Elisabetta Maria Frongillo

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We planned a training course for trainees of different specialties with the aim of teaching the skills of a new procedure for performing percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) with an ETView tracheoscopic ventilation tube instead of standard bronchoscopy in an ex vivo pig model. The endotracheal tube, with a camera-embedded tip, was used as an(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of ultrasound in detecting and defining ground-glass opacities (GGOs) in surgical specimens of patients undergoing thoracoscopic diagnostic resection. METHODS We performed an observational single-centre study of all consecutive patients undergoing thoracoscopic diagnostic resection of GGOs. In each patient, the specimen was(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether the difference in lung volume measured with plethysmography and with the helium dilution technique could differentiate an open from a closed bulla in patients with a giant emphysematous bulla and could be used as a selection criterion for the positioning of an endobronchial valve. METHODS We reviewed the data of 27 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVES Continuous wound infusion of local anaesthetics has been successfully applied for postoperative pain control in several procedures but, surprisingly, it is underused in thoracic surgery. We aimed to investigate the effects of wound analgesia associated with systemic patient-controlled analgesia in patients undergoing lung cancer resection with(More)
We describe a bronchoscopic technique for closing small postoperative bronchopleural fistulas, using an oxidized regenerated cellulose patch and fibrin glue. The patch is mounted on the end of endoscopic forceps and introduced into the fistula to cover it. Intracavitary and submucosal injections of fibrin glue fill the bronchial stump and achieve apposition(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of volume quantitative assessment using multidetector-row computed tomography to select patients scheduled for endobronchial one-way valves treatment. METHODS Twenty-five consecutive patients (15 with heterogeneous emphysema and 10 with giant emphysematous bulla) undergoing endobronchial valves treatment were enrolled.(More)
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