Angelo Morelli

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INTRODUCTION Stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with ipsilateral mediastinal lymph node metastases (N2) is a heterogeneous disease with differing prognoses. In this study, we retrospectively investigated the prognostic value of the expression of 10 molecular markers in 87 patients with stage IIIA pN2 NSCLC treated with radical surgery. METHODS(More)
Aim of this study was to determine the activity and toxicity of a sequential chemotherapy regimen in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Fifty-one previously untreated stage IIIB/IV NSCLC patients were enrolled to receive two cycles of cisplatin plus paclitaxel (80/175 mg/m(2) every 21 days), followed by two cycles of vinorelbine (30 mg/m(2) on(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we addressed the influence of the observer's background and experience on the accuracy of imaging-based tumor measurements. The consistency of measures with Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) vs. WHO criteria is also reported. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Twenty-five observers (five radiologists, five thoracic(More)
This study assesses the efficacy of the intubating laryngeal mask as a ventilation device and blind intubation guide. Following induction of anaesthesia with propofol, the device was successfully inserted at the first attempt in 110/110 (100%) patients. Placement took less than 10 s in all patients. Size selection was based on nose-chin distance. Adequate(More)
INTRODUCTION Histological distinction between typical and atypical bronchopulmonary carcinoids is based on mitotic activity and necrosis. Regardless of these two parameters, outcome after surgery is often unpredictable. In this study the prognostic value of different clinico-pathological factors was retrospectively analyzed in a large series of patients(More)
Chylopericardium is a rare complication of cardiac surgical procedures. We describe a 41-year-old woman who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation and developed chylopericardium early in the post-operative period. Because of unsuccessful conservative treatment (pericardiocentesis, pericardial drainage, low-fat diet with medium-chain triglycerides, and(More)
Central venous catheterization plays an important role in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis. Placement of a right subclavian hemodialysis catheter was complicated by looping and entrapment of the guidewire. Computed tomographic and three-dimensional scans were essential in locating and determining that the guidewire was outside(More)
INTRODUCTION Integrated care pathways (ICPs) have been proposed as effective strategies for quality improvement. To date, limited data are available that detail the methodology to design an optimal care pathway for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The main aim of this study was to assess the quality of health care delivered to lung cancer(More)