Federico Venuta

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OBJECTIVES To report the first multicenter experience on the treatment of end-stage emphysema using an endobronchial valve (EBV) [Emphasys EBV; Emphasys Medical; Redwood City, CA]. DESIGN Retrospective analysis from prospective multicenter registry. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS This is a study of the use of EBVs in the treatment of end-stage emphysema at(More)
Between April 1992 and April 1993, we performed fifty-four mediastinal biopsies in 51 patients with a mediastinal mass. Nine of these had lung cancer with mediastinal lymphadenopathy, and the remaining 42 had various primary mediastinal lesions. We have performed twenty video-assisted thoracic surgical procedure, twenty-six mediastinoscopies, and eight(More)
BACKGROUND Thymomas are a heterogeneous group of tumors. Treatment of invasive lesions is not well standardized. The aim of this study is to propose a clinicopathologically based protocol for multimodality therapy. METHODS Between 1965 and 1988, we operated on 83 patients with thymoma who did not receive standardized adjuvant therapy. In 1989, on the(More)
Thymic tumors comprise a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations. The evolution of the disease is often unpredictable, ranging from an indolent attitude to the possibility of intra- and extrathoracic spread. From the histological point of view, thymoma and thymic carcinoma are the most frequent subtypes and arise only(More)
Chronic inflammation of the lung, as a consequence of persistent bacterial infections by several opportunistic pathogens represents the main cause of mortality and morbidity in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Mechanisms leading to increased susceptibility to bacterial infections in CF are not completely known, although the involvement of cystic fibrosis(More)
OBJECTIVE Bronchogenic cysts are uncommon congenital anomalies of foregut origin usually located within the mediastinum and the lung and rarely diagnosed in adults. Surgical excision is recommended to establish diagnosis based on histologic examination, alleviate symptoms if present, and prevent future complications. Thoracoscopic approach is becoming the(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery remains the cornerstone of therapy for thymic tumors, but the optimal treatment for advanced, infiltrative lesions is still controversial. The introduction of multimodality protocols has substantially modified survival and recurrence rate. We reviewed our 13-year prospective experience with multimodality treatment of stage III thymoma and(More)
In this study the authors have investigated the clinicopathologic correlations in 80 consecutive cases of thymoma in order to establish the clinical usefulness of histologic subtyping of these tumours. All cases were histologically examined and classified according to Salyer and Eggleston and to Marino and Müller-Hermelink classifications. Therefore,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) on hemodynamics and oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV) in the lateral decubitus position in patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty consecutive patients scheduled for thoracotomy. INTERVENTIONS(More)
BACKGROUND Lobectomy associated with reconstruction of the pulmonary artery (PA) is a technically feasible alternative to pneumonectomy in patients with lung cancer. However, concern about postoperative complications and long-term survival limited its acceptance so far. METHODS Between 1989 and 1996, we performed a PA reconstruction in 52 patients (41(More)