Giuseppe Merico

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Aim of this study was to investigate the effects of thyroxine treatment on myocardial regional left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI). Forty-two patients (29 women and 13 men; mean age 52.2+/-15.1 years) with SH, as judged by elevated serum thyroid-stimulating(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine whether endothelial function and inappropriate peripheral vasomotion have a significant role in the pathogenesis of neurally mediated syncope. METHODS In 16 patients (mean age 28.2+/-5.8 years) with previous vaso-vagal syncope and in matched healthy subjects, endothelium-dependent flow-mediated dilation(More)
The pathogenetic potentiality of firearms differs in relation to whether we are dealing with rifled long-barrelled weapons, handguns, or smooth-bore long-barrelled guns. Up until a few years ago, the tissue-damaging effect, at least in the modern warfare context, of short-barrelled or smooth-bore long-barrelled firearms, was thoroughly negligible; today,(More)
In the light of their experience, the Authors examine the validity of synchronous abdomino-perineal resection. Their study population consists of 224 such operations. On the basis of the results achieved, the conclusion is reached that there is still no realistic alternative today to synchronous abdomino-perineal resection for the treatment of malignancies(More)
This brief chapter, focusing essentially on a single topic, has been written in homage to Emile Theodor Kocker, a masterful exponent of the art of surgery and founder of the culture of terminal ballistics. For most of the literature we are indebted to Fackler and Dougherty, who, with the particular grasp, and fair of historians, act as guides on a trial(More)
The authors report on the trans-sphincteric access to the rectum according to Mason's technique for the local excision of rectal tumors. On the basis of their experience, they confirm that this technique is easy to perform and that it is reliable as regards preservation of anal continence.
The authors review their patient population with regard to the surgical treatment of diverticular disease. This population consists of 76 cases, 30 of which were subjected to elective surgery. They conclude by stating that, in the light of their experience, the most effective elective operation is resection of the tract affected by diverticuli followed by(More)