Antonio Cortese

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PURPOSE To assess the performance and potential clinical effects of combined 2-[fluorine 18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the axilla and brachial plexus in patients suspected of having local-regional breast cancer metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Upper-body FDG PET and axillary(More)
Forty nine consecutive mastectomy patients were randomized to one of two groups. Twenty four patients had skin flaps created with the cold scalpel and twenty five with the electrocautery. The two groups were similar with respect to age, stage of disease, size of tumor, and weight. Cautery patients had significantly less operative blood loss when compared(More)
OBJECTIVES Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome represents one of the main urinary disorders associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). At present, no widely accepted effective treatment is available. Duloxetine, an antidepressant acting as a selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of some symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between rheumatoid factor isotypes and articular damage detected by magnetic resonance imaging and plain radiography in early rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS 20 consecutive patients with early active rheumatoid arthritis underwent determinations of serum IgM, IgA, and IgG rheumatoid factors by enzyme-linked(More)
Recent work reports the usefulness of radionuclides in the study of hepatic hemangiomas. In particular, 99Tcm-red blood cell (RBC) scintigraphy is useful to evaluate the vascularization and to plan the therapy. The aim of this paper is to confirm the usefulness of 99Tcm-RBC scans in the detection and follow-up of maxillofacial hemangiomas. Results using(More)
PURPOSE This article reviews the lipofilling technique using a fat tissue suspension obtained by manual or vacuum machine-assisted suction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1989 and 1997 14 patients were treated by lipofilling. All patients were female; 6 were treated for cheek and zygomatic area augmentation for Romberg syndrome (2 cases) and bilateral(More)
We report 50 patients who had sinus lift operations between 1995 and 1999 using different grafting materials [autologous bone, heterologous bone, and hydroxyapatite]. The casenote were analysed clinically (intraoperative and postoperative results and complications), radiographically (amount of augmented bone 6 months postoperatively), and histologically(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the development of bone at different times during the period of mandibular lengthening by external distraction using Ilizarov's transosseous osteosynthesis technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen rabbits, 2 to 3 kg in weight, were used for this experiment. The left side of the mandible was exposed and a corticotomy was performed with(More)
PURPOSE To study the changes in maxillary dimensions after the application of a new distractor on 10 adult patients affected by severe palatal constriction. MATERIALS AND METHODS The palatal distractor device was made of a Rematitan titanium expansion screw (Dentaurum) welded to 2 titanium miniplates (LEIBINGER) on patient's models. The device was applied(More)