Giuseppe Poletti

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A cross-sectional study was carried out to analyse, through a limited number of fitness tests, the main conditioning and coordinative abilities in children aged 8-9 years, and their relationship with gender, anthropometric variables and physical activity habits. The height and weight of 256 boys and 241 girls were measured and information about physical(More)
In order to test the effects of chronic lithium (Li) administration on learning and memory, 21 day old rats were subjected to different degrees of environmental stimulation (enriched condition, EC and impoverished condition, IC) with and without Li for 144 days. Li was administered with food (2.18 mEq/Kg weight/day). Average plasma Li concentration at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the status of mental health research in 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC). METHOD Medline and PsycInfo databases were searched to identify the LAC authors. Their publications were classified according to the topic, type of research and target population studied. Scientific indicators of these countries were assessed in(More)
Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is a very rare form of systemic mastocytosis (SM) with a short median survival of 6 months. We describe a case of a 65-year-old woman with aleukaemic variant of MCL with a very high serum total tryptase level of 2255 μg/L at diagnosis, which occurred following an episode of hypotensive shock. She fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of(More)
Adoptive tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in combination with a modulated dosage of interleukin-2 (IL-2) can be used with acceptable toxicity in the treatment of immunogenic tumours. Following an experience of reinfusion in advanced melanoma, colorectal and renal cancer patients, treatment was given to disease-free patients after metastasectomy. The(More)
The results are reported of a systematic research conducted on 684 patients subjected to radiological examinations for the purpose of identifying the three pathologies that constitute Saint's triad in an attempt to contribute to the assessment of its real incidence. The investigation revealed 7 cases of Saint's triad (1.02%) and 86 cases of bifocal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to determine whether long-term prognosis was affected by valve replacement with a tilting-disc prosthesis. METHODS Surgical data were recorded prospectively for all (n = 153) valve replacement cases with the Omnicarbon prosthesis during the period February 1985 to January 1986. A rheumatic valvular(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare hospital mortality in a cardiac surgery unit with external data and to assess changes in time (patients undergoing surgery in two different periods). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data on risk factors for hospital mortality were collected from clinical records (retrospectively for the first period and prospectively for the second) for all(More)
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