Cristiana Quattropani

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether a new virtual colon dissection 3D visualization technique for CT colonography has a shorter analysis time and better sensitivity for detection of colonic polyps than interpretation of axial CT images. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. CT colonography was performed in 22 patients using 4-MDCT followed by(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Western countries. Early detection by colorectal cancer screening can effectively cut its mortality rate. CT colonography represents a promising, minimally invasive alternative to conventional methods of colorectal carcinoma screening. AIMS The purpose of this prospective(More)
We report a case of angiotropic (intravascular) large B-cell lymphoma in an 84-year-old woman who underwent diagnostic procedures for progressive, painful induration of the legs. Physical examination and imaging studies revealed only widespread telangiectasias and significant panniculities-like lymphedema of the legs, with no masses or lymphadenopathies.(More)
Enhanced renal sodium retention and potassium loss in patients with cirrhosis is due to activation of mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs). Increased aldosterone concentrations, however, do not entirely explain the activation of MR in cirrhosis. Here, we hypothesize that cortisol activates MRs in patients with cholestasis. We present evidence that access of(More)
OBJECTIVES Assessing the quality of cancer care (QoCC) has become increasingly important to providers, regulators and purchasers of care worldwide. The aim of this study was to develop evidence-based quality indicators (QIs) for colorectal cancer (CRC) to be applied in a population-based setting. DESIGN A comprehensive evidence-based literature search was(More)
Hepatic hydrothorax is a dreaded complication in patients with liver cirrhosis. Placement of chest tubes can alleviate respiratory distress, but patients often succumb due to excessive fluid and protein loss via the open drain. Our case illustrates that high-dose octreotide can strongly reduce hepatic hydrothorax drainage volume. This allows removal of the(More)
We describe a patient who suffered from intestinal perforation after abdominal trauma. Perioperatively, he was treated with a single dose of piperacillin and 9 doses of imipenem/cilastatin over 3 days. The patient was discharged 5 days after surgery in good clinical condition and with normal liver values except for a marginal elevation of alanine(More)
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