Annalisa Cappello

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BACKGROUND The objective of access surveillance is the early recognition of dysfunction in order to be able to correct the stenosis by angioplasty or surgery before access thrombosis occurs. The advent of color Doppler imaging has enabled studies of color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) for the guidance of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). The aim(More)
We report a new method for shoulder sonography (US): the patient lies supine and his/her arm is positioned so as to optimize tendon depiction. The supraspinatus tendon, which is the most frequently involved structure in rotator cuff tears, is studied with the patient's arm dropped, elbow extended and forearm prone. Our series consisted of 49 surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Ketogenic enteral nutrition (KEN) is a modification of the protein sparing modified fast in which a protein solution is introduced with a continuous infusion through a nasogastric tube over 10-days cycles. The aim of the study was to perform a retrospective analysis of the safety, compliance, weight loss and body composition changes after 3(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Only protein diet has been used successfully to prevent loss of lean body mass first in post-surgical and then in obese patients. We studied overweight and obese patients receiving short treatments of an exclusively protein-based nutritional solution as 24-hour enteral infusion. METHODS 19,036 patients (age 44.3 ± 13, M:F = 2:5)(More)
AIM As pointed in ESPEN guidelines on the use of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), "body cell mass (BCM) is the protein rich compartment which is affected in catabolic states, and loss of BCM is associated with poor clinical outcome". Whey proteins are known to improve lean mass in many conditions. We retrospectively evaluated the effects of a WP(More)
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