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Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic monoclonal expansion of <5.0 x 10(9)/l circulating CLL-phenotype B-cells. The relationship between MBL and Rai 0 CLL, as well as the impact of biological risk factors on MBL prognosis, are unknown. Out of 460 B-cell expansions with CLL-phenotype, 123 clinical MBL (cMBL) were compared to 154 Rai 0 CLL(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the cerebellum in a temporal-discrimination task without movement production in healthy subjects. Ten healthy subjects underwent a time-perception task with somatosensory stimuli. Two pairs of electrical stimuli: the first considered the reference pair (rp) with a standard interval of 400 ms and the(More)
BACKGROUND Although serum beta-2 microglobulin (B2M) represents a key variable for symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) prognostication, its role in predicting the risk of progression of asymptomatic MM to symptomatic disease has not been explored. METHODS This study was bases on a consecutive series of 148 patients with asymptomatic MM and explored the(More)
Recent evidence suggests a role for cerebellum in pathophysiology of dystonia. Here we explored, the cerebellar modulation of motor cortex in patients with focal upper limb dystonia. Eight patients and eight controls underwent a transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol to study the cerebellar-brain-inhibition (CBI): a conditioning cerebellar stimulus(More)
BACKGROUND Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over right posterior parietal cortex was shown to induce interference on visuospatial perception in healthy subjects. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is another noninvasive brain stimulation technique that works modulating cortical activity. It is applied through easy to use,(More)
Non-traumatic musculoskeletal complaints are often dealt with by emergency room (ER) physicians. We aimed to quantify how many patients with such complaints have conditions requiring immediate recognition and treatment, versus specialist referral, versus primary care. We retrieved the clinical records of all the patients admitted to the ER department of our(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to identify clinical variables which may be independently associated with positivity of a cardiac troponin I (cTnI) assay in a large population of patients admitted to the emergency department (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS 3166 subjects, with at least two troponin I tests ordered within 6 hours in the ED, were studied.(More)
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