Francesco Prati

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BACKGROUND Bioabsorbable vascular scaffolds were developed to overcome limitations of permanent bare-metal or drug-eluting coronary stents—ie, stent thrombosis (despite prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy), the life-long presence of a caged vessel segment that does not allow vasomotion or remodelling, and chronic vessel wall inflammation. We assessed the(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have shown that baseline drug resistance patterns may influence the outcome of antiretroviral therapy. Therefore, guidelines recommend drug resistance testing to guide the choice of initial regimen. In addition to optimizing individual patient management, these baseline resistance data enable transmitted drug resistance (TDR) to(More)
Imaging systems transmit and acquire signals and are subject to errors including: error sources, signal variations or possible calibration errors. These errors are included in all imaging systems for atherosclerosis and are propagated to methodologies implemented for the segmentation and characterization of atherosclerotic plaque. In this paper, we present(More)
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