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INTRODUCTION About one-fifth of patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are unsuitable for surgical treatment. Radiofrequency ablation offers an alternative minimally invasive option. We report the result of an intention-to-treat study with long-term follow-up. METHODS From 2001 to 2009, we performed 80 percutaneous radiofrequency(More)
In recent years the interest in supporting voice over IP (VoIP) services over wireless local area networks (WLANs) based on IEEE 802.11 standard is growing. A key issue on this topic is to understand how well the 802.11 can support quality of service (QoS) for VoIP services. Recently ITU-T has released the E-model recommendation to evaluate voice quality(More)
INTRODUCTION Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of lung tumours has recently received much attention for the promising results achieved. Herein, we report the 5 years experience of a single referral centre in Europe, with particular reference to the mid-term results. METHODS Between October 2001 and June 2005, we performed 88 RFAs of lung tumours, 9 of which(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1989 we have enrolled patients with clinical-radiological stage III-IVA thymomas, independent of the surgeon's judgment of resectability, into a prospective study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy-surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. In this article, we review our long-term experience of neoadjuvant chemotherapy of advanced stage (III-IVA)(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyse the results of robotic lobectomy for lung cancer. The evolution of technique and technology was evaluated. METHODS During the period 2004-12, all patients who underwent robotic lobectomy for clinical early-stage lung cancer were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups. Group 1(More)
The outcome of L-thyroxine (L-T4) replacement therapy in children with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) remains to be completely evaluated. In this paper the overall pattern of response to L-T4 replacement therapy was studied in a group of 19 children with CH diagnosed by neonatal screening (10 with hypoplastic/aplastic thyroid disease, group H/A; 9 with(More)
OBJECTIVE In literature only few reports focused on the resection of solitary adrenal gland metastasis in patients operated on for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We report our experience on laparoscopic adrenalectomy for suspected or confirmed metachronous solitary adrenal metastasis from NSCLC and discuss its therapeutic role. METHODS From June 1993(More)
As the European population ages, surgeons are regularly faced with octogenarians with resectable early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We compared our experience with those reported in the literature to comprehend the feasibility, outcomes and lessons learned regarding surgical treatment. We reviewed octogenarians who underwent lung resection for(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleeve and wedge bronchial resections without parenchymal resection may represent a surgical option in selected cases of low-grade neoplasms of the airway. We reviewed our experience analyzing the indications, the operative technique, and the results of such operations. METHODS From 1980 to 2006, we performed 248 bronchoplastic procedures, and(More)