Giuliano Pelosi

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BACKGROUND Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) are rarely described in transplanted kidneys. Available therapeutic strategies range from allograft nephrectomy to nephron-sparing procedures such as partial nephrectomy or image-guided thermal ablation. Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive technique which provides promising oncologic(More)
The pharmacokinetics of ibopamine after single and multiple dosing was studied in 20 patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) of NYHA functional class II. Ibopamine 100 mg was given 3 times a day for 7 days in 6 patients and for 30 days in the other 14 patients. Plasma pharmacokinetics of total (mainly conjugated) and free epinine was studied after the(More)
overall procedure (ttot) was the sum of the previous steps. A logarithmic regression for t1, t2, t3, and ttot over the number of TLTs performed was carried out. We arbitrarily assumed that the time was related to experience (it is not surprising that one person is able to do a procedure more quickly after performing it repetitively). This assumption was(More)
The kinetics of ibopamine, the 3,4-diisobutyryl ester of N-methyldopamine (epinine), was assessed in 27 patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and 8 healthy normal subjects (NS). Nine patients were in functional class IV according to the NYHA definition, 9 in class III and 9 in class II. Ibopamine was administered at a single oral dose of 100 mg.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess, using Doppler-echocardiography and ambulatory electrocardiography in patients with mitral valve prolapse (MPV), the prevalence and severity of mitral regurgitation (MR) and arrhythmias. METHODS Two groups of patients were compared: those with thickening and redundancy of the mitral valve leaflets,(More)
Primary heart lymphoma is an extremely rare condition and metastatic lymphomas constitute 9% of the total heart metastases. In most cases the lymphomatous involvement of the heart and/or pericardium is seen only at autopsy. It is unlikely that cardiac manifestations are the initial presentation of malignant lymphoma. We report a case of malignant lymphoma(More)
Fourteen patients with supraventricular and/or ventricular ectopic beats selected by clinical, dynamic ECG and exercise test, underwent a basal continuous ECG recording (Holter) and then were given 400 mg of quinidine orally. The concentrations of the drug were determined in blood samples taken 30 minutes before, and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24 hours after(More)
Bronchogenic cysts, unlike the other mediastinal cysts, exhibit a high incidence of complications, which makes their resection advisable even if no symptoms are present. The correct diagnosis should thus be made with the available imaging modalities. We reviewed our series of 11 bronchogenic cysts, all of them studied with conventional radiology (CR), as(More)
A 78-year-old man admitted to our hospital with signs and symptoms of right ventricular failure, consisting of severe edema of the scrotum and the penis, ankle edema, hepatomegaly, and a history of asthenia associated with a recent weight loss. Two-dimensional echocardiography showed an intracavitary mass in the right atrium and a moderate pericardial(More)