Francesco D’Andrea

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We designed a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial involving 51 relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients to determine the clinical efficacy of mitoxantrone treatment over 2 years. Patients were allocated either to the mitoxantrone group (27 patients receiving IV infusion of mitoxantrone every month for 1 year at the dosage of 8 mg/m2) or(More)
We construct spectral triples on all Podleś quantum spheres S2 qt. These noncommutative geometries are equivariant for a left action of Uq(su(2)) and are regular, even and of metric dimension 2. They are all isospectral to the undeformed round geometry of the sphere S2. There is also an equivariant real structure for which both the commutant property and(More)
The use of adipose tissue transfer in plastic and reconstructive surgery is not new and has been studied extensively. Due to different results with regard to adipose cell damage and the level of survival of the transferred tissue in clinical practice, the authors aimed to investigate the effects of centrifugation on fat aspirates to optimize the centrifugal(More)
Tumour hypoxia is linked to treatment resistance. Positron emission tomography (PET) using hypoxia tracers such as fluoroazomycin arabinoside (FAZA) may allow identification of patients with hypoxic tumours and the monitoring of the efficacy of hypoxia-targeting treatment. Since hypoxia PET is characterized by poor image contrast, and tumour hypoxia(More)
We have read with profound interest the article by Bastos and colleagues entitled Histologic Analysis of Zafirlukast’s Effect on Capsule Formation Around Silicone Implants. We have truly enjoyed this study because it focuses on the very important issue of ongoing research toward pharmacologic therapy for the treatment of periprosthetic capsule contracture.(More)
Prepubertal gynecomastia is characterized by the presence of palpable uni- or bilateral breast tissue in boys without other signs of sexual maturation. It may be the endocrine expression of rare syndromes such as Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of anastrozole and to describe an innovative surgical approach. This(More)
We construct a family of self-adjoint operators DN , N ∈ Z, which have compact resolvent and bounded commutators with the coordinate algebra of the quantum projective space CPq, for any ` ≥ 2 and 0 < q < 1. They provide 0-dimensional equivariant even spectral triples. If ` is odd and N = 1 2 (` + 1), the spectral triple is real with KO-dimension 2` mod 8.
Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder, although it may occur as a spontaneous mutation; clinically it is characterized by typical peripheral nerve tumours (Neurofibromas) and cafe au lait spots; they are more frequent over the trunk and legs. In this particular case study a patient with neurofibromatosis is described, who, besides the(More)
Cosmetic surgery represents a particular application of plastic surgery, in which the operative competence of the discipline is focused not on the correction of pathological disorders, but on the correction of some morphologic traits not accepted by the patients, or not adherent with the aesthetic canons of the time, although they are absolutely compatible(More)
This study aimed to observe the effects of ultrasound waves at different frequencies on abdominal fat tissue. External ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (XUAL) via both histologic and immunohistochemic examinations was used to assess adipose tissue alterations, including cells and collagenic fibers. The results, at the immunofluorescence level, show that(More)