Eleonora Sica

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OBJECTIVES To describe the endoscopic transnasal approach to the infratemporal fossa (ITF) and upper parapharyngeal space (UPS) and to analyze the indications and outcomes of this surgical technique in the management of the tumors localized in this critical area. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary-care referral center. (More)
The absorptive capacity represents the ability of enterprises to efficiently absorb and internalise knowledge from outside: it represents the link between firms’ capabilities to implement new products and the external stock of technological opportunities, such as those spilled-out from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs). In this framework, the present paper(More)
BACKGROUND The pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) is a difficult area to access, as it has been traditionally treated by external approaches. The development of endoscopic transnasal approaches enables surgeons to reach this region through a minimally invasive route, reducing the associated morbidity. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of patients with(More)
Cancer mortality was analysed in 3282 elderly subjects aged ≥ 65 years from 2 cohorts of general population having different life-style patterns. They took part in the CASTEL (CArdiovascular STudy in the ELderly), a 12-year lasting prospective Italian study. The aim of the present analysis was to identify the items able to influence cancer mortality. A(More)
Two laboratories tested multiple forms of xylene for their developmental toxicity hazard potential (A/D ratio) by means of the hydra assay. The three isomers, as well as a solution of mixed xylenes, all interfered with development (D) at or near to concentrations that also were toxic to adult (A) hydra. The A/D ratios ranged from 1 to 2 in hydra as they had(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to report our experience with the endoscopic management of sinonasal schwannomas, analyzing the advantages, limitations, and outcomes of the technique. METHODS A retrospective analysis was carried out on 11 patients treated endoscopically between 2000 and 2014 at a single institution. RESULTS Eight patients(More)
Nasal cytology is a diagnostic method in the field rinology used to detect changes into the endonasal epithelium exposed to physical and/or chemical irritation, acute or chronic inflammation due to different angents (viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic). Nasal cytology was born in 1889 thanks to H. Gollash who found many eosinophilic cells into the nasal(More)
We analyzed cancer mortality trends in 3282 elderly subjects from two general Italian populations with different life-style patterns taking part in the Cardiovascular Study in the Elderly (CASTEL). The aim of the study was to evaluate which predictors were able to influence cancer mortality. Age, gender, tobacco smoking, the presence of respiratory(More)
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