Dario Giordano

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PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of the addition of tamsulosin to our standard expulsive pharmacologic therapy for the treatment of distal-ureteral stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 96 patients referred to our department for the management of symptomatic distal-ureteral calculi were randomly divided into group 1 (N = 46) who received diclofenac(More)
The prevalence of probable multiple sclerosis (MS) in Caltanissetta city, Sicily, is at least 51 per 100,000. If possible multiple sclerosis patients are included, it is 54 per 100,000. This value is similar to that found in other cities in Sicily: Enna, Monreale and Agrigento. The high prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Caltanissetta confirms the previous(More)
The prevalence of probable multiple sclerosis in Monreale city, close to the university city of Palermo, Sicily, is at least 43 per 100 000. If the possible multiple sclerosis patient is included, it is 47 per 100 000. This prevalence is not significantly different from that found in Enna city, 53 per 100 000. The prevalence in Sicily and, no doubt, in(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the prognostic factors and outcomes of treatment in patients diagnosed with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. DESIGN Retrospective observational case review. SETTING Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the tertiary referral teaching hospital of Parma. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-seven patients diagnosed with PTMC and surgically treated(More)
The prevalence of probable multiple sclerosis in Agrigento city on the south-west coast of Sicily is at least 2 per 100 000. This is likely to be a considerable underestimate of the true prevalence because the study presented particular difficulties in that the city is far from the neurological centres of Palermo. Catania, and Messina. There is no(More)
BACKGROUND In gastric juice, high levels of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and the carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) have been found to correlate with precancerous lesions and gastric cancer. So far, sampling of gastric juice has required upper endoscopy. In place of this invasive procedure, we investigated a new tool for the quantitation of tumor(More)
Rhabdomyosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma are relatively common malignant tumours in paediatric population. In the past, surgery was the mainstay of treatment and survival rates were poor. Afterwards, the development of multi-agent chemotherapy protocols during the past four decades resulted in a dramatic improvement in long-term survival. As a consequence, the(More)