Vincenzo Roberti

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BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) represents a useful tool for staging melanoma patients. However false-negative SLNB are reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study is to identify predictive factors for false-negative SLNB in melanoma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis on 316 melanoma(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding protein (IGFBP)-3 is the main carrier of circulating IGFs and the main modulator of their activity. IGFBP-3 controls cellular availability of IGFs, which cannot exert their pro-proliferative activity while bound to IGFBP-3. Proteolysis of IGFBP-3 is one mechanism to control IGF release. A reduction of(More)
Insulin-like-factor-binding-protein 3 (IGFBP-3) is known to modulate the activity of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) besides having a number of IGF-independent effects on cell growth and survival. IGFBP-3 has been reported to decrease significantly in the blood serum of patients affected by certain cancers. In the present work, we have evaluated the(More)
Bromhidrosis is a clinical disorder characterized by excessive or abnormal foul axillary odour due to the interaction of apocrine glands with micro-organisms which causes a serious personal and social handicap for affected people. We present the case of a 50-year-old caucasian female with bromhidrosis. The patient referred that this symptom had begun two(More)
BACKGROUND Different dermatoscopic algorithms have been developed to evaluate pigmented lesions of the skin, with pattern analysis being the most commonly used. We sought to develop and evaluate a diagnostic scoring system, the reticular point of view, to distinguish common melanocytic nevus from dysplastic nevus and from melanoma. METHODS We analyzed(More)