Virgilio Greco

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From September, 1984 to July, 1986 seventy previously untreated adult patients with advanced non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of intermediate or high grade histology were enrolled in an open phase III multicenter, comparative chemotherapeutic trial. The objectives were to compare, by means of response rate, duration of response and survival time, the efficacy and(More)
The authors studied 22 patients with severe dysphagia, and follow-up studies showed the appearance of some esophageal peristalsis for the first time in three of these patients after Heller myotomy. Comparison of pre- and postoperative clinical, radiological, and manometric data of these three subjects and the data of the other 19 patients showed no(More)
INTRODUCTION Adults with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treated with haemodialysis experience mortality of between 15% and 20% each year. Effective interventions that improve health outcomes for long-term dialysis patients remain unproven. Novel and testable determinants of health in dialysis are needed. Nutrition and dietary patterns are potential factors(More)
High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is an uncommon type of non-cardiogenic, high-permeability pulmonary edema. The authors describe a case of unilateral, left-sided HAPE that occurred in a man with right pulmonary artery hypoplasia.
The prognostic relevance of an enhanced variability of peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) throughout the day was evaluated in asthmatics in remission: it was expressed as the coefficient of variation (CV) of values recorded 4 times daily for 2 weeks. Outcome at 3, 6, and 12 months was assessed in 2 groups of 16 patients each, differing because of a CV(More)
BACKGROUND Anaemia is a risk factor for death, adverse cardiovascular outcomes and poor quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESA) are the most used treatment option. In observational studies, higher haemoglobin (Hb) levels (around 11-13 g/dL) are associated with improved survival and quality of(More)
10 patients recovering from acute myocardial infarction with stable symptomatology, underwent 3 subsequent ergometric trials: the first, basic, the second, after one month of practice on an ergometer bicycle and the third, with a longer period of training, after acute administration of nifedipine. The purpose of the study was to establish whether the(More)