Marco Giuliani

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Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is the most disabling and serious manifestation of adrenergic failure, occurring in the autonomic neuropathies, pure autonomic failure (PAF) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). No specific treatment is currently available for most etiologies of OH. A reduction in venous capacity, secondary to some physical counter maneuvers(More)
This phase I, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluated the safety of single and multiple (daily for 7 days) subcutaneous administrations of recombinant-methionyl human neurotrophin-3 (r-metHuNT3) in healthy human volunteers at seven doses, ranging from 3 to 500 microg/kg/day. No serious or life-threatening adverse events occurred. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of delayed enhanced phase in addition to portal enhanced phase in MDCT imaging for depicting peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) implants in patients with ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed double-phase, portal enhanced phase (PEP) and delayed enhanced phase (DEP), MDCT-examinations of(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience using the transbrachial approach, which is easily accepted by the patient, in the treatment of varicocele. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 1986 and December 1998, 1490 patients with clinical or subclinical varicocele, but with seminal fluid alterations, underwent spermatic phlebography using the transbrachial(More)
Purpose: Idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) is a distinct clinical entity characterized by an edematous maculopathy and typical choroidal vascular change. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for diagnosing of this disease. Methods: 4 patients affected by IPVC (mean age 71–84 years)(More)
Magnetic Resonance imaging of the upper abdomen was performed on more than 300 patients. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of spin-echo parameters on intrinsic image contrast. Different TR (ranging 260 to 2000 ms) and TE (ranging 20 to 120 ms) values were employed in two patients with a hepatic metastases and in a healthy volunteer with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the role of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the staging of axillary lymph nodes and the restaging after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAD) in advanced breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS MRI examinations of forty-two patients diagnosed with advanced breast cancer addressed to NAD and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate of the feasibility of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) wedge resections in an outpatient setting using a digital air leak detection device. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from all patients who underwent outpatient VATS wedge resections from November 2010 to November 2013 was analyzed. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic performance of unenhanced MRI (UE-MRI) for malignant breast lesions and its reproducibility. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively included 118 patients who had breast MRI. DWI and STIR images were read in combination and referred to as UE-MRI; the presence or absence of the malignant lesion was noted by two(More)