Mario Dioguardi

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Sixty-six patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in various stages of hepatic involvement were studied prospectively. Of these, 50 (75%) had associated cirrhosis and 19 (28%) had serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Six (9%) patients were eligible for tumor resection, 34 were selected for doxorubicin chemotherapy (60 mg/m2, i.v., given every 3(More)
Chenodeoxycholic acid (CDC) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDC) have distinct physicochemical and metabolic properties which, being complementary, should favor more rapid removal of cholesterol from gallstones when both bile acids are administered together. To see if the combination is more effective and well tolerated, we have compared 5 mg/kg of CDC plus 5(More)
Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is an uncommon disease characterized by persistent or recurrent soft tissue enlargement, oral ulceration and a variety of other orofacial features. It could be an oral manifestation of a systemic disease. For a correct differential diagnosis, local and systemic conditions characterized by granulomatous inflammation should be(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of eight herpes virus that can cause disease in humans affecting the 30-100% of the population. In the oral cavity, CMV infection appears as a common ulcerated lesion, without clinical pathognomonic signs. The locations of oral lesions are hard palate, soft palate, tongue and floor of the mouth. This case report describes the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this investigation was to assess bone healing of sinus lift procedure in which the augmentation has been performed by using calcium sulphate like bone substitutes. The methods of this investigation how the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) may be a valid instrument to support reconstructive surgery of the jaws. PATIENTS AND(More)
The incidence of chronic renal failure (CRF) is approximately 200 cases per million people in different Western countries. Recent data indicate that the incidences of these pathologies are increasing. Ninety percent of patients with CRF report oral signs and symptoms that affect both the bone and soft tissues. A broad range of lesions may be observed in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of operator experience on: shaping and centering ability, mean preparation time and presence of canal aberrations of ProTaper Universal and WaveOne systems on simulated root canals. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty S-shaped canals in resin blocks were assigned to four groups (n=15 for each group). Group1 (Experienced operator,(More)
The effects on biliary lipids of 10 mg per kg per day of chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), 10 mg per kg per day of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), and their equimolar combination (5 mg per kg per day of each), all administered for 45 to 60 days, were investigated in 18 patients with gallstones in a double-blind study with a balanced latin square design. The molar(More)
BACKGROUND To improve the efficacy and outcomes of regenerative therapy for furcation defects, the use of platelet concentrates (PCs) in addition to open flap debridement (OFD) has been investigated. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate whether mandibular Class II furcation defects treated with the addition of PC to OFD heal with a significant(More)