Publications by authors named "Giovanni Ferrara"

70Publications

Metabolic determinants of leukocyte pathogenicity in neurological diseases.

J Neurochem 2020 Sep 3. Epub 2020 Sep 3.

School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

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September 2020

RA-ILD: does more detailed radiological classification add something to our knowledge of this condition?

J Thorac Dis 2020 Jun;12(6):2993-2995

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

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June 2020

Early referral to palliative care in IPF - pitfalls and opportunities in clinical trials.

Respir Res 2020 07 8;21(1):174. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Alberta health Services, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

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July 2020

Epidemiology of Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Cohort Study Using Healthcare Data in Sweden.

Pulm Ther 2019 Jun 5;5(1):55-68. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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June 2019

Gender differences at presentation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Sweden.

BMC Pulm Med 2019 Nov 27;19(1):222. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Respiratory Medicine Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2019

What Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Caregivers Want: Filling the Gaps With Patient Reported Outcomes and Experience Measures.

Am J Med 2020 03 11;133(3):281-289. Epub 2019 Sep 11.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Calgary, Canada. Electronic address:

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March 2020

Patient journey and treatment patterns in adults with IPF based on health care data in Sweden from 2001 to 2015.

Respir Med 2019 08 5;155:72-78. Epub 2019 Jun 5.

Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

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August 2019

An Atypical Case of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in a Patient from Africa.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2019 Mar 14;55(3). Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Section of Respiratory Disease and Allergy, B4:09, Karolinska University Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden.

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March 2019

Delay and inequalities in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: the case of two Nordic countries.

Multidiscip Respir Med 2018 14;13:14. Epub 2018 May 14.

1Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital, SE-17176 Stockholm, Sweden.

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May 2018

Best supportive care for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: current gaps and future directions.

Eur Respir Rev 2018 Mar 7;27(147). Epub 2018 Feb 7.

University of Heidelberg and Center for Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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March 2018

Tension pneumoperitoneum.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 31;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Surgery, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, UK.

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January 2018

Mutational status predicts the risk of thromboembolic events in lung adenocarcinoma.

Multidiscip Respir Med 2017 29;12:16. Epub 2017 May 29.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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May 2017

Immune recognition surface construction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis epitope-specific antibody responses in tuberculosis patients identified by peptide microarrays.

Int J Infect Dis 2017 Mar 10;56:155-166. Epub 2017 Feb 10.

Centre for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (CAST), Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden; Division of Therapeutic Immunology (TIM), Department of Laboratory Medicine (LABMED), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

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March 2017

Humoral immune profiling of mycobacterial antigen recognition in sarcoidosis and Löfgren's syndrome using high-content peptide microarrays.

Int J Infect Dis 2017 Mar 31;56:167-175. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

Centre for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (CAST), Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden; Division of Therapeutic Immunology (TIM), Department of Laboratory Medicine (LABMED), Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge 14186, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

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March 2017

Need for combined interventions and operational research to tackle tuberculous meningitis.

Authors:
Giovanni Ferrara

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2016 11;20(11):1423

Associate Editor IJTLD, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2016

IFN-γ orchestrates mesenchymal stem cell plasticity through the signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 and 3 and mammalian target of rapamycin pathways.

J Allergy Clin Immunol 2017 May 23;139(5):1667-1676. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Riabilitazione, Oftalmologia, Genetica e Scienze Materno-infantili, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Genova, Genoa, Italy; Center of Excellence for Biomedical Research (CEBR), Genoa, Italy; IRCCS AOU San Martino-IST, Genoa, Italy. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Sweden: report from the first year of activity of the Swedish IPF-Registry.

Eur Clin Respir J 2016 21;3:31090. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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April 2016

T-Cell Therapy: Options for Infectious Diseases.

Clin Infect Dis 2015 Oct;61Suppl 3:S217-24

Therapeutic Immunology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Centre for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden.

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October 2015

Macrolides for chronic asthma.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015 Sep 15(9):CD002997. Epub 2015 Sep 15.

Population Health Research Institute, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK, SW17 0RE.

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September 2015

Recurrent respiratory infections and unusual radiology: a woman with Kartagener's syndrome.

BMJ Case Rep 2015 Sep 9;2015. Epub 2015 Sep 9.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden Department of Internal Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

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September 2015

Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis and Xpert® MTB/RIF: all about meta-analyses?

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2015 Mar;19(3):254

Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, §Department of Internal Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

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March 2015

Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a clinical review.

Intern Emerg Med 2015 Jun 12;10(4):401-11. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

Centre for Rare Lung Disease, University Hospital, Via del Pozzo, 71, 41124, Modena, Italy,

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June 2015

Triflic acid mediated cascade cyclization of aryldiynes for the synthesis of indeno[1,2-c]chromenes: application to dye-sensitized solar cells.

Chemistry 2015 Mar 28;21(10):4065-70. Epub 2015 Jan 28.

State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals and School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023 (China); WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University, 2-1-1, Aoba-ku Katahira, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan).

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March 2015

No association between Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome skin fibrofolliculomas and the first 10 described human polyomaviruses or human papillomaviruses.

Virology 2014 Nov 6;468-470:244-247. Epub 2014 Sep 6.

Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Cancer Center Karolinska, R8:01 Karolinska University Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

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November 2014

Autologous mesenchymal stromal cell infusion as adjunct treatment in patients with multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: an open-label phase 1 safety trial.

Lancet Respir Med 2014 Feb 9;2(2):108-22. Epub 2014 Jan 9.

Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology, MTC, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Therapeutic Immunology (TIM), Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Centre for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, CAST, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

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February 2014

Combination formoterol and budesonide as maintenance and reliever therapy versus combination inhaler maintenance for chronic asthma in adults and children.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013 Dec 16(12):CD009019. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

Population Health Sciences and Education, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK, SW17 0RE.

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December 2013

Chronic empyema: importance of preventing complications in the management of pleural effusions.

BMJ Case Rep 2013 Aug 14;2013. Epub 2013 Aug 14.

Lung Allergi Kliniken, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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August 2013

Intra-abdominal bleeding during treprostinil infusion in a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

BMJ Case Rep 2013 Feb 27;2013. Epub 2013 Feb 27.

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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February 2013

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) for refractory and difficult-to-treat infections.

Am J Med 2012 Oct 16;125(10):1036.e1-8. Epub 2012 May 16.

Center for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (CAST), Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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October 2012

Combination fluticasone and salmeterol versus fixed dose combination budesonide and formoterol for chronic asthma in adults and children.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2011 Dec 7(12):CD004106. Epub 2011 Dec 7.

Cochrane Editorial Unit, The Cochrane Collaboration, 13 Cavendish Square, London, UK, W1G 0AN.

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December 2011

Screening of immigrants in the UK for latent tuberculosis.

Expert Rev Respir Med 2011 Aug;5(4):483-6

Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK.

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August 2011

Cerebral cortex demyelination and oligodendrocyte precursor response to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

Neurobiol Dis 2011 Sep 6;43(3):678-89. Epub 2011 Jun 6.

Department of Human Anatomy and Histology, University of Bari School of Medicine, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy.

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September 2011

Tuberculosis in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa--the need for improved health services, surveillance and control.

Tuberculosis (Edinb) 2011 Mar 20;91(2):173-8. Epub 2011 Jan 20.

Department of Infection, University College London Medical School, Windeyer Institute, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK.

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March 2011

Exploring the immune response against Mycobacterium tuberculosis for a better diagnosis of the infection.

Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz) 2009 Nov-Dec;57(6):425-33. Epub 2009 Oct 29.

Section of Respiratory Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Maria Hospital, University of Perugia, Via T. Di Joannuccio 1, 05100 Terni, Italy.

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June 2010

Combination fluticasone and salmeterol versus fixed dose combination budesonide and formoterol for chronic asthma in adults and children.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008 Jul 16(3):CD004106. Epub 2008 Jul 16.

Community Health Sciences, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, London, UK, SW17 ORE.

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July 2008

Using ELISpot technology to improve the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection: from the bench to the T-SPOT.TB assay.

Expert Rev Respir Med 2008 Apr;2(2):253-60

Center for Rare Lung Diseases, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Policlinico Hospital, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena, Italy.

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April 2008

[New tools for a better diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection].

Recenti Prog Med 2006 Mar;97(3):123-8

Clinica di Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

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March 2006

Long-term moxifloxacin in complicated tuberculosis patients with adverse reactions or resistance to first line drugs.

Respir Med 2006 Sep 15;100(9):1566-72. Epub 2006 Feb 15.

TB Unit, Villa Marelli Inst., Niguarda Hospital, Regional Reference Centre for TB, Viale Zara 81, 20159 Milan, Italy.

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September 2006

Single nucleotide polymorphisms detection based on DNA microarray technology: HLA as a model.

Autoimmun Rev 2005 Nov 8;4(8):510-4. Epub 2005 Jun 8.

Department of Biology, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.

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November 2005

Routine hospital use of a new commercial whole blood interferon-gamma assay for the diagnosis of tuberculosis infection.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005 Sep 16;172(5):631-5. Epub 2005 Jun 16.

Section of Respiratory Disease, Department of Oncology, Haematology and Respiratory Disease, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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September 2005

Analysis of HLA-G expression in breast cancer tissues.

Hum Immunol 2002 Nov;63(11):969-76

Laboratory of Molecular Morphogenesis, National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, Italy.

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November 2002

Tryptophan-derived catabolites are responsible for inhibition of T and natural killer cell proliferation induced by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase.

J Exp Med 2002 Aug;196(4):459-68

Immunogenetics Laboratory, National Cancer Research Institute, University of Genoa, Largo Rosanna Benzi 10, 16132 Genoa, Italy.

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August 2002