Giovanna Lanzani

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BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the leading causes of death for compensated chronic liver disease. AIM The evaluation of technical success as primary ablation rate, local tumor progression, safety, and long--term patients outcome of radiofrequency ablation in single (less than 3.5 cm in diameter) or multiple nodules (up to 3, sized less than(More)
A case of endomyocardial fibrosis in a patient with idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is reported and discussed. The authors draw attention to the importance of both echocardiography (two-dimensional and Doppler) and nuclear magnetic resonance in the detection of cardiac involvement due to this rare pathology. Moreover, these imaging techniques appear(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the leading causes of death for cirrhosis, and patients are often not eligible for surgery. To evaluate the effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation in single (less than 3.5cm in diameter) or multiple nodules (up to 3, sized less than 3cm) in respect of acceptability, applicability, primary ablation rate,(More)
We report the case of a 51 year old white woman with an asymptomatic solitary pulmonary nodule, fortuitously discovered on chest radiography. Her physical examination and biochemical tests were unremarkable for pathological findings. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy confirmed the presence of a(More)
OBJECTIVES Gastroesophageal bleeding from varices is the most life-threatening complication in liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension. Since its first application, endoscopic sclerotherapy seems to be the most widely applicable procedure to stop the bleeding and to prevent recurrences. The aim of this study was to ascertain the role of some factors as(More)
Fibreoptic bronchoscopic procedure has arisen as fundamental investigation in pneumology. This is of documented value regarding young subjects, however the utility of bronchoscopy in the elderly has not yet been fully evaluated. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of fibreoptic bronchoscopy in the elderly. We analyzed both(More)