Franchin Marco

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This study reports the outcome of 16 patients treated with a modified four-bone fusion for symptomatic stage II and III advanced carpal collapse. The technique is based on fusion of the capitate, lunate, hamate and triquetrum using an autogenous corticocancellous bone-graft fixed with screws. The void left behind after scaphoid excision was filled with an(More)
BACKGROUND No consensus exists about the management of iatrogenically induced excessive hypocoagulability episodes. OBJECTIVE To compare the two most common therapeutic approaches in such situations (discontinuation of the oral anticoagulant vs. low-dose subcutaneous vitamin K1) when acenocoumarol is the normally used anticoagulant. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Between 1977 and 1990, 64 premenopausal women, under 50 years of age (42 +/- 5.6 years), were admitted for typical acute myocardial infarction with pathological Q waves. Twenty one patients had attempted myocardial revascularisation either by intravenous thrombolysis or primary angioplasty (n = 3). All patients underwent coronary angiography with selective(More)
Computed tomography is currently the reference examination in the investigation of mediastinal tumours. We report a case of pericardial tumour revealed by transoesophageal echocardiography. This investigation immediately defined the limits of this mass and its relations with cardiac cavities and large vessels and suggested the main features of its tissue(More)
Gastric plication is an emerging bariatric procedure with the potential for providing safe and significant weight loss and improvement of metabolic parameters without resection, bypass, or implantable device. Laparoscopic plication consists of infolding the greater gastric curvature to reduce stomach volume using running sutures. As a new procedure in(More)
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