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Serum CD26 levels in patients with gastric cancer: a novel potential diagnostic marker

Background CD26 is an ectoenzyme with dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) activity expressed on a variety of cell types. Considering that serum CD26 levels have been previously associated with different cancers, we examined the potential diagnostic value of serum CD26 levels in gastric cancer. Methods Soluble serum CD26 levels were measured in pre and postoperative serum samples of 30...

Comorbidities and Crash Involvement among Younger and Older Drivers

Previous studies identified comorbidities as predictors of older driver performance and driving pattern, while the direct impact of comorbidities on road crash risk in elderly drivers is still unknown. The present study is a cross-sectional aimed at investigating the association between levels of comorbidity and crash involvement in adult and elderly drivers. 327 drivers were...

Mediterranean Diet, Telomere Maintenance and Health Status among Elderly

Leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and rate of telomere shortening are known biomarkers of aging while, numerous studies showed that Mediterranean diet (MD) may boost longevity. We studied association between telomere length, telomerase activity and different adherence to MD and its effects on healthy status. The study was conducted in 217 elderly subjects stratified according...

Comparison of the 6th and 7th editions of the AJCC/UICC TNM staging system for gastric cancer focusing on the ā€œNā€ parameter-related survival: the monoinstitutional NodUs Italian study

Background A large number of Asian population studies examined the difference between the 6th and the 7th tumor, node, metastasis (TNM) while it is still poorly validated among Caucasian populations. This is a retrospective study aimed at investigating the efficacy of the 7th edition American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)/Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) staging...

Relationships Between Daily Acute Glucose Fluctuations and Cognitive Performance Among Aged Type 2 Diabetic Patients

MARIA ROSARIA RIZZO PHD RAFFAELE MARFELLA PHD MICHELANGELA BARBIERI PHD VIRGINIA BOCCARDI FRANCESCO VESTINI BIAGIO LETTIERI SILVESTRO CANONICO GIUSEPPE PAOLISSO PHD OBJECTIVE - The mean amplitude of