Carlo Terenzio Paties

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of RF interstitial thermal ablation for treating hepatic cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty patients, 39 who had 41 hepatocellular carcinoma nodules and 11 who had 13 hepatic metastatic nodules, underwent RF interstitial thermal ablation. In all but one, a thermal necrosis volume greater than(More)
BACKGROUND Gefitinib, a specific epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has activity against approximately 10% of unselected non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase (PI3K)/Akt and Ras/Raf/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), the two main EGFR-signaling pathways, mediate EGFR effects on(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between HER2 expression and gefitinib (ZD 1839, Iressa; AstraZeneca, London, United Kingdom) efficacy in terms of response rate, time to progression (TTP), and overall survival (OS) time. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with pretreated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) received gefitinib at a daily dose of 250(More)
BACKGROUND Apocrine carcinomas of the skin are rare and incompletely studied neoplasms. METHODS An immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study is reported of specimens from six patients with apocrine skin carcinoma in various body sites. Three tumors were in the axilla; one, the eyelid; one, the ear; and one, the scalp. There were three local(More)
BACKGROUND Liver fibrosis requiring treatment in HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfected patients with persistently normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) values (PNAL) is currently not well defined; in this study clinical and histologic features of PNAL were compared with those of subjects with elevated ALT (EAL). METHODS A total of 326 liver biopsies of(More)
Although the importance of Aspergillus in AIDS is now increasing, extra-pulmonary disease is still an unusual event, especially when a single localization occurs. A case of isolated renal aspergilloma in an AIDS patient is described. At onset, no recognized risk factors were present in our patient. An early surgical approach combined with antifungal(More)
Since the introduction of laser in clinical practice, different wavelengths have been used for oral surgery on the basis of the different characteristics and affinities of each one. The aim of this study was a comparison of different laser wavelengths in relation to both thermal increase and “histological quality” in a model of soft tissue surgery(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS A relation between conventional radiotherapy and the development of intracranial neoplasma is well known, but radiation-associated tumor following stereotactic radiotherapy of vestibular schwannoma is underestimated. In this article we will study this relation by doing a complete literature review on all the malignant intracranial(More)
BACKGROUND CD4(+) regulatory T cells are a specialized subset of T cells that actively control immune responses. Several experimental protocols have been used to expand natural regulatory T cells and to generate adaptive type 1 regulatory T cells for regulatory T-cell-based therapies. DESIGN AND METHODS The ability of exogenous recombinant human(More)