Gianluca Menconi

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OBJECTIVE In selected patients with giant bullous emphysema GBE and in those with specific complications, surgery may be the treatment of choice. METHODS In the period January 1993-February 1996 we performed 34 VATS treatments in 29 patients affected by GBE. There were 22 (76%) males and 7 (24%) females, with a mean age of 54 years (range 24 74). In 23(More)
Lung tissue specimens were taken during surgery from middle-aged men with either lung cancer (LC, n = 54) or a nonneoplastic lung disease (n = 20). Aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH), 7-ethoxycoumarin O-deethylase (ECDE), epoxide hydrolase (EH), glutathione S-transferase (GST), and UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UDPGT) activities and glutathione and(More)
OBJECTIVE Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is an interesting and emerging procedure for diagnosis and treatment of peripheral pulmonary nodules. However, thoracoscopy has limits in the detection of small nodules, below the pleural surface, deep in the lung parenchyma, which cannot be seen as much as palpated. Methods to localize such lesions,(More)
Mount Vesuvius, an Italian volcano with a history of explosive eruptions, poses a serious threat to the nearly 1 million who live near its flanks. To help quantify this hazard, Neri et al. (2007) used numerical simulations based on flow transport models to analyze possible scenarios of the geographic distribution of volcanic debris as it would evolve over(More)
We propose the application of information content to analyze the time and space evolution of some boolean networks, and to give a classification of their state as either solid, jelly, liquid, or gaseous, following the ideas of Kauffman. To these aims both individual nodes and the global network are studied by means of data compression. Some experiments are(More)
This paper describes a visual analysis and communication system that allows to interact with numerical simulations modeling complex natural phenomena, as volcanic eruptions, within their landscape environment. Moreover it describes how to effectively valorize the cultural context related to the territory using virtual archaeological reconstructions or(More)
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