Luciano Favaro

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The massive quantity of data available today in the Internet has reached such a huge volume that it has become humanly unfeasible to efficiently sieve useful information from it. One solution to this problem is offered by using text summarization techniques. Text summarization, the process of automatically creating a shorter version of one or more text(More)
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Text summarization is the process of automatically creating a shorter version of one or more text documents. In this context, word-based, sentence-based and graph-based methods approaches are largely used. Among these, graph based methods for automatic text summarization produce summaries based on the relationships between sentences. These relationships may(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the clinical spectrum of late onset undifferentiated seronegative spondyloarthropathy (uSpA) based on a large number of patients. METHODS All consecutive patients older than 45 years at the onset of SpA and not meeting criteria for any of the definite categories of the SpA complex seen in the 1988-1993 period were entered in a special(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish by means of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the role of tenosynovitis and arthritis in determining the "sausage-like" aspect of finger dactylitis and to compare the results of the 2 examinations. METHODS Twelve dactylitic fingers and their corresponding normal contralateral fingers belonging to 10 patients who met(More)
The case of a patient with seronegative spondyloarthropathy showing oligoarthritis of the hand together with large pitting oedema is reported. Unlike the patients with late on set peripheral spondyloarthropathy described by Dubost and Sauvezie who show minimal involvement of the axial skeleton, the patient has been suffering from AS for about twenty years.
We describe two cases of Becker's muscular dystrophy, both of which presented with a dilated cardiomyopathy with alterations of myocardial perfusion and hypokinesia in the anteroseptal and apical ventricular walls. To the best of our knowledge, only one case with similar cardiologic characteristics has been reported previously. Myocardial involvement in(More)
We describe a 30-year-old woman with syringomyelia, who developed recurrent painless whitlows of the left hand that led to amputation of the terminal phalanx of the 4th finger and considerable shortening of the terminal phalanges of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th fingers. A roentgenogram of the left hand showed a complete resorption of the terminal phalanges of(More)