Manuela Sandrone

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BACKGROUND Acute pyelonephritis (APN) is a common disease which rarely evolves into abscesses. METHODS We prospectively collected clinical, biochemical and radiological data of patients hospitalized with a diagnosis of APN from 2000 to 2008. RESULTS Urinary culture was positive in 64/208 patients (30.7%) and blood cultures in 39/182 cases (21.4%). Two(More)
Two hundred and one patients had biopsies of their native kidneys with ultrasound-guided needle technique. They were evaluated on the second post-biopsy day with colour-coded Doppler sonography. Ten patients out of these 201 were found to have an arteriovenous fistula, which remained asymptomatic for the whole follow-up period (follow-ups ranged from 2 to(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was a retrospective analysis of the renal biopsies performed in our Division. METHODS Since January 1, 1996 to September 30, 1999 289 biopsies were performed on native kidneys, 90 patients were older than 65. RESULTS The most frequent nephropathy was IgA glomerulonephritis (IgAGN) (28%), followed by membranous(More)
Chronic constipation and defecation disorders are a very common disease, but the diagnosis is often unsatisfactory and therefore therapy is mostly inadequate. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the contribution of radiological procedures and mainly of the defecography, in improving and determining the diagnosis itself. Many normal and pathological(More)
Renal artery stenosis is a frequent complication of kidney transplantation (10%). Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has recently been proposed as a potential therapeutic procedure. Twelve transplant patients with arterial stenosis underwent PTA. The procedure was successful in 10 cases (83.3%). Restenosis occurred in 2 patients (16.7%); both of(More)
keen interest in geriatric radiology. And the fact that he did so a few decades ago – in a predominantly hedonistic society focused on the potential benefits and future prospects of the technological revolution rather than on social issues, a society where the elderly were still marginalised – eloquently testifies to his far-sightedness and future(More)