Claudio Chini

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This study was done to assess the effectiveness and advantages of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy as a guide for locating and treating lesions that are not amenable to ultrasound (US) guidance, and to evaluate the CT signs of immediate technical success and the short-term results. Over the past year, we selected 14 patients (four women and ten men;(More)
This study was done to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of microwave (MW) ablation of lung tumours. Twenty-four patients underwent percutaneous MW ablation of 26 intraparenchymal pulmonary masses. All patients were judged to be inoperable on the basis of tumour stage, comorbidities, advanced age and/or refusal to undergo surgery. Ablation(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate technical success, effectiveness and safety of microwave ablation (MWA) in patients with unresectable liver metastases, where radiofrequency ablation (RFA) presents some limits. Twenty-five patients (17 men, 8 women) with 31 liver metastases >3 cm or located near vessels (>3 mm) were treated in a total of 29(More)
We have previously reported on the efficacy of a modified International Prognostic Index (MIPI) in predicting the outcome of patients with primary gastric lymphoma. This prompted the retrospective analysis of a large series of patients with primary intestinal lymphoma (PIL) of both diffuse large B-cell (DLCL) and low-grade (extranodal marginal zone B-cell(More)
AIM To evaluate the usefulness and safety of percutaneous transluminal forceps biopsy in patients suspected of having a malignant biliary obstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty consecutive patients (21 men and 19 women; mean age, 71.9 years) underwent forceps biopsy through percutaneous transhepatic biliary access performed to drain bile. Lesions(More)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a heterogeneous disease. The immunohistochemistry-based algorithms for the determination of the cell of origin of DLBCL have been proposed as a practical method to validate and surrogate results obtained by gene expression profiling. We studied 71 patients with primary nodal DLBCL at diagnosis, who received(More)
OBJECT Diesel soot has been recognized as probably carcinogenic to humans. Elemental carbon (also called black carbon) in soot is considered at the moment as the most significant surrogate to be measured for assessing the exposure to this pollutant. Its analysis is done by combustion in an oven and determination of the CO2 formed, after elimination of the(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic pathogen causing different diseases in immunocompromised patients and leading to death in a high percentage of cases. CMV infection is also relatively frequent among patients with hematological malignancies, especially when treated with immunosuppressive agents. We describe the clinical history of a patient with(More)
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