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The ToxB gene was cloned and characterized from a race 5 isolate of Pyrenophora tritici-repentis from North Dakota. ToxB contains a 261-bp open reading frame that encodes a 23 amino acid putative signal peptide and a 64 amino acid host-selective toxin, Ptr ToxB. Analysis of Ptr ToxB from heterologous expression in Pichia pastoris confirms that ToxB encodes(More)
Contrast-enhanced sonography (CEUS) examination permits identification of hemangioma of the liver in most cases. This method is particularly useful when the ultrasound pattern is atypical on standard grayscale examination. CEUS appearances suggestive of hemangioma are peripheral globular enhancement, progression of enhancement toward the center of the(More)
The dematerialization of documents produced within the Public Administration (PA) represents a key contribution that Information and Communication Technology can provide towards the modernization of services within the PA. The availability of proper and precise models of the administrative procedures, and of the specific “entities” related to these(More)
A 52-year-old man lost consciousness while running on a hot day. He had been a professional football player for 15 years. ECG showed sinus rhythm, high R voltages with T inversion fulfilling the criteria for left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (Figure 1A). This ECG LV hypertrophy pattern had been discovered at the age of 15 interpreted as ‘athlete’s heart’.(More)
A 74-year-old man underwent echocardiographic exam for hypertension screening. A fixed plurilobulated mass originating from the right ventricular lateral wall and occupying half of the cavity was incidentally diagnosed. On cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) it appeared homogeneous, intermediate-to-high signal on T1-weighted, and diffusely hyperintense on(More)
Ultrasound (US) is the first-line investigation in patients with abdominal symptoms and it has a role in the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel diseases. Strain elastography (SE) is a US method for estimating tissue elasticity. This method is still not routinely used in clinical practice, although it is suggested by the EFSUMB Guidelines for the(More)
The aim of this work was to report some case histories on the usefulness of spiral TC, used for several years both to diagnose renal colic and urinary lithiasis and to study radio lucent stones that are often difficult to be detected with traditional radiology. 13 patients, aged between 31 and 76 (average age: 54.2), were therefore examined. Eight of them(More)
Spontaneous necrosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rare. We report the case of a 72-year-old woman with an HCC nodule that underwent necrosis after sonographically guided needle biopsy. Baseline sonographic examination revealed only a nonspecific change in the echogenicity of the lesion. Subsequent necrosis was suggested on contrast-enhanced(More)
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