Patrizia Ferrazza

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BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS), but the association between cognitive impairment and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) disease measures in patients with relapsing-remitting (RR) MS is unclear. OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence of cognitive impairment and its relation with MRI disease measures in mildly(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of subcutaneous (sc) interferon beta-1a (IFNbeta-1a) on cognition in mildly disabled patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Patients aged 18-50 years with RRMS (McDonald criteria; Expanded Disability Status Scale score <or=4.0) were assigned IFNbeta therapy at the physician's(More)
The objective of this study is to report the initial results of a prospective trial assessing instrumental deglutition function in nasopharynx and oropharynx cancers after radio or chemoradiotherapy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). IMRT was delivered aiming to spare the swallowing organ at risk (SWOARs) for Stage II-IV naso- and oropharynx(More)
The efficacy of temozolomide (TMZ) plus radiation therapy (RT) in elderly patients with glioblastoma is unclear. We performed a large multicenter retrospective study to analyze prognostic factors and clinical outcome in these patients. Inclusion criteria were age ≥65 years, newly histologically confirmed glioblastoma, ECOG PS 0-2, adjuvant treatment with RT(More)
Prognosis of patients suffering from secondary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is dismal. Intracranial spread of a lymphoma arising in adjacent extranodal tissues is a rare event. A 32-year-old patient was diagnosed with progressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with extra- and intracranial localization. He complained of headache, left(More)
BACKGROUND A new entity of patients with recurrent prostate cancer limited to a small number of active metastatic lesions is having growing interest: the oligometastatic patients. Patients with oligometastatic disease could eventually be managed by treating all the active lesions with local therapy, i.e. either surgery or ablative stereotactic body(More)
BACKGROUND Radiotherapy (RT) with or without chemotherapy (CT) plays an important role as exclusive treatment in patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). Unfortunately, in some cases, benefit for patients is not recorded and only treatment-related complications are registered. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data relating to Akt1 single nucleotide(More)
Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most common malignancies and main causes of cancer death in Western countries. In the presence of metastatic disease, systemic treatment remains the main clinical option. However, since the introduction of highly sensitive imaging techniques, a new clinical 'entity' of metastatic patients with a limited number of lesions(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the toxicity and clinical outcome of radio-chemotherapy with temozolomide in patients with glioblastoma aged more than 65 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS The analysis was performed in 20 male and 20 female patients with a mean age at diagnosis of 71.2 (range=65-81) years, with Karnofsky performance status(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the initial results of a prospective study aimed at evaluating the CT perfusion parameter changes (∆PCTp) of the primary tumour after radiochemotherapy (RCT) in head and neck cancer (HNC) and to correlate with positron emission tomography (PET)/CT response. METHODS Eligibility criteria included HNC (Stage III-IV) candidates for RCT.(More)
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