Alessandra Milesi

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BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) was developed to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in the treatment of breast cancer. SLNB is predictive of axillary node status. Major concern is the occurrence of a false-negative SLN. Purpose of this study is to determine the rate of axillary recurrence in our series of unselected patients. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired and inherited risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the incidence of symptomatic VTE were investigated in patients on adjuvant chemotherapy for breast or gastrointestinal cancer (GI). PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective observational study (January 2003 and February 2006), 199 GI (82 women/117 men; age range, 26-84 years)(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate if the tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are able to predict the sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity, the disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in clinical stages I-II AJCC primary cutaneous melanoma (PCM). METHODS The study included consecutive patients with PCM, all diagnosed, treated and followed up(More)
Several dominant mutations of CACNA1A gene were associated with at least three different allelic disorders: spino-cerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2), and familial hemiplegic migraine-1 (FHM1). It is generally thought that loss-of-function mutations are associated with EA2, gain-of-function missense mutations with FHM1, and(More)
BACKGROUND Interest in outcomes research (OR) derives from the need to know the value and the effectiveness of health interventions, especially for oncology. We focused our research on OR in breast cancer, providing an overview of the trend of publications. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a Medline search to retrieve all articles in English published(More)
Primary intracerebral haemorrhages (PICH) are defined as haemorrhages within the brain parenchyma in the absence of readily identifiable causes. CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy) is a hereditary vascular disease and its mainly clinical manifestations are early-onset infarcts. Spontaneous(More)
Despite transient global amnesia is considered unusual in Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) and causal relation is still unclear, this report suggests to consider CADASIL in those patients with recurrent transient global amnesia, especially when MRI shows multifocal hyperintensities(More)
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