G.C. De Santis

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The aim of this observational, prospective, nonrandomized study was to assess long-term psychometric outcomes of surgical treatment of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy. Two hundred ninety-nine participants (70.8% male) consecutively attending the Metabolic Clinic of Modena and Reggio Emilia University from November 2005 to July 2006, undergoing surgical(More)
Differentiation syndrome (DS) represents a life-threatening complication in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) undergoing induction therapy with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) or arsenic trioxide (ATO). It affected about 20-25% of all patients and so far there are no definitive diagnostic criteria. Clinically, DS is characterized by weight(More)
BACKGROUND Risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) decreases breast cancer (BC) risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers by up to 95%, but the Italian attitude towards this procedure is reluctant. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is an observational study with retrospective design, using quantitative and qualitative research methods, aimed at evaluating the attitude towards RRM(More)
Eight patients with skin coverage of the hand by the distally based posterior interosseous island flap (DBPIIF) are presented. The first web was reconstructed in 6 and the volar and dorsal aspect of the hand in 2 patients. Primary closure of the donor sites has always been possible. An echo Doppler examination is indicated to verify the presence and size of(More)
Differential diagnosis between true and pseudo-Volkmann's contracture should not be based on clinical grounds alone, because clinical data are often insufficient in determining the severity and the extent of muscle damage. CT has been utilised in 11 cases where a flexion contracture of the forearm muscles was present and corresponded closely with the(More)
Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and of erythropoietin (Epo) have been evaluated in 100 patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in order to determine whether these factors could be significant in the development of anemia, which was observed in some cases with advanced disease. In our series of patients, TNF-alpha(More)
Arteriovenous flow reversal (AVR) has been used experimentally to salvage ischemic limbs and to create novel skin flaps with some success. The clinical applicability of AVR in muscle by way of two arteriovenous anastomoses in the rabbit was investigated. Twenty-four rabbits were divided into two groups. In Group 1 (control), the rectus femoris muscle was(More)
The authors present 4 cases of vascularized nerve graft. The results were better than those obtained with traditional grafting. The indication is a rare one, and the experimental results are contradictory. Indications are limited to Volkmann ischemic syndromes, post-actinic lesions of the brachial plexus, infections and finally, post-burning scarring.(More)