Aldo Primerano

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The authors report their experience relative to 46 tracheostomies performed over a 10-year period. In 6 cases the indication for a tracheostomy was a post-traumatic respiratory failure; in 20 cases a chronic respiratory insufficiency, in 6 cases a malignant neoplasm of the larynx; in 10 cases a postoperative respiratory insufficiency; in 4 cases for tongue(More)
The authors report their experience relative to hydatid choleperitoneum which is a rare complication of hydatid hepatic disease (one case of 236 operated). They underline how such pathology constitutes a clinic and anatomopathological case, well characterized and different from those offered by other complications of this hepatic disease. They draw(More)
OBJECTIVE Spastic co-contraction is a misdirected supraspinal command in spastic paresis. We quantified the influence of effort and gastrocnemius stretch on plantar flexor co-contraction and torque during dorsiflexion efforts in hemiparetic and healthy subjects. METHODS Eighteen healthy and 18 hemiparetic subjects produced "light", "medium" and "maximal"(More)
Echo-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of pancreatic masses is a well-established diagnostic procedure. However, there is no consensus as to the superiority of cytology or microhistology. We compared the results of cytology and microhistology in 50 consecutive patients who underwent fine-needle aspiration biopsy for pancreatic masses. Aspirates were(More)
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