Lucia Anemona

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Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a neoplasm derived from precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Cutaneous involvement represents often the first manifestation of the disease. We studied 45 skin biopsies from 33 patients (M:F=7.25:1; median age: 71 y; age range: 30 to 89) with BPDCN to delineate histopathologic and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to define and compare geographic coronary artery inflammation in patients who were dying of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), chronic stable angina (SA), and noncardiac causes (CTRL). BACKGROUND Biochemical markers and flow cytometry provide indirect evidence of diffuse coronary inflammation in patients dying of acute(More)
OBJECTIVE Presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with a high risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Nevertheless, although CAC is a marker of atherosclerosis it is still uncertain whether CAC is a marker of plaque vulnerability. Therefore, the aim of this study was to verify if calcification identifies a vulnerable patient rather than the(More)
Structural abnormality of the 11q23 band (11q23+) bearing the MLL gene translocation (MLL+) is a recurrent chromosome change observed in 3% to 7% of acute lymphoblastic leukemias and in 3% to 4% of acute myeloblastic leukemias. The resolution of conventional cytogenetics (CC) in detecting 11q23 rearrangement is limited when the translocative partner has a(More)
A fatal case of Scopulariopsis acremonium sinus infection in an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant patient is reported. Rapid vascular diffusion of the fungus to the major head vessels was observed, which led to subsequent repeated cerebral ischemia and death. The presence of hyphae in the right carotid wall might be considered an indirect sign(More)
BACKGROUND Renal denervation represents an emerging treatment for resistant hypertension in patients with end-stage renal disease, but data about the anatomic substrate of this treatment are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the morphological basis of sympathetic hyperactivity in the setting of hemodialysis patients to identify an(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric metastases from lung adenocarcinoma are rare and usually associated with disseminated disease. The great majority is asymptomatic and in few cases discovered during autopsy studies. Reports of single metachronous metastases during the lifetime are anecdotal. We describe a case of solitary gastric metastasis 5 years after lung surgery.(More)
There is recent mounting evidence that nanoparticles may have enhanced toxicological potential in comparison to the same material in the bulk form. The aim of this study was to develop a new method for unmask asbestos nanofibers from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded tissue. There is an increasing amount of evidence that nanoparticles may enhance(More)