Gabriella Bianchini

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Eighty patients complaining of shoulder pain were examined with MRI from January, 1993, through December, 1994. Thirty of them were submitted to surgery, with an exhaustive inspection of shoulder structures and the treatment of abnormal findings. In this subgroup of surgical patients, MRI had depicted 16 complete tears of the rotator cuff, 4 partial tears,(More)
BACKGROUND Clusterin, a heterodimeric glycoprotein found at several sites in the human male reproductive tract, could be a marker of morphologically abnormal spermatozoa, while TUNEL positivity indicates DNA fragmentation. Metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus and obesity may compromise sperm quality and fertility of men; however, little evidence(More)
PURPOSE Amyloid shoulder arthropathy is a frequent finding in long-term hemodialysis patients. Assessing the symptoms is fundamental in the approach to these patients but their long life expectancy means that the correct imaging quantification of scapulohumeral joint impairment is just as important. We investigated the role of MRI in amyloid shoulder(More)
8164 Background: Endocrine therapy is effective in downstaging patients (pts) with primary BC and may be considered in elderly women. TOR is a triphenylethylene selective ER modulator differing from tamoxifen for the presence of a chlorine atom. METHODS A two-stage, phase II study was conducted to investigate efficacy of TOR (60 mg/day) as a short-term(More)
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