. 2010
    ..In this case, it is necessary to reduce ribavirin dose or stop treatment, thus reducing the rate of sustained virological response...
  15. doi request reprint The supplementation of acetyl-L-carnitine decreases fatigue and increases quality of life in patients with hepatitis C treated with pegylated interferon-α 2b plus ribavirin
    Michele Malaguarnera
    Research Center The Great Senescence, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 31:653-9. 2011
    ..This, in turn, may increase the percentage of patients achieving a sustained virological response...
  16. pmc Relationship between circulating interleukin-10 and histological features in patients with chronic C hepatitis
    Cosimo Marcello Bruno
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ann Saudi Med 31:360-4. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate circulating levels of interleukin-10 (IL-10) in a selected cohort of patients affected by chronic C hepatitis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric symptoms induced by antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis C: comparison between interferon-alpha-2a and interferon-alpha-2b
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Drug Investig 26:655-62. 2006
    ..We compared the incidence of depressive symptoms in patients with chronic hepatitis C during treatment with pegylated interferon-alpha-2a (IFNalpha-2a) and pegylated interferon-alpha-2b (IFNalpha-2b)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-2 plus ribavirin versus interferon-alpha-2b plus ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C who did not respond to previous interferon-alpha-2b treatment
    Mariano Malaguarnera
    Department of Senescence, Urological and Neurological Sciences, University of Catania, Cannizzaro Hospital, Via Messina 829, 95126 Catania, Italy
    BioDrugs 18:407-13. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint A randomised, controlled clinical trial evaluating changes in therapeutic efficacy and oxidative parameters after treatment with propionyl L-carnitine in patients with peripheral arterial disease requiring haemodialysis
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Pathology, Medical Angiology Section, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Drugs Aging 23:263-70. 2006
    ..We explored the efficacy of intravenous therapy with propionyl L-carnitine in patients with both peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and chronic renal insufficiency requiring haemodialysis...
  20. doi request reprint Patients with unrecognized peripheral arterial disease (PAD) assessed by ankle-brachial index (ABI) present a defined profile of proinflammatory markers compared to healthy subjects
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Section of Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Cytokine 59:294-8. 2012
    ..Many studies have postulated that atherosclerosis should be considered as an inflammatory disease. In addition, some studies have focused on the relationship between inflammation and peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Plasma erythropoietin levels in anaemic and non-anaemic patients with chronic liver diseases
    Cosimo Marcello Bruno
    Department of Internal Medicine and Sistemic Diseases, University of Catania, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 10:1353-6. 2004
    ..To investigate the serum erythropoietin (Epo) levels in patients with chronic liver diseases and to compare to subjects with iron-deficiency anaemia and healthy controls...
  22. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of human recombinant erythropoietin plus IFN-alpha in patients affected by chronic hepatitis C
    Ignazio Di Fazio
    Department of Senescence, Urological and Neurological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 24:594-9. 2004
    ..Our study confirms the important role played by iron in the response to IFN treatment, suggesting that the use of rHuEPO induces a better response to IFN in patients with chronic hepatitis C by activation of erythropoiesis...
  23. pmc Rosuvastatin reduces nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with α-interferon and ribavirin: Rosuvastatin reduces NAFLD in HCV patients
    Michele Malaguarnera
    Department of Biochemistry, Medical Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Hepat Mon 11:92-8. 2011
    ..Interferon and ribavirin combination therapy is the standard treatment for chronic hepatitis C, but if present, NAFLD can reduce the virological response to anti-HCV therapies...
  24. doi request reprint Liver immunolocalization and plasma levels of MMP-9 in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatitis C infection
    Fabio D'Amico
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via Androne 83, Catania, Italy
    Acta Histochem 112:474-81. 2010
    ..The different MMP-9 immunolocalization patterns in the examined diseases suggest the presence of a different pathophysiological involvement of this protease in the fibrogenesis underlying these diseases...
  25. doi request reprint Study on unrecognized peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by ankle/brachial index and arterial comorbidity in Catania, Sicily, Italy
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Section of Internal Medicine and Vascular Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Angiology 61:524-9. 2010
    ..Unrecognized PAD shows significant arterial co-morbidities and the ABI is a useful method to screen asymptomatic PAD...
  26. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of genodermatosis with familial gastrointestinal polyposis, angiomatous malformation and ascites
    S Neri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Italy
    Dermatology 205:57-9. 2002
    ..We describe an unusual case of intestinal adenomatous polyposis, retinal hypertrophy, fibromas of the skin, bone and thyroid tumors accompanied by congenital arteriovenous malformations with lethal complications...
  27. doi request reprint Neopterin: A potential marker in chronic peripheral arterial disease
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Medical and Pediatric Science, Section of Internal and Vascular Medicine, University of Catania, Catania I 95125, Italy
    Mol Med Rep 7:1855-8. 2013
    ..The results of the present study showed that neopterin plasma levels were statistically different among the groups. These findings demonstrated that activation of N‑mediated monocyte‑macrophage, was also observed in chronic PAD...
  28. ncbi request reprint A hyperdynamic portal syndrome with ascites after endoscopic laser treatment
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Internal and Emergency Medicine, University of Catiania, Catania, Italy
    J Gastroenterol 37:649-52. 2002
    ..We hypothesize that a rare side effect of the laser treatment may have caused ischemic and coagulative tissue inflammation that triggered off the pathological communications between the arterial and portal circulation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Behaviour of some indicators of oxidative stress in postmenopausal and fertile women
    Salvatore Santo Signorelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Section of Medical Angiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Catania, Via Firenze 123, 95020 Acicastello CT, Italy
    Maturitas 53:77-82. 2006
    ..Oxidative stress is involved in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and our study aim was to assess the presence of such stress in postmenopausal women...
  30. doi request reprint Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic signs syndrome in a patient with multiple sclerosis
    Angelo Caruso
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Ther 31:580-4. 2009
    ..We describe a case of DRESS syndrome in a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS), characterized by a very high eosinophilia and cholestatic hepatitis...
  31. ncbi request reprint L-carnitine decreases severity and type of fatigue induced by interferon-alpha in the treatment of patients with hepatitis C
    Sergio Neri
    Department of Senescence, Urological and Neurological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Neuropsychobiology 47:94-7. 2003
    ..Fatigue is a common complaint in patients with liver disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of carnitine on IFN-induced fatigue in subjects with chronic hepatitis C...
  32. ncbi request reprint Obesity and related diseases: an epidemiologic study in eastern Sicily
    G Bertino
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 52:379-85. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of obesity in a non selected cohort of adult subjects living in eastern Sicily...
  33. ncbi request reprint Meaning of elevated CA 19-9 serum levels in chronic hepatitis and HCV-related cirrhosis
    G Bertino
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, St Marta Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 53:305-9. 2007
    ..Our goal was to establish whether elevated CA 19-9 levels can be considered a non casual event in chronic liver disease and whether a correlation can be found between CA 19-9 levels and the severity of the disease...
  34. ncbi request reprint Altered pattern of circulating matrix metalloproteinases -2,- 9 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 in patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis. Relationship to histological features
    C M Bruno
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Panminerva Med 51:191-6. 2009
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Cognitive impairment and its relation with disease measures in mildly disabled patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: baseline results from the Cognitive Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis (COGIMUS) study
    F Patti
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Mult Scler 15:779-88. 2009
    ..Cognitive impairment is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS), but the association between cognitive impairment and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) disease measures in patients with relapsing-remitting (RR) MS is unclear...