Maria D Alamani

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Liver resection for metastatic liver disease of colorectal origin, although considered as the 'gold standard' of treatment, is associated with limited long-term survival. The aim of this study was to compare overall survival, disease-free survival and the incidence of intra- or extrahepatic recurrence between patients who were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the prognostic and predictive significance of HER-1/EGFR protein levels in high-risk patients with breast cancer treated with dose-dense sequential adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS 595 high-risk breast cancer patients were treated with adjuvant anthracycline-based dose-dense sequential chemotherapy (E-CMF vs. E-T-CMF). Disease-free(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate, the early and long-term results of mono-bloc spleno-pancreatic and vascular resection for advanced carcinoma of the head of the pancreas, with portal-mesenteric venous invasion. METHODOLOGY In a prospective, randomized trial, fifty-six patients with advanced carcinoma of the head of the pancreas with vascular invasion were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of two-stage surgery and multidisciplinary approach, in the treatment of primary colorectal cancer, synchronous with advanced liver metastases. METHODOLOGY Sixty-two patients who underwent two-stage surgery for advanced metastatic liver disease synchronous with colorectal tumor were studied. In the first-stage(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the benefits of two-stage liver surgery with main portal branch ligation and transection combined with transarterial targeting locoregional neo and adjuvant immunochemotherapy in patients suffering from hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODOLOGY 43 consecutive patients underwent two-stage liver surgery for advanced hepatocellular(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Sweet's syndrome or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis is characterized by fever, leukocytosis and tender erythematous plaques, which show infiltration by mature neutrophils on histological examination. Pulmonary involvement is rare in Sweet's syndrome. METHOD We describe the case of a 17-year-old man with a myelodysplastic syndrome(More)
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