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)
Bleeding is a common and feared complication of oral anticoagulant therapy. Several prediction models have been recently developed, but there is a lack of evidence in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). The aim of this study was to validate currently available bleeding risk scores during long-term oral anticoagulation for VTE. We retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Polydactyly is a congenital anomaly with a wide range of manifestations that occurs in many forms, ranging from varying degrees of mere splitting to completely duplicated thumb. When duplication occurs alone, it is usually unilateral and sporadic. CASE PRESENTATION In this case report we describe an otherwise healthy 19-year-old woman of(More)
Patency and direction of flow in portal veins and their branches are generally assessed by duplex Doppler ultrasonography (DDUS), whereas few data are available on hepatic arterial hemodynamics. In this study, resistive (RI) and pulsatility indexes (PI) were calculated at DDUS in 21 controls, 22 chronic alcoholic patients without evidence of liver damage,(More)
OBJECTIVE Peripheral cholangiocarcinoma may be more frequent than expected, and is usually asymptomatic until it is well advanced. Our purpose was to assess the accuracy of ultrasound in differential diagnosis. METHODS We compared the sonographic findings of ten consecutive patients with histologically proven peripheral cholangiocarcinoma with those(More)
Prognostic stratification of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a challenge in clinical practice. Simplified PESI (sPESI) score is a practical validated score aimed to stratify 30-day mortality risk in acute PE. Whether prognostic value of sPESI score differs according to sex has not been previously investigated. Therefore the aim of our study was to(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common disease with a considerable short- and long-term risk of death. An adequate evaluation of the prognosis in patients with PE may guide decision making in terms of the intensity of the initial treatment during the acute phase, duration of treatment, and intensity of follow-up control visits in the long term. Patients with(More)