Vanessa Puccinelli

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After an accident in a chemical plant in Seveso, Italy, on July 10, 1976, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) spread over a populated area. The event was exceptional because children were also affected and because the contamination took place not only through direct exposure but also through inhalation and the ingestion of contaminated foods,(More)
Die Verff. stellten bei ihren elektronenmikroskopischen Untersuchungen Veränderungen der Basalmembran (Polystratifizierung oder Verbreiterung) in drei Zonen des menschlichen Haarfollikels fest, und zwar im oberen Teil der äußeren Mittelscheide, an der Papillenspitze und in der Papille. Bemerkenswert ist das Vorhandensein eines Verbindungsnetzes zwischen(More)
Provisional data on selected sanitary events which took place at Seveso after July 10 1976 are reported. 187 cases of chloracne, mostly in children, were detected, 50 just after the accident, the others within a year. Most polluted area (zone A) provided almost all "early" and most severe cases, but the territorial distribution of chloracne prevalence rates(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatopulmonary syndrome is an important clinical problem associated with chronic liver disease. Liver transplantation can result in complete resolution of the arterial hypoxemia associated with this syndrome, even in its most severe presentation. AIM To determine the prevalence of hepatopulmonary syndrome in adult liver transplant candidates.(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Liver transplantation has emerged as a good option for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma yielding survival rates as good as for recipients without this type of tumor. OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing liver(More)