Luca Faccioli

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Fusarium spp. are an uncommon cause of fungaemia in immunocompromised and neutropenic patients that may hematogenously disseminate to the eyes. Herein, we describe a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and a prior history of extensive corticosteroid exposure who developed disseminated Fusarium solani infection following chemotherapy despite(More)
Hypertension is the main risk factor for both white matter lesions (WMLs) and stroke, but many stroke patients do not have WMLs. To find specific determinants of WMLs, the authors assessed 321 ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who had undergone echocardiography. The patients with WMLs (n=160) were more often hypertensive and had a higher systolic(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain metastases (BMs) from biliary tract cancer (BTC) are extremely rare. The aim of our study was to report the incidence of BMs in patients with BTC. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed a series of 450 patients with BTC. Presence of brain lesions was investigated only when symptoms were evident. Cumulative incidence, median overall survival(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid management can reduce the short stroke risk after transient ischaemic attack (TIA), but the long-term effect is still little known. We evaluated 3-year vascular outcomes in patients with TIA after urgent care. METHODS We prospectively enrolled all consecutive patients with TIA diagnosed by a vascular neurologist and referred to our(More)
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a non-Langerhans’ cells histiocytosis of unknown etiology, which generally presents with long bones involvement, even if extraskeletal lesions may be frequently recognized. As a consequence of its rarity, there is no consensus concerning the best standard of care for affected patients. We present the case of a 53-year-old(More)
BACKGROUND Angiography is the gold standard for therapeutic decision-making in lower limb artery disease. However, both the potentiality and safety of Duplex ultrasound scanning suggest that it may become the main diagnostic tool. The present study aimed to investigate the agreement between Duplex scanning and angiography in the diagnosis of stenosis in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was the detection of risk factors for lacunar strokes with visible lesions on computed tomography (CT) scan, considering in particular clinical characteristics, echocardiographic parameters, and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV, a marker of large-artery stiffness). Lacunar strokes with very small or nonvisible(More)
Some cryptogenic strokes are caused by undetected paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and could benefit from oral anticoagulation. In this study, we searched for echocardiographic parameters associated with first diagnosed AF, to form a scoring system for the identification of patients with AF. We examined 571 patients with ischemic stroke (72.7 ± 13.5(More)
Coarctation of the aorta (CofA) has been associated with an increased risk of intracranial aneurysm (IA). This magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study investigates the prevalence of IAs in 80 children treated in early life for CofA. MRA was performed at mean age of 15.7 ± 7.1 years, and surgical or endovascular treatment for CofA occurred at a mean age(More)
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