Federico Fazio

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BACKGROUND Posterosuperior liver segments are the most difficult locations for laparoscopy to access. This location is considered by most surgeons to be a poor indication for a laparoscopic liver resection due to the limited visualization and the difficulty of controlling bleeding. The liver-hanging maneuver (LHM) is a technique taking aim at reducing(More)
We investigated, in a double blind fashion, the acute effect of an inhaled beta 2-agonist drug (salbutamol) on mucociliary clearance in 20 patients with chronic bronchitis: ten treated with the drug and the remaining ten with placebo. Following inhalation of pre-sized human albumin microspheres with a mass median diameter of 1.5 micrometers, radioactivity(More)
Functional images of pulmonary ventilation during tidal breathing can be obtained with a gamma camera by adding a continuous flow of radioactive krypton-81m (half-life = 13 sec) to the inspired air. The procedure is readily repeatable and provides ventilation images.81mKr ventilation scans were obtained in six asthmatic patients in various phases of the(More)
We investigated in a double-blind study the acute effect of the inhaled beta 2-adrenergic agent salbutamol on mucociliary clearance in man. Subjects were 20 patients with chronic bronchitis (10 receiving the drug and 10 placebo) and 6 healthy individuals (3 receiving the drug and 3 placebo). Mucociliary clearance was evaluated after inhalation of a(More)
PURPOSE Over the last decade, laparoscopic liver surgery has significantly evolved. The aim of this study was to analyse the outcomes of Laparoscopic Left Lateral Hepatectomy (LLLH) for colorectal cancer (CRC) metastases in a tertiary referral hepato-pancreato-biliary centre. METHODS A consecutive series of patients undergoing LLLH between January 2009(More)
Aerosolized steroids may be implicated in the increased incidence of chest infections. To evaluate such a possibility, we utilized a double-blind study to investigate the acute effect of inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate on mucociliary clearance in 10 patients with chronic obstructive lung disease (5 receiving the drug and 5 placebo). Mucociliary(More)
BACKGROUND In people with acute pancreatitis, it is unclear what the role should be for medical treatment as an addition to supportive care such as fluid and electrolyte balance and organ support in people with organ failure. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of different pharmacological interventions in people with acute pancreatitis. SEARCH METHODS We(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of propafenone and quinidine to restore sinus rhythm in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Eighty consecutive patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation were randomized to one of the following oral treatments: a) propafenone 450 mg as single dose followed by 300 mg t.i.d.; b)(More)
After monolateral dual kidney transplantation, a 69 years old male patient developed symptomatic lymphocele with mild hydroureteronephrosis, impaired renal function, and right inferior limb oedema. A percutaneous ultrasound-guided drainage of the fluid collection was planned, but the complex mutual relations between the collection and the renal hilus did(More)
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