Filadelfio Basile

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BACKGROUND We compared the surgical outcomes in patients undergoing bilateral thyroid surgery with or without parathyroid gland autotransplantation (PTAT). METHODS One thousand three hundred nine patients underwent surgery for treatment of various thyroid diseases at three Academic Departments of General Surgery and one Endocrine-Surgical Unit throughout(More)
A case of hernia of the posterior lamina of the rectus abdominis muscle sheath in a 30 years old female, six months pregnant, is reported. The symptomatology was almost exclusively characterized by a persistent abdominal pain, located in the right costal margin at the intersection with the right adsternal line and aggravated by changes in position and by(More)
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing: The number of people with type 2 diabetes is expected to double in the next 2 decades, and diabetes will be more prevalent in younger populations than in the past. To keep pace with these increases, managed care organizations will have the challenge of improving the management of diabetes. New therapies with(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate, measured as beat-to-beat intervals, is not constant and varies in time. This property is known as heart rate variability (HRV) and it has been investigated in several diseases, including myocardial infarction (MI). The main hypothesis is that HRV embed some physiological processes that are characteristics of regulatory systems acting(More)
The long term results (6 to 12 years) of high selective vagotomy are reported. The study includes 470 patients operated electively for uncomplicated duodenal ulcer. The indications for surgery were: persistence of ulcer after medical treatment; recurrent ulcer after repeated treatments with antacids and/or H2 blockers; noncompliance of the patients with the(More)
Laparoscopic surgery plays today an important role in the diagnosis and staging of abdominal lymphomas; in fact it provides adequate lymph node sampling for histological typing and immunophenotyping. The mini-invasive procedure is safe and effective. Intra-operative ultrasound permits to study the parenchimal organs in addition to intra-abdominal lymph node(More)
The technique of a liver autograft in the pig has three advantages: (1) It provides an excellent training model of liver transplantation, (2) it provides an experimental model for cancer research, and (3) it is more economical than liver allotransplant. We describe a facilitated technique of liver autograft, which can be employed to develop experimental(More)
Liver echinococcosis is an endemic disease in some areas of the world like Middle East and is a serious problem both from social-economic and clinical-therapeutical stand-points in other areas like Mediterranean regions. We report our experience on hepatic echinococcosis diagnosis and treatment over a 20-year period. In this retrospective study we have(More)