Giorgia Scarfò

Giorgia Scarfò
Università di Pisa | UNIPI · Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

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Oocyte development and fertilization are largely influenced by the microenvironment of the follicular fluid (FF), and the exploration of its molecular/metabolic composition may help in improving in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. Here, the concentrations of molecules related to oxidative stress/inflammation were measured in FF from follicles at...
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The human brain is primarily composed of lipids, and their homeostasis is crucial to carry on normal neuronal functions. In order to provide an adequate amount of lipid transport in and out of the central nervous system, organisms need a set of proteins able to bind them. Therefore, alterations in the structure or function of lipid-binding proteins...
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What benefit might emerge from connecting clinical neuroscience with microbiology and exercise science? What about the influence of the muscle-gut-brain (MGB) axis on mental health? The gut microbiota colonizes the intestinal tract and plays a pivotal role in digestion, production of vitamins and immune system development, but it is also able to ex...
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Many authors described negative but reversible effects of high-altitude hypoxic exposure on animal and human fertility in terms of sperm concentration, function, and biochemical alterations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute and chronic effects of high-altitude exposure on classical sperm parameters, redox status, and membrane composi...
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Background: International agencies reported that cases of pericarditis occur very rarely following the administration of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Herewith, we described a series of patients from the community diagnosed with acute pericarditis after vaccination. Methods: We retrospectively included 28 patients (median age 51...
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine systemic disorder mainly characterized by a hormonal and metabolic disbalance that leads to oligo/anovulation, hyperandrogenism and the formation of ovarian cysts. Despite the progress that has been reached in its diagnosis and management, little is known about the molecular mechanisms and signaling...
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Background Neuroleptics (NRL) and Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA) could be related to the QT prolongation although the risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death caused by these drugs was not clearly described in literature. Corrected QT (QTc), is the major marker of arrhythmic risk; Qt dispersion (QTd) is defined as the dispersion of the QT...
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An abnormal endometrial microbiota has been suggested to impair the process of embryo implantation, thus leading to repeated implantation failure (RIF) in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, the molecular mechanisms linking uterine microbiota and IVF out-comes are still an open question. The aim of this cohort study was to outli...
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Here we performed a narrative review highlighting the effect of brain/cognitive reserve and natural/synthetic antioxidants in exerting a neuroprotective effect against cognitive deterioration during physiological and pathological aging. Particularly, we discussed pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, brain and cognitive reserve as means of resilienc...
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The composition of exhaled breath derives from an intricate combination of normal and abnormal physiological processes that are modified by the consumption of food and beverages, circadian rhythms, bacterial infections, and genetics as well as exposure to xenobiotics. This complexity, which results wide intra- and inter-individual variability and i...
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Salivary microbiota, comprising bacteria shed from oral surfaces, has been shown to be individualized, temporally stable, and influenced by macronutrient intake and lifestyle. Nevertheless, the effect of long-term dietary patterns on oral microbiota composition and the relationship between oral microbiota composition and metabolic rate remains to b...
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Endometriosis (EMS) pathogenesis has been related to the release of inflammatory mediators in peritoneal fluid, creating an altered microenvironment that leads to low-grade oocyte/embryos and to the reduction of implantation rates. The Epithelial–Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), an inflammation-related process, can be a further contributing factor to...
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Background: The modulation of rest intervals in resistance training could induce different muscular tissue and hormonal response. The aim of the present pilot study was to the long-term adaptations induced by short rest intervals in high-load resistance training. Methods: Ten healthy untrained subjects (age 25.6±4.7 years) underwent a 3-weekly 2-mo...
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BACKGROUND Swallowing-induced tachyarrhythmias are rare, and their possible mechanisms are still not completely elucidated. Even though a mechanical stimulation has been suggested, involvement of the autonomic nervous system has not been completely excluded. Moreover, tachyarrhythmias are not so frequent in athletes. CASE REPORT We present a case o...
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