Alison E Megliola

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The aim of this trial was to compare the results obtained using laser ablation (LA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC). From 2003 to 2005, a total of 81 cirrhotic patients (59 Child-Pugh A, 22 Child-Pugh B) presenting a total of 95 HCC nodules (mean diameter 27.9 mm) were treated with LA (41) and RFA (40).(More)
AIM To assess the diagnostic gain of transrectal real-time elastography (RTE) compared to transrectal B-mode ultrasonography (US) in the detection of tumors in patients suspected of having prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-four patients suspected of having prostate cancer on the basis of clinical and biochemical evaluation underwent(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of traumatic muscle injuries. From June 2003 to June 2004, 81 football players with a history of traumatic muscle injuries to the lower limbs were examined. US was performed shortly after the trauma (from 6 to 72 h afterwards)(More)
AIM To evaluate the usefulness of ultrasound (US) using contrast agent and elastosonography in the characterization of thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS From November 2006 to July 2007, 23 patients with single thyroid nodules underwent B-mode US and power Doppler, US examination using contrast agent, elastosonography and fine needle aspiration(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between immigration-related factors and body mass index (BMI) among immigrants. DESIGN Secondary analyses of cross-sectional survey data. SETTING The New Immigrant Survey (NIS-2003) contains data from in-person or telephone interviews between May and November 2003, with a probability sample of immigrants granted(More)
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