Antonio Gagliardi

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BACKGROUND There is evidence that delays in treatment result in increased psychosocial morbidity for patients diagnosed with cancer. We evaluated waiting times for care among cancer patients treated by surgeons affiliated with regional cancer centres in Ontario. METHODS Dates for 5 key events related to the surgical management of a patient with cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Investigations of outbreaks of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis have found low rates of treatment response and very high mortality, and they have mainly involved patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. For patients without HIV infection, one study reported an overall rate of response to treatment of 56 percent, and(More)
OBJECTIVE We characterized the impact of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components on cardiovascular adverse events in patients with symptomatic chronic multivessel coronary artery disease, which have been followed prospectively for 2 years. METHODS Patients enrolled in the MASS II study were evaluated for each component of the MetS, as well as the(More)
Protein-tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) are important signaling enzymes that have emerged within the last decade as a new class of drug targets. It has previously been shown that suramin is a potent, reversible, and competitive inhibitor of PTP1B and Yersinia PTP (YopH). We therefore screened 45 suramin analogs against a panel of seven PTPs, including PTP1B,(More)
Breast milk is widely accepted as the ideal source of nutrition for infants. In order to ensure success in breastfeeding, it is important that it be initiated as early as possible during the neonatal period. This is facilitated by skin-to-skin contact between the mother and infant immediately following birth. When possible, the infant should be allowed to(More)
Boolean networks (BNs) have been mainly considered as genetic regulatory network models and are the subject of notable works in complex systems biology literature. Nevertheless, in spite of their similarities with neural networks, their potential as learning systems has not yet been fully investigated and exploited. In this work, we show that by employing(More)
Conventional treatment of symptomatic essential thrombocythemia (ET) consists of long-term administration of myelosuppressive cytotoxic agents which, although efficacious in most cases, are associated with leukemogenic potential. Alpha-interferon (IFN) exerts a dose-dependent inhibitory influence on thrombopoiesis through a direct antiproliferative effect(More)
GUIDELINE QUESTION Is there a role for the use of gemcitabine in the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)? OBJECTIVE To make recommendations about the use of gemcitabine in the management of medically appropriate patients with stage IIIB-IV NSCLC. OUTCOMES The outcomes of interest were survival,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Complicated Cataract is frequently associated with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). This retinopathy is a great cause of visual impairment, and cataract surgery may resolve partially the situation and restore sight. Unfortunately, in this case there is a very high incidence of Posterior Capsule Opacity (PCO) ranging in several studies a(More)
In 40 patients with bacterial bronchopulmonary complications during polychemotherapy for advanced bronchogenic carcinoma, once-daily netilmicin (4.5 mg/kg every 24 h) brought about complete resolution of the infective process in 90% of the cases and eradication of the responsible pathogen in 82%. This result must be considered good in view of the patients'(More)