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Occult hepatitis B virus in liver tissue of individuals without hepatic disease.
BACKGROUND/AIMS While many data are available concerning occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in patients with hepatic disorders, there is little information about this cryptic infection in… Expand
Risk factors for postoperative delirium after colorectal surgery for carcinoma.
- R. Patti, M. Saitta, G. Cusumano, G. Termine, G. Di Vita
- European journal of oncology nursing : the…
- 1 December 2011
BACKGROUND AND AIM Data regarding the incidence and risk factors for postoperative delirium (PD) after gastrointestinal surgery are heterogeneous because they include both benign and malignant… Expand
A painless treatment for patients undergoing Milligan-Morgan haemorrhoidectomy.
- G. Di Vita, R. Patti, M. Arcara, R. Petrone, V. Davì, P. Leo
- Annali italiani di chirurgia
- 1 July 2004
BACKGROUND Postoperative pain associated with Milligan Morgan haemorrhoidectomy (MMH) remains problematic. Most patients complaint a severe pain on defecation and in the 1st postoperative week… Expand
Tension-free hernia repair is associated with an increase in inflammatory response markers against the mesh.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement of inflammatory mediators in patients undergoing Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty (LH) using polypropylene prosthetic… Expand
Granular cell tumor of stomach: a case report and review of literature.
Granular cell tumor (GCT) was described for the first time by Abrikosoff in 1926. It is a relatively rare neoplasm that may occur at many sites, but most commonly in the skin or soft tissues. The… Expand
High liver RBP4 protein content is associated with histological features in patients with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C and with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
- S. Petta, C. Tripodo, +10 authors A. Craxì
- Digestive and liver disease : official journal of…
- 1 May 2011
BACKGROUND AND AIM To investigate the hepatic expression of retinol-binding protein-4 (RBP4) in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients, and its association with… Expand
Inguinal hernioplasty improves the quality of life in patients with cirrhosis.
- R. Patti, P. Almasio, S. Buscemi, F. Fama', A. Craxì, G. Di Vita
- American journal of surgery
- 1 September 2008
BACKGROUND The optimal management of symptomatic inguinal hernia (SIH) in cirrhotics is still undefined. Both hernia and cirrhosis impair quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to evaluate… Expand
Cytokine modifications after tension-free hernioplasty or open conventional inguinal hernia repair.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the involvement of proinflammatory cytokines (interferon-gamma [INF-gamma], interleukin [IL]-6) and anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-4, IL-l0,… Expand
[Efficacy of topical use of 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate in reducing post-haemorrhoidectomy pain and improving wound healing].
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether topical application of 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate ointment could reduce post-haemorrhoidectomy healing time and pain both at rest and during defecation.… Expand
Impact of Different Texture of Polypropylene Mesh on the Inflammatory Response
- G. Di Vita, R. Patti, M. Sparacello, C. Balistreri, G. Candore, C. Caruso
- Materials Science, Medicine
- International journal of immunopathology and…
- 1 January 2008
Over the past decade, hernia surgery has undergone a considerable transformation with the use of prosthetic materials. The most used polypropylene meshes induce a rapid acute inflammatory response… Expand