Giuseppe D'Ancona

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PURPOSE The goal of this study was to (1) determine parents access to and use of the Internet for information relating to their child's health; (2) investigate parents methods of searching for such information; and (3) evaluate the information found in relation to its readability, accuracy, and influence. METHODS A study was conducted of 150 parents of(More)
We designed this study to define determinants of gastrointestinal complications after cardiac surgery. From January 1992 through December 2000, 11,058 patients underwent cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass at our institution. Data were prospectively collected and univariate and multivariate analyses conducted. A total of 147 gastrointestinal(More)
There is no established strategy of how and when to treat coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients referred for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Simultaneous, single-stage treatment of both pathologies is a possible solution. We report our initial results of simultaneously performed transapical TAVI and elective percutaneous coronary(More)
Histochemical studies by traditional staining methods for lipids, mucopolysaccharides and proteins and histoenzymatic reactions typical of lysosomal activity were carried out on the principal coelomocyte types of Holothuria polii. These are considered to be the cellular contigent of the immune response, and in Holothuria polii, they probably take part also(More)
We present preliminary data on the flow-induced haemodynamic and structural loads exerted on a penetrating atherosclerotic aortic ulcer (PAU). Specifically, one-way fluid-structure interaction analysis was performed on the aortic model reconstructed from a 66-year-old male patient with a PAU that evolved into an intramural haematoma and rupture of the(More)
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic damage of different structures of the aortic root, in the region of the so-called "device landing zone," may occur during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). It is mostly considered difficult to treat or even untreatable. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a retrospective analysis of the occurrence, clinical presentation,(More)
OBJECTIVES We undertook this study to investigate the mid-term clinical results after MitraClip® implantation and the impact of post-repair mitral valve (MV) function and anatomy on survival and outcome composite endpoint in high-risk patients. BACKGROUND Percutaneous MV repair is a potential treatment option for high-risk patients with severe mitral(More)
BACKGROUND Second-generation TAVI prostheses may enhance the procedure reducing operative time and complications rate, maintaining adequate valve hemodynamic performance. We present our results with 2 new generation trans-catheter aortic valve (TAVI) prostheses in obese patients. METHODS A series of 172 patients underwent trans-femoral TAVI with new(More)
We have studied somatic cell hybrids between thymidine kinase (EC 2.7.1.75) deficient mouse cells and human diploid fibroblasts for the expression of human acid alpha-glucosidase (EC 3.2.1.20). A deficiency in this enzyme is associated with the type II glycogenosis or Pompe disease. All 30 somatic cell hybrids selected in hypoxanthine/aminopterin/thymidine(More)
In the present review, we analyze the achievements of telecommunication innovations in the medical field focusing on patient care and medical-education aspects. In this regard, the telecommunication revolution has offered medical professionals the possibility to transmit information of any sort zeroing transmission time latency and annihilating spatial(More)