Andrea Bassi

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The objective of our work was to evaluate the long-term results of percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with liver cirrhosis. A total of 184 cirrhotic patients with HCC underwent PEI as the only anticancer treatment over an 8-year period. Patients were followed after therapy by means of(More)
may also result in extensive scarring and significant delays in diagnosis, biopsy, and treatment of melanoma, which increases the risk of malignancy recurrences from residual cancer cells. Because of the widespread availability of black salve products, physicians need to be familiar with these types of compounds and their potential dangers to educate their(More)
The CO(2) laser has been used extensively in dermatological surgery over the past 30 years and is now recognised as the gold standard for soft tissue vaporization. Considering that the continuous wave CO(2) laser delivery system and the newer "superpulsed" and scanned CO(2) systems have progressively changed our practice and patient satisfaction, a long(More)
With the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 national leaders have started investigating options for reducing carbon emissions within national borders [1]. Despite confronting similar energy issues, every country that adopted the Kyoto Protocol has a unique energy strategy [1,2] -being characterized by a different context, social, economic or(More)
Mauritius, a Small Island Developing State and one of the most successful economies in Africa, has experienced sustained economic growth during the past three decades. Mauritius’ power sector has evolved considerably during this period to cater for increases in electricity demand following such growth. The island has continuously invested in additional(More)
Twenty-two patients with 37 small (3 cm or less) nodular lesions of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were examined with ultrasonography (US), CT, MR imaging, digital subtraction angiography (DSA), and CT following intraarterial injection of Lipiodol (Lipiodol-CT). All patients subsequently underwent surgery, and the gold standard was provided by(More)
INTRODUCTION Indications for repair of abdominal hernia are well established and widely diffused. Controversies still exist about the indication in using the different prosthetic materials and principally about the biological ones. MATERIAL AND METHODS In February 2012, the Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG), counting a background of 264(More)
BACKGROUND The periorbital area is a barometer of chronologic and environmental age for which patients usually seek rejuvenation; fractional CO(2) laser plays a key role among the variety of available dermatologic treatments. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Fractional CO(2) laser in eyelid tightening and(More)