Astrid Bonaccorsi

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At present, more and more commercial firms are getting involved, to various extents, in the Open Source (OS) movement. While several studies have examined incentives and business models of these OS-based software companies, very few works have investigated whether and how firms actively participate to open projects. This paper contributes to the literature(More)
OBJECTIVES We report the results of a 4-month survey implemented at the urologic clinic of an Italian university hospital, with the following aims: (1) to describe the incidence of nosocomial infections (NI) in our setting for comparison within and between urologic wards and (2) to provide relevant information to monitor and target infection control(More)
The present paper illustrates a novel model for collaborative crowdsourcing and other collaborative environments where IPR tracking and protection constitutes a key issue. After a comparison between different approaches for innovation and R&D, the new architecture is introduced, with a focus on problem solving activities. The study also investigates the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Previous studies have suggested that online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) fluid can be used as dialysate for continuous renal replacement therapies, and thus HDF costs can be reduced. The aims of this study were to determine the purity of OL-HDF fluid and to verify the stability of the electrolyte composition and acid-base balance during its(More)
Acute scrotum constitutes the most common urological emergency secondary to spermatic cord torsion, testicular trauma, orchiepididymitis and hernias. We report a very rare case of unique traumatic spermatic cord hematoma following scrotum injury occurred during a football match. Clinical exam showed an increased volume of the left spermatic cord; the color(More)
Testicular carcinoid tumours (TCT) account for less than 1% of all testicular neoplasms. A 17-year-old male underwent radical orchiectomy for a painful indurated and increased in size right testicle; a mixed echogenic mass, with a central homogeneous area surrounded by a hypoechoic edge with calcifications was found at ultreasound with increased vascularity(More)
A comparative study on the biological uptake in the rabbit of 2,3,7,8-tetrachloridibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in different formulations, including accident-contaminated Seveso soil, was attempted. On the whole, these results indicated that soil-borne TCDD had a bioavailability lower than that of free (solvent-borne) TCDD.
OBJECTIVE We compared the effects of intramuscular analgesia versus intramuscular analgesia associated with topical application of Luan (gel containing lidocaine 1%) on the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2001 to November 2002, 300 patients (mean age 46) were treated for kidney or upper ureteral(More)
AIM We report our experience about bipolar plasma-kinetic resection of the prostate for the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), considering intraoperative variables and short-term RESULTS METHODS Three hundred and eighty-nine patients affected by symptomatic BPH, underwent transurethral resection of(More)