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Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is gaining wide acceptance as a safe, effective alternative to open splenectomy (OS) in the treatment of hematologic disorders in adult and pediatric patients, with low conversion rates and complications. The aim of this retrospective case-control study was to compare two cohorts of patients, with similar characteristics, who(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical results of colic anastomosis using biofragmentable anastomosis ring (BAR-Valtrac) are presented. Such a method showed to be a real alternative technique to the usual ones. METHODS Eighty-six colic anastomosis using BAR are collected, 76 of which performed as elective surgery and 10 in emergency. The patients were 47 males and 39(More)
We describe the entire process leading to the start-up of a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation center at the Hiwa Cancer Hospital, in the city of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Iraqi Region. This capacity building project was funded by the Italian Development Cooperation Agency and implemented with the support of the volunteer work of Italian professionals,(More)
It has been suggested that both the menstrual cycle phase and postoperative changes in prolactin (PRL) secretion at the time of surgery may influence the prognosis of breast cancer. The present study was carried out to evaluate the relation between menstrual cycle period and surgery-induced PRL variations. We evaluated 32 premenopausal women with operable(More)