Mel Cusi

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BACKGROUND Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon characterized by repeated episodes of inflammation and epithelial regeneration. Patients with long-standing UC have an increased risk for the development of dysplasia and subsequent colon carcinoma. Because dysplasia likely results from deregulatec cell proliferation, the(More)
The neuropathological examination of the brain of a 4-month-old girl with Aicardi syndrome (infantile spasms, chorioretinal lacunae, psychomotor retardation, agenesis of the corpus callosum and vertebral anomalies) showed agenesis of the corpus callosum, agenesis of the anterior commissure and abnormal orientation of the hippocampal formation, in addition(More)
PURPOSE To establish the sensitivity and specificity of cross-sectional scintigraphy [single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)] combined with computed X-ray tomography (CT) in the detection of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) mechanical dysfunction and evaluate reproducibility of reporting. METHODS Patients with pelvic girdle pain either on the basis of(More)
A 14-year-old girl presented with a painful right foot. She was an elite water-polo player and could recall no history of specific trauma to the foot. On close and persistent questioning, she admitted to having taken up playing the drums recently, with practice sessions of up to 4 h/d. She used the foot drum with her right foot and had noticed that this was(More)
The structure of the four-layer abnormal cerebral cortex and of the heterotopic cerebral nodules in pachygyria has been studied by means of the Golgi method. The external cellular layer is formed by neurons closely mimicking, in morphology and distribution, those observed in layers V-VI of the normal cortex, although major abnormalities in orientation of(More)
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