Alfonso Savastano

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The role of sexual transmission in the diffusion of HCV infection, was studied through the seroprevalence of anti-HCV antibodies in the heterosexual habitual partners of 83 anti-HCV positive subjects. The index cases were represented by 10 dialysed subjects, 31 patients with chronic liver disease and 42 healthy carriers. Seroprevalence of anti-HCV(More)
PURPOSE To assess morphologic differences in pigment epithelial detachment (PED) with en face optical coherence tomography in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS We recruited 30 eyes of 22 patients with PED. Nine eyes had a clinical diagnosis of CSC and 21 had AMD. All patients were assessed with en(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS It is difficult to measure the prevalence of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) in geographical areas that do not have tumor registers, as is the case in the present study, and it was therefore decided to assess the prevalence in Italy using different methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS The pedigree was established for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To assess posterior pole choroid patterns in healthy eyes using en face optical coherence tomography (OCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS This observational study included 154 healthy eyes of 77 patients who underwent en face OCT. The mean age of the patients was 31.2 years (standard deviation: 13 years); 40 patients were women, and 37(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the risk of shallow anterior chamber after trabeculectomy with removable compression sutures. METHODS A total of 263 eyes affected by primary open-angle glaucoma that was unresponsive to medical treatments were divided into 2 groups: 126 eyes were treated with conventional trabeculectomy (group A) and 137 with a modified surgery(More)
PURPOSE To report postoperative complications in eyes that underwent 25-gauge high-speed pars plana vitrectomy (25G HS-PPV) alone or combined with phaco-vitrectomy surgery for epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction, or macular hole. DESIGN Retrospective, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS A total of 565 eyes were included in this study of(More)
The haemodialysis patients are an high risk population for hepatitis viral infections. While the incidence of HBV has decreased worldwide, HCV is now the major cause of viral infection in these patients. The aim of our study was to define a complete map of patients undergoing routine replacement therapy by haemodialysis in the province of Foggia, Southern(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical findings, visual outcomes, and confocal microscopic corneal features after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) technique in Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. METHODS A 70-year-old female patient with pseudophakia and Fuchs endothelial dystrophy underwent small-incision DSEK surgery. Best spectacle-corrected(More)
PURPOSE To describe the intraoperative management of choroidal effusion (CE) or suprachoroidal hemorrhage (SCH) during cataract surgery with the phacoemulsification technique. METHODS The study is a retrospective interventional study through which we describe the intraoperative management adopted in 6 cases of CE or SCH during cataract surgery. The study(More)