Francesco Venneri

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BACKGROUND Patient safety experts have postulated that increasing patient participation in communications during patient handovers will improve the quality of patient transitions, and that this may reduce hospital readmissions. Choosing strategies that enhance patient safety through improved handovers requires better understanding of patient experiences and(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of complications resulting from fine-needle biopsy of adrenal masses in patients already treated by radical procedures for primitive neoplasms of the lungs and kidneys substantiates our opinion concerning laparoscopy as both a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. METHODS We performed 70 laparoscopic adrenalectomies from April(More)
Portal thrombosis is a rare complication of splenectomy. We performed 12 laparoscopic splenectomies and observed this complication only in one patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP). The right branch of the portal vein presented a partial thrombosis, while the left branch was completely obstructed by thrombi. Abdominal ultrasonography and an(More)
BACKGROUND Adjustable gastric banding has many advantages in the treatment of severe obesity. METHODS The authors report their experience with open and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of severe obesity. RESULTS This procedure presents some risks and complications, which are described. CONCLUSIONS Patients must be well informed(More)
The incidence of complications resulting from fine-needle biopsy of adrenal masses in patients already treated by radical procedures for primitive neoplasms of the lungs and kidneys substantiates our opinion concerning laparoscopy as both a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. We performed 70 laparoscopic adrenalectomies from April 1995 to December 1999.(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing impetus to reorganize the hospital discharge process to reduce avoidable readmissions and costs. The aim of this study was to provide insight into hospital discharge problems and underlying causes, and to give an overview of solutions that guide providers and policy-makers in improving hospital discharge. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-unit handovers transfer responsibility for the patient among healthcare teams in different clinical units, with missed information, potentially placing patients at risk for adverse events. OBJECTIVES We analysed the communications between high-acuity and low-acuity units, their content and social context, and we explored whether common(More)
The aim of this study was to establish whether propofol in combination with fentanyl or ketamine provides a good quality of anaesthesia and recovery time in urological endoscopic outpatient surgery. Sixty patients (ASA I-II) were assigned randomly to receive either 2.5 micrograms kg-1 fentanyl or 1 mg kg-1 ketamine. In both groups anaesthesia was induced(More)
Patient safety practices for enhancing the quality and safety of handover are context sensitive interventions. In this article we explore the use of cultural probes as a qualitative technique with a twofold objective: eliciting implicit activity pattern and tools that may constitute resources for the design of effective handover solutions and prompting(More)
Only recently, in our laboratory of experimental surgery, we started with a protocol for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in a pig model. This was felt as mandatory for experimental purposes as well as for future clinical applications at our center. We report herein our own experience with 41 OLTx. Intraoperative "lethal" complications occurred in up(More)