Giancarlo Battistini

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INTRODUCTION Worldwide many aging males practice sports. A high prevalence of late-onset male hypogonadism has been observed in general population. Sport-participation influences the neuroendocrine system and may decrease serum testosterone. AIM This preliminary study was designed to estimate the prevalence and the symptoms of undiagnosed testosterone(More)
Using conjunctival capillaroscopy, the authors studied 40 diabetic patients during glycemic decompensation. The capillaroscopic test, after all metabolic control tests, was repeated 1 and 3 months later and demonstrated improved microcirculation in 10 patients, and proved that therapeutic control is possible during the progression of diabetic(More)
Intraoperative radiofrequency (RF) ablation has recently become a valid procedure in the treatment of liver primary or secondary malignancies in selected cases. This procedure can be used alone or in association with surgery in treating lesions not considered for curative surgery. Heat damage of the main bile ducts represents nowadays a limitation in the(More)
The authors describe their technique and their experience of ambulatory surgical-cryotherapeutic combined, treatment of anal fissure. The data were observed in 35 patients (medium age 37.5); in 16 cases, previous treatments gave no benefit. The surgical treatment was the lateral internal close sphincterotomy according to Notaras, with local anesthesia(More)
A case of retroperitoneal infectious myositis is described. The symptoms of infectious myositis may be confused with those of other more frequent soft tissue pathologies (haematoma and sarcomata). This infection is more frequent in countries with a tropical climate. The most frequent aetiological agent is Staphylococcus aureus. This paper reports on the(More)