Publications

Evidence for a Derangement of the Microvascular System in Patients with a Very Early Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis.
J Rheumatol 2017 Aug 15;44(8):1190-1197. Epub 2017 May 15.
From the Department of Internal Medicine, São João Hospital Center, Al Prof Hernâni Monteiro; I3S, Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto; Departamento de Biomedicina, Unidade de Bioquímica, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto; Nobre Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi (AOUC), University of Florence; Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Florence; Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Centre for Basic and Clinical Immunology Research (CISI), University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

The "myth" of loss of angiogenesis in systemic sclerosis: a pivotal early pathogenetic process or just a late unavoidable event?
Arthritis Res Ther 2017 Jul 6;19(1):162. Epub 2017 Jul 6.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Scleroderma Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 18, 50139, Florence, Italy.

Resolution of paraneoplastic PM/Scl-positive systemic sclerosis after curative resection of a pancreatic tumour.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2017 Feb 1;56(2):317-318. Epub 2016 Nov 1.
Centre for Rheumatology and Connective Tissue Diseases, Royal Free Hospital and UCL Division of Medicine, London

Proangiogenic effects of soluble α-Klotho on systemic sclerosis dermal microvascular endothelial cells.
Arthritis Res Ther 2017 Feb 10;19(1):27. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence, AOUC, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Florence, Italy.

Hydroxychloroquine and joint involvement in systemic sclerosis: Preliminary beneficial results from a retrospective case-control series of an EUSTAR center.
Joint Bone Spine 2016 Dec 5. Epub 2016 Dec 5.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Gaetano Pieraccini 18, 50134 Florence, Italy; Department of Geriatric Medicine, Division of Rheumatology AOUC, University of Florence, Viale Gaetano Pieraccini 18, 50134 Florence, Italy.

Premedication prevents infusion reactions and improves retention rate during infliximab treatment.
Clin Rheumatol 2016 Nov 19;35(11):2841-2845. Epub 2016 Jul 19.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence, Villa Monna Tessa, Viale Pieraccini 18, 50134, Florence, Italy.

Calcinosis in systemic sclerosis: subsets, distribution and complications.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2016 Sep 30;55(9):1610-4. Epub 2016 May 30.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Bosentan blocks the antiangiogenic effects of sera from systemic sclerosis patients: an in vitro study.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2015 Jul-Aug;33(4 Suppl 91):S148-52. Epub 2015 Jun 19.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine and Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi (AOUC), University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Plexin-D1/Semaphorin 3E pathway may contribute to dysregulation of vascular tone control and defective angiogenesis in systemic sclerosis.
Arthritis Res Ther 2015 Aug 21;17:221. Epub 2015 Aug 21.
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi (AOUC), University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini 18, I-50139, Florence, Italy.

Evidence for oesophageal and anorectal involvement in very early systemic sclerosis (VEDOSS): report from a single VEDOSS/EUSTAR centre.
Ann Rheum Dis 2015 Jan 15;74(1):124-8. Epub 2013 Oct 15.
Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology AOUC and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Digital ulcers as a sentinel sign for early internal organ involvement in very early systemic sclerosis.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 Jan 26;54(1):72-6. Epub 2014 Jul 26.
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.


Lung ultrasound for the screening of interstitial lung disease in very early systemic sclerosis.
Ann Rheum Dis 2013 Mar 15;72(3):390-5. Epub 2012 May 15.
Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology, AOUC, Excellence Centre for Research, Transfer and High Education DENOthe, University of Florence, Via Pieraccini, 18-50139, Firenze, Italy.

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