Cesere Galli

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A 62-year-old woman developed dysphasia, signs of intracranial hypertension and seizures. An MRI scan evidenced extra-axial contrast enhancement in the absence of mass lesions. CSF analysis was negative for malignant cytology and viral or bacterial microbiology. In the absence of other evidence, considering the acute clinical onset and MRI picture, a viral(More)
To evaluate the performance of different commercial assays for the detection of recent cytomegalovirus (CMV) in pregnancy, the sensitivity and specificity of assays for CMV-specific IgM antibodies were compared. Routine specimens from pregnant women were screened for CMV IgM using the Abbott AxSYM assay. Sera that were reactive according to AxSYM were(More)
With increasing drug abuse of cocaine, the chances are growing that an anaesthetist comes into contact with an acutely intoxicated patient or chronic cocaine user while on call or during his daily routine. In South America chewing coca leaves is daily practise, while in the industrialised world the drug is sniffed, smoked or injected intravenously.(More)
MRI showed a cortically-based partially cystic and markedly enhancing mass in the uncus of the right temporal lobe in a patient with long standing refractory partial complex seizures. Histopathological examination revealed a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, a rare, usually benign tumour thought to originate from subpial astrocytes.
Twenty patients with well controlled Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes of at least 10 years duration and 47 control subjects were vaccinated against the hepatitis B virus using the Hevac B vaccine. The vaccine was administered into the deltoid region on three occasions at intervals of 1 month. Thereafter a fourth dose was given to subjects still negative(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite pharmacological advances for heart failure, morbidity and mortality remain unacceptably high. As a result, alternative approaches such as cell therapy have been suggested to hold potential promise. However, a major obstacle is the optimization of cell delivery to the heart. Therefore, we investigated the efficacy of a percutaneous(More)
recently saw a 34-year-old man with multifocal cerebral Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) as the only manifestation of a disease thought to be completely cured. At 17 months of age the patient developed diabetes insipidus and had multiple osteolytic lesions in the skull, shown by biopsy to represent LCH. He received radiotherapy (30 Gy) and chemotherapy,(More)
Coronary artery disease accounts for most of the early and late mortality and morbidity associated with vascular surgery. Cardiac pre-operative evaluation is mandatory for the assessment of cardiac risk. The aim of this study is to compare dipyridamole scintigraphy with 99mTc-MIBI (MIBI-dipy) and dipyridamole echocardiography (ECHO-dipy) and to evaluate(More)
The purpose of our investigation was to ascertain the presence of viral replication in subjects positive for antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) with persistently normal values of liver tests, to define their natural history, and to determine whether the immunoglobulin M (IgM) response could be a useful parameter to distinguish viraemic from(More)
The aim of this single blind, placebo controlled study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of quinapril in mild to moderate hypertension. Thirty-six patients (from 32 to 64 years old, mean 54.8 +/- 8.84) with diastolic blood pressure (DP) greater than or equal to 96 mmHg and less than or equal to 114 mmHg were enrolled. After a two week wash-out, a(More)
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