Nicola Mumoli

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OBJECTIVE Although early warning scores were originally derived as bedside tools for alerting the medical staff, they may serve as decision rules for the admission of medical patients. We conducted this study to investigate the ability of the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) to identify a subset of patients at risk of deterioration, who might benefit(More)
Croscarmellose sodium is a very commonly used pharmaceutical additive approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is used in injectable preparations as a suspending agent to promote solubilization of compounds with poor water solu-bility; it is also present in tablets as binder, glidant and antiadherent, in bulk laxatives as active principle and as(More)
Renal-cell carcinoma accounts for 2 percent of all cancers and a third of the patients who undergo resection of localized disease will have a recurrence. We report a case of a 58-year-old man with a right atrial mass protruding into right ventricle arising from the inferior vena cava, found by echocardiography, which was subsequently proved to be a(More)
Cases of patients with markedly depressed CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts, with or without opportunistic infections, in the absence of any evidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been described in recent years. In 1992, the definition of "idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia" was formulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of(More)
Excessive intake of licorice can cause hypokalemia and hypertension and generally, the onset and severity of symptoms depend on the dose and duration of licorice intake, as well as individual susceptibility. We describe a patient with hypokalemia caused by long term consumption of natural licorice root after quitting smoking. The case emphasizes the(More)
BACKGROUND Compression ultrasonography (CUS) has been recognized as the diagnostic procedure of choice for the investigation of patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT); the aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of nurse-performed CUS for symptomatic proximal DVT of the lower limb. MATERIAL AND METHODS We prospectively(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Functional ovarian lesions represent 45% of all pediatric adnexal abnormalities. Their surgical management, even if frequent, is not clear, especially in pediatric age. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 22 pediatric patients surgically treated for functional ovarian lesions from 2000 to 2006. The following characteristics(More)