Antonella Ruggeri

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We report a case of an ectopic/hypoplastic kidney removed by radio-guided surgery. A 7-year-old girl, with a history of vaginal drainage of urine, underwent renal scintigraphy with Tc-DMSA. SPECT/CT revealed a focal uptake in the pelvis, corresponding to hypoplastic kidney as confirmed by MRI. Based on SPECT/CT findings, the patient underwent laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis patients who are treated with tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antagonists are at increased risk of reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and should be adequately screened and monitored during active treatment. OBJECTIVES To evaluate in a prospective study, the performance of Quantiferon-TB-Gold in tube (QFT) in vitro(More)
We evaluated the performances of three methods (urease-test, cytology and culture) for the detection of Helicobacter pylori infection Fifty-five patients, 28 men and 27 women (ages, 19-77 years) were included in the study. Helicobacter pylori have been detected by urease-test in 41 patients (74.5%), by culture in 39 patients (70.9%), by cytology in 32(More)
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