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OBJECTIVE The isthmus represents a peculiar, as yet partially unexplored, thyroid gland area. AIM OF THE STUDY To assess i) the prevalence and clinico-pathological features of solitary thyroid isthmic nodules (STIN); ii) the frequency of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) arising from the isthmus; and iii) the C-cell distribution in the isthmus of patients(More)
Primary splenic lymphoma is a relatively infrequent disease; the diagnosis of this entity is currently made with splenectomy. In a 52-year-old female with left upper quadrant abdominal pain, ultrasound showed a normal-sized spleen with an internal hypoechoic focal lesion. Ultrasonically-guided fine-needle aspiration and tissue core biopsy of the splenic(More)
AIM To assess the effectiveness of a nurse-led protocol for the management of hypo/ hyperglicaemia in a medical ward. METHODS Protocols for standard therapy, and parenteral intensive insulin therapy for severe hypo/hyperglycaemia in hospitalised patients were implemented. PERIOD march-november 2007. RESULTS 189 patients (19%) were labelled as(More)
A further case of chronic neutrophilic leukemia (CNL) is reported. On karyotype analysis of the bone marrow aspirate, all of the examined cells showed trisomy of chromosome 9 and partial deletion of the long arms of chromosome 20. This anomaly has never before been reported in CNL, and it could be directly associated to the disease.
BACKGROUND A considerable number of patients with heart failure (HF) have a normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). In these subjects, HF has usually been related to diastolic heart failure (DHF), still a frequently overlooked clinical entity. METHODS This study reports the clinical, instrumental, and conventional echocardiographic evaluation of(More)
As echocardiography is being used more often, its value and accuracy are becoming more fully appreciated, especially for identifying normal anatomic variants and their possible erroneous interpretation as pathologic states. We report the echocardiographic and clinical findings observed in sixteen subjects examined at our Cardiological Service in the period(More)