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A retrospective study has been performed on 155 cases of surgically treated hypopharyngeal carcinomas in order to bring to light what effect the type of surgery has on survival and the reasons for failure. The following operations were performed: 103 hemipharyngectomies with total laryngectomy (HPTL); 28 total circular pharyngectomies with total… (More)
Acid phosphatase activity estimated cytochemically is markedly increased in myeloma plasma cells compared to that found in normal plasma cells, polyclonal plasma-cytoses and most interestingly in the non-myelomatous monoclonal dysglobulinaemias. In the differential diagnosis of this last group the test has a useful role.
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI) on exclusive breast feeding at 6 months. DESIGN Controlled, non-randomised trial. SETTING 18 Local Health Authorities in 9 regions of Italy. PARTICIPANTS 5094 mother/infant dyads in 3 cohorts were followed up to 12 months after birth in 3 rounds of data collection:… (More)