Massimiliano Missere

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BACKGROUND Oral deferiprone was suggested to be more effective than subcutaneous desferrioxamine for removing heart iron. Oral once-daily chelator deferasirox has recently been made commercially available but its long-term efficacy on cardiac iron and function has not yet been established. Our study aimed to compare the effectiveness of deferasirox,(More)
Multiecho gradient-echo T*2 magnetic resonance imaging is a well-established technique for iron overload assessment but there are few reports concerning the pancreas. The aim of this work was to assess the feasibility and reproducibility of the magnetic resonance imaging for measuring pancreatic regional and global T*2 values, to establish the lower limit(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the limited data available in literature, the aim of this multi-centre study was to prospectively compare in thalassemia major (TM) patients the efficacy of combined deferiprone (DFP) and deferoxamine (DFO) regimen versus either DFP and DFO in monotherapy by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) over a follow up of 18 months. METHODS(More)
The introduction of spiral multislice or multidetector CT (MSCT) has led to significant results in coronary diagnostic imaging. In fact with MSCT, isotropic (cubic voxel) three-dimensional imaging of large volumes (e.g. the entire cardiac volume) was possible in a single breath-hold. Moreover, with dedicated reconstruction algorithms, temporal resolution(More)
The case of a 69-year-old female patient come to our observation with the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on histology and cystoscopy is discussed. Symptoms were characterized by dysuria, vaginal spotting and abdominal pain. CT and NMR for staging and control CT during chemotherapy were performed. They documented marked reduction of the neoformation(More)
The case of a 79-year-old female patient with chest pain, palpitations and dysphagia is presented. The patient was sent to the Diagnostic Imaging department for barium study of the upper digestive tract. From the analysis of findings of fast digital imaging the various disorders and diseases that could be responsible for them, were considered. All(More)
Number and type of complications after ovarian cancer surgery can vary greatly according to both the patient's characteristics, and the extension and type of surgery. Current literature lacks in mentioning specific gastrointestinal side effects, which could be evidenced during the early postoperative course of patients submitted to major gynecological(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate, in a large cohort of chronically transfused patients, whether the presence of extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) accounts for the typical patterns of cardiac iron distribution and/or cardiac function parameters. We retrospectively selected 1,266 thalassemia major patients who had undergone regular transfusions (611 men(More)