Giuseppe Pelusi

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OBJECTIVES The aims of our study were to evaluate the possibility of identifying the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in patients with endometrial cancer (EC) and to directly compare two injection techniques, cervical and hysteroscopic injection. METHODS Fifty-four patients with endometrial carcinoma, clinical stages I and II, were submitted to complete surgical(More)
AIMS To (a) assess the accuracy of 18F-FDG PET/CT in distinguishing malignant from benign pelvic lesions, compared to transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) and (b) to establish the role of whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT, compared to contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT), in staging patients with ovarian cancer. PATIENTS Fifty consecutive patients with a(More)
UNLABELLED To assess the rate, the cumulative proportion, and the predictors of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2-3 (CIN 2-3) and invasive disease during the follow-up of patients conservatively treated for microinvasive (stage Ia1-2) squamous cell carcinoma (MIC) of the uterine cervix. METHODS Two hundred thirty women (median age, 37 years;(More)
LH plays critical roles in the control of folliculogenesis and ovarian function in humans. LH activity administration during gonadotrophin ovulation induction can enhance ovarian response and optimise treatment. More specifically, LH activity (both LH and low-dose hCG) can support the growth and stimulate the maturation of larger ovarian follicles as a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if cervical length predicts prepartum bleeding and emergency Cesarean section in cases of placenta previa. METHODS Between September 2005 and September 2007, cervical length was measured by transvaginal ultrasound in women with complete placenta previa persisting into the third trimester of pregnancy. A complete follow-up of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate TAP1, TAP2, and HLA class I antigen expression in primary ovarian carcinoma lesions and to assess the clinical significance of defects in the expression of these molecules. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fifty-one formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded primary ovarian carcinoma lesions were stained with affinity-purified rabbit anti-TAP1 and(More)
The histologic, histochemical, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features of Brenner tumor (BT) were studied. BT was compared with transitional bladder cells, and close similarities between the two tissues were identified. Abundant glycogen in all cellular layers, an alcianophilic/sialomucinic surface mucous coat, and argyrophilic cells characterized(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of ursodeoxycholic acid on human placental bile acids and bilirubin transporters in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy are still undefined. AIM To evaluate whether ursodeoxycholic acid affects MRP2, MRP3 and MRP4 expression in the placenta. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-three pregnant women were enrolled; fourteen subjects had(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the ability of intrapartum translabial sonography to diagnose fetal station in the second stage of labor. METHODS Patients with uncomplicated pregnancies at term gestation with fetuses in vertex presentation in the second stage of labor underwent serial translabial sonography and digital examinations. In a sagittal section of the(More)
The goal of this study was to find the most favorable injection interval of norethisterone enanthate (NETE) plus testosterone undecanoate (TU) in terms of gonadotropin, sperm suppression, and prostatic effects. Fifty normal men were randomly assigned to receive NETE 200 mg plus TU 1000 mg every 8 wk (n = 10), every 12 wk (n = 10), every 6 wk for 12 wk and(More)