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BACKGROUND Data on the potential efficacy of acupuncture (AC) in controlling intense or very intense pain in patients with Herpes Zoster (HZ) has not been so far adequately assessed in comparison with standard pharmacological treatment (ST) by a controlled trial design. METHODS Within the VZV Pescara study, pain was assessed in HZ patients on a Visual… (More)
BACKGROUND Since the year 2000, in Italy, there has been a constant decrease in the number of cases of imported malaria in immigrants. Nevertheless, immigrants still account for about 70% of reported cases. To our knowledge, no data are yet available on imported malaria in children. This paper describes the main characteristics of malaria cases observed in… (More)
Two cases of gastric leiomyoblastoma (one of which of exceptional size, measuring more than 40 cm) observed respectively in 1992 at the Surgery Division of USSL 45 at Asola (MN) and in 1990 at the Second Surgery Division of USSL 47 in Mantova are reported. In the first case anaemia revealed the tumor whereas in the second case the patient suffering from a… (More)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY KABISA is a computer-based program for training in diagnostic problems in (subtropical al regions. It challenges the individual student with a randomly generated case, for which he should try to find the diagnosis, asking questions, performing a physical examination, and ordering tests. The built-in tutor follows the student's input with… (More)
The authors report a case of Mirizzi's syndrome that was the cause of intrahepatic lithiasis. The recurrence of acute episodes of cholecystitis may lead to a partial obstruction of hepato-choledochal duct through compression and phlogosis (Type 1 Mirizzi's syndrome); moreover, the compression of calculous material wedged in the cystic duct may also result… (More)
Two personal cases of suprarenal cyst are reported. More than 300 of these have so far been described in the world literature. The interest lies in the cysts- enormous dimensions. The first, of endothelial type, contained 13 litres of fluid, the second, of metahaemorrhagic origin, contained 3 litres of dense, creamy sterile matter.