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Computer-based surgery simulation is a rapidly emerging and increasingly important area of research that combines a number of disciplines for the common purpose of improving healthcare. The objective of this paper is to provide a virtual surgery (VISU) tool for accurately planning the aesthetic impact of hard and soft tissue movements in dento-skeletal(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of this prospective multicenter study were to evaluate the use of vertical distraction osteogenesis in the correction of vertically deficient alveolar ridges and to evaluate whether the vertical bone gained by distraction osteogenesis was maintained over time when dental implants were placed in the distracted areas. MATERIALS AND(More)
AIM We present a newly designed, localiser-free, head-mounted system featuring augmented reality as an aid to maxillofacial bone surgery, and assess the potential utility of the device by conducting a feasibility study and validation. METHODS Our head-mounted wearable system facilitating augmented surgery was developed as a stand-alone, video-based,(More)
OBJECTIVE Knowledge of prognostic factors in gastric cancer is essential to decide on single patient management. We aim to establish the value of lymph node ratio compared to lymph node involvement in the prediction of gastric cancer survival and treatment approach. METHODS Charts of ninety-six consecutive patients undergoing gastrectomy for resectable(More)
Computer-based surgery simulation is a rapidly emerging and increasingly important area of research that combines a number of disciplines for the common purpose of improving healthcare. The objective of this article is to provide a virtual surgery tool for accurately planning the aesthetic impact of hard and soft tissue movements in dentoskeletal(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a randomized clinical trial comparing estroprogestin (E/P) pill given for 12 months vs. gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist (GNRHa) given for 4 months followed by E/P pill treatment for 8 months in the relief of endometriosis-related pelvic pain. METHODS Eligible for the study were women with laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare bone gain, implant survival, implant success, bone resorption, and complication rate in groups of patients who underwent distraction osteogenesis (DO) and inlay bone grafting (Inlay) for preprosthetic issues in the atrophic posterior mandible. STUDY DESIGN Twelve surgical sites were randomly assigned to(More)
The biovariability of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John's Wort) grown wild in Calabria and Sardinia (Italy) was reported with the aim to characterize the species through the isolation, detection, and quantitative evaluations of chemical markers (hypericin, quercetin, rutin) by HPLC analysis. Antioxidant activity of the methanolic H. perforatum extracts(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is the periodic reduction or cessation of airflow during sleep together with daytime sleepiness. Its diagnosis requires polysomnographic evidence of 5 or more episodes of apnoea or hypopnoea/hour of sleep (apnoea/hypopnoea index, AHI). Volumetric 3-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) reconstruction enables the accurate(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to translate the Foot Function Index (FFI) into Italian, to perform a cross-cultural adaptation and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of FFI. METHODS The Italian FFI was developed according to the recommended forward/backward translation protocol and evaluated in patients with foot and(More)