Antonio Conte

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BACKGROUND Multi-contrast weighted imaging is a commonly used cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) protocol for characterization of carotid plaque composition. However, this approach is limited in several aspects including low slice resolution, long scan time, image mis-registration, and complex image interpretation. In this work, a 3D CMR technique,(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to determine in a case series (four patients) how calcified deposits in renal papillae are associated with the development of calcium oxalate monohydrate (COM) papillary calculi. METHODS From the recently collected papillary calculi, we evaluated retrospectively patients, subjected to retrograde ureteroscopy, with(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the current study was to examine whether the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in patients with HIV is associated with changes in pericardial fat and myocardial lipid content measured by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS In this prospective case-control study, we compared 27 HIV seropositive (+) male(More)
PURPOSE Three-dimensional (3D) dark-blood MRI has shown great potential in coronary artery plaque evaluation. However, substantial variability in quantification could result from superficial calcification because of its low signal. To address this issue, a 3D coronary dark-blood interleaved with gray-blood (cDIG) technique was developed. METHODS cDIG is(More)
BACKGROUND It has been previously reported that subhypnotic doses of propofol could offer an advantage over midazolam for premedication. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that a 20 mg IV dose of propofol would be more effective than a standard 2 mg IV dose of midazolam for reducing acute anxiety prior to induction of anesthesia. METHODS One(More)
  • Peter Johnston, Maarten Botterman, Jeremy Millard, Tele, David Skyrme, Bart Arroyo +19 others
  • 2003
Telework 97 European Telework 3 Foreword With job creation consistently high on the European agenda, telework is inevitably one of the key topics in debates on the transition to an Information Society. Telework can play an important role in supporting competitiveness, growth and prosperity, jobs, social cohesion and sustainability, as reflected in policies(More)
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