Giacomo Quattrocchio

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BACKGROUND Acute pyelonephritis (APN) is a common disease which rarely evolves into abscesses. METHODS We prospectively collected clinical, biochemical and radiological data of patients hospitalized with a diagnosis of APN from 2000 to 2008. RESULTS Urinary culture was positive in 64/208 patients (30.7%) and blood cultures in 39/182 cases (21.4%). Two(More)
INTRODUCTION Demographic analysis shows the ageing of the global population and the consequent increase in the age of hospitalized subjects and of patients starting dialysis. Hence, interest in the feasibility, safety, and usefulness of renal biopsy in elderly patients is growing. We examined the data of 131 patients over the age of 75 who underwent renal(More)
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