Efisia Marras

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the cystographic follow-up of patients with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK), renal agenesis, and renal ectopia with associated primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). METHODS Patients with primary associated VUR (grade 2 or more) and with a minimal follow-up of 24 months were included in this study. RESULTS Of the children with(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic renal surgery has become an accepted approach for benign disease in adult and pediatric urology. We present our experience in renal laparoscopy in infants during the past 5 years and evaluate our series to establish the safety and efficacy of such procedures in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS From August 1999 to December 2004, we(More)
PURPOSE The nephropathy associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is one of the leading causes of chronic renal failure (CRF) in children. We describe the clinical course of the disease based on information available in the ItalKid Project database, and analyze the predictive value of baseline renal function, age at VUR diagnosis and urinary protein(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the efficacy of the antithrombotic drugs available for patients with intermittent claudication. METHODS A Medline and manual search was used to identify relevant publications. Uncontrolled or retrospective studies, double reports or trials without clinical outcomes were excluded. Included studies were graded as level 1(More)
In a group of 51 children aged 3 days-17 years old, 40 were given operative 8 endoscopic and 3 percutaneous surgery, while all received antibiotic prophylaxis with Aztreonam (Squibb Azactam) for the prevention of surgical infections. Preoperative uroculture revealed sterile urine in all 51 but 49 needed excretory catheters at various levels: urethral,(More)
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