Elvira Tartaglia

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BACKGROUND We compared long-term outcomes of isolated below-the-knee (BTK) bypass revascularization in diabetic patients presenting with critical limb ischemia (CLI) with and without achieving the bypass on the artery corresponding to the territory of the lesion based on the angiosome concept. MATERIALS We analyzed outcomes of 58 consecutive CLI limbs of(More)
AIM We reported our 10-year experience with the Gore TAG thoracic endoprosthesis for treatment of thoracic aorta pathologies. METHODS We performed a systematic retrospective study of prospectively recorded data of all patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) procedure with Gore TAG thoracic endoprosthesis between January 2001 and(More)
AIM Infrapopliteal occlusive arterial lesions mostly characterize diabetic patients arteriopathy. Diabetic patients are prone to multiple comorbidities that make them candidates for low-invasive therapeutic options. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of infrapopliteal angioplasty in high-risk diabetic patients. METHODS We undertook a study(More)
OBJECTIVES Both open surgery (OS) and endovascular surgery (ES) have been proposed for the treatment of symptomatic chronic mesenteric ischaemia (CMI). OS was considered the gold standard but ES is increasingly proposed as the first option. The aim was to report long-term outcomes associated with OS in patients suffering CMI in the modern era in order to(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of rosuvastatin at therapeutic dosage in regulating the release, activity, protein level, and expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 was investigated. METHODS Human umbilical artery smooth muscle cells were stimulated, in vitro, in a serum-free medium with rosuvastatin at various concentrations (2, 4, 7, and 10(More)
INTRODUCTION Blunt trauma of the popliteal fossa is an uncommon cause of lower limb ischemia and it is associated with a high risk for limb loss. REPORT The case of a young man with anterior dislocation of the right knee joint causing post-traumatic popliteal artery occlusion and severe lower limb ischemia is reported. DISCUSSION To our knowledge we(More)
Controversies exist about the optimal treatment for patients with pilonidal disease. Our therapeutic approach to patients with this condition has been conservative treatment. Surgery was performed only after failure of conservative treatment. Surgery consisted of excision of the sinus and primary closure in patients of female sex and with sinus of small(More)
AIM Pharmaceutical stabilization of an unstable low-grade carotid artery stenosis delays surgery and improve outcome. Statins can be used to reduce intimal media thickness. Our aim was to determine the clinical and biological effects of rosuvastatin on plaque stabilization or regression. METHODS Forty-two consecutive male patients presenting with an(More)
The aim of this work is the investigation of the level of expression of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and metalloproteases (such as Cox-2) in the colon rectal cancer. The final goal is the correlation with liver metastases. Molecular biology approaches will be adopted: in particular: RT-PCR, quantitative real time PCR with fluorescent(More)