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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Preoperative procedures are often necessary to localize pulmonary nodules during thoracoscopic resection in order to reduce the necessity of resorting to thoracotomy. The aim of this report is to describe the strategy we developed to limit preoperative techniques without reducing the thoracoscopic success rate of localization. METHODS Between(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)
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)
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)
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new algorithm for automatic mode switching (AMS) from DDD-DDDR to DDIR, 26 patients, 16 females and 10 males, mean age 73 +/- 6 years of age, affected by sinus node disease, chronotropic incompetence, and recurrent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) received the Medtronic Thera DR pacemaker. The device continuously(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)