Alma Marcolongo

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AIMS To prospectively investigate the prevalence of coronary artery plaques (CAP) as detected by computed tomography-based angiography in a large number of consecutive individuals with no history of coronary artery disease (CAD) or acute coronary syndrome; to evaluate whether traditional risk factors are related to prevalence of CAP and to the expected(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic accuracy of cystatin C with that of creatinine in discriminating renal function in fetuses without ultrasononographic evidence of renal malformations from those with obstructive uropathies. DESIGN Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING Prenatal morphologic and functional evaluation of fetal obstructive(More)
In this study we treated a group of women during pregnancy by moxibustion on point 67 B (Zhiyin), to obtain inversion of fetuses in breech presentation. Comparison is made with a control group drawn retrospectively from clinical files at a regional hospital. The aim of the study is to identify the ideal population (in terms of parity and gestational age) to(More)
We report a case of an unusual prenatal presentation of polycystic kidneys associated with multiple skeletal limb defects, including polydactyly, syndactyly, bilateral agenesis of the tibia, and club foot. The ultrasonographic picture was consistent with a diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease, either the adult onset autosomal dominant type (ADPKD) or the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in a cohort of young women with previous idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) at least 3 years after menarche, and to look for any predictive factors of PCOS at the time ICPP was diagnosed. DESIGN Longitudinal study. SETTING Pediatrics unit, Verona, Italy. PATIENT(S)(More)
Bone marrow transplantation from an HLA-identical sibling can cure thalassaemia. The risk of chemotherapy-induced sterility, however, represents a deterrent for many patients already at risk of gonadal insufficiency and reduced fertility because of the effects of transfusional iron overload. We report here the first patient transplanted for thalassaemia,(More)
Ectopic tissue can be histologically detected in gastric duplication cysts. The authors describe the case of a complete pancreatic ectopia in a prenatally diagnosed symptomatic gastric duplication cyst in a 6-month-old male infant. Surgical removal of the cystic formation was curative. In view of the rarity of the lesion, a full clinical and diagnostic(More)
A very rare case of mesenteric teratoma, detected by routine ultrasound screening at 20 weeks' gestation, is reported. The patient, a male newborn delivered at 40 weeks' gestation in good condition, was successfully operated on at birth. The post-operative course was regular and the baby is currently doing well.
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