Emanuele Rausa

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BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate the 12-24-month impact of bariatric surgery on the foremost modifiable traditional risk factors of cardiovascular disease. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective interventional studies reporting the most commonly performed laparoscopic surgical procedures, i.e., Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB),(More)
Morbid obesity is a life threatening condition. Currently, surgery represents the only effective and durable therapeutic option to treat it. The first aim of the study was to estimate and compare the major surgical complications and the 30-day rate of mortality between laparoscopic and open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB and RYGB). The second aim was to(More)
BACKGROUND The first aim of the study was to estimate weight loss and major modifiable risk factors after bariatric surgery. The second aim was to investigate the relationship between the reduction in cardiovascular risk and weight loss over time. METHODS A random effect of meta-analysis and dose-response meta-regression was used to evaluate weight loss(More)
Boerhaave's syndrome is a spontaneous barotraumatic disruption of the distal oesophagus secondary to an abrupt increase in intraoesophageal pressure during vomiting. Management ranges from a conservative approach to an oesophagectomy. The over-the-scope-clip (OTSC, Ovesco Endoscopy GmbH, Tuebingen, Germany) system is a newly designed clipping method for(More)
Dental appliances are the most common cause of accidental foreign body esophageal impaction, especially in the elderly population with decreased oral sensory perception. A 47-year-old man with history of oligophrenia and recurrent epileptic seizures was referred to our hospital following dislocation and ingestion of his upper dental prosthesis. Endoscopic(More)
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NENs) frequently present with distant metastases at the time of diagnosis and the liver is the most frequent site of spreading. The early identification of metastatic disease represents a major prognostic factor for GEP-NENs patients. Radical surgical resection, which is feasible for a minority of(More)
INTRODUCTION Traumatic injuries to the lower gastrointestinal tract (rectum and anus) have been largely reported in the military setting with sparse publications from the civilian setting. Additionally, there remains a lack of international consensus regarding definitive treatment pathways. This systematic review aimed to assess the current literature and(More)
Lymphangiomas of the esophagus are extremely rare benign tumors of lymphatic origin. Localization in the proximal esophagus in association with an inlet patch and treatment by minimally invasive esophagectomy have not been reported. A 74-year-old woman with a 12-year history of multiple endoscopic dilatations was referred because of progressive dysphagia(More)
AIM Pelvic exenteration is a complex surgical procedure associated with considerable morbidity. Quality of life (QoL) is a crucial metric of surgical outcome. The aim of this review was to assess the QoL following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) and local recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC). METHOD A comprehensive search of(More)
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