Attilio Cuviello

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BACKGROUND Sigmoid volvulus is associated with a high mortality because affects elderly patients who often have severe comorbid conditions that increase their surgical risk. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the most common procedures of diagnosis and treatments to obtain better results. METHODS The clinical presentation, diagnosis and(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis (AP) has still a high mortality rate; therefore the accuracy of the predictors of severity actually employed and the therapeutic choices are under debate. The aim of this work is to valuate the accuracy of the prognostic factors actually employed and the results of a multidisciplinary treatment of the AP. METHODS A(More)
Aim of the work is to define the present role of surgery in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis and the criteria of choice of procedures. The authors examined retrospectively 133 patients. They analyze the clinical, laboratory and instrumental features on which has been formulated the surgical indications. Patients treated surgically were those who have(More)
The aim of the study was the early identification of patients with acute pancreatitis who subsequently developed critical complications. All patients admitted to a surgical ward for acute pancreatitis were recruited into the study. The severity of acute pancreatitis was assessed using Ranson and Balthazar scores. Patients transferred to the intensive care(More)
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