Learn More
To evaluate the efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, the prognostic factors, and the side effects, 72 patients undergoing 170 chemoembolizations with lipiodol-mediated injection of adriamycin were investigated. The 1-, 2-, and 3-year survivals are 83, 61, and 56%, respectively. Significant(More)
A complete examination of the skin was performed in 53 kidney transplant recipients. Cutaneous lesions were detected in almost all patients. Papillomavirus infections, premalignant and malignant lesions represent the greatest risk for these patients. Our study underlines the importance of a continuous observation to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment(More)
This study was aimed at investigating the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of perianal fistulas, by comparing imaging findings with those provided by rectal examination (RE) or surgery. The present data refer to 20 patients with anorectal fistulas in whom 24 main fistulous tracks were found. The fistulas were classified(More)
The distribution of the MCP-1 A-2518G single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) was analyzed in a population of 212 patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) compared with 203 age-matched controls. A significantly decreased allelic frequency of the G allele in patients compared with controls was observed (21.1 versus 29.3%, P = 0.011, OR: 0.59, CI:(More)
Several types of soft tissue calcification can be detected from radiographic evaluation of patients with end-stage renal failure. The factors that predispose to such calcification include an increase in CaxP product in serum, the degree of secondary hyperparathyroidism, the level of blood magnesium, the degree of alkalosis, and the presence of local tissue(More)
When identifying superficial lymphadenopathies by means of echotomography, the only accepted criterium of evaluation is still dimension. Only lymph nodes with a diameter longer than 0.5 cm are considered as potentially pathological, irrespective of their morphological characteristics. In the past two years an echotomographic study of the surface regions was(More)
We report a large three-generation autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease family from Northern Italy found to be associated with the PKD2 locus. Hepatic involvement (liver cysts, fibrosis, cholelithiasis or jaundice), subarachnoidal hemorrhage (1 case) and esophageal diverticula (1 case) were present in affected individuals. Among the older members,(More)
Eight patients with inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma were treated by means of percutaneous alcoholization of the malignancy (11 nodular lesions less than 5 cm O). Upon treatment completion they were all given intraarterial injection of lipiodol, which was followed, a week later, by a CT scan. At angiography, during the parenchymal phase, 7 of 11 nodules(More)
The authors report their experience of benign urethral stricture dilatation by balloon catheter in 11 male patients. Ten posterior and 2 anterior urethral strictures were treated; in 1 patient several narrowings coexisted at various levels. Etiology was inflammatory in 4 cases, iatrogen in 3, post-traumatic in 2, and equivocal in 2. The patients were(More)