Vittorio Corso

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We have cloned and sequenced a cDNA from a human adult skeletal muscle cDNA library, encoding for a novel isoform of alpha-tubulin (tuba8) that is preferentially expressed in heart, skeletal muscle, and testis. A genomic DNA sequence from the chromosomal region 22q11 allowed us to determine the complete structure of the TUBA8 gene that mirrors the canonical(More)
During 1990 to 1997 a series of 39 patients underwent a classic pancreaticoduodenectomy and 74 a pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The two groups had similar tumor characteristics and received comparable adjuvant treatments. No significant differences were found between the two groups in terms of mortality, morbidity,(More)
BACKGROUND Duodenal fistula (DF) after gastrectomy continues to be a life-threatening problem. We performed a retrospective multicenter study analyzing the characteristics of DF after elective gastrectomy for malignant disease. METHODS Three thousand seven hundred eighty-five patients who had undergone gastrectomy with duodenal stump in 11 Italian(More)
The use of art therapy on an acute short-term inpatient ward of a general hospital is described. Among the topics discussed are the theoretical basis for this form of therapy, some considerations in its application, and implications for training mental health care professionals. After months of preliminary meetings and discussions among ourselves, as well(More)
Rhabdomyolysis (literally "striped muscle dissolution") is a biological and clinical condition that takes to plasmatic release of myoglobin, muscle enzymes and electrolytes, relates to the lysis of stripped muscle fibers. Rhabdomyolysis presents the clinician with two distinct problems: local injury and the systemic effects directly related to that injury.(More)
Intestinal aspergillosis is an infection with a very high death rate especially in leukemic patients. Here we describe a case of a 46 years old woman with acute myeloid leukemia (LAM M5) who developed intestinal primary aspergillosis. This patient was diagnosed with LAM M5 through bone marrow aspiration and bone biopsy in March 2004. Symptoms of the disease(More)
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