Massimo Colella

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Collagen VI-related myopathies are hereditary disorders causing progressive restrictive respiratory insufficiency. Specific diaphragm involvement has been suggested by a drop in supine volumes. This pilot study aimed at characterizing the respiratory muscle phenotype in patients with COL6A1-3 genes mutations. Lung function, blood gases, muscle strength and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of rectal suppository of hyaluronic acid to limit symptoms of acute radiation proctitis in patients with prostate cancer (PC). MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2011 to October 2011, 50 consecutive patients, undergoing radiotherapy with radical or adjuvant intent for PC, were invited to use(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of a topical phytotherapic product (Capilen® cream) to limit acute radiodermitis and delay the use of corticosteroids in patients with breast cancer (BC). METHODS From January 2012 to August 2012, 30 consecutive patients, undergoing radiotherapy with adjuvant intent, were invited to use Capilen®(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have shown that correct management of different coronary risk factors can reduce coronary event rates. However, significant undertreatment of hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension is still found during clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an individualized management program to(More)
BACKGROUND The radiation therapy of abdominal-pelvic tumors, determining diarrhea and cramps, could reduce the compliance of the patient and compromise his quality of life. This study attempts to assess the effects of adjuvant therapy with diosmectite (Diosmectal) on the above mentioned side effects from radiotherapy. METHODS From August 1998 to September(More)
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