Andrea Gallo

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The high affinity folate binding protein (FBP) is overexpressed in ovarian cancers. However, its role in the pathogenesis and biological behaviour of these neoplasms is not clearly understood. Using the monoclonal antibody (MAb) MOv 18 and cytofluorimetric analysis, we investigated FBP expression in frozen neoplastic tissues from 136 patients diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of radical bowel resection with multiple organ resection on the survival if patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma has not been well defined. The authors investigated whether primary cytoreductive surgery including rectosigmoid colon resection would affect the recurrence free interval and survival of these patients. METHODS Between(More)
BACKGROUND The authors present their study on oncologic and functional results of supracricoid partial laryngectomies (SPL) performed on 149 patients between January 1984 and December 1995. METHODS Cricohyoidopexy (CHP) was carried out on 98 patients and cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) on 51 patients. The patients were divided into two groups. The first(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the oncological results of supracricoid partial laryngectomy as a treatment for selected glottic and supraglottic cancer in a large series of patients who had undergone uniform treatment over a 16-year period and to determine the different prognostic factors that may influence local control and survival. DESIGN Retrospective(More)
Goodpasture's syndrome (GS) is a rare and organ-specific autoimmune disease that is mediated by anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibodies and has pathology characterized by crescentic glomerulonephritis with linear immunofluorescent staining for IgG on the GBM. It typically presents as acute renal failure caused by a rapidly progressive(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of our study was to review our current knowledge of the aetiopathogenesis of Cogan's syndrome, including viral infection and autoimmunity, and to discuss disease pathogenesis with relevance to pharmacotherapy. SYSTEMATIC REVIEW METHODOLOGY Relevant publications on the aetiopathogenesis and pharmacotherapy of Cogan's syndrome from(More)
OBJECTIVES Sjögren's syndrome is a complex autoimmune disease of the salivary gland with an unknown etiology, so a thorough characterization of the transcriptome would facilitate our understanding of the disease. We use ultradeep sequencing of small RNAs from patients with Sjögren's syndrome and healthy volunteers, primarily to identify and discover novel(More)
The relationship between cartilage and invading neoplastic cells was studied in 32 cases of laryngeal cancer by histological and cytochemical methods. Cartilage invasion was present in 12 cases, 10 of which were in proximity or in contact with areas of calcification and ossification. It was significantly correlated only to tobacco consumption (P less than(More)
The usefulness of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) for decompression in patients with unresolving intestinal obstruction by gynecological malignancy is examined. Between April 1993 and August 1995, 34 consecutive patients with small-bowel obstruction by gynecological cancer, heavily pretreated with surgery and chemotherapy, were admitted to our(More)
BACKGROUND A wide spectrum of lesions ranging from dysplasia to in situ carcinoma have to be considered when dealing with laryngeal precancerous conditions. Recently the concept of laryngeal intraepithelial neoplasia (LIN) was introduced. METHODS A series of 259 consecutive cases of laryngeal keratosis was studied from 1976 to 1994. All patients entered(More)