Stefano Boschi

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UNLABELLED This study evaluated the potential usefulness of (11)C-choline PET/CT for detection and localization of tumors within the prostate. We used the results of step-section histopathologic examination as the standard of reference. METHODS The results were analyzed on a sextant basis. We reviewed the results of the (11)C-choline PET/CT scans of 36(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential usefulness of whole-body 11C-choline PET/CT in the re-staging of prostate cancer (PC) patients previously treated with radical prostatectomy (RP), who presented a mild increase of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) <1.5 ng/ml (early biochemical relapse) during follow-up (FU). We evaluated 102 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with Crohn's disease may have periods of remission, interrupted by relapses. Because fish oil has antiinflammatory actions, it could reduce the frequency of relapses, but it is often poorly tolerated because of its unpleasant taste and gastrointestinal side effects. METHODS We performed a one-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled(More)
There are no studies in vivo on the effects of insulin on androgens and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in men. We, therefore, investigated the effects of insulin suppression on testosterone and SHBG in two groups of eight nondiabetic adult obese men and six healthy normal weight men who underwent diazoxide treatment (100 mg, three times daily) for 7(More)
We assessed the rate of detection rate of recurrent prostate cancer by PET/CT using anti-3-18F-FACBC, a new synthetic amino acid, in comparison to that using 11C-choline as part of an ongoing prospective single-centre study. Included in the study were 15 patients with biochemical relapse after initial radical treatment of prostate cancer. All the patients(More)
The in vivo evaluation of three modified polyethylene glycol (PEG)-anilinoquinazoline derivatives labeled with 124I, 18F, and 11C as potential positron emission tomography (PET) bioprobes for visualizing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in cancer using small animal PET. Xenograft mice with the human glioblastoma cell lines U138MG (lacking EGFR(More)
AIM To assess the utility of (11)C-choline PET/CT in the restaging of prostate cancer (PC) patients who showed a single finding on bone scintigraphy (BS) that was classified as equivocal or suspected for metastatic lesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 25 PC patients with biochemical failure (mean PSA value 11.1 ng/mL; median value 6.3 ng/mL; range(More)
This paper describes MOMOSE, a highly flexible and easily extensible environment for the simulation of mobility models. MOMOSE not only allows a programmer to easily integrate a new mobility model into the set of models already included in its distribution, but it also allows the user to let the nodes of the MANET move in different ways by associating any(More)
The rationale for supplementation with n-3 fatty acids to promote the health of the gastrointestinal tract lies in the antiinflammatory effects of these lipid compounds. The first evidence of the importance of dietary intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was derived from epidemiologic observations of the low incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in(More)
Although the role that LH plays in folliculogenesis is still controversial, recent evidence points toward facilitatory actions of LH activity in ovulation induction. Thus, we compared the response to either highly purified FSH (75 IU FSH/ampoule; group A, 25 subjects) or human menopausal gonadotropin (75 IU FSH and 75 IU LH/ampoule; group B, 25 subjects) in(More)