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From an initial sample of 1278 Italian students, the authors selected 537 on the basis of their responses to a self-report bully and victim questionnaire. Participants' ages ranged from 13 to 20 years (M = 15.12 years, SD = 1.08 years). The authors compared the concurrent psychological symptoms of 4 participant groups (bullies, victims, bully/victims [i.e.,(More)
We have carried out a phase II study in advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Eligible patients had unresectable bladder cancer, previously treated with one line of systemic chemotherapy. Treatment consisted of ifosfamide 1000 mg/sm in a 2-hour infusion for 5 consecutive days from d.1 to d.5. Mesna was administered intravenously(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) with a standard treatment protocol in children and adolescents admitted to the psychiatry hospital for acute mental disorders. We used a methodology involving high quality standards for AAT research. DESIGN A pre-post experimental design with a randomized(More)
Five cases of suprasellar teratoma are presented. The characteristic clinical symptoms consist of diabetes insipidus, visual distrubance, hypopituitarism, and occasionally increased intracranial pressure accompanied by mild erosion of the sella turcica and separation of cranial sutures. A suprasellar mass lesion was demonstrated in all four cases examined(More)
A total of 41 metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) patients received tegafur/uracil (UFT)+leucovorin (LV)+oxaliplatin alternated with UFT/LV+irinotecan. The overall response rate was 58.5% (95% confidence interval, 42.2-73.3%), and the median progression-free survival was 8.8 months. There were no grade 4 toxicities; 12 patients (29%) experienced grade 3(More)
This randomised clinical trial, involving patients with advanced colorectal cancer, was carried out to compare the effectiveness of accelerated folinic acid (FA) plus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) with that of the conventional regimen of 5-FU alone. Both regimens were administered with simulataneous supportive care. 185 patients were eligible: 94 were randomly(More)
In recent years the issue of patient safety has been the subject of detailed investigations, particularly as a result of the increasing attention from the patients and the public on the problem of medical error. The purpose of this work is firstly to define the classification of medical errors, which are distinguished between two perspectives: those that(More)
Dyads of 8-year-old friends identified by sociometric friendship nominations were followed through the end of the school year to determine if they remained friends. These dyads as well as a control group of nonfriends were observed while participating in two structured tasks designed to stimulate real life social situations of potential conflict. When(More)
Memories that were easily accessible (i.e., quickly retrieved in a memory-fluency task) of Italian university students were assessed. They were from four periods of life: preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school/university. Half of the participants were instructed to recall only memories involving parents, and the other half memories(More)