Alessandra Capanna

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A new method of cranioplasty is described in which the skull defect is exposed and multiple angled holes through the outer cortical bone are made. Methyl methacrylate is molded into the defect continuous with the perforating holes. The major advantage of this technique is the resulting good cosmetic appearance, in addition to the strength and firmness of(More)
A prospective study was carried out to estimate the percentage of disc removal at the time of lumbar laminectomy and discectomy. Intraoperative discograms were obtained which afforded a method of calculating the percentage of disc removal. The technique permits localization of the level of discectomy and provides a means of detecting anterior annulus(More)
Rotavirus (RV) is worldwide considered as the most important viral agent of acute gastroenteritis in children less than 5 y. Since 2006, the availability of anti-RV vaccines has deeply modified the incidence and economic burden of RV infection. In Europe, some countries have introduced an anti-RV vaccination program in the last 10 y. Although community(More)
INTRODUCTION Adherence to vaccination program for Influenza virus is an important issue of Public Health in presence of many no-vaccine tendencies. The media event about some deaths, occurring after MF59 adjuvanted vaccine administration, has characterized the season 2014/15 vaccination program in Italy. Aim of the study is vaccination adherence assessment(More)
Twenty-five medical specialties currently offer board certification in the United States. The question is, should there be a 26th specialty--that of euthanasia? Physician-assisted suicide has clearly been brought to the forefront of public debate by Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the retired Michigan pathologist, and the passage of the Oregon Proposition. The concern(More)
Vaccines play the main role in primary prevention in Public Health as they allow the control of many infectious diseases progression, reducing complications, morbidity and mortality. Pharmaceutical industry has spread worldwide the production and distribution of vaccines; moreover, research and new technological approaches inside industry make possible new(More)
BACKGROUND Discrepancies between severity of lesions and symptoms may be observed in Crohn's disease. We prospectively assessed whether Crohn's disease may be diagnosed among asymptomatic relatives of patients, using Small Bowel Contrast Ultrasonography. METHODS Diagnosis of asymptomatic Crohn's disease relatives was defined ultrasonographically as: bowel(More)
Rotaviruses are the most common etiological cause for pediatric acute gastroenteritis, particularly in children under 5 years of age or immunocompromised. Since 2008, vaccination program has determined a decrease in Rotavirus-related hospitalization, outpatient's visits, emergency department visits and mortality. These indicators of illness for Rotaviruses(More)