Gabriella Festa

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The study compares the real advantages of laparoscopic appendicectomy using only a transumbilical trocar, with laparotomic appendicectomy in the management of acute and/or chronic pain in the lower right abdominal quadrant. From May 1997 to April 2000, 88 patients were treated: 27 (group I) with the laparoscopic approach, and 61 (group II) with laparotomy.(More)
The use of Totally Implantable Central Venous Access Systems (T.I.C.V.A.S.) has become an essential aid for those patients requiring extended intravenous infusion treatments or complete parenteral nutrition, and for whom the peripheral venous system may be or may become inadequate for infusions. This paper describes fifteen years of experience in the use of(More)
During the last century the considerable increase in life expectancy has led to important demographic changes and, consequently, to new clinical scenarios. Nowadays, chronic conditions, comorbidities and socio-economic factors constitute a relevant health management issue. In particular, the definition of frail elderly individuals has proven to have a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of late onset complications of totally implantable venous access devices (TIVAD) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and to investigate possible associations between the rate of complications and different policies of TIVAD management. METHODS A multicenter prospective cohort study was performed(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study is to evaluate indications and contraindications, advisability and compliance of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women in the climacteric who, owing to the cessation of ovarian activity, face loss of the state of present and future wellbeing. METHODS A series of 602 women who have attended the Menopause(More)
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