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OBJECTIVES To describe the MRI features of gout tophi in the soft-tissues or joints of the limbs by low-field extremity-dedicated MRI. METHODS Nine consecutive patients, 8M/1W, affected by chronic tophaceous gout were studied. Mean patients' age was 71.3±11.5 years, mean disease duration 98.1±44.9 months, and mean serum uric acid concentration 9.2±2.8(More)
Gout, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) deposition disease, and calcium hydroxyapatite deposition disease (HADD) are the three most common crystal-induced arthropathies. Multimodality imaging may help in their diagnosis, and is useful for a precise and comprehensive assessment and grading of the related osteoarticular damage. Plain film radiography,(More)
I micoplasmi isolati nell’uomo appartengono al genere Mycoplasma e Ureaplasma e si localizzano soprattutto a livello delle mucose dell’apparato respiratorio e genitourinario, come parassiti di superficie che aderiscono alla membrana plasmatica delle cellule epiteliali. Come patogeni della specie umana il loro comportamento è controverso: la maggior parte è(More)
The harmonisation of training programmes for infection control and hospital hygiene (IC/HH) professionals in Europe is a requirement of the Council recommendation on patient safety. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control commissioned the 'Training Infection Control in Europe' project to develop a consensus on core competencies for IC/HH(More)
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