Alessandro D'Alessandro

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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) champions efforts to increase organ donation. Controlled donation after cardiac death (DCD) offers the family and the patient with a hopeless prognosis the option to donate when brain death criteria will not be met. Although DCD is increasing, this endeavor is still in the midst of development. DCD(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the adhesion molecule time course in the early phases of acute pancreatitis and to explore the usefulness of these proteins in assessing the severity of the disease. Fifteen consecutive acute pancreatitis patients (10 patients with the mild and 5 with the severe disease) admitted to the hospital within 6 hours after the onset of pain(More)
This paper addresses the problem of designing a capacity management/traffic engineering procedure for an IP/MPLS over ASON/GMPLS scenario. We suggest TRIDENT, a procedure whose main goal is to dynamically provide the band-width required to transport through an ASON the MPLS–LSPs already established at the IP/MPLS client network. TRIDENT relies on(More)
BACKGROUND The working posture affects the peripheral venous circulation, although the current literature does not report any correlation between working posture and the abnormalities of the jugular veins flow. The purpose of this preliminary research is to study, in female workers, the prevalence of Venous Compressive Syndrome (VCS) caused by total block(More)
OBJECTIVES Aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of reflux on internal jugular veins(IJV) by Valsalva maneuver and to define the association between reflux of IJV in subjects with both CCSVI and MS. METHODS We recruited 393 patients with MS and CCSVI. Study participants underwent EchoColor Doppler exam in order to define IJV diameter at(More)
A Multiple Sclerosis patient with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) treated by acoustic waves, modulated in frequency and power of the Dreno-MAM® device, showed a progressive improvement in motor coordination, resistance to work, muscular power and rigidity, and distal microcirculation. Life quality, chronic fatigue, and clinical severity(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical and X-ray results of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic care through the specific adjustments (corrections) of C1-C2 on patients with chronic venous cerebral-spinal insufficiency (CCSVI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). METHOD We studied a sample of 77 patients before and after the Upper Cervical(More)
OBJECTIVES Analysis of the incidence of Venous Compression Syndrome (VCS) with full block of the flow of the internal jugular veins (IJVs) in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency. METHODS We included 769 patients with MS and CCSVI (299 males, 470 females) and 210 controls without ms and ccsvi (92 males, 118(More)