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An analysis of the epidemiology of non-parasitic hepatic cysts (NPHCs) has been carried out comparing these data with those of the current literature. This sample shows an incidence of 4.65%, which is greater than those reported by other authors. No difference between the two sexes was seen, but a very high incidence above 40 years of age was found.
This study was carried out in order to establish the actual prevalence of cystic hydatid disease in Italy using ultrasound. In fact, there is a great difference between the official reports of the disease and epidemiological investigations. Fron 1988 to 1990, 424 cases of cystic hydatid disease were diagnosed in 333,144 examinations performed in nineteen(More)
An 82-year-old woman presented with severe bleeding due to antibodies inactivating both human and porcine factor VIII. Treatment with porcine factor VIII was successful in correcting the hemorrhagic manifestations, despite the fact that subsequent studies showed that the baseline porcine inhibitor titer was greater than the human inhibitor titer. Anamnestic(More)
The authors report a case of venous pylethrombosis of the proximal splanchnic circuit treated with rt-PA (alteplase) for the first two days and later associated with high doses of heparin. rt-PA demonstrated a good level of efficacy with the partial resolution of the thrombus already after the first administration and in spite of the late commencement of(More)
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