Emanuele Mastropasqua

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BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease comprises a spectrum of diseases ranging from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. Probiotics have been proposed as a treatment option because of their modulating effect on the gut flora that could influence the gut-liver axis. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the beneficial and(More)
In the last three years (1992-1995) 130 stab (114) and gunshot (16) wounds were observed at and admitted to the Emergency Surgical Department of Fatebenefratelli Hospital of Milan. We observed a high incidence of non-EEC patients (62%). Imaging devices (US and CT scan) and surgical minimally invasive procedures have reduced open surgery rate with a(More)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy and safety and report the results of prosthesis fixation by means of fibrin glue during laparoscopic treatment of inguinal and femoral hernias. From September 2001 to December 2004 we employed fibrin glue (Tissucol, Baxter, Maurepas) as a means of fixation during a transabdominal preperitoneal procedure(More)
The aim of this study was to establish the indications, safety, efficacy, feasibility and reproducibility of laparoscopic techniques in the treatment of abdominal wall defects, even of the larger kind, in order to standardise procedures and confirm the performance of the composite mesh used (Parietex, Sofradim, Trevoux, France). From January 2001 to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study illustrates our experience in treating duodenal ulcers by means of laparoscopy over a period of 6 years and the results after a lengthy careful follow-up. METHODOLOGY From October 1991 to October 1997 we submitted 35 patients, 28 men and 7 women of an average age of 51 years (range: 22-78), to vagotomy with minimally invasive(More)
BACKGROUND This study illustrates our experience in treating duodenal ulcer by means of thoracoscopy and laparoscopy over a period of six years. MATERIALS AND METHODS From October 1991 to October 1998, we submitted 38 patients (31 males and 7 females), average age 51 years (range 22-78 years), with duodenal ulcer to vagotomy with minimally invasive(More)
Laparoscopic creation of an intestinal stoma may be preferable to an open operation. We report here our experience with faecal diversions. From April 1992 to April 2003 we performed 55 procedures (23 end colostomies for Miles operations; 21 end colostomies for Hartman procedures; 9 loop colostomies and 3 loop ileostomies). In 45 cases the procedure was(More)
In view of the postulated association between plasma lipids and the development of atherosclerosis, there is growing interest in the effects of beta blockers on plasma lipids. This study was undertaken to investigate whether a nonselective beta blocker, such as mepindolol, which possesses intrinsic sympathomimetic activity, causes significant changes in(More)