Raffaella Esposito

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CONTEXT Radioactive iodine is a crucial tool for treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). In 5% of cases, DTCs lose I-131 avidity and assume an aggressive behaviour. Treatment options for iodine-refractory DTC are limited. We report the experience of off-label use of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor sorafenib for treatment of advanced(More)
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a morbid, iatrogenic, and potentially lethal condition caused by the pharmacological induction of ovulation. In OHSS, the ovaries are the site of significant stromal edema with bilateral cystic ovarian enlargement. It has been suggested that ascitic fluid accumulation may be due to increased capillary(More)
INTRODUCTION Kinase inhibitors (KIs) are a class of anticancer drugs that inhibit activity of the enzymes protein kinases, which regulate crucial cellular processes and have a demonstrated role in human oncogenesis. Treatment of advanced forms of endocrine cancer which are not responsive to cytotoxic chemotherapies is challenging and use of KIs is gaining a(More)
Forty-seven patients (age range, 7 months–18 years)with malignant (38 cases) and nonmalignant (9 cases)disorders given an allogeneic or an autologous bone marrowtransplantation (BMT) were immunized with Haemophilusinfluenzae type b (Hib) polysaccharide–diphtheriatoxoid conjugate vaccine administered in a single dose at different timepoints after(More)
A 67-year-old man well while receiving steroid therapy for giant cell arteritis, developed symptoms of ischemic heart disease and was found to have critical left main coronary stenosis. An aortic biopsy at the time of bypass grafting revealed giant cell aortitis. We discuss the finding of clinically discordant aortitis; the etiology of the concurrent(More)
BACKGROUND Image-guided laser ablation therapy (LAT) of benign thyroid nodules demonstrated favorable results in randomized trials with fixed modalities of treatment. The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to assess the effectiveness, tolerability, and complications of LAT in a large consecutive series of patients from centers using this(More)