Giovanni Radaelli

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OBJECTIVE The primary endpoint was to compare the impact of laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery on 30-day postoperative morbidity. Lymphocyte proliferation to mitogens and gut oxygen tension were surrogate endpoints. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Evidence-based proof of the effect of laparoscopic colorectal surgery on immunometabolic response and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to define any benefits in terms of early outcome for laparoscopic colectomy in patients over 80 years old compared with open colectomy. METHODS Sixty-one patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer were matched to 61 open colectomy patients for gender, age, year of surgery, site of cancer, and(More)
To examine whether long-term consumption of fermented milk containing a specific Lactobacillus casei may improve the health status of preschool children suffering from allergic asthma and/or rhinitis a randomized, prospective, double blind, controlled trial was conducted in 187 children 2-5 y of age. The children received for 12 mo either fermented milk(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to compare the efficacy of two different "chemical sphincterotomies" for chronic anal fissure. METHODS From January to December 2001, 30 consecutive patients (17 males; mean age, 41.8 years) with chronic posterior anal fissure were enrolled. The patients were randomly assigned to receive 0.2 percent glycerine trinitrate(More)
AIM To investigate infant feeding practices through the first year of life in Italy, and to identify factors associated with the duration of breastfeeding and early introduction of solid foods. METHODS Structured phone interviews on feeding practices were conducted with 2450 Italian-speaking mothers randomly selected among women who delivered a(More)
HYPOTHESIS Perioperative administration of a supplemented enteral formula may decrease postoperative morbidity. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Department of surgery at a university hospital. PATIENTS One hundred ninety-six registered malnourished patients (weight loss > or = 10%) who were candidates for major elective surgery for malignancy(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of intraoperative laser-Doppler measurements in predicting the occurrence of anastomotic leak in patients with colorectal cancer undergoing stapled straight anastomosis to the rectum. METHODS A prospective study was undertaken on 55 patients with rectal cancer or distal sigmoid cancer(More)
HYPOTHESIS Perioperative administration of a supplemented enteral formula may reduce the rate of postoperative infections. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial. SETTING Department of surgery at a university hospital. PATIENTS Two hundred six patients with neoplasm of colorectum, stomach, or pancreas. INTERVENTION Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Perioperative nutrition with specialized enteral diets improves outcome when compared with standard formulas. A post-hoc analysis suggested preoperative administration as the most important period. Thus, we designed a study to understand prospectively whether preoperative supplementation could be as efficacious as the perioperative(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether laparoscopic colorectal surgery can modify the risk factors for the occurrence of postoperative morbidity. METHODS A total of 384 consecutive patients with colorectal disease were randomized to laparoscopic resection (n = 190) or open resection (n = 194). On admission, demographics, comorbidity, and(More)