Maurizio Gorini

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Pain symptomatology is present in 60% - 80% of patients affected by advanced cancer, but in most cases it is not adequately treated. Our series, composed of 45 patients affected by cancer in an advanced stage, demonstrates how the application of common concepts of pharmacotherapy, standardized according to a sequential scheme proposed by the WHO, makes it(More)
A case of Reed-Sternberg (R-S) leukaemia is described, and the results of the morphological, cytochemical and cytokinetic studies on the circulating neoplastic cells are reported. Detailed data are given for each of the 3 types of abnormal circulating cells: abnormal mononuclear (AM) cells, Hodgkin's (H) cells and R-S cells. Our results cannot discriminate(More)
We describe a patient with a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, associated with thrombocytopenia, in consequence of breast cancer in an advanced phase. Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia is a rare and serious compliance of malignant neoplasms, in particular of breast and gastric carcinomas. Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia has always a serious prognosis:(More)
Morphological and cytochemical studies of circulating neoplastic cells were carried out in a patient who presented a preterminal leukaemic phase of Hodgkin's disease (HD). Three types of abnormal cells were found in the peripheral blood: abnormal mononuclear cells, Hodgkin's cells and Reed-Sternberg cells. All neoplastic cells were cytochemically negative(More)
30 patients, affected by chronic ethylic hepatopathy, were treated with 450 mg/daily of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA): after six months, a significant decrease of serum hepatic enzymes was noted. The addition of silymarin (400 mg/daily) to UDCA in other 30 patients, induced a further improvement of hepatic function.
We have analysed a series of 96 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) to the purpose to verify the prognostic meaning of the beta2-microglobulin (B2M) and the validity of the staging systems proposed by Bataille and Jacobson who use the B2M respectively associated to the serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and to the serum albumin. In our series of patients the(More)
We report a case of scleroderma with "scleroderma renal crisis", (arterial hypertension, high plasma renin levels and impaired renal function) associated with a Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome which includes neurological, ophthalmic and cutaneous symptoms. This case is interesting not only because both syndromes are rare and have not previously been reported(More)
We have investigated the effects on platelet function of culture media from 2 sublines of a benzopyrene-induced murine sarcoma (mFS6). Platelet aggregation was investigated according to Born's method. The cell line with greater "in vivo" invasiveness showed higher aggregating activity and higher increase on ADP-induced aggregation; these effects were(More)