Gabriele Di Lorenzo

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Affiliation: University of Palermo
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is there a role for antileukotrienes in urticaria?
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Medicina Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    Clin Exp Dermatol 31:327-34. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Clinical importance of eosinophil count in nasal fluid in patients with allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, University of Palermo, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 22:1077-87. 2009
  3. pmc Relationship between human leucocyte antigen class I and class II and chronic idiopathic urticaria associated with aspirin and/or NSAIDs hypersensitivity
    Maria Luisa Pacor
    Dipartimento de Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Policlinico G B Rossi, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Mediators Inflamm 2006:62489. 2006
  4. pmc Leukotriene receptor antagonists in monotherapy or in combination with antihistamines in the treatment of chronic urticaria: a systematic review
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti
    J Asthma Allergy 2:9-16. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of different diagnostic tests in adult mild asthmatic patients: comparison with patients with asthma-like symptoms by gastro-oesophageal reflux
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro no 141, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1455-61. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Similarity and differences in elderly patients with fixed airflow obstruction by asthma and by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Respir Med 102:232-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between specific serum IgE to Ascaris lumbricoides and onset of respiratory symptoms in Bangladesh immigrants
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 19:629-38. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of serum s-IgE/total IgE ratio in predicting clinical response to allergen-specific immunotherapy
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:1103-10, 1110.e1-4. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Determinants of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in subjects with rhinitis
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 18:715-22. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Food-additive-induced urticaria: a survey of 838 patients with recurrent chronic idiopathic urticaria
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 138:235-42. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Is there a role for antileukotrienes in urticaria?
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Medicina Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    Clin Exp Dermatol 31:327-34. 2006
    ..No evidence exists for other physical urticarias, including cholinergic, solar and aquagenic urticarias, vibratory angio-oedema, and exercise-induced anaphylaxis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Clinical importance of eosinophil count in nasal fluid in patients with allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, University of Palermo, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 22:1077-87. 2009
    ..As predictor of the clinical response to antihistamines, ECNF is accurate only in patients with AR. The ECNF's performance was moderately accurate in distinguish patients with AR and NAR...
  3. pmc Relationship between human leucocyte antigen class I and class II and chronic idiopathic urticaria associated with aspirin and/or NSAIDs hypersensitivity
    Maria Luisa Pacor
    Dipartimento de Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Policlinico G B Rossi, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Mediators Inflamm 2006:62489. 2006
    ..HLA genes play a role in the predisposition of several diseases. The aim was to analyze the prevalence of HLA class I phenotypes and HLA-DRB1* genotype in patients with CIU associated with ASA and NSAIDs hypersensitivity (AICU)...
  4. pmc Leukotriene receptor antagonists in monotherapy or in combination with antihistamines in the treatment of chronic urticaria: a systematic review
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti
    J Asthma Allergy 2:9-16. 2008
    ..No evidence exists for other physical urticarias, including cholinergic, solar and aquagenic urticarias, vibratory angioedema, and exercise-induced anaphylaxis...
  5. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of different diagnostic tests in adult mild asthmatic patients: comparison with patients with asthma-like symptoms by gastro-oesophageal reflux
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro no 141, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1455-61. 2007
    ..It is important to consider the validity of the diagnostic tests, and/or how much more commonly they are positive in patients with asthma compared to healthy subjects and, particularly, to patients with asthma-like symptoms...
  6. ncbi request reprint Similarity and differences in elderly patients with fixed airflow obstruction by asthma and by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Respir Med 102:232-8. 2008
    ..Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that elderly patients with fixed airflow obstruction can be affected by asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between specific serum IgE to Ascaris lumbricoides and onset of respiratory symptoms in Bangladesh immigrants
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 19:629-38. 2006
    ..3 [CI 95% 0.1-0.8], P = 0.02) and with respiratory symptoms (OR 0.1 [CI 95% 0.04-0.7], P = 0.01). Our findings favour the role of environmental factors in the development of respiratory symptoms in immigrants, irrespective of Ascaris-IgE...
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of serum s-IgE/total IgE ratio in predicting clinical response to allergen-specific immunotherapy
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:1103-10, 1110.e1-4. 2009
    ..To date, no predictive tests for the clinical response to allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASI) are available. Therefore an in vivo or in vitro test would be of great value...
  9. ncbi request reprint Determinants of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in subjects with rhinitis
    G Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 18:715-22. 2005
    ..Finally, BHR was positively related to blood eosinophil counts, FEF25%-75% values and to familiarity (mother) for asthma...
  10. ncbi request reprint Food-additive-induced urticaria: a survey of 838 patients with recurrent chronic idiopathic urticaria
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 138:235-42. 2005
    ..Recurrent chronic idiopathic urticaria (RCIU) is a common skin condition that affects 0.1-3% of the population in the USA and Europe and accounts for nearly 75% of all 'ordinary' chronic urticaria (CU) cases...
  11. ncbi request reprint Randomized placebo-controlled trial comparing desloratadine and montelukast in monotherapy and desloratadine plus montelukast in combined therapy for chronic idiopathic urticaria
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita di Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:619-25. 2004
    ..Recently, antileukotriene receptors have been used in patients with CIU, either administered as monotherapy or combined with H 1 -receptor antagonists...
  12. doi request reprint Efficacy of sublingual immunotherapy with grass allergens for seasonal allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Danilo Di Bona
    Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Metodologie Biomediche, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:558-66. 2010
    ..The benefit of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) with grass allergens for seasonal allergic rhinitis has been extensively studied, but data on efficacy are still equivocal...
  13. doi request reprint Polymorphisms of cyclo-oxygenases and 5-lipo-oxygenase-activating protein are associated with chronic spontaneous urticaria and urinary leukotriene E4
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Dermatol 21:47-52. 2011
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that polymorphisms of cyclo-oxygenases and 5-lipo-oxygenase-activating protein may be associated with CSU...
  14. ncbi request reprint A study of age-related IgE pathophysiological changes
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina, Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti dell Università degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro 141, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Mech Ageing Dev 124:445-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, as suggested from the present and previous papers it is questionable whether there is sufficient information to validate the statement that the incidence of allergic diseases decreases with age...
  15. doi request reprint Differences and similarities between allergic and nonallergic rhinitis in a large sample of adult patients with rhinitis symptoms
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialistica DIMIS, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italia
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 155:263-70. 2011
    ..Allergic rhinitis (AR) and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) may present with different clinical and laboratory characteristics...
  16. pmc In vitro effects of fluticasone propionate on IL-13 production by mitogen-stimulated lymphocytes
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina, Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Mediators Inflamm 11:187-90. 2002
    ..Fluticasone propionate (FP) (Glaxo Smith&Kline, Greenford, UK), a highly lipophilic topical corticosteroid, has been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of asthma and of both seasonal and perennial rhinitis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus ointment in nickel sulphate-induced steroid-resistant allergic contact dermatitis
    Maria L Pacor
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 27:527-31. 2006
    ..No patients withdrew because of burning/itching. In our study, tacrolimus ointment 0.1% appeared to be both effective and safe in the treatment of nickel sulfate-induced steroid-resistant ACD...
  18. doi request reprint Comparative effect of tacrolimus 0.1% ointment and clobetasol 0.05% ointment in patients with oral lichen planus
    Giovanni Corrocher
    Dipartimento di Scienze Morfologico Biomediche, Sezione di Chirurgia Maxillo Faciale e Odontostomatologia, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Clin Periodontol 35:244-9. 2008
    ..Objective: We compared tacrolimus 0.1% ointment and clobetasol 0.05% ointment for the treatment of OLP...
  19. ncbi request reprint Food allergy in gastroenterologic diseases: Review of literature
    Pasquale Mansueto
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Via del Vespro n degree 141, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 12:7744-52. 2006
    ..Epinephrine is the mainstay of treatment for anaphylaxis. Experimental therapies for IgE-mediated food allergy have been evaluated, such as humanized IgG anti-IgE antibodies and allergen specific immunotherapy...
  20. ncbi request reprint A study of serum immunoglobulin levels in elderly persons that provides new insights into B cell immunosenescence
    Florinda Listi
    Gruppo di Studio sull Immunosenescenza, Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Metodologie Biomediche, Corso Tukory 211, 90134 Palermo, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1089:487-95. 2006
    ..In any event, the increase of memory B cells and the loss of naïve B cells, as measured by serum IgD levels, could represent hallmarks of immunosenescence and could provide useful biomarkers possibly related to the life span of humans...
  21. doi request reprint Clinical course of rhinitis and changes in vivo and in vitro of allergic parameters in elderly patients: a long-term follow-up study
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialistica DIMIS, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro, 141, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Exp Med 13:67-73. 2013
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  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of topical tacrolimus 0.1 % in pectin ointment with clobetasol 0.5% ointment in adults with moderate to severe desquamative gingivitis: A 4-week, randomized, double-blind clinical trial
    Giovanni Corrocher
    Dipartimento di Scienze Morfologico Biomediche, Sezione di Chirurgia Maxillo Facciale e Odontostomatologia, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Clin Ther 28:1296-302. 2006
    ..The time from the development of initial signs of DG to diagnosis can vary from months to years. Based on a literature search, no data concerning patients with DG without signs of autoimmune disease were available...
  23. ncbi request reprint Measurement of inflammatory mediators of eosinophils and lymphocytes in blood in acute asthma: serum levels of ECP influence the bronchodilator response
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Metodologie Biomediche, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro 141, I 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 127:308-15. 2002
    ..We conclude that subjects with acute exacerbation of asthma show high serum levels of ECP and sIL-2R and, more interestingly, that the response to brochodilator was higher in patients with lower serum ECP levels...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of latex sensitization in health care workers of a general hospital in Palermo, Sicily
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita di Palermo, Italy
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 12:114-9. 2002
    ..To assess the prevalence of latex sensitization in a group of hospital employees in a general hospital...
  25. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of soluble adhesion molecules in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita di Palermo, Italy
    J Nephrol 17:800-7. 2004
    ..e. renal tissue). The serum concentration of circulating soluble adhesion molecules is supposed to reflect the degree of this activation...
  26. doi request reprint Assessment of a qualitative serological assay to screen for allergic sensitization in elderly subjects
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento Biomedico di Medicina Interna e Specialistica, Universitàdegli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Allergy Asthma Proc 34:e9-13. 2013
    ..2 (95% CI, 3.0-14.2), LR(-) was 0.06 (95% CI, 0.02-0.17), and the DOR was 98.9 (95% CI, 18.0-621.4). The qualitative serological assay is a valuable tool for the diagnosis of allergic sensitization in a population of elderly subjects...
  27. doi request reprint Efficacy of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy with grass allergens for seasonal allergic rhinitis: a meta-analysis-based comparison
    Danilo Di Bona
    Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Biotecnologie Mediche e Forensi, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 130:1097-1107.e2. 2012
    ..In recent years, SLIT has been increasingly prescribed, instead of SCIT, because of improved safety and easy administration...
  28. pmc Serum levels of soluble CD30 in adult patients affected by atopic dermatitis and its relation to age, duration of disease and Scoring Atopic Dermatitis index
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
    Mediators Inflamm 12:123-5. 2003
    ..74; 95% CI for r (Fisher's z transformed)=-0.89 to -0.42; p=0.004). As demonstrated by the close correlation with age, duration of disease and SCORAD, serum levels of sCD30 appear to be an additional marker for the follow-up of AD...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Bartonellosis]
    Pasquale Mansueto
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo
    Recenti Prog Med 94:177-85. 2003
    ..Prognosis is, generally, favourable. Therapy foresees the use of numerous antibacterial agents, like: penicillins, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, macrolides, quinolones, trimethoprim-sulfomethoxazole and rifampicin...
  30. doi request reprint Fever of unknown origin in a Mediterranean survey from a division of internal medicine: report of 91 cases during a 12-year-period (1991-2002)
    Pasquale Mansueto
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita di Palermo, Via del Vespro, 141, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 3:219-25. 2008
    ..In our study the prognosis for undiagnosed FUO cases was good, but a definite diagnosis could be established only in few cases. Therefore, further multicentric, prospective studies of good design are required...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Urticaria and angioedema. An internal disorder with cutaneous manifestation]
    Pasquale Mansueto
    Cattedra di Medicina Interna, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita, Palermo
    Recenti Prog Med 95:325-32. 2004
    ..The physical examination and medical history remain the two most important pieces of information...
  32. ncbi request reprint Memory B cell subpopulations in the aged
    Giuseppina Colonna-Romano
    Gruppo di Studio sull Immunosenescenza, Dipartimento di Biopatologia e Metodologie Biomediche, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Rejuvenation Res 9:149-52. 2006
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  33. doi request reprint Chronic spontaneous urticaria: an autoimmune disease? A revision of the literature
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialistica DIMIS, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Via del Vespro, 141, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Exp Med 13:159-64. 2013
    ..This review will look at the evidence for there being an autoimmune subset of urticaria, the strengths and weaknesses of the available tests in current use. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint A case of bowel schistosomiasis not adhering to endoscopic findings
    Manfredi Rizzo
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Emerging Diseases, University of Palermo, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 11:7044-7. 2005
    ..Since this infection has recently increased its prevalence worldwide, it has to be considered in the differential diagnosis of our patients with gastrointestinal symptoms...
  35. doi request reprint Small, dense low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are predictors of cardio- and cerebro-vascular events in subjects with the metabolic syndrome
    Manfredi Rizzo
    Department of Internal Medicine and Emerging Diseases, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 70:870-5. 2009
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint [Three cases of bartonellosis (cat scratch disease)]
    Gabriele Di Lorenzo
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e delle Patologie Emergenti, Universita degli Studi di Palermo
    Ann Ital Med Int 17:256-60. 2002
    ..The prognosis is usually favorable...