The Authors describe a case of aneurysmal rupture of the azygos pericallosal artery, a variant of the anterior cerebral artery. The association between aneurysm and this anatomical anomaly is of interest because of its rarity and clinical-therapeutic implications.
BACKGROUND Normal values of the jugular bulb oxygen saturation were obtained in 1942 and in 1963. Correct catheter positioning was not confirmed radiologically. OBJECTIVES To replicate the measurements during angiographic catheterisation of the jugular bulb. METHODS Oxygen saturation in the jugular bulb (SjO(2)), inferior petrosal sinus (SipsO(2)), and… (More)
Its location in the Mediterranean region and its physical characteristics render Mt. Cimone (44 • 11 N, 10 • 42 E), the highest peak of the Italian northern Apennines (2165 m asl), particularly suitable to study the transport of air masses from the North African desert area to Europe. During these northward transports 12 dust events were 5 registered in… (More)
This work investigates the variability of ozone (O 3), carbon monoxide (CO) and equivalent black carbon (BC) at the Italian Climate Observatory " O. Vittori " (ICO-OV), part of the Mt. Cimone global GAW-WMO station (Italy). For this purpose, ICO-OV observations carried out in the period January 2007–June 2009, have been analyzed and correlated with the… (More)
Hypothesis Elderly breast cancer patients are underdiagnosed and undertreated in our Breast Unit. Patients A total of 87 breast cancer patients aged 70 years or older diagnosed between 2003 and 2007, treated in our Unit, was identified. The data for 3 prospectively chosen age subgroups (aged 70–74, 75–79, and 80 years) were subsequently analyzed. Data were… (More)
Hemimegalencephaly (HME) is a rare neuronal migration anomaly, rarely associated with hemihypertrophy or some other somatic malformation; it can coexist with intracranial arteriovenous shunts which cause cardiac failure. We report a rare case associated with hemihypertrophy of the face, trunk and limbs and malformation of the feet. The neuroradiological… (More)
—Tropospheric ozone (O 3) is an important atmospheric pollutant and climate forcer. The Mediterranean basin is a hot-spot region in terms of short-term O 3 distribution, with frequent episodes of high tropospheric O 3 , especially during summer. To improve the characterisation of summer O 3 variability in the Mediterranean area, during the period 6–27… (More)
The results of the CMS tracker alignment analysis are presented using the data from cosmic tracks, optical survey information, and the laser alignment system at the Tracker Integration Facility at CERN. During several months of operation in the spring and summer of 2007, about five million cosmic track events were collected with a partially active CMS… (More)