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Lung disease and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) airway colonization represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF). Human beta-defensin (hBD)-1 is believed to play an important role in mucosal innate immunity in the lung. This study aimed to investigate whether three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the… (More)
PURPOSE Intensity-modulated radiotherapy has been suggested as the technique of choice for locally advanced head and neck cancer patients. In the last decade, most radiotherapy departments have focused their efforts in programs to implement this technique. We report our experience for parotid gland and constrictor muscle sparing with intensity-modulated… (More)
INTRODUCTION Based on radiobiology evidence, hypofractionated radiotherapy has the potential of improving treatment outcome in prostate cancer patients. In this study, we evaluated the safety, in terms of acutetoxicity, of using moderate hypofractionated radiotherapy delivered with Helical Tomotherapy (HT) to treat prostate cancer patients. MATERIALS AND… (More)
The Authors after a theoric introduction in regard to the taxonomic position, the history and the epidemiology of the Salmonella wien, explain the biologic characteristic of the bacterium according to results of their experiments.
AIMS To evaluate long-term late side effects, clinical and biochemical relapse in non-metastatic prostate cancer patients treated with dose escalation, from 74 to 78 Gy, by means of three dimensional conformal radiation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical data of 125 patients with prostate cancer who underwent three-dimensional conformal radiation… (More)