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BACKGROUND The specific paclitaxel dose or time course in the treatment of colon carcinoma without the disruption of normal colonic cell proliferation is currently not known. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of paclitaxel on the growth of human colonic epithelial cells using cultures of normal, polyposis, and cancerous cells. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the efficacy of the intravitreal (IVT) injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide (TA) as compared to posterior subtenon (SBT) capsule injection for the treatment of cystoid diabetic macular edema. METHODS Fourteen patients with type II diabetes mellitus and on insulin treatment, presenting diffuse cystoid macular edema were recruited.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess changes in metalloproteinases (MMP-2) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-2) following selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PEXG). METHODS We enrolled 15 patients with PEXG and cataracts (PEXG-C group) and good intraocular pressure (IOP) controlled(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the intraocular inflammation at a sub clinical level, in patients suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome (SS-I) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), to relate it with the ocular surface status and to verify the diagnostic performance of the method. Twenty-eight patients suffering from SS-I, 31 patients suffering from RA and 31(More)
Authors study retrospectively 81 cases of isolated recent (less than three months) knee traumas. These include clinical aspects, NMR, arthroscopy. Clinical examinations have been graded: 1. possible lesion; 2. likely lesions; 3. confirmed lesions. Clinical examinations and NMR results are compared to arthroscopy considered as reference. Clinical examination(More)
Often mentioned and not much documented, the lipoblastic meningioma is an unusual extra-axial benign tumor. It has spontaneously hypodensity in CT and appears with a high signal in MRI in T1-weighted sequence. Its vascularisation is rich and shows a strong contrast intake. Its resection is known as easy and its prognosis is excellent. The authors report(More)
Authors study retrospectively 81 cases of isolated recent (less than three months) knee traumas. These include clinical aspects, NMR, arthroscopy. Clinical examinations have been graded: 1. possible lesion; 2. likely lesions; 3. confirmed lesions. Clinical examinations and NMR results are compared to arthroscopy considered as reference. Clinical examination(More)