Chiara de Waure

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To systematically review the published evidence on the ability of passive leg raising-induced changes in cardiac output (PLR-cCO) and in arterial pulse pressure (PLR-cPP) to predict fluid responsiveness. MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were screened. Clinical trials on human adults published as full-text articles in indexed(More)
To retrospectively evaluate and compare 18F-FDG, 18F-DOPA and 68Ga-somatostatin analogues for PET/CT in patients with residual/recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) suspected on the basis of elevated serum calcitonin levels. Included in the study were 18 patients with recurrent MTC in whom functional imaging with the three tracers was performed. The(More)
In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) as well as the degree of log clearance similarly identifies patients with poor prognosis. No comparison was provided between the two approaches in order to identify the best one to monitor follow-up patients. In this study, MRD and clearance were assessed by both multiparameter(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to perform a detailed assessment of cognitive abilities and behaviour in a series of epileptic patients with Dravet syndrome (DS) in order to establish a possible cerebellar-like pattern. METHODS Nine children with DS without major behavioural disturbances and with cognitive abilities compatible with the assessment of(More)
This study was done to investigate the usefulness of diffusion-weighted (DWI), perfusion-weighted (PWI) and proton magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy imaging in characterising solitary brain metastases. Fifty-nine solitary brain metastases were evaluated with conventional and nonmorphological MR imaging: DWI, PWI and MR spectroscopy. We evaluated size,(More)
To evaluate whether metabolic changes in the primary tumour during and after preoperative radiochemotherapy (RCT) can predict the histopathological response in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer as well as disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). Consecutive patients with cT2–4 N0-2 rectal adenocarcinoma were included. 18F-FDG PET/CT(More)
Minimal residual disease (MRD) of 30 adult AML patients was monitored by multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC) and WT1 expression before and after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). Diagnostic performance of pre-transplant MRD measured by MFC was higher than that obtained by WT1 expression. Comparable results were displayed at day +30(More)
This study was done to prospectively assess the repeatability and intra- and interobserver variability of first-pass perfusion with 64-detector-row computed tomography (CT) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a maximum diameter of up to 8 cm. Twelve patients with NSCLC underwent 64-detector-row first-pass CT perfusion (CTP) of the whole tumour. Two(More)
Ki-67 Labeling Index is an immunocytochemical marker of cell proliferation. The correlation of Ki-67 expression with pituitary adenomas recurrence has been investigated and is highly debated. Aim of this study was to evaluate whether Ki-67 correlates with recurrence even in patients with an apparently completely removed pituitary adenoma. We retrospectively(More)
The aim of this study was to systematically review and conduct a meta-analysis of published data about the diagnostic performance of 18F-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with paraganglioma (PG). A comprehensive computer literature search of studies published through 30 June 2011 regarding 18F-DOPA PET or(More)