Emanuele Fabbro

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PURPOSE The efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment and healing of chronic tendinopathy through stimulation of cell proliferation and total collagen production has been demonstrated by both in vitro and in vivo studies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound (US)-guided autologous PRP injections in patellar and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of axial-strain real-time sonoelastography in patients with plantar fasciitis compared with that in healthy control subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and patients' consent were obtained. Eighty feet of 80 patients (43 men, 37 women; mean age ± standard deviation, 46.3 years ± 8.7) with plantar(More)
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)
Our aim was to characterize rotator cable ultrasound appearance in shoulders of different-aged asymptomatic volunteers, also estimating interobserver reproducibility. We studied 83 shoulders in 42 young volunteers (mean age 26 ± 7.0 years, range 21-35 years) and 66 shoulders in 36 elderly volunteers (65-81 years, 73 ± 4.9 years), noting rotator cable(More)
Ultrasonography (US) is an established and well-accepted modality that can be used to evaluate articular and peri-articular structures around the shoulder. US has been proven to be useful in a wide range of rotator cuff diseases (tendon tears, tendinosis, and bursitis) as well as non-rotator cuff abnormalities (instability problems, synovial joint diseases,(More)
PURPOSE In this study we compared duplex Doppler sonography, conventional angiography and CT angiography for the evaluation of hepatic arterial complications following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). MATERIAL AND METHODS CT angiography, with Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP) and Volume Rendering reconstructions, was performed in 11 patients with(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)
Whole blood folate level is a superior indicator of folate nutritional status than serum/plasma level. Problems with and lack of confidence in results of current whole blood folate assays have limited its popularity for assessing folate nutritional status. Here, an acid extraction GCMS detection method that measures total folate whole blood is presented.(More)
Thanks to its intrinsic high spatial resolution, ultrasound is an ideal imaging modality for examining very thin, superficial structures, and this makes it very helpful in the evaluation of extrinsic carpal ligaments. These structures, which arise from the radius and ulna and insert on the carpal bones, are extremely important for wrist stability. Previous(More)