Renato Carlo Nani

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PURPOSE To evaluate the utility of contrast-enhanced sonography in the study of pediatric liver transplant recipients and its potential impact in reducing the need for invasive diagnostic procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS From October 2002 to December 2003 we performed routine color Doppler ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound studies on 30(More)
Background:Transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is the treatment of choice for intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Doxorubicin-loaded drug-eluting beads (DEB)-TACE is expected to improve the performance of conventional TACE (cTACE). The aim of this study was to compare DEB-TACE with cTACE in terms of time-to-tumour progression(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting are relatively noninvasive approaches to treat post-transplant renal artery stenosis. However, the real impact of this procedure on renal function recovery has never been quantitated precisely to date. METHODS In eight consecutive renal transplant patients with renal graft artery stenosis,(More)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) leaves were dried using a microwave oven at atmospheric pressure or two traditional methods: air-drying at 50 degrees C and freeze-drying. The microwave-drying was carried out at different powers and times on raw basil leaves, while for air and freeze-drying techniques, both raw and blanched leaves were used. The raw and dried(More)
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