Andrea Salvi

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Dear Editor, We have read with great interest the article entitled: ‘‘The value of magnetic resonance imaging in our current management of ACL and meniscal injuries’’ [14]. We agree with authors that magnetic resonance (MR) would be beneficial in those patients where the clinical diagnosis of a meniscal tear is unclear and that it is expensive and requires(More)
Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding thymidine phosphorylase and is characterized by external ophthalmoparesis, gastrointestinal dysmotility, leukoencephalopathy, and neuropathy. The availability of new therapeutic options (peritoneal dialysis, allogeneic(More)
Traditional treatment of complex ankle fracture consists of open reduction and internal fixation. Nevertheless, this treatment can delay fracture healing and cause prolonged oedema. The surgeon should consider necessity of early recovery when treating athletes, especially football players. In this light, it was decided to perform an arthroscopy-assisted(More)
Six insulin-dependent diabetic patients, poorly controlled on conventional insulin therapy (CIT), underwent continuous basal insulin infusion (CBII) and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) during 2 subsequent periods of 1 month each, employing a Betatron II insulin infusion pump (Lilly, CPI). During CSII, insulin was infused at a continuous(More)
BACKGROUND Little information is available concerning the possible antiproliferative effects of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) on the thyroid gland. We have hypothesized that the antiproliferative effects of statins observed in thyroid cell lines in vitro may have a clinical counterpart that could be detected(More)
Epicondilites are pathologies poorly understood from the aetiopathogenetic point of view. In this regard, many hypotheses have been considered and numerous anatomical structures are involved. Current therapeutic options are either conservative or surgical. Conservative treatments are: immobilization of the elbow flexed at 90-degrees, stretching the forearm(More)
Prosthetic socket revisions are always difficult and affected by problems such as possible bone-stock losses, leading to an increase in morbidity associated with surgery. These aspects are more important in elderly patients due to their frequently poor health. The bone deficit may be filled in different ways, with techniques that are nevertheless(More)
We report the case of a young football player operated on for a middle shaft fracture of the right leg with a Kuntscher nail. After 8 months, when he started to play football again, he suffered from a painful pseudoarthrosis of the region at the transition from the median to the lower third of the fibula. Because of the severity of the pain, and due to the(More)