Claudio Rossetti

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This paper studies the relationship between medical compliance and health outcomes - hospitalization and mortality rates - using a large panel of patients residing in a local health authority in Italy. These data allow us to follow individual patients through all their accesses to public health care services until they either die or leave the local health(More)
(4S)-1-[(S)-3-Mercapto-2-methylpropanoyl]-4-phenylthio-L-proline (Zofenoprilat, 2), the active metabolite of the potent ACE inhibitor Zofenopril Calcium (1), was labelled with carbon-11 (t1/2=20.4 min) to evaluate its pharmacokinetics behaviour in human body using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). [11C]2 labelling procedures were based on the use of(More)
AIM To determine prospectively from the referring physician's point of view the impact of F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-FDG PET) results on the management decisions in patients with known or suspected lung cancer. METHODS Seventy-five consecutive patients (58 men, 17 women; age range, 33-82 years; mean age, 64 years) with a(More)
A method has been developed to match corresponding heart regions from functional echocardiographic (Echo) and metabolic fluorine-l8-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose ([18F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) studies in individual patients. Echo and PET images are spatially correlated by determining homologous anatomical landmarks (the two papillary muscles and(More)
Although surveys routinely ask respondents to evaluate various aspects of their life on an ordered scale, there is concern about interpersonal comparability of these self-assessments. Statistically, the problem is one of identification in ordered response models with heterogeneous thresholds. As a solution to the identification problem, King et al. (2004)(More)
In a 39-year-old man, 14 years after splenectomy for injury sustained in a road accident, a chest radiograph performed for dyspnoea showed an abnormal opacity. Computed tomography (CT) confirmed a mediastinal left para-aortic mass suggestive either of confluent enlarged lymph nodes or ectopic splenic tissue. Thus, Tc-labelled heat-denatured red blood cell(More)
In-Work Benefits for Married Couples: An Ex-Ante Evaluation of EITC and WTC Policies in Italy This paper investigates labor supply and redistributive effects of in-work benefits for Italian married couples using a tax-benefit microsimulation model and a multi-sectoral discrete choice model of labor supply. We consider two in-work benefit schemes following(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is common among the Chinese populations especially in the south China and South East Asia region with incidence of 20 to 50 per 100 000 individuals.1,2 Despite being uncommon among other ethnic groups including the Europeans, a higher incidence Received 11 May 2009 Accepted 28 May 2009 Correspondence to: Abdul Jalil Nordin,(More)
A 28-year-old immigrant presented with a 2-week history of throbbing headache. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) examination showed multiple brain abscesses. He is a known defaulter from miliary tuberculosis treatment. F-FDG PET/CT demonstrated multiple visually high metabolic activity lesions disseminated in the brain, thorax, abdomen and pelvis(More)