Giovanni Pallotti

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Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS), which is characterized by progressive weight loss (WL) and anorexia (A), is present in 50% of advanced cancer patients and in 80% of terminally ill cancer patients. One of the most controversial aspects of CACS is its oetiopathogenesis; experimental studies have identified certain cytokines [Tumour necrosis factor(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the relation between several daily indicators of air pollution (particulates and gases) and daily mortality in the metropolitan area of Rome and in the central part of the city. METHODS Time series analysis. The associations between daily concentrations of pollutants (particles, SO2, NO2, CO, O3) recorded by five fixed monitors and(More)
Ninety-five adolescents with menstrual irregularities persisting since menarche were studied and the data analyzed in relation to gynecologic age. In each year, in the premenstrual phase, luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T), and androstenedione (delta 4A) values were higher than those of adults. Estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), 17-hydroxyprogesterone(More)
The analytical performance of the DAX, a high-throughput random access analyser, was studied according to ECCLS guidelines (ECCLS Document Vol. 3, No. 2, Beuth Verlag, Berlin, 1986) in a multicentre evaluation involving four laboratories. The trial took about 4 months. Determinations of 12 analytes produced more than 60,000 data. The imprecision study on 3(More)
Whole blood, hair and fingernails of 80 representative subjects from the Province of Rome were analysed for total mercury. The mean value for whole blood was 0.020 mg/kg, for hair 0.51 mg/kg and for nails 1.08 mg/kg. Correlations were found (except for hair) between mercury levels and the number of fish meals, mercury amalgam dental fillings and residence(More)
The morphological organization of the structural components in the dog carotid wall is investigated by X-ray diffraction and microscopic analysis. Histological analysis confirms an anisotropic morphology of smooth muscle cells and elastic fibers in the tissue. Collagen fibers, as revealed by X-ray diffraction technique, are organized in an isotropic network(More)
The ideal computerized mammogram processing system still needs to be developed. In order to achieve maximum flexibility we suggest a modular scheme, dividing the processing sequence into functionally autonomous modules. This paper provides a general scheme for detection and/or automated recognition of microcalcifications. Some modules that perform ROI(More)