Giovanni Leuzzi

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BACKGROUND To address the question of how much chest-wall (CW) resections and prosthetic reconstructions influence functional outcome. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 175 patients who underwent surgery for CW tumors. The clinical, histological, surgical, oncological, and functional factors were analyzed. RESULTS We performed: 75 rib resections; 20(More)
A 43-year-old white male was referred to the Emergency Department with acute onset of severe dyspnea, cyanosis, and dry cough. He previously underwent a left-foot amputation in 2011 for synovial-sarcoma. In 2012, the patient experienced a relapse with bilateral lung metastases (Fig 1) and, two months before admission, he started Pazopanib (Votrient, Glaxo(More)
Zuin et al. [1] have recently reported an interesting retrospective analysis on a relative large series of second primary non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs), comparing the long-term outcomes between patients treated with a lobectomy and those where a sub-lobar resection was performed, which prompted a series of reflections by us, discussed here. The best(More)
A 60-year-old Caucasian man referred to our Department for chest pain and dry cough from 15 days. His medical history was unremarkable with the exception of renal-cell cancer (RCC) diagnosed and resected six months earlier by a right radical nephrectomy. Few days before the admission, a whole body 18 FDG positron emission tomography (PET-CT) scan was(More)
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common clinical problem of concern for most of the pneumologists and thoracic surgeons. A general consensus regarding the use of talc poudrage in treatment of MPE exists, but only few studies analyzed in detail talc insufflation related pulmonary morbidity. In particular, ARDS talc-related is caused by physical and(More)
A stationary three-dimensional Lagrangian stochastic numerical model has been developed by coupling a macromixing with a micromixing scheme, to determine the mean and the variance of concentration for a passive scalar in 3D turbulent flows. The macromixing scheme is based on the " well-mixed " scheme has been integrated to calculate the higher moments of(More)
This paper describes preliminary modifications to a mesoscale model to better account for urban heat-storage. The approach involves integrating the Town Energy Budget (TEB) with the Regional Atmospheric Modelling System (RAMS). The integrated system has been applied to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) of Rome, Italy, and the surrounding area (Lazio Region),(More)
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