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Vitamin D status among male late adolescents living in southern Switzerland : role of body composition and lifestyle

Rabufetti, Andrea ; Milani, Gregorio P. ; Lava, Sebastiano A. G. ; Edefonti, Valeria ; Bianchetti, Mario G. ; Stettbacher, Andreas ; Muggli, Franco ; Simonetti, Giacomo

In: Nutrients, 2019, vol. 11, no. 11, p. 2727

Background: Poor vitamin D status is a worldwide health problem. Yet, knowledge about vitamin D status among adolescents in Southern Europe is limited. This study investigated concentrations and modulating factors of vitamin D in a healthy population of male late adolescents living in Southern Switzerland. Methods: All apparently healthy subjects attending for the medical evaluation before the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

International prognostic score for asymptomatic early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Condoluci, Adalgisa ; Terzi di Bergamo, Lodovico ; Langerbeins, Petra ; Hoechstetter, Manuela A. ; Herling, Carmen D. ; De Paoli, Lorenzo ; Delgado, Julio ; Rabe, Kari G. ; Gentile, Massimo ; Doubek, Michael ; Mauro, Francesca R. ; Chiodin, Giorgia ; Mattsson, Mattias ; Bahlo, Jasmin ; Cutrona, Giovanna ; Kotaskova, Jana ; Deambrogi, Clara ; Smedby, Karin E. ; Spina, Valeria ; Bruscaggin, Alessio ; Wu, Wei ; Moia, Riccardo ; Bianchi, Elena ; Gerber, Bernhard ; Zucca, Emanuele ; Gillessen, Silke ; Ghielmini, Michele ; Cavalli, Franco ; Stussi, Georg ; Hess, Mark A. ; Baumann, Tycho S. ; Neri, Antonino ; Ferrarini, Manlio ; Rosenquist, Richard ; Forconi, Francesco ; Foà, Robin ; Pospisilova, Sarka ; Morabito, Fortunato ; Stilgenbauer, Stephan ; Döhner, Hartmut ; Parikh, Sameer A. ; Wierda, William G. ; Montserrat, Emili ; Gaidano, Gianluca ; Hallek, Michael ; Rossi, Davide

In: Blood, 2020, vol. 135, no. 21, p. 1859–1869

Most patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are diagnosed with early-stage disease and managed with active surveillance. The individual course of patients with early-stage CLL is heterogeneous, and their probability of needing treatment is hardly anticipated at diagnosis. We aimed at developing an international prognostic score to predict time to first treatment (TTFT) in patients...