Giovanna Lamonica

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OBJECTIVE Fatigue is a multidimensional symptom that is described in terms of perceived energy, mental capacity, and psychological status: it can impair daily functioning and lead to negative effects on quality of life. It is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In recent studies, l-carnitine (LC) supplementation has been(More)
Assessment and characterization of the thymus by various imaging methods have been extensively described. The authors report increased uptake of 2-(18)Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) in the normal thymus gland of patients between the ages of 2 and 13 years. Most of these patients had PET scans for various oncologic conditions and had no clinical problems(More)
Whole-body 2-deoxy-2-[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) of a 54-year-old woman with a history of recurrent thyroid follicular cancer and an elevated thyroglobulin level showed significant FDG uptake in the thyroid bed and anterior mediastinum. A previous scan after high-dose I-131 therapy also showed iodine uptake in these(More)
FDG-PET is increasingly being used to assess malignant tumors. However, leukocyte colony-stimulating factors (CSFs), which promote the expansion of hematopoietic bone marrow, have also been demonstrated to cause increased bone-marrow FDG uptake. Three hundred FDG-PET studies conducted over a 1-year period were reviewed for diffuse bone-marrow uptake.(More)
Fifty-six consecutive patients with primary epidermoid cancer of the anus were treated with combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT). No patient had been previously treated. There were 44 women and 12 men, with an age range of 25 to 88 years (median, 62 years). Cancer was located at the anal verge in five and at the anal canal in 51 patients. The tumor extended(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish a correlation between a specific MGA category, an appropriate preventively established treatment and clinical outcome in a population of elderly cancer patients. The ultimate goal was to verify whether the appropriate treatment given to elderly cancer patients according to their MGA category could translate into a better clinical(More)