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In patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), assessment of the risk of fatal recurrent VTE and fatal bleeding during anticoagulation may help to guide intensity and duration of therapy. We aimed to provide estimates of the case-fatality rate (CFR) of recurrent VTE and major bleeding during anticoagulation in a 'real life' population, and to assess these… (More)
The purpose of our investigation was to analyse the breathing patterns of professional cyclists during incremental exercise from submaximal to maximal intensities. A group of 11 elite amateur male road cyclists [E, mean age 23 (SD 2) years, peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) 73.8 (SD 5.0) ml kg(-1) min(-1)] and 14 professional male road cyclists [P, mean age 26… (More)
An unusual, recurring, squamous papillary tumor involving and possibly arising from minor salivary gland excretory ducts in the palate is presented. Similarity to sialadenoma papilliferum and upper respiratory tract papillomatosis is noted. A paraglandular cystic mass with some resemblance to the palatal lesion, and a solitary lymph node with papillary… (More)
A unique case of primary duodenal carcinoma with a malignant duodenocolic fistula is reported. En-bloc resection of the lesion with pancreatico-duodenectomy and right hemicolectomy resulted in a 15-month disease-free interval.
Extensive screening strategies to detect occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) are complex and no benefit in terms of survival has been reported. FDG-PET/CT (2-[F-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography), a noninvasive technique for the diagnosis and staging of… (More)
INTRODUCTION Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a heterogeneous entity, showing a highly variable outcome. In patients with DLBCL relapsed/refractory to first-line treatment with rituximab the usefulness of the revised International Prognostic Index (R-IPI) as a prognostic tool remains unexplored. Some biological parameters (B-cell lymphoma 6 [Bcl-6],… (More)
Adenocarcinoma of the proximal third of the stomach is a florid tumor with a high propensity for esophageal extension limphagitic invasion, and hepatic dissemination. Treatment results in 117 consecutive cases indicate that cure rates may be improved by a closer attention to the esophageal margin of resection.
This retrospective study evaluates the impact of rituximab on PTLD response and survival in a single-centre cohort. PTLD cases between 1984 and 2009, including heart, kidney, liver and lung transplant recipients, were included. Survival was analysed taking into account the type of PTLD (monomorphic vs. polymorphic), EBV infection status, IPI score, Ann… (More)
Liposarcoma of the breast is an unfrequent tumor that can be found in 45-55-year-old women, usually with benign clinical and radiological characteristics. We report the case of a 50-year-old patient treated with menopausal hormonal replacement therapy, for whom mammographic screening revealed a solid tumor. Lumpectomy was performed and histology reported… (More)