Roberta Rinaldi

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The aim of the study was to correlate the sonographic [ultrasound (US)] and color-Doppler (CFD) findings with the results of US-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) and of pathologic staging of resected carcinomas to establish: 1) the relative importance of US features as risk factors of malignancy; and 2) a cost-effective management of nonpalpable(More)
Deep neck infections are less and less frequent today than in the past. Nevertheless, their complications are often life-threatening. The present study reviews the experience of the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of Padua with deep neck infections during the period from 1998 to 2001. Eighty-three patients (55 males and 28 females)(More)
GOAL To establish the role of percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) treatment in benign thyroid lesions by evaluating: (1) the long-term efficacy and side effects of the treatment, (2) the factors predictive of efficacy of PEI, and (3) the cost effectiveness of the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-eight recurrent cystic nodules, 95 autonomously(More)
We studied for 5 yr a homogeneous group of 83 patients randomly assigned to a levothyroxine (L-T4) suppressive therapy or to a control group to evaluate changes in nodule or thyroid size, appearance of new nodules, and correlations with clinical parameters. In the control group, mean nodule volume increased significantly after 5 yr (2.12 +/- 1.46 vs. 1.46(More)
It is estimated that Angelman syndrome (AS) accounts for up to 6% of all children presenting with severe mental retardation and epilepsy. The main clinical features of AS may not be apparent early in life. Clinical findings present in all patients include developmental delay, which becomes apparent by 6-12 months of age, severely impaired expressive(More)
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) was performed as a therapeutic procedure on twenty-four patients affected by toxic autonomously functioning thyroid nodules (AFTN). After treatment patients were followed up for a mean period of 12 months. PEI induced persistent and complete (clinical and hormonal) disease control in 19/23 cases (82.6%)(More)
19-hydroxy-androstenedione (19-OH-A), a C19 steroid, is an amplifier of the sodium retaining action of aldosterone under the control of ACTH and renin-angiotensin system. These findings suggest that 19-OH-A may be involved in the regulation of hydroelectrolyte balance and blood pressure. Aim of the present study was to examine the behaviour of 19-OH-A in(More)
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with electrochemical detection proves to be a reliable method for determination of plasma catecholamines (CA) to assess the possible role of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) in essential hypertension (EH). The present investigation in a group of 15 normotensive (N) and 13 stable EH patients, homogeneous for(More)