Publications


Correlation between ESSDAI and ClinESSDAI in a real-life cohort of patients with Sjögren's syndrome.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 May-Jun;35(3):546-547. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria 'S. Maria della Misericordia', Udine, Italy.

Cryoglobulinemia in Sjögren Syndrome: A Disease Subset that Links Higher Systemic Disease Activity, Autoimmunity, and Local B Cell Proliferation in Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue.
J Rheumatol 2017 Aug 15;44(8):1179-1183. Epub 2017 May 15.
From the Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria S. Maria della Misericordia, Udine; Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa; Rheumatology Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome; Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia; Rheumatology Unit, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

Timing of onset affects arthritis presentation pattern in antisyntethase syndrome.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Jul 26. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
Division of Rheumatology, University and IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foudation, Pavia, Italy.




Central Hemodynamics and Arterial Stiffness in Systemic Sclerosis.
Hypertension 2016 Dec 17;68(6):1504-1511. Epub 2016 Oct 17.
From the Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy (E.B., G.P., F.C., F.B., A.A., M.G., G.C., R.G., G.S.); and Unit of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Terni University Hospital, Italy (G.P., F.B., M.G., G.S.).


Restoration of t cell substes of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus by microencapsulated human umbilical cord Wharton jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells: An in vitro study.
Clin Immunol 2016 Feb 8;163:34-41. Epub 2015 Dec 8.
Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular, Endocrine and Metabolic Clinical Physiology, Laboratory for Endocrine Cell Transplants and Biohybrid Organs, University of Perugia, Piazzale Gambuli, Perugia, Italy. Electronic address:


Anti-SSA/SSB-negative Sjögren's syndrome shows a lower prevalence of lymphoproliferative manifestations, and a lower risk of lymphoma evolution.
Autoimmun Rev 2015 Nov 8;14(11):1019-22. Epub 2015 Jul 8.
Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "S. Maria della Misericordia", Udine, Italy. Electronic address:

Quality of life and unmet needs in patients with inflammatory arthropathies: results from the multicentre, observational RAPSODIA study.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 May 6;54(5):792-7. Epub 2014 Oct 6.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Science, School of Medicine, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Rheumatology Unit, University of Brescia, Brescia, Rheumatology Unit, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Rheumatology Unit of the Second University of Naples, Naples, Rheumatology Unit, Polytechnic University of the Marche, Jesi, Ancona, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Science, University of Siena, Siena, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Biomedicine, University of Florence, Florence, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Federico II, Naples, Division of Rheumatology, Misericordia e Dolce Hospital, Prato, Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Rheumatology Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Rheumatology Unit, G Pini Hospital, Milan, Division of Rheumatology, Institute of Rheumatology and Affine Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Rheumatology Department of Lucania, San Carlo Hospital of Potenza and Madonna delle Grazie Hospital of Matera, Matera and Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy.


In vitro immunomodulatory effects of microencapsulated umbilical cord Wharton jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells in primary Sjögren's syndrome.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2015 Jan 26;54(1):163-8. Epub 2014 Jul 26.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Laboratory for the Study and Transplant of Pancreatic Islets (LSTPI) and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.


Drugs in induction and treatment of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
Auto Immun Highlights 2014 Dec 19;5(3):95-100. Epub 2014 Oct 19.
Rheumatology Unit, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine-DIMED, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy.




CD4(-)CD8(-) T-cells in primary Sjögren's syndrome: association with the extent of glandular involvement.
J Autoimmun 2014 Jun 24;51:38-43. Epub 2014 Jan 24.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Via Enrico Dal Pozzo, s.n.c., Perugia I-06126, Italy. Electronic address:



Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) is up-regulated in thyroid carcinoma and drives the development of an immunosuppressant tumor microenvironment.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 May 11;99(5):E832-40. Epub 2014 Feb 11.
Departments of Internal Medicine (S.Moret., E.M., P.V., S.Morel., S.C., V.B., E.P.), Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences (R.C., F.F., C.O., M.G.M., P.P.), Clinical and Experimental Medicine (A.A., R.G.), Chemistry and Drug Technology (A.M.), and Surgery (N.A.), University of Perugia, 06132 Perugia, Italy; Research Centre of Thyroid Proteomics and Genomics (S.Moret., E.M., P.V., S.Morel., N.A., E.P.), University of Perugia, 05100 Terni, Italy; Department of Clinical Sciences (M.S., S.F.), University of Rome "Sapienza," 00161 Rome, Italy; Department of Medicine (D.d.B., G.T.), Anatomic Pathology Unit, Bellaria Hospital, University of Bologna, 40139 Bologna, Italy; and Department of Molecular Medicine and Biotechnological Sciences (R.M.M., M.S.), University of Naples "Federico II," 80138 Naples, Italy.

Characterization of a new regulatory CD4+ T cell subset in primary Sjögren's syndrome.
Rheumatology (Oxford) 2013 Aug 14;52(8):1387-96. Epub 2013 May 14.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Via Enrico Dal Pozzo, I-06122 Perugia, Italy.


IL-17-producing CD4-CD8- T cells are expanded in the peripheral blood, infiltrate salivary glands and are resistant to corticosteroids in patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome.
Ann Rheum Dis 2013 Feb 17;72(2):286-92. Epub 2012 Aug 17.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, Via Enrico Dal Pozzo, Perugia I-06122, Italy.
















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