Simona Giudici

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An incidence of cerebral metastases secondary to epithelial ovarian cancer as high as 11.6% has been reported in small series and related to the prolonged survival of ovarian cancer patients treated with platinum compounds (Hardy, J. R., and Harvey, V. J. Gynecol. Oncol. 33, 296-300, 1989). A review of the histories of 413 ovarian cancer patients, treated(More)
Eight patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes underwent two 2-wk study periods in random order during which they were provided with carbohydrate foods with either a high or low glycemic index (GI). Over both high-GI and low-GI periods there were significant reductions in body weight, serum fructosamine, and cholesterol. Reductions in fasting blood(More)
To look at the effect of processing wheat and rye on blood glucose responses with special reference to bulgur and pumpernickel bread, groups of 9-12 Noninsulin-dependent (NIDDM) and 5-6 Insulin-dependent diabetic volunteers (IDDM) were fed test meals containing 50 g carbohydrate portions of four wheat and three rye products. Glycemic indices for IDDM and(More)
Sox proteins are DNA-binding proteins belonging to the HMG box superfamily and they play key roles in animal embryonic development. Zebrafish Sox21a is part of group B Sox proteins and its chicken and mouse orthologs have been described as transcriptional repressor and activator, respectively, in two different target gene contexts. Zebrafish sox21a is(More)
Reduction in the mean glycemic index (GI) of diets of 12 hyperlipidemic patients from 82 +/- 1 to 69 +/- 2 units (p less than 0.001) for a 1 mo period resulted in a significant reduction in total and LDL serum cholesterol and serum triglyceride by comparison with the mean lipid values for the preceding and following control months. The change in GI of the(More)
One hundred and thirty-seven breast cancer patients, 102 receiving adjuvant chemotherapy and 35 receiving palliative chemotherapy for metastatic disease underwent a 37-item quality-of-life questionnaire to evaluate the impact of disease and treatment on physical, psychological and social well being. Patient groups were designated as follows--Adj CT:(More)
To see whether food form, the degree of cooking, or protein enrichment affected the glycemic response to pasta, we gave test-meal breakfasts to 13 diabetic patients. Macaroni had a significantly greater glycemic index (GI) (68 +/- 8) than spaghetti (45 +/- 6, P less than .01); the GI of star pastina was intermediate (54 +/- 6). The GI of spaghetti was not(More)
The antiemetic efficacy of ondansetron and dexamethasone (Ondex) was randomly compared to that of high-dose metoclopramide, dexamethasone, and orphenadrine (Control) in the prevention of emesis induced by cyclophosphamide-doxorubicin chemotherapy in 64 chemotherapy-naive breast cancer patients. For the control of acute emesis (day 1), patients were(More)
Forty-three evaluable patients with advanced breast cancer were treated with a combination of mitoxantrone 10 mg/sqm and mitomycin C 10 mg/sqm every 3 weeks. Two patients (4%) achieved objective responses lasting 3 and 16 months. The median duration of survival after protocol entry was 6 months (range 1-22) and the median progression-free survival was 3.5(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this Phase II study was to determine a bladder-sparing treatment in patients with invasive bladder cancer, allowing a better quality of life. Objectives were to test toxicity and disease-free and overall survival of patients given an alternated chemo-radiotherapy definitive treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS Seventy-six patients with(More)