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Many epidemiological and experimental "in vivo" studies have proved in recent years the carcinogenic properties of herbicides. In order to evaluate the "in vitro" action on the human DNA of Trifluralin, Atrazine and Simazine (active principles of herbicides Treflan and Fogard S respectively) the authors have studied the rates of SCE in cultures of human(More)
Clonidine, an effective antihypertensive drug acting on central presynaptic alpha 2-adrenoreceptors, is commonly used in opiate withdrawal. There is recent evidence of advantages in using clonidine also in alcohol withdrawal. The results of a randomized study on 44 alcoholics, admitted without withdrawal symptoms, are shown. The alcohol withdrawal syndrome(More)
In this report we discuss some cases of AILD and IBL-like T-cell lymphomas and attempt to clarify the cytogenetic relationship between these complex disease states. During the period 1980-1987 we have studied No. 6 patients affected with AILD, three of which showed final evolution into Immunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. Cytogenetic studies, carried out on(More)
Reference is made to the results of a chromosome analysis conducted on pleural liquid sediments in 71 cases of neoplastic effusion and 105 transudative and inflammatory cases. Numeric and morphological karyotype alterations conclusively indicative of the neoplastic origin of the effusion were observed in 79% cases where a tumour was actually present, and in(More)
Non-ketotic hyperosmolar diabetic coma is a complication of diabetes characterised by extreme dehydration, plasmatic hyperosmolarity and the absence of ketosis. The mortality rate is very high, especially in elderly subjects with type II diabetes. A personal series of 12 cases is reported with an assessment of general features, triggering factors,(More)
The authors report a case of hemiballismus in an old patient with diabetes and hypertension, developed after a non ketotic hyperosmolar coma episode. In agreement with the recent literature, the syndrome is not always caused by a single Luys body lesion, but also by complex scattered lesions demonstrable only by RMN. A possible pathogenetic role of the(More)
Doppler test in temporal arthritis. Prescriptions and limits The paper describes the Authors' personal experience in using the Doppler test for the diagnosis of temporal arthritis in a small group of patients clinically suspected of the pathology. The method has proved useful in the diagnosis and follow-up of the disease, but the diagnosis is confirmed by a(More)