Matteo Uccelli

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate ex vivo purified protein derivative (PPD) specific Th1- and Th2-type functional responses in human tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN IFN-gamma and IL-5 secreting cells were measured by a computer-assisted ELISPOT assay in the peripheral blood of patients with pulmonary TB, in patients with other respiratory diseases (control patients) and(More)
PURPOSE Lymphomatous ovarian involvement is an uncommon event, both for primary and systemic lymphoma. It presents different diagnostic and therapeutic implications from the more common ovarian epithelial cancer. We investigated the role of imaging techniques in the diagnosis of these lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eight patients, aged 13 to 70 years(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for assessment of pancreatic damage in cystic fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-seven patients with cystic fibrosis and 12 control subjects underwent T1-weighted imaging for visual assessment for pancreatic hyperintensity and mixed spin-echo-inversion-recovery imaging for quantitative measurement of(More)
AIM To evaluate laparoscopic re-sleeve gastrectomy as a treatment of weight regain after Sleeve. METHODS Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a common bariatric procedure. Weight regain after long-term follow-up is reported. Patients were considered for laparoscopic re-sleeve gastrectomy when we observed progressive weight regain and persistence of(More)
Seventy-six chronic bronchitis patients were studied in order to determine the possible presence of disorders in their systemic defense mechanisms. No significant difference in lymphocyte subsets, in serum immunoglobulin and complement component (C3 and C4) levels was found in chronic bronchitis patients compared to normal adult controls. Skin tests for(More)
PURPOSE Missing cervical spine fractures during the initial plain film study may lead to severe neurological complications for patients and to medicolegal responsibilities for the physician. The upper cervical spine tract (C1-C2) is considered to be at high risk for misdiagnoses. We decided to investigate the possible causes of mistake in the cases of(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the role of IFN-gamma and its regulatory cytokines in active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN Cytokines were measured in the plasma of TB patients and healthy subjects with different risk for TB exposure. In addition, cytokine profile was assessed in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALf) of six TB patients and nine normal(More)
To propose a simple and reproducible radiological evaluation of the patellofemoral instability that enables the orthopaedic in choosing the best therapy. The radiographs and CT examinations of 55 patients, 38 female and 17 male (range 18-32 years) have been evaluated retrospectively. Twenty-height of them underwent surgical treatment for patellar(More)
Fractures of facial skeleton are common in a busy emergency department in often requires careful radiological study before surgical treatment. Radiographic evaluation of facial injuries is especially challenging because the complex facial structure results in a confusing overlapping of densities on the radiograph. Instead Spiral-CT enables obtaining images(More)