Adele Tognetti

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OBJECTIVE Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare multisystem vasculitis of unknown aetiology. Due to the rarity of the disease, few single-centre case series have been described. The aim of this study was to evaluate a small series from a single Italian centre in order to describe the clinical features of the disease, the treatment and long-term follow-up. (More)
Secondary renal involvement in advanced nonHodgkin’s lymphomas is quite common, but primary renal lymphoma (PRL) is a rare disease. It accounts for 0.7% of all extra-nodal lymphomas in North America and 0.1% in Japan, and 65 cases have been reported in the worldwide literature. PRL is also a debated disease because kidneys do not contain lymphatic tissue(More)
Liposarcomas are one of the most common soft tissue malignant tumors; they can be differentiated in four histologic subtypes: well-differentiated, myxoid, round cell and pleomorphic liposarcomas. The search of differential CT and MR patterns to better classify the lesions in the proper histologic subtype is justified by the different histologic features,(More)
The effect of metergoline on insulin secretion has been evaluated in normal subjects and in patients with chemical diabetes. The repeated administration of metergoline, 2 mg at four-hour intervals to give a total of 24 mg, has enhanced insulin secretion in response to i. v. glucose in normal subjects but not in chemical diabetics. No changes in blood(More)
The relationship and degree of association between the percentage of sperm swelling (HOS-test) and conventional semen variables was investigated in 263 consecutive ejaculates. The semen samples were exclusively obtained from men suspected of primary infertility. It was found that the correlation coefficients (Spearman's rho) followed the order: percentage(More)
A retrospective clinical evaluation of various types of semen analyses from infertile couples attending our Infertility Clinic was undertaken with the scope of studying the possible correlation between seminal inflammation and infertility. The parameters considered were leukospermia (severe, slight, constant or non-constant), clinical history (anamnestic(More)
Lower tract involvement of systemic sclerosis is an uncommon manifestation. In this study we have evaluated the functional and morphologic vesical changes in 23 female patients with systemic sclerosis to investigate if bladder dysfunction was correlated with an extended skin sclerosis and/or a more serious organ involvement. Urodynamic alterations were(More)
Lower urinary tract involvement is an uncommon manifestation of systemic sclerosis; however, it may represent a troublesome disturbance affecting the quality of life in systemic sclerosis patients. Here we report the case of a middle-aged woman with a 5-year history of systemic sclerosis, who developed severe and progressive urinary bladder sclerosis. This(More)
Esophageal inflammatory fibrous polyps are extremely rare benign neoplasms. The manuscript illustrates a case of a man complaining of pyrosis and gastroesophageal reflux symptoms. Diagnostic work-up showed an expansive lesion of the distal esophagus simulating malignancy but with negative, repeated, multiple biopsies. The considerable size of the lesion,(More)