Lorenza Vandelli

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Sirs: Isolated peripheral hypoglossal nerve palsy is rare and it is caused by primary or secondary tumors of the skull base, leptomeningeal metastases, trauma, carotid artery dissection, surgery or aneurysms of the carotid artery, dural arteriovenous fistula, Chiari malformation, otorhinolaryngological and anesthesiological procedures, radiation, infectious(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological evidence has suggested an association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and B-cell lymphoproliferation. We studied the prevalence of HCV infection in a series of de novo B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL) cases and correlated virological findings with clinico-histological features. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE Striking evidence of HCV infection has been found in mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) and HCV has been hypothesized to be the causative agent of this disease. To assess the association of C virus infection and cryoglobulinemia we studied cryoglobulin levels in 66 patients on maintenance hemodyalisis who were selected on the basis of HCVAb positivity(More)
The prevalence of antibodies to HCV and the course of hepatitis have been determined in 357 haemodialysed patients treated at a single institution. The prevalence of HCV infection increases with the duration of haemodialysis and with the use of blood transfusions, yet there is high frequency of HCV seropositivity even without blood transfusions. Evolution(More)
The prevalence of anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) in dialysis setting is still a nonstandard datum. In particular, it is not known of the phenomenon is stable or increasing or decreasing, even in a given geographical area. We studied the behavior of anti-HCV prevalence during a 12-month follow-up in 415 hemodialysis patients treated at a single institution and(More)
BACKGROUND Dialysis access occlusion is the most common cause of hospitalization and a frequent indirect cause of mortality in patients on chronic hemodialysis. The clinical assessment of an arteriovenous shunt is presently the most widely adopted method for the diagnosis of vascular access occlusion in hemodialysis patients, but no studies have yet(More)