Clodoveo Ferri

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Parvovirus B19 infection of bone marrow in systemic sclerosis patients
    C Ferri
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 17:718-20. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Relation between infection and autoimmunity in mixed cryoglobulinemia
    C Ferri
    Dipartimento Medicina Interna, Rheumatology Unit, University of Pisa, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 12:53-60. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Isolated pulmonary hypertension in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis successfully treated with long-term plasma exchange
    C Ferri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 29:198-200. 2000
  4. pmc Cryoglobulins
    C Ferri
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Pisa, Pisa 56126, Italy
    J Clin Pathol 55:4-13. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis: demographic, clinical, and serologic features and survival in 1,012 Italian patients
    Clodoveo Ferri
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Medicine (Baltimore) 81:139-53. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint HCV and cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
    C Ferri
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Reumatologia, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    Cleve Clin J Med 69:SII20-3. 2002
  7. doi request reprint CXCL10 and CCL2 chemokine serum levels in patients with hepatitis C associated with autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 29:345-51. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Incidence of thyroid disorders in systemic sclerosis: results from a longitudinal follow-up
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E1198-202. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Th1 and Th2 chemokine serum levels in systemic sclerosis in the presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 35:1809-11. 2008
  10. doi request reprint High values of CXCL10 serum levels in mixed cryoglobulinemia associated with hepatitis C infection
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2488-94. 2008

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Parvovirus B19 infection of bone marrow in systemic sclerosis patients
    C Ferri
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 17:718-20. 1999
    ..To investigate the prevalence of human parvovirus B19 (B19) infection in the bone marrow of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Relation between infection and autoimmunity in mixed cryoglobulinemia
    C Ferri
    Dipartimento Medicina Interna, Rheumatology Unit, University of Pisa, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 12:53-60. 2000
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Isolated pulmonary hypertension in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis successfully treated with long-term plasma exchange
    C Ferri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 29:198-200. 2000
    ..This beneficial effect persisted for two years, even after plasma exchange discontinuation. This is the first observation of isolated PHT in dSSc responsive to plasma exchange therapy...
  4. pmc Cryoglobulins
    C Ferri
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Pisa, Pisa 56126, Italy
    J Clin Pathol 55:4-13. 2002
    ..Chronic HCV infection can lead to a constellation of autoimmune and neoplastic disorders. In this review, the aetiology, diagnosis, disease heterogeneity, and treatment of cryoglobulinaemia are discussed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis: demographic, clinical, and serologic features and survival in 1,012 Italian patients
    Clodoveo Ferri
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Medicine (Baltimore) 81:139-53. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint HCV and cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
    C Ferri
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Reumatologia, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    Cleve Clin J Med 69:SII20-3. 2002
  7. doi request reprint CXCL10 and CCL2 chemokine serum levels in patients with hepatitis C associated with autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 29:345-51. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Incidence of thyroid disorders in systemic sclerosis: results from a longitudinal follow-up
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, I 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E1198-202. 2013
    ..No study has evaluated longitudinally the incidence of new cases of thyroid autoimmunity and dysfunction in patients with SSc...
  9. ncbi request reprint Th1 and Th2 chemokine serum levels in systemic sclerosis in the presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 35:1809-11. 2008
    ..We evaluated contemporarily serum alpha and beta chemokines in patients with newly diagnosed systemic sclerosis (SSc) in the presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis (AT)...
  10. doi request reprint High values of CXCL10 serum levels in mixed cryoglobulinemia associated with hepatitis C infection
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2488-94. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical and subclinical autoimmune thyroid disorders in systemic sclerosis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Metabolism Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 156:431-7. 2007
    ..Several studies have reported the association of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with thyroid autoimmune disorders, but most of them have neither an appropriate control group nor include a complete thyroid work-up...
  12. pmc High circulating N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and tumor necrosis factor-alpha in mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Pisa, 56100 Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:5074-9. 2009
    ..To evaluate serum levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) in a large series of patients with hepatitis C associated with mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC+HCV)...
  13. doi request reprint N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and tumor necrosis factor-alpha both are increased in patients with Hepatitis C
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 30:359-63. 2010
    ..The increase of NT-proBNP may indicate the presence of a subclinical cardiac dysfunction. Further prospective studies quantifying symptoms and correlating these with echocardiographic parameters are needed to confirm this association...
  14. ncbi request reprint The presence of autoimmune thyroiditis in mixed cryoglobulinemia patients is associated with high levels of circulating interleukin-6, but not of tumor necrosis factor-alpha
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:S17-22. 2011
    ..The aims of the study were to evaluate serum levels of IL-6 in MC+HCV patients and to correlate this parameter with the presence of AT and with circulating levels of TNF-α...
  15. doi request reprint Serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1beta, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha in mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 60:3841-7. 2009
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate serum levels of these cytokines in patients with HCV-MC...
  16. doi request reprint Systemic sclerosis fibroblasts show specific alterations of interferon-γ and tumor necrosis factor-α-induced modulation of interleukin 6 and chemokine ligand 2
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Metabolism Unit, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 39:979-85. 2012
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Circulating CXCL11 and CXCL10 are increased in hepatitis C-associated cryoglobulinemia in the presence of autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Mod Rheumatol 22:659-67. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study, therefore, was to evaluate serum CXCL11 levels in these patients...
  18. doi request reprint High levels of circulating chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 11 are associated with euthyroid or subclinically hypothyroid autoimmune thyroiditis and with chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 10
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 32:74-80. 2012
    ..These results underline the importance of a Th1 immune attack in the initiation of AT...
  19. doi request reprint High serum levels of CXCL11 in mixed cryoglobulinemia are associated with increased circulating levels of interferon-γ
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, I 56100, Pisa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 38:1947-52. 2011
    ..No study has evaluated circulating chemokine C-X-C motif ligand (CXCL)11 in patients with "mixed cryoglobulinemia and chronic hepatitis C infection" (MC+HCV). We measured CXCL11, and correlated this measurement to the clinical phenotype...
  20. ncbi request reprint Thyroid cancer in HCV-related chronic hepatitis patients: a case-control study
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Metabolism Unit Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Thyroid 17:447-51. 2007
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Serum concentrations of interleukin 1beta, CXCL10, and interferon-gamma in mixed cryoglobulinemia associated with hepatitis C infection
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma 67, I 56100, Pisa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 37:91-7. 2010
    ..We evaluated serum levels of IL-1beta, IFN-gamma, and CXCL10 in a series of patients with hepatitis C-related MC (MC+HCV), and correlated these measurements with clinical disease features...
  22. doi request reprint Interferon-α, -β and -γ induce CXCL11 secretion in human thyrocytes: modulation by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ agonists
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Immunobiology 218:690-5. 2013
    ..Furthermore, PPAR-γ activation partially inhibits this process...
  23. doi request reprint High interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha serum levels in hepatitis C infection associated or not with mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56100, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 28:1179-85. 2009
    ..01). The study demonstrates high IL-6 and TNF-a serum levels in HCV-MC patients; moreover, IL-6 levels tended to be higher in HCV-MC patients in presence of active vasculitis...
  24. doi request reprint High values of CXCL10 serum levels in patients with hepatitis C associated mixed cryoglobulinemia in presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, I 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Cytokine 42:137-43. 2008
    ..0001). In conclusion, our study is the first to demonstrate high serum levels of CXCL10 in MC and that CXCL10 in MC+AT patients are significantly higher compared to MC patients...
  25. pmc Cytokines and HCV-related disorders
    Poupak Fallahi
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Clin Dev Immunol 2012:468107. 2012
    ..The therapeutical administration of cytokines such as IFN-alpha may result in viral clearance during persistent infection and reverts this process...
  26. doi request reprint Immunopathogenesis of HCV-related endocrine manifestations in chronic hepatitis and mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Metabolism Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 8:18-23. 2008
    ..This process may lead to the appearance of thyroid autoimmune disorders or T2D in genetically predisposed subjects...
  27. doi request reprint Alpha-chemokine CXCL10 and beta-chemokine CCL2 serum levels in patients with hepatitis C-associated cryoglobulinemia in the presence or absence of autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, I 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Metabolism 57:1270-7. 2008
    ..Future studies in larger series will be needed to evaluate the potential usefulness of serum CXCL10 and CCL2 determination as a prognostic marker in the follow-up of MC patients, also in relation to the presence of AT...
  28. ncbi request reprint B-cells and mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Clodoveo Ferri
    Chair and Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio E, Medical School, Modena, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 7:114-20. 2007
    ..The present review analyzes the complex virological, clinico-pathological, and therapeutic implications of B-cell proliferation, with or without HCV infection, in MC patients...
  29. doi request reprint Interleukin-1β, C-x-C motif ligand 10, and interferon-gamma serum levels in mixed cryoglobulinemia with or without autoimmune thyroiditis
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 30:835-42. 2010
    ..Moreover, a pathophysiological association between high circulating levels of IL-1β and CXCL10 has been suggested. A possible therapeutic role of the anti-IL-1 receptor antagonist (Anakirna) in MC remains to be evaluated...
  30. ncbi request reprint Thyroid disorders in chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Thyroid 16:563-72. 2006
    ..The abovementioned evidences seem sufficient to suggest careful thyroid monitoring during the follow-up of patients with HCV infection...
  31. doi request reprint High circulating levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and interleukin 6 in patients with mixed cryoglobulinemia
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    J Med Virol 82:297-303. 2010
    ..07). The study revealed high levels of circulating NTproBNP and IL-6 in patients with mixed cryoglobulinemia and chronic HCV infection. The increase in NTproBNP could indicate the presence of a subclinical cardiac dysfunction...
  32. doi request reprint Endocrine manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab 5:26-34. 2009
    ..Nonetheless, additional studies will be necessary to elucidate fully all the mechanisms involved in HCV-related endocrine dysfunction...
  33. doi request reprint Lung cancer in scleroderma: results from an Italian rheumatologic center and review of the literature
    Michele Colaci
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 12:374-9. 2013
    ..Our study confirmed the higher frequency of lung cancer among SSc patients compared to general population, particularly within patients' subset with serum anti-Scl70 antibodies and lung involvement...
  34. pmc Current treatment of hepatitis C-associated rheumatic diseases
    Clodoveo Ferri
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia School of Medicine, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:215. 2012
    ..The therapeutic approach to these disorders should be decided according to each individual patient's evaluation, including hepatic, virological, and immunological findings...
  35. doi request reprint RET TKI: potential role in thyroid cancers
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Curr Oncol Rep 14:97-104. 2012
    ..The aim of the introduction of these targeted therapies is to extend life duration assuring a good quality of life; however, further studies are needed to reach these goals...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mixed cryoglobulinemia: demographic, clinical, and serologic features and survival in 231 patients
    Clodoveo Ferri
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa Medical School, Pisa, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 33:355-74. 2004
    ..MC is characterized by multiple organ involvement, mainly skin, liver, renal, peripheral nerves, and less frequently by widespread vasculitis and cancer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus-related lymphoproliferative disorders: an overview
    Anna Linda Zignego
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2467-78. 2007
    ..Available pathogenetic hypotheses and suggestions about the most appropriate, currently available, therapeutic approaches will also be discussed...
  38. doi request reprint Increased CXCL9 Serum Levels in Hepatitis C-Related Mixed Cryoglobulinemia, with Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Associated with High Levels of CXCL10
    Alessandro Antonelli
    1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Interferon Cytokine Res 33:739-45. 2013
    ..001). We first demonstrate high serum levels of CXCL9 in cryoglobulinemic patients, especially with AT. Further, a strong association between serum CXCL9 and CXCL10 has been observed in patients with MC in presence/absence of AT. ..
  39. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary hypertension in systemic sclerosis: prevalence, incidence and predictive factors in a large multicentric Italian cohort
    Michele Iudici
    Rheumatology Unit, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:31-6. 2013
    ..This paper aims to investigate the prevalence, the incidence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and its subtypes in Italian patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to characterise features associated with and predictive of development of PH...
  40. doi request reprint Platelet gel in the treatment of severe scleroderma skin ulcers
    Dilia Giuggioli
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Policlinico di Modena, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 32:2929-32. 2012
    ..08 ± 13.5 to 57.9 ± 12.6; p < 0.0001 and HAQ from 0.73 ± 0.43 to 0.57 ± 0.22; p < 0.0001. PG may represent a novel therapeutic option for SSc skin ulcers refractory to conventional treatments...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus: the thyroid disorders]
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Pisa
    Recenti Prog Med 96:370-81. 2005
    ..These last data need to be confirmed by other studies, but seem to be sufficient to suggest careful thyroid monitoring during the follow-up of patients with HCV infection...
  42. ncbi request reprint Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
    Clodoveo Ferri
    Chair and Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Medical School, Modena, Italy
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 18:54-63. 2006
    ..A causative role of hepatitis C virus in over 80% patients has been definitively established, with heterogeneous geographical distribution. This review focuses on recent etiopathogenetic, clinico-diagnostic, and therapeutical studies...
  43. pmc New targeted molecular therapies for dedifferentiated thyroid cancer
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Metabolism Unit, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    J Oncol 2010:921682. 2010
    ..Progress is being made toward effective targeted DeTC therapy. The possibility of testing the sensitivity of primary DeTC cells from each subject to different TKIs could increase the effectiveness of the treatment...
  44. doi request reprint Bronchoalveolar lavage and response to cyclophosphamide in scleroderma alveolitis
    M Colaci
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Modena Polyclinic, Modena, Italy
    Scand J Rheumatol 39:155-9. 2010
    ..Our study aimed to evaluate whether the normalization of BAL cellularity correlates with long-term response to CYC...
  45. ncbi request reprint Capillaroscopic Skin Ulcers Risk Index (CSURI) calculated with different videocapillaroscopy devices: how its predictive values change
    Marco Sebastiani
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 31:115-7. 2013
    ..Recently, capillaroscopic skin ulcer risk index (CSURI) has been validated as useful tool in predicting the appearance of new scleroderma ulcers and/or persistence of non-healing lesions, within 3 months from capillaroscopy evaluation...
  46. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin for HCV-positive mixed cryoglobulinemia: a multicentre open-label study
    Cesare Mazzaro
    Department of Internal Medicine, Pordenone General Hospital, Pordenone, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:933-41. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study is to provide information on clinical outcome of the patients affected by HCV-positive mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) treated with PEG-IFN and Ribavirin for 6 or 12 months according to the HCV genotype...
  47. doi request reprint Staphylococcus protein A-based extracorporeal immunoadsorption and thalidomide in the treatment of skin manifestation of dermatomyositis: a case report
    Marco Sebastiani
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, Modena, Italy
    Ther Apher Dial 13:225-8. 2009
    ..If confirmed, the observed beneficial effects suggest that protein A-based immunoadsorption and thalidomide can represent an alternative option in dermatomyositis, especially when cutaneous manifestations are predominant...
  48. doi request reprint L-Arginine in pregnant scleroderma patients
    Dilia Giuggioli
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 29:937-9. 2010
    ..The neonate had severe respiratory distress syndrome complicated by severe infection and died at day 28. Although limited, our pilot study suggests that L-arginine may be a useful therapeutic agent in pregnant SSc women...
  49. ncbi request reprint Thyroid disorders in chronic hepatitis C
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Department of Internal Medicine and CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, University of Pisa School of Medicine, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Med 117:10-3. 2004
    ..To explore the association of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with thyroid disorders...
  50. doi request reprint Osteomyelitis complicating scleroderma digital ulcers
    Dilia Giuggioli
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Medical School, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Policlinico di Modena, Modena, Italy
    Clin Rheumatol 32:623-7. 2013
    ..We firstly demonstrated, in a large cohort of SSc patients, high prevalence of OM, invariably associated to infected digital ulcers, which represent the main predisposing condition for the development of such a harmful complication...
  51. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus infection: evidence for an association with type 2 diabetes
    Alessandro Antonelli
    Metabolism Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, University of Pisa, School of Medicine, Via Roma, 67, I 56100, Pisa, Italy
    Diabetes Care 28:2548-50. 2005
  52. doi request reprint Oxycodone in the long-term treatment of chronic pain related to scleroderma skin ulcers
    Dilia Giuggioli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Medical School, Modena, Italy
    Pain Med 11:1500-3. 2010
    ..To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of long-term therapy with oxycodone in severe pain of scleroderma skin ulcers...
  53. doi request reprint Reactive arthritis induced by intravesical BCG therapy for bladder cancer: our clinical experience and systematic review of the literature
    Luigi Bernini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Medical School, Modena, Italy Electronic address
    Autoimmun Rev 12:1150-9. 2013
    ..The authors describe 5 cases observed during their own clinical experience along with the updated review of the literature on this topic...
  54. doi request reprint Patient preferences in the choice of anti-TNF therapies in rheumatoid arthritis. Results from a questionnaire survey (RIVIERA study)
    Salvatore Scarpato
    Rheumatology Unit, M Scarlato Hospital, Scafati, 5, Via Passanti, 84018 Scafati SA, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:289-94. 2010
    ..To identify the determinants of anti-TNF-naive patients' preferences for the route of administration of anti-TNF agents...
  55. doi request reprint Long-term anti-TNF therapy and the risk of serious infections in a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: comparison of adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab in the GISEA registry
    Fabiola Atzeni
    Rheumatology Unit, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 12:225-9. 2012
    ..To evaluate the risk of serious infections (SIs) in RA patients receiving anti-TNF therapy on the basis of the data included in the GISEA register...
  56. pmc Epstein-barr virus reactivation after infliximab in rheumatoid arthritis: a case report
    Michele Colaci
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Policlinico di Modena, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Case Rep Infect Dis 2011:530568. 2011
    ..We describe the case of a patient who developed a symptomatic EBV reactivation 11 days after the first infusion of infliximab...
  57. pmc Etanercept maintains the clinical benefit achieved by infliximab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who discontinued infliximab because of side effects
    Florenzo Iannone
    Department of Internal Medicine and Public Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:249-52. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of switching to etanercept treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who already responded to infliximab, but presented side effects...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of bcl-2 rearrangement in patients with hepatitis C virus-related mixed cryoglobulinemia with or without B-cell lymphomas
    Anna Linda Zignego
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, School of Medicine, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Ann Intern Med 137:571-80. 2002
    ..An increased prevalence of bcl-2 rearrangement (the t(14;18) translocation) has been shown in patients infected with HCV...
  59. ncbi request reprint Role of the HLA class II: HCV-related disorders
    Valli De Re
    CRO IRCCS, Aviano National Cancer Institute, Pordenone, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1107:308-18. 2007
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Systemic sclerosis in childhood: clinical and immunologic features of 153 patients in an international database
    Giorgia Martini
    University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 54:3971-8. 2006
    ..To determine the clinical and immunologic features of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in a large group of children and describe the clinical evolution of the disease and compare it with the adult form...
  61. ncbi request reprint Incidence and characteristics of non-Hodgkin lymphomas in a multicenter case file of patients with hepatitis C virus-related symptomatic mixed cryoglobulinemias
    Giuseppe Monti
    Unità Operativa di Medicina Generale, Saronno Hospital, Italy
    Arch Intern Med 165:101-5. 2005
    ..Some patients with cryoglobulinemic syndrome (CS) develop frank non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but the incidence and timing of this event are still poorly defined...
  62. ncbi request reprint Parvovirus B19 infection of cultured skin fibroblasts from systemic sclerosis patients: comment on the article by Ray et al
    Clodoveo Ferri
    Arthritis Rheum 46:2262-3; author reply 2263-4. 2002
  63. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous chromosome damage (micronuclei) in systemic sclerosis and Raynaud's phenomenon
    Giovanni Porciello
    Istituto di Reumatologia, University of Siena, Italy
    J Rheumatol 30:1244-7. 2003
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction and hepatitis C virus infection
    Clodoveo Ferri
    JAMA 288:698-9. 2002
  65. ncbi request reprint The dermatopathologic manifestations of hepatitis C infection: a clinical, histological, and molecular assessment of 35 cases
    A Neil Crowson
    Centeral Medical Laboratories, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Hum Pathol 34:573-9. 2003
    ..Tropism of the virus to B lymphocytes provides a mechanism for the development of low-grade clonal B cell lymphoproliferative disease in this setting...
  66. ncbi request reprint The assessment of anti-endothelial cell antibodies in scleroderma-associated pulmonary fibrosis. A study of indirect immunofluorescent and western blot analysis in 49 patients with scleroderma
    Raghav Wusirika
    College of Medicine and Public Health, Ohio State University, 410 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 120:596-606. 2003
    ..The indirect immunofluorescent rodent lung assay and Western blot data support a potential role of anti-endothelial cell antibodies in the propagation of scleroderma-associated pulmonary disease...
  67. ncbi request reprint Chromosome aberrations in Raynaud's phenomenon
    Giovanni Porciello
    Servizio di Reumatologia Ospedale Misericordia e Dolce di Prato, Italy
    Eur J Dermatol 14:327-31. 2004
    ..No prevalence of aneuploidogenic or clastogenic events in micronucleus formation is revealed by fluorescence in situ hybridisation analysis...
  68. ncbi request reprint Good clinical response, remission, and predictors of remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers: the GISEA study
    Luana Mancarella
    Division of Rheumatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Rheumatol 34:1670-3. 2007
    ..To assess the prevalence of good clinical response and remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with longstanding disease treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) drugs at outpatient clinics...
  69. ncbi request reprint [The treatment of skin ulcers in systemic sclerosis: use of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in 26 patients]
    Dilia Giuggioli
    Cattedra e UO di Reumatologia, Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italia
    Reumatismo 58:26-30. 2006
    ..To verify the effectiveness of G-CSF in the treatment of non-healing skin lesions in SSc patients...
  70. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune-like pulmonary disease in association with parvovirus B19: a clinical, morphologic, and molecular study of 12 cases
    Cynthia M Magro
    Department of Pathology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 14:208-16. 2006
    ..The antiphospholipid profile revealed antiphospholipids in 7 of the 11 patients tested. This report highlights a possible causal role for parvovirus B19 in the pathogenesis of select pulmonary disorders...
  71. ncbi request reprint Cytomegalovirus-associated cutaneous vasculopathy and scleroderma sans inclusion body change
    Cynthia M Magro
    Department of Pathology, Weill College of Medicine, Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Hum Pathol 38:42-9. 2007
    ..The role of tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers in scleroderma cases temporally associated with CMV infection requires further evaluation...