Andrea Vannini

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The authors describe a case of Takayasu's arteritis in a twenty-five-year-old Italian woman, characterized by nonspecific symptoms (weakness, arthralgias, fever) and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate early onset of these symptoms at the age of about twenty-three years early diagnosis, only eighteen months after the onset of symptomatology absence of(More)
OBJECTIVES The sequelae of severe poly-trauma may include myocardial dysfunction followed by acute heart failure and death. Inverted-Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (ITC) is a variant of stress cardiomyopathy, characterized by a contractile abnormality with extensive left ventricular circumferential dyskinesia or akinesia with a hyperkinetic apex. We report our(More)
Sunitinib, an orally multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor and standard first-line treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma, is usually administered on a 6-week schedule. Toxicities reported with this drug are usually of moderate grade, which results in good treatment tolerability and patients' compliance. However, in some cases high-grade or(More)
Four cases of orbital tumours observed in pediatric subjects aged 16 months, 2 1/2, 51/2, and 8 years are presented. Stress is laid on the rarity of these tumors: multiform glioblastoma, melanoma, cystic lymphangioma and hemangioendothelioma. The 67Ga citrate-scanning investigations and the anatomopathological findings are described in detail.
The possibility of aphasic disorder caused by thalamic lesions has been supported by anatomo-clinical findings, stereotaxic surgery and more recently by radiological investigations with new techniques, i.e. ct and brain scan. A case of thalamic aphasia investigated with these techniques and the Luria's neuropsychological test is reported in this paper. The(More)
We tested a new preparation of interferon-beta (IFN-beta) to determine its efficacy and tolerability in the treatment of herpetic keratitis. The 20 patients admitted to the trial were selected from patients who had not received any previous treatment with virustatic agent; they were treated in a comparative, randomised open trial with eye drop containing(More)