Francesca Mori

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Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Does switching anti-TNFα biologic agents represent an effective option in childhood chronic uveitis: The evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis approach
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Anna Meyer s Children Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, 50139 Firenze, Italy Electronic address
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 44:39-46. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Current evidence of methotrexate efficacy in childhood chronic uveitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis approach
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Anna Meyer s Children Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, Firenze 50139, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:825-31. 2013
  3. pmc Childhood chronic anterior uveitis associated with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC): successful treatment with topical tacrolimus. Case series
    Andrea Taddio
    Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo Trieste and University of Trieste, Via dell Istria 65 1, 34100, Trieste, Italy
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 9:34. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin serum levels in Kawasaki disease: an additional potential marker in predicting children with coronary artery involvement
    Gabriele Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:2233-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Bone status over 1 yr of etanercept treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    G Simonini
    Department of Pediatrics Rheumatology Unit, Via Pico della Mirandola 24, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:777-80. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Macrophage migration inhibitory factor -173 polymorphism and risk of coronary alterations in children with Kawasaki disease
    G Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, A Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:1026-30. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between the HLA-DRB1 locus and post-streptococcal reactive arthritis and acute rheumatic fever in Italian children
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, 50132 Firenze, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:553-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Neprilysin levels in plasma and synovial fluid of juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Via Pico della Mirandola 24, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 25:336-40. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Loss of efficacy during long-term infliximab therapy for sight-threatening childhood uveitis
    G Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital and University of Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1510-4. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Prevention of flare recurrences in childhood-refractory chronic uveitis: an open-label comparative study of adalimumab versus infliximab
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital and Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:612-8. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Does switching anti-TNFα biologic agents represent an effective option in childhood chronic uveitis: The evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis approach
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Anna Meyer s Children Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, 50139 Firenze, Italy Electronic address
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 44:39-46. 2014
    ..To summarize the evidence regarding the effectiveness of switching to a second anti-TNFα treatment in children with autoimmune chronic uveitis (ACU), refractory to the first course of anti-TNFα treatment...
  2. doi request reprint Current evidence of methotrexate efficacy in childhood chronic uveitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis approach
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Anna Meyer s Children Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, Firenze 50139, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:825-31. 2013
    ..To summarize evidence regarding the effectiveness of MTX in the treatment of childhood autoimmune chronic uveitis (ACU)...
  3. pmc Childhood chronic anterior uveitis associated with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC): successful treatment with topical tacrolimus. Case series
    Andrea Taddio
    Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo Trieste and University of Trieste, Via dell Istria 65 1, 34100, Trieste, Italy
    Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 9:34. 2011
    ..The documented response to topical tacrolimus eyedrop of uveitis and VKC is also of interest, in particular since to our knowledge there are no published reports on its clinical use in uveitis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin serum levels in Kawasaki disease: an additional potential marker in predicting children with coronary artery involvement
    Gabriele Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 32:2233-8. 2005
    ..We evaluated serum levels of OPG in a group of children with Kawasaki disease (KD), before immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion and at 3-month followup...
  5. ncbi request reprint Bone status over 1 yr of etanercept treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    G Simonini
    Department of Pediatrics Rheumatology Unit, Via Pico della Mirandola 24, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:777-80. 2005
    ..To evaluate bone mineral status over 1 yr of etanercept treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Macrophage migration inhibitory factor -173 polymorphism and risk of coronary alterations in children with Kawasaki disease
    G Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, A Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:1026-30. 2009
    ..To investigate the possible relationship between MIF -173 polymorphism and susceptibility to, and severity of, Kawasaki disease (KD) in a cohort of Italian patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between the HLA-DRB1 locus and post-streptococcal reactive arthritis and acute rheumatic fever in Italian children
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, 50132 Firenze, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:553-8. 2004
    ..Possible associations with HLA class II antigens of PSReA (DRB1*01) and ARF (DRB1*16) were described previously in white Americans. To confirm these findings, we studied DRB1 alleles in a group of Italian children with PSReA and ARF...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neprilysin levels in plasma and synovial fluid of juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Via Pico della Mirandola 24, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 25:336-40. 2005
    ..In 20 subjects requiring local steroid injection, NEP was measured in synovial fluid...
  9. doi request reprint Loss of efficacy during long-term infliximab therapy for sight-threatening childhood uveitis
    G Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital and University of Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1510-4. 2008
    ..To describe efficacy and safety of infliximab in the treatment of childhood chronic uveitis during a long-term follow-up...
  10. doi request reprint Prevention of flare recurrences in childhood-refractory chronic uveitis: an open-label comparative study of adalimumab versus infliximab
    Gabriele Simonini
    Rheumatology Unit, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital and Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:612-8. 2011
    ..To compare the efficacy and safety of adalimumab versus infliximab in an open-label prospective, comparative, multicenter cohort study of childhood noninfectious chronic uveitis...
  11. doi request reprint Current therapeutic approaches to autoimmune chronic uveitis in children
    Gabriele Simonini
    Department of Paediatrics, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, University of Florence, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 9:674-83. 2010
    ..The aim of this review is to report currently available medical strategies for treatment of childhood sight-threatening chronic uveitis; in addition, a step-by-step approach to the use of immunosuppressants in this context is suggested...
  12. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin (OPG)/RANK-L system in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: is there a potential modulating role for OPG/RANK-L in bone injury?
    Laura Masi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 31:986-91. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint Serum osteopontin as a predictive marker of responsiveness to methotrexate in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Laura Masi
    A Meyer Children s Hospital, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
    J Rheumatol 36:2308-13. 2009
    ..To evaluate if serum concentrations of osteopontin (OPN) at baseline in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) represent a potential predictor of responsiveness to methotrexate (MTX)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Defective FOXP3 expression in patients with acute Kawasaki disease and restoration by intravenous immunoglobulin therapy
    Biagio Olivito
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence and Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:93-7. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Bone status evaluation with calcaneal ultrasound in children with chronic rheumatic diseases. A one year followup study
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 30:179-84. 2003
    ..To evaluate at baseline and after one year the bone status in children with chronic rheumatic diseases (CRD) using quantitative ultrasound techniques...
  16. ncbi request reprint Osteoprotegerin serum levels in children with type 1 diabetes: a potential modulating role in bone status
    Fiorella Galluzzi
    Department of Paediatrics, A Meyer Children s Hospital, Via Luca Giordano 13, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 153:879-85. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Association of low bone mass with vitamin d receptor gene and calcitonin receptor gene polymorphisms in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Laura Masi
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:2225-31. 2002
    ..To compare bone density with polymorphisms in the calcitonin receptor (CTR) and vitamin D receptor (VDR) genes in 50 patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and 80 matched controls...
  18. doi request reprint Th17 transcription factor RORC2 is inversely correlated with FOXP3 expression in the joints of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Biagio Olivito
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology and Immunology Unit, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 36:2017-24. 2009
    ..To investigate the relationship between interleukin 17 (IL-17) producing T cells (Th17) and CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in blood and synovial fluid (SF) of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)...
  19. ncbi request reprint A girl with a sore ear
    Fernanda Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics Rheumatology Unit, 50132 Florence, Italy
    Lancet 362:1894. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Treatment strategies for childhood noninfectious chronic uveitis: an update
    Luca Cantarini
    Anna Meyer Children s Hospital and University of Florence, Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, Italy
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 21:1-6. 2012
    ..Conclusion: Uveitis in children can be severe. Methotrexate is the drug of choice for recalcitrant cases, and biologic therapies can be useful in selected situations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bilateral renal artery stenosis in Kawasaki disease: a report of two cases
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Firenze, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:719-21. 2006
    ..Paediatricians should be alert to consider preceding KD as potential source of secondary hypertension in young infants, and raised blood pressure should be regarded as a life-threatening complication in all KD children...
  22. ncbi request reprint Severe abdominal involvement as the initial manifestation of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa in a young girl
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology and Gastroenterology Unit, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 19:349-51. 2001
    ..Our case confirms that cutaneous PAN is often related to streptococcal infection, and suggests that ASO titers should be determined in children with vasculitides to ensure a timely diagnosis and treatment of the condition if present...
  23. ncbi request reprint Bcl-2, p53 and c-myc expression in juvenile dermatomyositis
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:643-6. 2000
    ..To investigate p53, bcl-2 and c-myc expression in muscle biopsies from children affected with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and to verify a possible dysregulation of programmed cell death in this autoimmune disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Acute febrile cholestasis as an inaugural manifestation of Kawasaki's disease
    F Falcini
    Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 18:779-80. 2000
    ..We conclude that this syndrome should be suspected in any child with febrile cholestasis of unknown origin, in order that coronary involvement may be prevented by the administration of IVGG...
  25. pmc Circulating leptin levels in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a marker of nutritional status?
    F Perfetto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:149-52. 2005
    ..Weight loss is common in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and has been positively correlated with an increase in the production of proinflammatory cytokines...
  26. ncbi request reprint Kawasaki's disease in northern Italy: a multicenter retrospective study of 250 patients
    F Falcini
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:421-6. 2002
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  27. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of the adipokines vaspin and omentin in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and relation to disease activity
    Luca Cantarini
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunologic Sciences, University of Siena, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:1044-8. 2011
    ..The aims of our study were to evaluate their serum levels in patients affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), in comparison to healthy controls, and to correlate circulating levels to parameters of disease activity...
  28. doi request reprint Clinical features and outcome of Cogan syndrome
    Ilaria Pagnini
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Pediatr 160:303-307.e1. 2012
    ..To review the clinical features of Cogan syndrome, a rare vasculitis characterized by systemic, ocular, and audiovestibular symptoms...
  29. doi request reprint Evidence of the transient nature of the Th17 phenotype of CD4+CD161+ T cells in the synovial fluid of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    Lorenzo Cosmi
    University of Florence and Excellence Centre for Research, Transfer and Higher Education on Chronic, Inflammatory, Degenerative and Neoplastic Disorders for the Development of Novel Therapies, Florence, Italy
    Arthritis Rheum 63:2504-15. 2011
    ..To investigate the phenotype and function of CD4+ T cells in synovial fluid (SF) from the affected joints of children with oligoarticular-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and to establish a possible link with disease activity...
  30. doi request reprint Early predictors of juvenile sacroiliitis in enthesitis-related arthritis
    Ilaria Pagnini
    Department of Paediatric Rheumatology, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children s Hospital, Viale Pieraccini 24, 50139 Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 37:2395-401. 2010
    ..To identify early predictors of sacroiliac (SI) involvement in a cohort of patients with enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Juvenile psoriatic arthritis and acquired sensorineural hearing loss in a teenager: is there an association?
    T Giani
    Department of Paediatrics, Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:344-6. 2006
    ..The young age of our patient seems to suggest a genetic susceptibility to autoimmunity and supports the concept of associated autoimmune diseases...
  32. doi request reprint Management of acute rhinosinusitis
    Francesca Mori
    Allergy Unit, A Meyer Children s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 24, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23:27-31. 2012
    ..RS is a multifactorial condition that poses a diagnostic and management challenge to infectivologist and ear-nose-throat specialists as well as to pediatricians...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evidence for immune activation against oxidized lipoproteins in inactive phases of juvenile chronic arthritis
    G Simonini
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 28:198-203. 2001
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  34. pmc Prevalence and clinical significance of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    T Avcin
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Italy
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:608-11. 2002
    ..Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) are considered to be specific for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Thyroid function, autoimmune thyroiditis and coeliac disease in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    S Stagi
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:517-20. 2005
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the thyroid function and the prevalence of antithyroid antibodies, autoimmune thyroiditis and coeliac disease in children with JIA...
  36. ncbi request reprint Coeliac disease in patients with Kawasaki disease. Is there a link?
    S Stagi
    Department of Paediatrics, Paediatric Rheumatology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:847-50. 2006
    ..However, the occurrence of a second immunological disorder in a patient with a history of KD is rarely reported. We evaluated the presence of autoimmune thyroiditis and coeliac disease (CD) in patients with KD diagnosis...
  37. ncbi request reprint Serum and synovial fluid concentrations of matrix metalloproteinases 3 and its tissue inhibitor 1 in juvenile idiopathic arthritides
    Marco Gattorno
    2nd Division of Pediatrics, G Gaslini Institute for Children, Genoa, Italy
    J Rheumatol 29:826-31. 2002
    ..We investigated serum and synovial fluid (SF) concentrations of MMP-3 and its tissue inhibitor (TIMP-1) in juvenile idiopathic arthritides (JIA)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of bone ultrasound techniques in pediatric rheumatic diseases
    Gabriele Simonini
    J Rheumatol 32:198-9; author reply 199. 2005