Valentina Consiglio

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BACKGROUND Intracystic infection, in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) and in kidneys with multiple cysts, is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, as conventional imaging techniques may not discriminate among "complicated" cysts (infection, bleeding, neoplasia), and as the clinical picture may be attenuated, in particular in early(More)
A 68-year-old woman, affected by autosomal dominant polycystic liver and kidney disease (ADPKD), seeks nephrological attention for persistent low-grade fever, with vague abdominal discomfort. She reports a recent gastro-enteritis episode, followed by a lower urinary tract infection (Escherichia coli), treated by amoxicillin clavulanate on the basis of the(More)
BACKGROUND There is no single, gold-standard, low-protein diet (LPD) for CKD patients; the best compliance is probably obtained by personalization. This study tests the hypothesis that a multiple choice diet network allows patients to attain a good compliance level, and that, in an open-choice system, overall results are not dependent upon the specific(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pyelonephritis (APN) is differently defined according to imaging or clinical criteria. In adults information on the relationship between imaging and clinical data is lacking.Our study was aimed at analysing the relationship between the clinical and imaging presentation of APN, defined according to imaging criteria (parenchymal involvement(More)
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