Jacopo Vecchiet

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Affiliation: University of Chieti
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Periodontitis and cytokine patterns in HIV positive patients
    K Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine and Aging, G D Annunzio University, Via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    Eur J Med Res 13:163-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Antihypertensive and metabolic effects of telmisartan in hypertensive HIV-positive patients
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Sciences of Aging, G d Annunzio University School of Medicine, Chieti, Italy
    Antivir Ther 16:639-45. 2011
  3. pmc Use of hematopoietic growth factor in the management of hematological side effects associated to antiviral treatment for HCV hepatitis
    Paola Mancino
    Infectious Disease Clinic Department of Medicine and Science of Aging G d Annunzio University School of Medicine, Chieti Pescara Italy
    Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis 2:e2010003. 2010
  4. pmc Differential expression of interferon-induced microRNAs in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection treated with pegylated interferon alpha
    Carolina Scagnolari
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Virology, Sapienza University of Rome Rome, Italy
    Virol J 7:311. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between plasma interleukin-18 levels and liver injury in chronic hepatitis C virus infection and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    Dept of Medicine and Science of Aging, School of Medicine, G D Annunzio University, 66013 Chieti, Italy
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 35:415-22. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality of life, depression, and cytokine patterns in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with antiviral therapy
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine and Science of Aging, University G D Annunzio School of Medicine, Via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 32:E212-8. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Effect of antiviral therapy on pro-angiogenic hematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells in HIV-infected people
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    Department of Infectious Disease University G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Thromb Res 131:238-43. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Treatment with silybin-vitamin E-phospholipid complex in patients with hepatitis C infection
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, G D Annunzio University, Chieti Pescara, Italy
    J Med Virol 80:1900-6. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Cytokine patterns correlate with liver damage in patients with chronic hepatitis B and C
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine and Aging, University G dAnnunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 36:144-50. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Associations between hypertriglyceridemia and serum ghrelin, adiponectin, and IL-18 levels in HIV-infected patients
    Katia Falasca
    Dept of Medicine and Aging, University G D Annunzio School of Medicine, Via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 36:59-66. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Periodontitis and cytokine patterns in HIV positive patients
    K Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine and Aging, G D Annunzio University, Via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    Eur J Med Res 13:163-8. 2008
    ..Oral and dental problems are common among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals, particularly the periodontitis is common in HIV-infected subjects...
  2. doi request reprint Antihypertensive and metabolic effects of telmisartan in hypertensive HIV-positive patients
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Sciences of Aging, G d Annunzio University School of Medicine, Chieti, Italy
    Antivir Ther 16:639-45. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the antihypertensive and metabolic effects of telmisartan in hypertensive HIV-positive patients...
  3. pmc Use of hematopoietic growth factor in the management of hematological side effects associated to antiviral treatment for HCV hepatitis
    Paola Mancino
    Infectious Disease Clinic Department of Medicine and Science of Aging G d Annunzio University School of Medicine, Chieti Pescara Italy
    Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis 2:e2010003. 2010
    ..This review explores the incidence, clinical significance, and management of anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia associated with combination therapy for HCV infection...
  4. pmc Differential expression of interferon-induced microRNAs in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection treated with pegylated interferon alpha
    Carolina Scagnolari
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Virology, Sapienza University of Rome Rome, Italy
    Virol J 7:311. 2010
    ..Given the importance of miRNAs in defending the host against virus infections, it is possible that IFN-induced miRNAs may represent an important determinant of the clinical outcome of IFN therapy in HCV infection...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association between plasma interleukin-18 levels and liver injury in chronic hepatitis C virus infection and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    Dept of Medicine and Science of Aging, School of Medicine, G D Annunzio University, 66013 Chieti, Italy
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 35:415-22. 2005
    ..These data confirm previous reports of enhanced expression of IL-18 in patients with HCV and NAFLD, compared to healthy subjects, and suggest that IL-18 is important as a marker of liver diseases...
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality of life, depression, and cytokine patterns in patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with antiviral therapy
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine and Science of Aging, University G D Annunzio School of Medicine, Via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 32:E212-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of chronic hepatitis C and antiviral therapy on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), depression symptoms and cytokine patterns...
  7. doi request reprint Effect of antiviral therapy on pro-angiogenic hematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells in HIV-infected people
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    Department of Infectious Disease University G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Thromb Res 131:238-43. 2013
    ..HIV-sustained impairment of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) could contribute to this process, so that it is important to assess whether antiviral therapy (ART) is able to revert these abnormalities...
  8. doi request reprint Treatment with silybin-vitamin E-phospholipid complex in patients with hepatitis C infection
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, G D Annunzio University, Chieti Pescara, Italy
    J Med Virol 80:1900-6. 2008
    ..This new compound may therefore be useful in clinical practice in patients with chronic hepatitis C who cannot undergo conventional antiviral therapy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cytokine patterns correlate with liver damage in patients with chronic hepatitis B and C
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine and Aging, University G dAnnunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 36:144-50. 2006
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  10. ncbi request reprint Associations between hypertriglyceridemia and serum ghrelin, adiponectin, and IL-18 levels in HIV-infected patients
    Katia Falasca
    Dept of Medicine and Aging, University G D Annunzio School of Medicine, Via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 36:59-66. 2006
    ..51, p = 0.03). These findings suggest potential roles of ghrelin, adiponectin, and IL-18 in the pathogenesis of metabolic disorders in HIV-infected patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cystatin C, adipokines and cardiovascular risk in HIV infected patients
    Katia Falasca
    Infectious Disease Clinic, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, G D Annunzio University, School of Medicine, Chieti Pescara, Italy
    Curr HIV Res 8:405-10. 2010
    ..To value the role of leptin, adiponectin and cystatin C in HIV infected patients treated with combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) subdivided for cardiovascular risk (CVR)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory cytokines and S-100b protein in patients with hepatitis C infection and cryoglobulinemias
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging University G d Annunzio Chieti Pescara, Italy
    Clin Invest Med 30:E167-76. 2007
    ..To investigate a predictive role for the protein S-100b and serum circulating levels of Th1/Th2 cytokines in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with and without mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC)...
  13. doi request reprint Improved metabolic profile after switch to darunavir/ritonavir in HIV positive patients previously on protease inhibitor therapy
    Claudio Ucciferri
    Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
    J Med Virol 85:755-9. 2013
    ..In conclusion, a switch to DRV/r should be considered in those HIV positive patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy, who also present abnormal lipid profiles...
  14. ncbi request reprint Role of mast cells in tumor growth
    Pio Conti
    Immunology Division, Department of Oncology and Neuro science, University of Chieti, Via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    Ann Clin Lab Sci 37:315-22. 2007
    ..This review focuses on the strategic importance of mast cells to the progression of tumors, and proposes a revised immune effector mechanism of mast cell involvement in tumor growth...
  15. ncbi request reprint Inguinal lymphadenopathy due to Bartonella henselae
    Paola Mancino
    Clinica di Malattie Infettive, Dipartimento di Scienze dell Invecchiamento, Universita G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Infez Med 16:91-3. 2008
    ..Often antibiotic treatment is not required because it is a benign disease and often resolves spontaneously...
  16. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant therapy can improve adherence to antiretroviral regimens among HIV-infected and depressed patients
    Margherita Dalessandro
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, University G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 27:58-61. 2007
    ..0001). We used chi2 test with a significance level at P < 0.05. Treating depression in HIV-infected patients may serve to improve adherence to HAART...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cytokines, Hepatic Fibrosis, and Antiretroviral Therapy Role in Neurocognitive Disorders HIV Related
    Katia Falasca
    1 Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, University G D Annunzio Chieti Pescara, Chieti, Italy
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses . 2016
    ..An ART switch can be suggested according to the neurocognitive domain involved the most, advising a therapy with protease inhibitors or/and integrase inhibitors to improve fluency, executive functions, and to prevent depression...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of direct renin inhibitor in an HIV positive subject
    Claudio Ucciferri
    Department of Health Science, Infectious Disease Unit, University of Molise, School of Medicine, Campobasso, Italy
    Infez Med 20:49-51. 2012
    ..A new drug called aliskiren has recently become available on the market: it is able to block the RAS by a different mechanism acting as direct renin inhibitor. No data are available about the use of aliskiren in HIV-positive patients...
  19. doi request reprint Stimulation of CCL2 (MCP-1) and CCL2 mRNA by substance P in LAD2 human mast cells
    Maria Luisa Castellani
    Immunology Division, Medical School, University of Chieti Pescara, Chieti, Italy
    Transl Res 154:27-33. 2009
    ..Our data suggest that SP is an important neurotransmitter that can stimulate the chemokine CCL2, which plays a fundamental role in inflammation by recruiting inflammatory cells to specific cites...
  20. ncbi request reprint High dose of erythropoietin in management of interferon/ribavirin induced anemia
    Claudio Ucciferri
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Aging University G d Annunzio Chieti Pescara, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:2181-3. 2007
    ..Actually, rHuEPO exact utilizable dose in PEG-IFN/RBV treated patients is not known. We describe the case of a patient with severe ribavirin-induced anemia...
  21. doi request reprint Different strategies of 25OH vitamin D supplementation in HIV-positive subjects
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, University G D Annunzio Chieti Pescara, Chieti, Italy
    Int J STD AIDS 25:785-92. 2014
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Short communication: proangiogenic hematopoietic cells in acute HIV infection
    Katia Falasca
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Sciences of Aging, G d Annunzio University School of Medicine, 66100 Chieti, Italy
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 29:307-10. 2013
    ..HIV significantly depletes the CFU-EC compartment even in the early phase of infection, while 6-month therapy appears to be able to restore it...
  23. ncbi request reprint Infected atrial myxoma: a rare cause of fever
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Aging, G D Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    Infez Med 16:40-2. 2008
    ..To date the patient has reported no new episodes of fever. We recommend careful examination of all patients with unexplained fever so to avoid failure to identify rare but potentially fatal causes of fever (e.g.: myxoma)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) endocarditis treated with linezolid
    Paola Mancino
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Centre of Excellence on Ageing, University G D Annunzio School of Medicine, Chieti Pescara, Italy
    Scand J Infect Dis 40:67-73. 2008
    ..This report describes 1 patient with endocarditis treated with linezolid and 45 similar cases from the medical literature...
  25. ncbi request reprint Modification of the functional capacity of sarcoplasmic reticulum membranes in patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome
    Stefania Fulle
    Laboratorio Interuniversitario di Miologia, Universita G D Annunzio, Nuovo Polo Didattico, 66013 Chieti Scalo, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 13:479-84. 2003
    ..In fact, both deregulation of pump activities (Na(+)/K(+) and Ca(2+)-ATPase) and alteration in the opening status of ryanodine channels may result from increased membrane fluidity involving sarcoplasmic reticulum membranes...
  26. pmc Effect of Probiotic Supplement on Cytokine Levels in HIV-Infected Individuals: A Preliminary Study
    Katia Falasca
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, University G D Annunzio Chieti Pescara, 6610 Chieti, Italy
    Nutrients 7:8335-47. 2015
    ..Inflammation persists in patients infected with HIV. Reduction of inflammatory cytokines and microbial translocation might be one way that this could be managed...
  27. doi request reprint Quorum sensing inhibitor FS3-coated vascular graft enhances daptomycin efficacy in a rat model of staphylococcal infection
    Oscar Cirioni
    Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Università Politecnica delle Marche Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Peptides 40:77-81. 2013
    ..Daptomycin is an important candidate for prevention of staphylococcal biofilm related infection and FS3 could serve as an interesting anti-staphylococcal antibiotic enhancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Expression and secretion of CXCL8 (IL-8), release of tryptase and transcription of histidine decarboxylase mRNA by anti-IgE-activated human umbilical cord blood-derived cultured mast cells
    Maria L Castellani
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Napoli, Napoli, Italy
    Neuroimmunomodulation 14:97-104. 2007
    ..g. chemoattraction, and possibly causes cell arrest...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relationship between musculoskeletal symptoms and blood markers of oxidative stress in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, G D Annunzio University of Chieti, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 335:151-4. 2003
    ..Increased oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant defenses are related to the extent of symptomatology in CFS, suggesting that antioxidant supplementation might relieve muscle symptoms in the syndrome...
  30. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant pathways in human aged skeletal muscle: relationship with the distribution of type II fibers
    Orietta Pansarasa
    Department of Physiological and Pharmacological Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Section of Pharmacology and Pharmacological Biotechnologies, University of Pavia, P zza Botta 11, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Exp Gerontol 37:1069-75. 2002
    ..In summary, a relationship between human skeletal muscle aging, type II fiber loss and ROS reactions seems to exist...
  31. ncbi request reprint Human muscle aging: ROS-mediated alterations in rectus abdominis and vastus lateralis muscles
    Barbara Marzani
    Department of Physiological and Pharmacological Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Section of Pharmacology and Pharmacological Biotechnologies, University of Pavia, P zza Botta 11, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Exp Gerontol 40:959-65. 2005
    ..In conclusion, a relationship between aging and ROS seems to exist, but oxidative processes could evolve in different ways in muscles with different functions...
  32. ncbi request reprint IL-1beta induces alkaline phosphatase in human phagocytes
    Lakshmi N Shanmugham
    Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Arch Med Res 38:39-44. 2007
    ..The formed elements of blood such as polymorphonuclear (PMNs) leucocytes, macrophages (MP) and some lymphocytes are high in ALPase concentrations...
  33. ncbi request reprint Increased production of oncostatin-M by lymphomononuclear cells from HIV-1-infected patients with neuroAIDS
    Jacopo Vecchiet
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:464-5. 2003
  34. ncbi request reprint Dental care and HIV-infected individuals: are they equally treated?
    Michele Giuliani
    Istituto di Clinica Odontoiatrica, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 33:447-53. 2005
    ..To investigate the problems in seeking dental care faced by HIV-positive individuals in Italy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Different sensitivity to apoptosis in cells of monocytic or lymphocytic origin chronically infected with human immunodeficiency virus type-1
    Marcello Pinti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of General Pathology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia School of Medicine, Modena, Italy
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 228:1346-54. 2003
    ..However, further studies on ex-vivo collected fresh cells, as well as on other cell lines, are urgently needed to confirm such hypothesis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relative prognostic value of self-reported adherence and plasma NNRTI/PI concentrations to predict virological rebound in patients initially responding to HAART
    Andrea Antinori
    Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive, L Spallanzani IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Antivir Ther 9:291-6. 2004
    ..6%) experienced virological rebound by 96 weeks. Both self-reported non-adherence and sub-optimal concentration were independently associated with a higher risk of virological rebound...
  37. ncbi request reprint Peripheral blood mononuclear cell beta-endorphin concentration is decreased in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia but not in depression: preliminary report
    Alberto E Panerai
    Department of Pharmacology, Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, University of Milan, Italy
    Clin J Pain 18:270-3. 2002
    ....