M. Antonini

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BACKGROUND In the current Ebola epidemic in Western Africa, many healthcare workers have become infected. Some of these have been medically evacuated to hospitals in Europe and the USA. These clinical experiences provide unique insights into the course of Ebola virus disease under optimized condition within high level isolation units. CASE PRESENTATION A(More)
INTRODUCTION Hydatid disease is a helminthic anthropozoonosis with worldwide distribution due to the close associations among sheep, dogs, and humans. It can occur almost anywhere in the body with a variety of imaging features, which may change according to the growth stage, associated complications, and affected tissues. A definitive diagnosis requires a(More)
Candida norvegensis is an emerging fluconazole-resistant pathogen isolated in most cases from skin and mucous membranes of immunocompromized patients. Documented invasive candidiasis (IC) due to C. norvegensis has been rarely reported, thus the clinical features of patients at risk for this pathogen are poorly defined. We report a liver transplant patient(More)
INTRODUCTION An inguinal hernia is a common surgical disease in elderly patients, but an association with intra-abdominal malignancies is rare. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 78-year-old Caucasian woman presenting with a right inguinal mass suspected to be an irreducible hernia. A computed tomography scan showed the presence of the cecum in her(More)
Multiple Description Coding (MDC) has proven to be a powerful tool for joint source/channel coding applications. Indeed , MDC offers the possibility of controlling easily the amount of redundancy introduced in the transmitted signal while maintaining good quality decoding even when the channel is noiseless. However, to our knowledge, few work have been(More)
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