Gianluca Russo

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Conditioned fear responses to a tone paired with footshock extinguish when the tone is presented repeatedly in the absence of shock. Rather than erase the tone-shock association, extinction is thought to involve new learning accompanied by inhibition of conditioned responding. Despite much interest in extinction from a clinical perspective, little is known(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have compared survival and recurrence rates between laparoscopic and open liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS A retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of 179 liver resections performed for HCC in cirrhotic liver between 2000 and 2007 was performed. RESULTS(More)
Recurrence of cancer and the need for several surgical treatments are the Achilles’ heel of the treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cases of cirrhosis. The difficulty of reintervention is increased by the formation of adhesions after the previous hepatectomy that can make a new surgical procedure more difficult and less safe. With a minimally(More)
Previous studies comparing open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) and laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) have found advantages related to minimal-access surgery. Few studies have compared direct and associated costs after LDP versus ODP. The purpose of the current study was to compare perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing LDP and ODP and to assess(More)
Thoracotomy represents the traditional surgical approach for the treatment of epiphrenic diverticula. A mini-invasive procedure has been reported in only few series. This article describes the authors’ experience with the laparoscopic approach for performing diverticulectomy, myotomy and Nissen–Rossetti fundoplication. From 1994 to 2002, 13 patients (6 men(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role and efficacy of a total 360 degrees wrap, Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication, after esophagogastromyotomy in the treatment of esophageal achalasia. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Surgery actually achieves the best results in the treatment of esophageal achalasia; the options vary from a short extramucosal(More)
Haplogroup E, defined by mutation M40, is the most common human Y chromosome clade within Africa. To increase the level of resolution of haplogroup E, we disclosed the phylogenetic relationships among 729 mutations found in 33 haplogroup DE Y-chromosomes sequenced at high coverage in previous studies. Additionally, we dissected the E-M35 subclade by(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective, randomized, observer-blinded study compared ultrasound-guided supraclavicular (SCB), infraclavicular (ICB), and axillary (AXB) brachial plexus blocks for upper extremity surgery of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. METHODS One hundred twenty patients were randomly allocated to receive an ultrasound-guided SCB (n = 40), ICB(More)
AIM To demonstrate that age does not influence the choice of treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We hypothesized that the outcome of total fundoplication in patients > 65 years is similar to that of patients aged < or = 65 years. METHODS Four hundred and twenty consecutive patients underwent total laparoscopic fundoplication for GERD.(More)
Bochdalek hernia is a rare pathology. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult, and few reports are available regarding its treatment. Herein we report the case of a 25-year-old woman referred for symptoms of dyspepsia, dysphagia, and thoracic pain exacerbated by pregnancy. Preoperative radiography, EGD, and CT scan revealed a paraesophageal hiatal hernia.(More)