Lorenzo Doni

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A 42-year-old man with a cardiac tamponade underwent an urgent pericardiotomy that showed tumoral tissue, covering the surface of the right atrium. The tumor was then partially excised, and the histological examination revealed the presence of a moderately-differentiated angiosarcoma. The patient was then referred to the oncology unit and scheduled for a(More)
This study was performed to determine the activity of adding continuous infusion (CI) of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to gemcitabine (GEM) vs GEM alone in advanced pancreatic cancer (APC). In all, 94 chemo-naïve patients with APC were randomised to receive GEM alone (arm A: 1000 mg m−2 per week for 7 weeks followed by a 2 week rest period, then weekly for 3(More)
For advanced colorectal carcinoma, two new drugs, raltitrexed (TOM) and oxaliplatin (L-OHP), have recently shown interesting results. Preclinical and clinical studies suggest that this combination, because of its favorable toxicity profile, high response rate and convenient schedule of administration, can be administered successfully in this disease. In our(More)
Combination chemotherapy with newer, more active drugs in patients with advanced and/or metastatic bladder cancer might show improved response rate and survival. Gemcitabine (GEM) and Epidoxorubicin (EPI) have demonstrated activity in this disease. In addition, experimental studies in vitro have shown that the two agents have additive-synergistic effects(More)
The current role of chemotherapy in pancreatic carcinoma is limited, and progress in the treatment of this disease represents a significant challenge to medical oncology. The most promising drug under study is gemcitabine, a relatively new antimetabolite that represents an attractive candidate for combination chemotherapy because of its excellent(More)
The malignant melanoma is a neoplasm associated with a wide variety of cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes, as dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, paraneoplastic pemphigus. We describe a case of four multiple trichilemmal cystis arising on frontal region in the same patient with brain metastasis and unknown primary melanoma and discuss their relationship.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Stimulation of the radial nerve at the axilla may cause either a proximal movement (forearm extension) or distal movements (supination, wrist or finger extension). In the most recent studies on axillary block, only a distal twitch was accepted as valid. However, this approach was based only on clinical experience. The aim of this(More)
PURPOSE Since metastatic renal cell carcinoma has a poor prognosis and treatment strategies, including hormone therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, have little impact on the quality of life and global survival statistics, new interest has recently focused on the combination of immuno-chemotherapy using pyrimidine analogues, such as gemcitabine. (More)
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