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PURPOSE To document ciliary body constriction and movement with the Crystalens AT-45 intraocular lens (IOL) (eyeonics) using ultrasound biomicroscopy. SETTING Eye Clinic, Department of Neurological and Visual Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. METHODS Patients with no preexisting ocular conditions other than cataract who agreed to return for(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are rare and little is known about factors related to prognosis in patients with carcinoid disease. Aim of this study is to determine the impact of clinical presentation variables on the management and survival. METHODS We have evaluated 31 consecutive patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid tu-mours who(More)
We describe a child who developed acidosis, hyperkalaemia and cyanosis while emerging from an otherwise uneventful anaesthetic. A diagnosis of tumour lysis syndrome was suspected and confirmed biochemically. Although this syndrome is usually associated with chemotherapy and has been described to occur spontaneously, it has not previously been reported as(More)
We describe the occurrence of an adrenocortical adenoma causing Cushing's syndrome in a 13-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis (NF). Three further cases of adrenocortical tumours in patients with NF have been reported previously, suggesting that there may be an association between NF and tumours of the adrenal cortex.
AIMS To evaluate the outcome of a population implanted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention in terms of mortality, morbidity and appropriate and inappropriate interventions. Secondly, to compare the performances of single-chamber vs. dual-chamber devices. METHODS We examined all patients with CAD or CMD who received(More)
BACKGROUND Inguinal hernia repair with prolene mesh according to Lichtenstein "tension free" technique has gained great acceptance worldwide, showing efficacy to consolidate the posterior wall of the inguinal canal and to reduce recurrence risk because of tension on suture lines and postoperative pain. Personal experience of 692 hernias treated with this(More)
BACKGROUND Primitive gastric lymphoma (PGL) is a rare tumour, and although its incidence is rising it is difficult to state the role of the various therapeutic methods in treating this disease. Aim of this study is to point out what sequence of treatment is more effective trying to find out some guidelines which can be useful in clinical practice. METHODS(More)