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The prevalence of polycystic ovaries was determined by pelvic ultrasound imaging in 119 women (mean age, 23.6 +/- 6.06 years; range, 14-45 years) with acne but with no menstrual disorders, obesity, or hirsutism, and in 35 healthy controls (mean age, 25 +/- 5.8 years; range, 21-40 years). Polycystic ovaries were found in 54 out of 119 patients with acne(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is advised as a treatment option for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) with peritoneal carcinomatosis. This study was designed to define the pharmacokinetics of cisplatin (CDDP) and paclitaxel (PTX) administered together during HIPEC. METHODS Thirteen women with EOC underwent cytoreductive surgery(More)
AIM Although the oncological adequacy of laparoscopic rectal resection (LR) appears equivalent to open resection (OR), its benefit is controversial in the elderly. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of LR on morbidity and mortality in octogenarians. METHOD This was a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent rectal surgery(More)
To expand the donor pool, split-liver transplantation has been implemented in recent years. In the classic technique, the arterial axis with the artery for segment 4 (S4) coming from the left hepatic artery (HA) is included with the right graft. To give a surgical advantage to pediatric recipients in our center, the left HA, the common HA, and the celiac(More)
The heating and restraint inherent to tail-cuff measurement of systolic blood pressure (SBP) in rats may alter SBP and introduce a 'biological' error in its estimation by this technique. This problem was examined in unanesthetized normotensive and hypertensive rats fitted with an arterial catheter. All SBP values recorded in unrestrained rats during a 2 h(More)
Hypomelanosis of Ito is a congenital neurocutaneous syndrome with a particular pattern of swirling hypopigmentation. Multiple extracutaneous abnormalities involving the central nervous system, the eyes, and musculoskeletal structures occur in over two-thirds of the cases. This report describes two patients with typical unilateral cutaneous lesions(More)
INTRODUCTION Indications for repair of abdominal hernia are well established and widely diffused. Controversies still exist about the indication in using the different prosthetic materials and principally about the biological ones. MATERIAL AND METHODS In February 2012, the Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG), counting a background of 264(More)
The authors report on cytogenetic results of six patients with hypomelanosis of Ito. Karyotypes from peripheral lymphocytes prometaphases and skin fibroblasts metaphases were normal. A review of the literature revealed no specific chromosomal abnormality but a close association between mosaicism and HI syndrome. The X-chromosome was involved in 53% of the(More)
OBJECTIVES Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are considered the principal clinical feature of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). An MTrP consists of spot tenderness within a taut band of muscle fibers and its stimulation can produce both local and referred pain. The clinical diagnosis of MPS depends on correct history taking and a physical examination aimed at(More)