Pasquale Crea

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Intra-arterial chemotherapy has been used preoperatively in treating patients with carcinoma of the stomach. The chemotherapy was given continuously for about one month with gastrectomy planned for three to four weeks after completion of chemotherapy. The agents used were 5-fluorouracil, Adriamycin (doxorubicin hydrochloride) and mitomycin C. The objective(More)
Occasionally patients present with stage III breast carcinoma so advanced that local radiotherapy is unlikely to achieve more than a partial and temporary local regression. 3 such patients with grossly advanced cancer involving virtually the whole of the breast, skin, and underlying muscle were treated with a regimen of intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy(More)
Twenty-seven patients with infiltrating gastric carcinoma received chemotherapy as the first stage in management to reduce tumour extent and viability in preparation for subsequent surgery. All patients who had received no previous treatment for their cancers were included in the study, regardless of the type or extent of the primary gastric lesion; there(More)
UNLABELLED Women who have been previously treated for breast cancer are usually advised to avoid hormone therapy for fear of increasing their risk of tumor recurrence. However, for some women, menopausal symptoms are so severe that their quality of life is poor. Because ethic committees are reticent to permit a double-blind randomized trial, we performed a(More)
In this paper the results of a potentiometric (ISE-[H+] glass electrode) investigation at t = 25 degreesC on the complexing ability of phytate towards trimethyltin(IV) (tmt) and on the acid-base properties of tmt at high metal concentration (0.050 and 0.075 mol L(-1)) are reported. First we determined the hydrolytic constants of tmt in aqueous solution(More)
There is evidence from a number of centres that some forms of locally advanced and aggressive cancers which are difficult to eradicate by standard means can be reduced by the use of "basal" chemotherapy and/or surgery. Clinicians have been divided as to whether there is an advantage in giving the chemotherapeutic agents directly into a regional artery of(More)
A 59-year-old woman with a history of congestive heart failure, who previously received a biventricular cardioverter-defibrillator was admitted with dyspnea and peripheral edema. She was noted on telemetry to have multiple self-terminated episodes of rapid ventricular pacing, consistent with pacemaker-mediated tachycardia. All episodes started after three(More)
Our present experience with Stage III disease suggests that the most effective means of treating advanced carcinoma of the floor of the mouth and tongue are with initial chemotherapy given as basal treatment by intra-arterial infusion followed by planned radiotherapy or operation, or both. Early carcinoma of the floor of the mouth and tongue can be managed(More)
The acid base behavior of phytate has been studied (at t=25 degrees C by potentiometry, ISE-H+ glass electrode) in NaNO3aq at different ionic strengths (0.1 < or = I/mol L(-1) < or = 1.0). The interactions with copper(II) were investigated in the same experimental conditions in different metal to ligand (Phy) ratios (1:1 < or = Cu2+ :Phy < or = 4:1), by(More)