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OBJECTIVE To determine the pregnancy rate after bowel resection for rectosigmoid endometriosis. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Forty-six symptomatic women with bowel endometriosis requiring colorectal resection. INTERVENTION(S) Bowel resection by either laparoscopy or laparotomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S)(More)
BACKGROUND The available data on effectiveness of aromatase inhibitors in treating pain symptoms related to endometriosis is limited. We compared the efficacy and tolerability of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole combined with norethisterone acetate versus norethisterone acetate alone in treating pain symptoms. METHODS This prospective, open-label,(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluates a 5-year experience of the management of the most frequent abdominal wall hernias in an elderly population. METHODS From April 1990 to December 1995, 231 inguinal, 12 femoral and seven umbilical hernias were repaired in 221 patients (mean age 74 (range 66-93) years). Concomitant diseases were present in 157 patients. A mesh(More)
BACKGROUND This pilot study evaluates the efficacy of norethisterone acetate in treating pain and gastrointestinal symptoms of women with colorectal endometriosis. METHODS This prospective study included 40 women with colorectal endometriosis, who had pain and gastrointestinal symptoms. Patients received norethisterone acetate (2.5 mg/day) for 12 months;(More)
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) has made reacceptable the malabsorptive approach to the surgical treatment of obesity. The procedure, in a series of 2241 patients operated on during a 21-year period, caused a mean permanent reduction of about 75% of the initial excess weight. The indefinite weight maintenance appears to be due to the existence of a(More)
This study analyzed by immunofluorescence staining the sympathetic innervation in the bowel adjacent to the endometriotic lesion and in the healthy tissue at the border of the resected specimen. Sympathetic nerve fibers are significantly reduced in the mucosal and muscular layer near the endometriotic lesions; in contrast, sensory nerve fiber density is not(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its simplicity, safety and good short-term results, progressive weight regain and a high incidence of complications have been reported after the adjustable silicone gastric banding (ASGB). The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term results of this operation in our patient population. METHODS Between 1990 and 1996, 45 morbidly(More)
INTRODUCTION Functional dyspepsia and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) are prevalent gastrointestinal conditions with accumulating evidence regarding an overlap between the two. Still, patients with NERD represent a very heterogeneous group and limited data on dyspeptic symptoms in various subgroups of NERD are available. AIM To evaluate the prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE Gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) are known to have a beneficial effect on glucose metabolism superior to that of the other bariatric operations. Thanks to its excellent weight loss results and to its specific actions, BPD has proven able to guarantee permanent normalization of serum glucose, triglyceride, and cholesterol levels(More)
BACKGROUND Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is the most effective bariatric procedure in terms of weight loss. However, analysis of the quality of life (QoL) has never been reported. The BAROS, giving a score to each operated patient on weight loss, improvement in medical conditions, QoL, complications and reoperations, has proven to be a standard reference(More)