Valentina Dall'armi

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the subjective functional outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients who underwent hydrotherapy (HT) 6 months after discharge. A prospective randomized study was performed on 70 elderly inpatients with recent THA, who completed a rehabilitation program. After randomization, 33 of them were treated in(More)
OBJECTIVES The outcome of locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with pathological complete response (pCR)-pT0N0 -after induction chemoradiotherapy (IT) followed by surgery has, to date, only rarely been investigated. The long-term results in this highly selected subset of patients were evaluated and reported here to identify any(More)
OBJECTIVES Thymectomy plays an important role in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). This study aimed to explore predictors of postoperative myasthenic crisis (POMC) after thymectomy and to define a predictive score of respiratory failure. METHODS The clinical data of 177 patients with MG undergoing thymectomy from January 1995 to December 2011 were(More)
We have previously reported [1,2] results of our own experincewith pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in preand post-operative ettings of surgical cohorts of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) atients. Inparticular, PRwasproposed toallNSCLCsurgicalpatientswith o severe peri-operative morbidity, no previous PR, with stable ngina, no joint limiting mobility and no(More)
OBJECTIVE A randomized controlled observer-blind trial was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of action observation as an add-on treatment to the standard rehabilitation of upper-limb function, early after stroke. METHODS Stroke survivors (N = 102) were consecutively recruited from 13 centers 30 days (±7) after a first-ever stroke and randomly(More)
Previous studies investigating the exposure to metal(loid)s of populations living in the Panasqueira mine area of central Portugal found a higher internal dose of elements such as arsenic, chromium, lead, manganese, molybdenum and zinc in exposed individuals. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the extent of genotoxic damage caused by(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial hypertension affects endothelial function and arterial stiffness. The angiotensin (AT1) receptor antagonist irbesartan improves endothelial function and arterial stiffness in hypertensive patients. Nebivolol, a beta(1)-selective beta blocker, reduces systemic vascular resistance and stimulates nitric oxide release thus exerting positive(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of the induction chemoradiotherapy (IT) on the survival pattern in T3/T4-N0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS The data of 71 patients treated from January 1992 to May 2007 were reviewed. Of these, 31 patients received IT prior to surgery (IT group: T3, 20 patients; and T4, 11(More)
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are among the most pressing global health problems of the twenty-first century. Their rising incidence and prevalence is linked to severe morbidity and mortality, and they are putting economic and managerial pressure on healthcare systems around the world. Moreover, NCDs are impeding healthy aging by negatively affecting the(More)
BACKGROUND Survival of patients after curative surgical resection for gastric cancer (GC) remains poor, thus emphasizing the need for better definition of prognostic factors to improve the long-term course of disease. METHODS From 1999 to 2009, 110 patients had curative-intent gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma. Clinicopathological features, Helicobacter(More)