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UNLABELLED 18F-FDG PET is a useful tool for assessing the effects of chemo- or radiotherapy. The aim of this study was to correlate the change in tumor 18F-FDG standardized uptake value (SUV) during and after preoperative radiochemotherapy, with the pathologic response achieved in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients. METHODS Thirty-three(More)
We report a case of Kleine-Levin syndrome in a man aged 82 and discuss this singular case in the light of alcoholism, an episode of what may have been encephalitis, together with advanced age. Gli Autori descrivono il caso di una sindrome di Kleine-Levin in un uomo di 82 anni; l'alcoolismo e un possibile pregresso episodio encefalitico, insieme all'età(More)
MRI is the standard modality in the pre- and post-treatment evaluation of patients with rectal cancer, particularly in those cases with locally advanced disease. We routinely employ a superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) contrast enema to distend the rectal lumen and achieve maximal tumor-to-lumen contrast gradient. This practice also allowed the(More)
INTRODUCTION This is an observational study and the aim is to evaluate the effect of dietary supplements based on Resveratrol, Lycopene, Vitamin C and Anthocyanins (Ixor®) in reducing skin toxicity due to external beam radiotherapy in patients affected by breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS 71 patients were enrolled and they were divided in two different(More)
The authors describe seven patients in whom the administration of tiapride led to the disappearance of visual hallucinatory manifestations with the characteristics of “release hallucinations”, the results being maintained throughout the period of treatment. The authors also discuss the mechanism and presumed site of action of the drug. Gli Autori descrivono(More)
CT is the most accurate method for guiding fine needle biopsies in deep and/or small sized lung and mediastinic lesions. The authors have performed 2109 CT-guided lung biopsies (FNAB). The results are given in terms of sensitivity, specificity and rate of complications. In ever examination, Westcott or Chiba needles (22 or 21 gauge) were used. From 2109(More)