Gaetana D'Agostino

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Only few studies are available on sleep disorders in Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder with several behavior disturbances. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of sleep disorders in a relatively large group of AS subjects, compared to that of age-matched controls. Forty-nine consecutive parents of patients with AS (26(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of the study is to evaluate the advantages of the surgical technique for the treatment of complex anal and rectovaginal fistulas by means of an endorectal mucosal flap and the removal of the fistular tract. The surgical removal of a fistular tract can lead to incontinence troubles, mostly for high complex transsphincteric fistulas. The(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of hemorrhoids has changed throughout the latter years. In selected cases hemorrhoidectomy with circular stapler, in personal opinion, is the best surgical technique. The goal of the present study is to evaluate the therapeutic results of hemorrhoidectomy by means of the above technique in 150 consecutive cases. METHODS From March(More)
AIM Surgical resection usually represents the treatment of choice for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients, with well preserved liver function; local ablative strategies are the best treatment option for patients with small tumors who are not candidates for surgical resection or liver transplantation. Several studies showed that(More)
We studied the neonatal weight distribution of 15,298 newborns from the Bari District at various gestational ages by the 10th, 50th, and 90th percentiles. After analysis, we constructed a growth chart following the method of Dunn. By comparing our results with those of Dunn's Bristol Perinatal Growth Chart, we found a weight difference of +4.5% in our(More)
AIM Radiofrequency (RF) for the treatment of hepatic neoplasms can be performed through percutaneous, laparoscopic or open surgery. The aim of this study was to point out the details of the role of open RF (ORF). METHODS Between November 2002 and November 2003, we performed 13 ORFs. Seven patients had an association with chronic liver cirrhosis. With the(More)
Thirty cases of perforated colon observed in the past 10 years in the General Surgery Division of Novara are reported. The therapeutic approach and results obtained are reviewed. Postoperative complications and mortality with the various types of intervention are assessed in the light of personal experience and reported data.