Chiara Moroni

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PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate airway wall thickness and lung attenuation at spirometrically gated thin-section computed tomography (CT) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to correlate gated CT findings with pulmonary function test (PFT) results. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ethical committee approved the study, and all(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between high-resolution CT (HRCT) lung attenuation measurements, acquired under spirometric control of inspiratory and expiratory lung volume, and pulmonary dysfunction as well as dyspnea severity in patients with COPD. PATIENTS AND DESIGN In 51 patients with COPD, we compared by(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the quantitative assessment of pulmonary emphysema with spirometric-gated computed tomography (gated CT) using 3 different acquisition techniques and to determine if low-current spiral CT could be used effectively to quantitate emphysema. METHODS Eleven patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) underwent gated CT and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this work was to evaluate feasibility of spirometric-gated high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to compare the lung density CT measurements obtained with and without spirometric control of lung volume. METHOD Twenty-nine patients with COPD underwent pulmonary(More)
This paper describes the Multimedia Educational Pills (MEPs) model. MEPs are highly concentrated courses, designed to address a topic through multiple representations, following a recursive, non-cumulative, logic, as pointed out by the Cognitive Flexibility Theory (CFT) methodology. MEPs have been designed to meet the educational challenges posed by the(More)
Teachers working in robotics classes face a major problem: how to keep track on individual students' or even small groups' progress in a class of 30-40 students. A multi-agent environment to help teachers with this problem is based on having pedagogical agents to monitor students' interaction, robots' movements, and the construction and programming process(More)
BACKGROUND The poor treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and the emergence of extensively drug-resistant TB and extremely and totally drug-resistant TB highlight the urgent need for new antituberculous drugs and other adjuvant treatment approaches. OBJECTIVES We have treated cavitary tuberculosis by the application of endobronchial(More)
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