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In recent years there has been a growing interest in the commercial deployment of NLP technologies. This paper presents SiSSA, a project whose main aim is that of developing an infrastructure for prototyping, editing and validation of NLP application architectures. The system will provide the user with a graphical environment for (1) selecting the NLP(More)
BACKGROUND The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) criteria and the modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (mRECIST) are currently adopted to evaluate radiological response in patients affected by HCC and treated with loco-regional procedures. Several studies explored the validity of these measurements in predicting(More)
Recently there has been a growing interest in infrastructures for sharing NLP tools and resources. This paper presents SiSSA, a project that aims at developing an infrastructure for prototyping, editing and validation of NLP application architectures. The system will provide the user with a graphical environment for (1) selecting the NLP activities relevant(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco smoke causes lung disfunction and inflammation. METHODS Twenty-two consecutive smokers with undetermined lung nodules were included. All underwent a baseline imaging, exhaled carbon monoxide level evaluation and spirometry, repeated at three months from smoking cessation therapy. RESULTS A significant reduction in size of the lung(More)
OBJECTIVE Umbilical and epigastric hernias are relatively frequent amounting to about 10% of all primary hernias. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic primary ventral hernia repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2002 through July 2007 a total of 23 consecutive patients were treated by laparoscopy for primary(More)
The application of laparoscopic principles to ventral or incisional hernia repair has recently been shown to be a safe and effective alternative to open procedures. In this study we analyzed our recent experience with laparoscopic incisional-ventral hernia repair. The outcomes of 75 consecutive patients (January 2002 to July 2006) who underwent laparoscopic(More)
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