L Gesualdo

Summary

Affiliation: University of Foggia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Predictors of bleeding complications in percutaneous ultrasound-guided renal biopsy
    Carlo Manno
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Division of Nephrology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 66:1570-7. 2004
  2. pmc Urine proteome analysis may allow noninvasive differential diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy
    Massimo Papale
    Core Facility of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry, Department of BioAgroMed, Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Diabetes Care 33:2409-15. 2010
  3. ncbi A pharmacoepidemiological study of the multi-level determinants, predictors, and clinical outcomes of biosimilar epoetin alfa for renal anaemia in haemodialysis patients: background and methodology of the MONITOR-CKD5 study
    Loreto Gesualdo
    Department of Nephrology, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 8:389-99. 2013
  4. ncbi Kidney biopsy in the elderly
    Anna Maria Di Palma
    University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia, Italy
    J Nephrol 23:S55-60. 2010
  5. ncbi The Italian experience of the national registry of renal biopsies
    Loreto Gesualdo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sezione di Nefrologia, Universita di Foggia, Italy
    Kidney Int 66:890-4. 2004
  6. ncbi [Sepsis: from pathophysiology to treatment]
    L Gesualdo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e BIOAGROMED, Universita di Foggia
    G Ital Nefrol 23:S74-8. 2006
  7. ncbi [Census 2004 of the Italian renal and dialysis units. Basilicata - Calabria - Puglia]
    L Gesualdo
    S C di Nefrologia e Dialisi, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria OO RR di Foggia Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 23:323-36. 2006
  8. ncbi Percutaneous ultrasound-guided renal biopsy in supine antero-lateral position: a new approach for obese and non-obese patients
    Loreto Gesualdo
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, University of Foggia, Viale Luigi Pinto, 1, 71100 Foggia, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:971-6. 2008
  9. ncbi [The advent of biosimilars: new rules to guarantee patient safety]
    L Gesualdo
    Struttura Complessa di Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto, Az Ospedaliero Universitaria, Foggia
    G Ital Nefrol 26:161-70. 2009
  10. doi TRPC6 mutations in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and atypical phenotype
    Maddalena Gigante
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto, 1, 71100 Foggia, Italy
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:1626-34. 2011

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Publications78

  1. ncbi Predictors of bleeding complications in percutaneous ultrasound-guided renal biopsy
    Carlo Manno
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Division of Nephrology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 66:1570-7. 2004
    ..However, bleeding complications still occur, resulting in increased hospital stay and treatment costs...
  2. pmc Urine proteome analysis may allow noninvasive differential diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy
    Massimo Papale
    Core Facility of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry, Department of BioAgroMed, Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Diabetes Care 33:2409-15. 2010
    ....
  3. ncbi A pharmacoepidemiological study of the multi-level determinants, predictors, and clinical outcomes of biosimilar epoetin alfa for renal anaemia in haemodialysis patients: background and methodology of the MONITOR-CKD5 study
    Loreto Gesualdo
    Department of Nephrology, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 8:389-99. 2013
    ....
  4. ncbi Kidney biopsy in the elderly
    Anna Maria Di Palma
    University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia, Italy
    J Nephrol 23:S55-60. 2010
    ..Our experience supported by larger studies from the United States showed that native kidney biopsy is safe and essential for diagnosis of renal disease and to direct the best therapeutic strategies in elderly patients...
  5. ncbi The Italian experience of the national registry of renal biopsies
    Loreto Gesualdo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sezione di Nefrologia, Universita di Foggia, Italy
    Kidney Int 66:890-4. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to report on the relative frequency of nephropathies according to gender, age at time of biopsy, clinical presentation and renal function, based on the histologic diagnosis during the years 1996 to 2000...
  6. ncbi [Sepsis: from pathophysiology to treatment]
    L Gesualdo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e BIOAGROMED, Universita di Foggia
    G Ital Nefrol 23:S74-8. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi [Census 2004 of the Italian renal and dialysis units. Basilicata - Calabria - Puglia]
    L Gesualdo
    S C di Nefrologia e Dialisi, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria OO RR di Foggia Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 23:323-36. 2006
    ..This paper presents the main structural, technical, organizational features, as well as the human resources and the activities of three South-East regions of Italy: Basilicata (B), Calabria (C), and Puglia (P)...
  8. ncbi Percutaneous ultrasound-guided renal biopsy in supine antero-lateral position: a new approach for obese and non-obese patients
    Loreto Gesualdo
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, University of Foggia, Viale Luigi Pinto, 1, 71100 Foggia, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:971-6. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi [The advent of biosimilars: new rules to guarantee patient safety]
    L Gesualdo
    Struttura Complessa di Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto, Az Ospedaliero Universitaria, Foggia
    G Ital Nefrol 26:161-70. 2009
    ..Patient safety should be the fundamental principle guiding therapeutic choices, and making these choices should be the prerogative of physicians...
  10. doi TRPC6 mutations in children with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome and atypical phenotype
    Maddalena Gigante
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto, 1, 71100 Foggia, Italy
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 6:1626-34. 2011
    ..To extend the screening, we analyzed TRPC6 in 33 Italian children with sporadic early-onset SRNS and three Italian families with adult-onset FSGS...
  11. ncbi Effects of ischemia-reperfusion injury in kidney transplantation: risk factors and early and long-term outcomes in a single center
    P Ditonno
    Urology, Andrology and Kidney Transplantation Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Transplant Proc 45:2641-4. 2013
    ..Herein we evaluated the impact of donor and recipient characteristics on DGF development in terms of the incidence of acute rejection episodes, hospital stay, renal function, and long-term graft and patient survivals...
  12. doi IL-17 expression by tubular epithelial cells in renal transplant recipients with acute antibody-mediated rejection
    A Loverre
    Renal, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari
    Am J Transplant 11:1248-59. 2011
    ..Our data suggest that tubular cells represent a significant source of IL-17 in ABMR and this event might be mediated by the complement system activation featuring this condition...
  13. ncbi Protease-activated receptor 1 and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 expression in chronic allograft nephropathy: the role of coagulation and fibrinolysis in renal graft fibrosis
    G Grandaliano
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Piazza G Cesare 11, 70124, Bari, Italy
    Transplantation 72:1437-43. 2001
    ..On the other hand, the derangement of the fibrinolytic system may directly affect extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation...
  14. pmc Dysfunctional DC subsets in RCC patients: ex vivo correction to yield an effective anti-cancer vaccine
    M Gigante
    Bioagromed, University of Foggia, Via Napoli, 71100 Foggia, Italy
    Mol Immunol 46:893-901. 2009
    ..These DC stimulated robust anti-tumor CTL in vitro and would be envisioned for use in DC-based vaccines applied in patients with RCC whose existing immune system is judged dysfunctional, anergic or prone to undergo apoptosis...
  15. ncbi Angiotensin IV stimulates plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 expression in proximal tubular epithelial cells
    L Gesualdo
    Dipartimento dell Emergenza e dei Trapianti di Organi, Sezione di Nefrologia, Policlinico, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 56:461-70. 1999
    ..PAI-1 induction by Ang II in endothelial cells seems to be mediated by Ang IV via a receptor that is different from Ang II type 1 and 2 receptors (AT1 and AT2)...
  16. ncbi ID2-VEGF-related pathways in the pathogenesis of Kaposi's sarcoma: a link disrupted by rapamycin
    G Stallone
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Nephrology, University of Foggia, Italy
    Am J Transplant 9:558-66. 2009
    ..In conclusion, our data would suggest a novel molecular mechanism for the antineoplastic effects of RAPA in posttransplant KS...
  17. ncbi Ischemia-reperfusion injury-induced abnormal dendritic cell traffic in the transplanted kidney with delayed graft function
    A Loverre
    Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 72:994-1003. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that ischemia-reperfusion injury may cause an imbalance between intragraft myeloid and plasmacytoid DCs, which might be related to DGF and acute rejection...
  18. doi Rapamycin-induced hypophosphatemia and insulin resistance are associated with mTORC2 activation and Klotho expression
    T Tataranni
    Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari A Moro, Italy
    Am J Transplant 11:1656-64. 2011
    ..In conclusion, our data would suggest that rapamycin may influence phosphate homeostasis and insulin resistance modulating Klotho expression through mTORC2 activation...
  19. ncbi Renal C3 synthesis in idiopathic membranous nephropathy: correlation to urinary C5b-9 excretion
    V Montinaro
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 57:137-46. 2000
    ..Renal C3 synthesis in idiopathic membranous nephropathy: Correlation to urinary C5b-9 excretion...
  20. ncbi Rapamycin for treatment of chronic allograft nephropathy in renal transplant patients
    Giovanni Stallone
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Nephrology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:3755-62. 2005
    ..005). This study demonstrates that rapamycin introduction/CNI withdrawal improves graft survival and reduces interstitial and vascular alpha-SMA expression, slowing down the progression of allograft injury in patients with CAN...
  21. ncbi The ratio of epidermal growth factor to monocyte chemotactic peptide-1 in the urine predicts renal prognosis in IgA nephropathy
    D D Torres
    Renal, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 73:327-33. 2008
    ..Our study suggests that the urinary EGF/MCP-1 ratio may be used as a prognostic marker of ESRD for patients with IgAN...
  22. doi Allograft nephrectomy: what is the best surgical technique?
    A Vavallo
    Urology, Andrology, and Kidney Transplantation Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Transplant Proc 44:1922-5. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in outcomes of allograft nephrectomies performed by extracapsular versus intracapsular techniques...
  23. ncbi Clinical relevance of cytokine production in hemodialysis
    G Pertosa
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int Suppl 76:S104-11. 2000
    ..The use of biocompatible dialytic membranes appears to reduce the monocyte activation and to improve the survival of hemodialysis patients...
  24. doi Middle and long-term outcomes of dual kidney transplant: a multicenter experience
    S V Impedovo
    Urology, Andrology and Kidney Transplantation Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Transplant Proc 45:1237-41. 2013
    ..Dual kidney transplantation (DKTx) to reduce the disparity between demand and supply of organs was evaluated in two Italian centers (Bari and Novara)...
  25. ncbi Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is associated with higher tissue expression of monocyte chemotactic protein-1
    F Bartoli
    Department of Surgical Science, Section of Pediatric Surgery, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr Surg 17:365-9. 2007
    ..It is associated with both chronic urinary obstruction and urinary tract infection (UTI)...
  26. doi Rapamycin inhibits PAI-1 expression and reduces interstitial fibrosis and glomerulosclerosis in chronic allograft nephropathy
    Paola Pontrelli
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Transplantation 85:125-34. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of rapamycin on CAN progression at glomerular and tubulointerstitial level...
  27. ncbi [Nocturnal hemodialysis: an alternative treatment for a better quality of life]
    L Tartaglia
    S C Nefrologia e Dialisi a direzione Universitaria, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria OO R R, Viale Luigi Pinto 1, Foggia, Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 25:702-7. 2008
    ....
  28. ncbi Proteinuria in the prognosis of IgA nephropathy
    F Aucella
    Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Scientific Institute Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy
    Minerva Urol Nefrol 61:235-48. 2009
    ..Consequently, targeting proteinuria may be a valid surrogate for individualized kidney protective therapy...
  29. ncbi Activated coagulation factor X: a novel mitogenic stimulus for human mesangial cells
    R Monno
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Soc Nephrol 12:891-9. 2001
    ....
  30. ncbi [Renal neoplasms and renal transplantation: current problems and future perspectives]
    G Carrieri
    Struttura Complessa Universitaria di Urologia e Centro Trapianti, Policlinico Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia
    G Ital Nefrol 21:547-53. 2004
    ..However, a conservative approach with nephron sparing surgery has been reported for selected cases as a useful strategy to treat renal carcinoma in the allograft...
  31. ncbi Cigarette smoking and kidney dysfunction in diabetes mellitus
    Mauro Cignarelli
    Unit of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    J Nephrol 21:180-9. 2008
    ..Consequently, smoking prevention and cessation programs must be strongly encouraged not only to reduce the cardiovascular risk, but also to avoid the deterioration of renal function among diabetic patients...
  32. ncbi Older donors and older recipients in kidney transplantation
    Giovanni Stallone
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
    J Nephrol 23:S98-103. 2010
    ....
  33. doi Management of side effects of sirolimus therapy
    Giovanni Stallone
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Nephrology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Transplantation 87:S23-6. 2009
    ..Thus, to limit SRL-related side effects the two golden rules are (1) accurate selection of patients to be treated and (2) avoidance of high SRL doses...
  34. doi Kaposi's sarcoma and mTOR: a crossroad between viral infection neoangiogenesis and immunosuppression
    Giovanni Stallone
    Section of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Transpl Int 21:825-32. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi Ischemia-reperfusion induces glomerular and tubular activation of proinflammatory and antiapoptotic pathways: differential modulation by rapamycin
    Antonia Loverre
    Department of Nephrology, University of Foggia, Italy
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2675-86. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi There is a choice for immunosuppressive drug nephrotoxicity: Is it time to change?
    Giovanni Stallone
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant, University of Foggia, Foggia Italy
    J Nephrol 22:326-32. 2009
    ..To obtain significant long-term improvement in renal allograft outcomes, it may be necessary to adopt new immunosuppressive regimens that rely less on CNIs...
  37. doi Para- and perirenal fat thickness is an independent predictor of chronic kidney disease, increased renal resistance index and hyperuricaemia in type-2 diabetic patients
    Olga Lamacchia
    Unit of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences and 2Unit of Nephrology, University of Foggia, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:892-8. 2011
    ..Therefore, we determined the independent associations of para- and perirenal ultrasonographic fat thickness with the main markers of kidney function...
  38. doi Pregnancy and progression of IgA nephropathy: results of an Italian multicenter study
    Monica Limardo
    Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, A Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:506-12. 2010
    ..This study aims to compare the long-term outcome of kidney disease in women with IgA nephropathy and preserved kidney function who did and did not become pregnant...
  39. doi Waist-to-height ratio is the best anthropometric index in association with adverse cardiorenal outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients
    O Lamacchia
    Unit of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Am J Nephrol 29:615-9. 2009
    ..Thus, the aim of our study was to investigate the association of the frequency of cardiorenal complications with waist-to-height index (W/Ht) in T2DM...
  40. ncbi IgA nephropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus
    A Corrado
    Rheumatology Unit and Division of Nephrology, University of Foggia, Ospedale Co D Avanzo, Foggia, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:467-9. 2007
    ..Our case highlights the importance of renal biopsy in lupus patients with urinary alterations since a correct diagnosis would permit the most appropriate treatment to be started, thus avoiding unnecessary immunosuppressive treatments...
  41. ncbi Confocal laser scanning microscope study of terminal villi vessels in normal term and pre-eclamptic placentas
    L Resta
    DAPEG Dipartimento di Anatomia Patologica e di Genetica, Universita degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy
    Placenta 27:735-9. 2006
    ....
  42. ncbi Cigarette smoking is associated with low glomerular filtration rate in male patients with type 2 diabetes
    Salvatore De Cosmo
    Unit of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Foggia, Via Luigi Pinto, 71100 Foggia, Italy
    Diabetes Care 29:2467-70. 2006
    ..The role of metabolic syndrome in modulating this relationship was also investigated...
  43. ncbi [Immunosuppressive drugs and renal transplantation]
    G Stallone
    Struttura Complessa Universitaria di Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria OO RR, Foggia
    G Ital Nefrol 22:S76-9. 2005
    ..Another drug used in the last years, is sirolimus (SRL) or rapamycine, an immunosuppressive agent that act, through the inhibition of T lymphocyte activation...
  44. ncbi Posttransplant recurrence of proteinuria in a case of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis associated with WT1 mutation
    G M Ghiggeri
    Laboratory on Pathophysiology of Uremia, Department of Nephrology, G Gaslini Children s Hospital, Genoa, and Department of Biomedical Sciences Nephrology Section, University of Foggia, Italy
    Am J Transplant 6:2208-11. 2006
    ..This observation confirms the concept that recurrence of proteinuria may occur in inherited forms of FSGS so far reported only for patients carrying NPHS2 mutations and reinforces the idea on multifactorial origin of the disease...
  45. ncbi [Evaluation of quality of life by improving the uraemic anaemia status]
    G Stallone
    Dipartimento Emergenza Trapianti D Organo, DETO, Divisione di Nefrologia, Universita degli Studi di Bari Policlinico, Bari, Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 20:478-83. 2003
    ..We evaluated the impact of the application of the European Best Practice Anaemia Guidelines to the quality of life of dialysed patients...
  46. pmc Translational mini-review series on vaccines: Dendritic cell-based vaccines in renal cancer
    E Ranieri
    Clinical Pathology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
    Clin Exp Immunol 147:395-400. 2007
    ..Instead, we turned our attention to how the perception and practical application of DC-based vaccinations are evolving...
  47. ncbi Efficacy and safety of cefotetan in the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections: clinical experience in a selective and single study
    L Gesualdo
    Department of Medical Therapy, Polyclinic, Bari, Italy
    Drugs Exp Clin Res 15:309-13. 1989
    ..It is concluded that cefotetan, administered at 1 g i.m. daily dose, is effective in treating complicated UTI caused by sensitive organisms, pluri-resistant to other antibiotics...
  48. ncbi LCAT deficiency: molecular and phenotypic characterization of an Italian family
    Maddalena Gigante
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    J Nephrol 19:375-81. 2006
    ..This study describes for the first time the occurrence of two homozygous missense mutations as the common variant p.S208T and the mutation p.L372R in familial LCAT deficiency...
  49. ncbi Complete renal allograft calcification
    Luigi Cormio
    Department of Urology and Kidney Transplant, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Urology 74:1019. 2009
    ..Preoperative imaging and familiarity with both extra- and intracapsular technique of graft nephrectomy are essential for urologists called upon to perform such procedure...
  50. ncbi Waist circumference is strongly associated with renal resistive index in normoalbuminuric patients with type 2 diabetes
    Olga Lamacchia
    Unit of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Am J Nephrol 28:54-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether anthropometric indices and the metabolic syndrome are associated with alterations of the renal resistive index (RI) in normoalbuminuric type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients...
  51. ncbi Urine protein profile of IgA nephropathy patients may predict the response to ACE-inhibitor therapy
    Maria Teresa Rocchetti
    Molecular Medicine Center, Section of Nephrology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Bioagromed, Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto 1, Foggia, Italy
    Proteomics 8:206-16. 2008
    ..Concluding, the analysis of urine proteome of IgAN patients generated a set of proteins which distinguished subjects responsive to ACEi from those unresponsive to the inhibition of renin-angiotensin system (RAS)...
  52. ncbi Congenital nephrotic syndrome of Finnish type: detection of new nephrin mutations and prenatal diagnosis in an Italian family
    Maddalena Gigante
    Department of Scienze Biomediche, Division of Nephrology, University of Foggia, Italy
    Prenat Diagn 25:407-10. 2005
    ..The aim of this work was to investigate the disease mutations in a CNF Italian family and to perform genetic prenatal diagnosis in the second pregnancy...
  53. pmc In vitro and in vivo human herpesvirus 8 infection of placenta
    Mariantonietta Di Stefano
    Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    PLoS ONE 3:e4073. 2008
    ....
  54. doi Postconditioning is an effective strategy to reduce renal ischaemia/reperfusion injury
    Gaetano Serviddio
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Foggia Viale Pinto, 71100 Foggia, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:1504-12. 2008
    ..e. kidney, is not available and is investigated in the present study. We also tested the hypothesis that mitochondria play a central role in renal protection during reperfusion...
  55. ncbi Protease-activated receptor-2 expression in IgA nephropathy: a potential role in the pathogenesis of interstitial fibrosis
    Giuseppe Grandaliano
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:2072-83. 2003
    ..These molecular mechanisms may underlie interstitial fibrosis in IgAN...
  56. ncbi Sirolimus for Kaposi's sarcoma in renal-transplant recipients
    Giovanni Stallone
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    N Engl J Med 352:1317-23. 2005
    ..Recipients of organ transplants are susceptible to Kaposi's sarcoma as a result of treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. Sirolimus (rapamycin), an immunosuppressive drug, may also have antitumor effects...
  57. ncbi Early withdrawal of cyclosporine A improves 1-year kidney graft structure and function in sirolimus-treated patients
    Giovanni Stallone
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant, Division of Nephrology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Transplantation 75:998-1003. 2003
    ..The present investigation aimed to evaluate the impact of early CNI withdrawal on kidney graft function and structure at 1 year in sirolimus (SRL)-treated patients...
  58. ncbi Clinical and therapeutic aspects of diabetic nephropathy
    Giovanni F Strippoli
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation DETO, Section of Nephrology, University of Bari, Italy
    J Nephrol 16:487-99. 2003
    ..Several factors characterize the increase in the risk of developing renal damage in diabetic patients, distinguished in diabetes-related factors, genetic factors and other factors...
  59. ncbi Monitoring antitumor efficacy of rapamycin in Kaposi sarcoma
    Salvatore Di Paolo
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplants, Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, University of Bari, Policlinico Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11 70124 Bari, Italy
    Am J Kidney Dis 49:462-70. 2007
    ....
  60. ncbi A search for antibodies to HHV-8 in hemodialysis patients from South-Eastern Italy argues against HHV-8 spread in hemodialysis units
    Mariantonietta Di Stefano
    J Clin Virol 37:75-6. 2006
  61. ncbi Epidemiology of end-stage renal disease in an interregional perspective: Registries of Puglia and Basilicata, southern Italy
    Felice Vitullo
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Health Policy, Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Epidemiology, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, S Maria Imbaro, Italy
    J Nephrol 16:813-21. 2003
    ..This report on the 1994-1998 Dialysis and Transplantation Registry (DTR) of Puglia and Basilicata provides the first epidemiological profile of ESRD in southern Italy...
  62. ncbi Addition of sirolimus to cyclosporine delays the recovery from delayed graft function but does not affect 1-year graft function
    Giovanni Stallone
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Division of Nephrology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari, Italy
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:228-33. 2004
    ..2 versus 53.3 +/- 9.4 ml/min). In conclusion, in de novo renal transplanted patients, the administration of SRL, in combination with low-dose CsA, is associated with a delayed recovery from DGF but does not worsen 1-yr graft function...
  63. pmc Essential but differential role for CXCR4 and CXCR7 in the therapeutic homing of human renal progenitor cells
    Benedetta Mazzinghi
    Excellence Center for Research, Transfer and High Education DENOthe, University of Florence, 50121 Florence, Italy
    J Exp Med 205:479-90. 2008
    ....
  64. ncbi The role of hyperparathyroidism, erythropoietin therapy, and CMV infection in the failure of arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis
    Giuseppe Grandaliano
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 64:715-9. 2003
    ..In addition to the classic atherogenic risk factors, recently, cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and parathyroid hormone (PTH) have been suggested as a potential cause of vascular disease...
  65. ncbi Vitamin E-modified filters modulate Jun N-terminal kinase activation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells
    Giovanni Pertosa
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Polyclinic, Bari, Italy
    Kidney Int 62:602-10. 2002
    ..Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) is a novel mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase phosphorylated and activated in response to oxidative stress and directly involved in cell activation...
  66. ncbi Preeclampsia and fetal triploidy: a rarely reported association in nephrologic literature
    Michele Giannattasio
    Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Santa Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Putignano, Bari, Italy
    J Nephrol 15:74-8. 2002
    ..This information is important in counseling patients who are hesitant to terminate the pregnancy purely for a fetal abnormality, even if lethal...
  67. ncbi Captopril enhances transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells: a mechanism independent from angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition? A study in cyclosporine-treated kidney-transplanted patients
    Salvatore Di Paolo
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant, Division of Nephrology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Transplantation 74:1710-5. 2002
    ....
  68. ncbi Sirolimus and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors together induce tongue oedema in renal transplant recipients
    Giovanni Stallone
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant, University of Bari, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2906-8. 2004
  69. ncbi The C677T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene mutation does not influence cardiovascular risk in the dialysis population: results of a multicentre prospective study
    Filippo Aucella
    Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital, IRCCS, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:382-6. 2005
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  70. ncbi Dialysis-related systemic microinflammation is associated with specific genomic patterns
    Gianluigi Zaza
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:1673-81. 2008
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  71. ncbi Saliva analysis by surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF/MS): from sample collection to data analysis
    Massimo Papale
    Molecular Medicine Center, Section of Nephrology, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Bioagromed, Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 46:89-99. 2008
    ..We standardized a protocol suitable for pre-analytical treatment and for the analysis of whole normal saliva by surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF/MS)...
  72. ncbi Monitoring biological action of rapamycin in renal transplantation
    Domenica Leogrande
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplants, Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, University of Bari, Policlinico, Bari
    Am J Kidney Dis 50:314-25. 2007
    ..Inhibition of P70S6 kinase (P70(S6K)) phosphorylation in activated T cells is 1 of the major mechanisms by which rapamycin exerts its immunosuppressive action...
  73. ncbi Uraemic itching: do polymethylmethacrylate dialysis membranes play a role?
    Filippo Aucella
    Dialysis Unit, F Lastaria Hospital, ASL Provincia di Foggia, Viale Lastaria, 71036 Lucera FG, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:v8-12. 2007
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  74. ncbi WT1 mutations in nephrotic syndrome revisited. High prevalence in young girls, associations and renal phenotypes
    Filippo Aucella
    Nephrology Unit, IRCCS Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
    Pediatr Nephrol 21:1393-8. 2006
    ..WT1 hot spot mutation analysis should be routinely done in children with SRNS; if the molecular screening anticipates any further therapeutic approach it may modify the long term therapeutic strategy...
  75. ncbi The molecular basis of lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency syndromes: a comprehensive study of molecular and biochemical findings in 13 unrelated Italian families
    Laura Calabresi
    Center E Grossi Paoletti, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:1972-8. 2005
    ..To better understand the role of lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) in lipoprotein metabolism through the genetic and biochemical characterization of families carrying mutations in the LCAT gene...
  76. ncbi Coagulation cascade activation causes CC chemokine receptor-2 gene expression and mononuclear cell activation in hemodialysis patients
    Giovanni Pertosa
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, Bari 70124, Italy
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:2477-86. 2005
    ..The use of the less coagulation-activating membrane, EVAL, may reduce PBMC activation through the modulation of the stress-activated kinase JNK...
  77. ncbi Pathogenetic mechanisms of diabetic nephropathy
    Francesco P Schena
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Renal Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:S30-3. 2005
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  78. ncbi Hypertension is an independent predictor of delayed graft function and worse renal function only in kidneys with chronic pathological lesions
    Salvatore Di Paolo
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant, Division of Nephrology, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11 70124 Bari, Italy
    Transplantation 73:623-7. 2002
    ..Delayed graft function (DGF) has been identified as one of the principal correlates of poor graft survival in cadaveric renal transplantation. However, its risk factors and clinical predictors have been poorly elucidated...