Giuseppe Malafronte

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OBJECTIVE To valuate the influence of the color of footplate in the choice of the type of perforator. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. Level of Evidence 1b. SETTINGS Single hospital study in Avellino, Italy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS From the first of September 2008 to the 30th of June 2009, we considered 83 patients affected by otosclerosis. Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES To determinate whether ossicular chain reconstruction performed with modified double-cartilage block (DCB) ossiculoplasty used by authors, leaving the intact perichondrium layer on the cartilage surface in contact with tympanic membrane, results in significant hearing results and prevents DCB displacement and DCB loss of stiffness when compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine that the use of Fisch's reversal steps stapedotomy is recommended only when the visible portion of the footplate is blue in all its points before removing the stapes superstructure. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study started on January 2007 and ended on June 2007, when the statistical data reached(More)
The most important problem in the diagnosis of neoplastic diseases is not only to identify its malignant nature but also the degree of aggressiveness since differences in prognosis and therapy exist in cancer as well. A short review of the literature regarding correlations between histologic degree of carcinoma and prognosis is presented. A total of 105(More)
OBJECTIVE To have a new macroscopic classification of otosclerosis based on appearance variations of the stapes footplate due to the disease and to determine if the color variations are correlated to a minor or major incidence of footplate complications. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2006 to December 2006, 106(More)
Eighty-eight drug addicts from the "BAN Center" in Torre Annunziata (Naples) and 88 normal subjects pair-matched for age and sex were tested for IgG to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and 2 and cytomegalovirus (CMV). A high prevalence of subjects with antibodies to HSV-1 and CMV (80.7% and 65.9%) were recorded in the(More)
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