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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the pulmonary sequelae and diaphragmatic motility in infant, adolescent and adult patients (pts) who had undergone the repair of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Thirty-one (81.5%) out of 38 survivors after left side CDH repair, without using a patch, were followed-up. They were subdivided in two groups. Group(More)
BACKGROUND Reduced libido is widely considered the most prominent symptomatic reflection of low testosterone (T) levels in men. Testosterone deficiency (TD) afflicts approximately 30% of men aged 40-79 years. This study seeks to evaluate the effect of a new natural compound "tradamixina "in order to improve male sexual function in elderly men, particularly(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE A few studies have taken into account the diaphragmatic function in patients successfully treated for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Monodimensional sonography has been reported to be useful in assessing the diaphragmatic motility. Aim of the present study was to investigate, in a long-term follow-up, the diaphragmatic function(More)
AIM To highlight the ultrasonographic features of prenatal torsion of the testis in utero (IUTT) at presentation, the neonatal management and the histological findings postorchiectomy or biopsy. METHODS Seven newborns underwent emergency exploration for IUTT. All patients underwent a sonography and real-time color Doppler ultrasound study of the scrotum(More)
This paper reports on a case of colonic bleeding from an angiodysplastic lesion of the ascending colon in a 71-year-old diabetic woman, resulting in severe anemia in the patient, who was treated using the BICAP electrocoagulation system. The present report includes a description of this technique, which involves the use of a 7-F hemostatic probe connected(More)
AIM To evaluate if a complete urological screening is justified by potential urological anomalies in newborns or infants with asymptomatic renal ectopia (RE). METHODS The database records of 60 consecutive neonatal cases of RE diagnosed at the authors' hospital from 1990 to 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS At diagnosis, mean patient age was(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal sequelae have been sporadically reported in survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). The aim of the present paper was to evaluate the gastrointestinal morbidity in infant, adolescent and adult patients who had undergone repair of CDH. METHODS Thirty-one of 38 survivors after left-side CDH repair were followed up.(More)
The aim of this study was to review the histology of the upper-pole segment in patients with duplex-system ectopic ureterocele (DEU) to determine if less aggressive surgery is justified in prenatally-diagnosed cases. The study included 15 consecutive patients with DEU treated between 1991 and 1999. The diagnosis was made according to the criteria of the(More)
UNLABELLED The primary goal in the management strategy of a patient with ED would be to determine its etiology and cure it when possible, and not just to treat the symptoms alone. One of the new therapeutic strategies is the use of low intensity extracorporeal shockwave (LISW) therapy. The mechanism of shockwave therapy is not completely clear. It is(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied the possible correlation between age, testosterone deficiency, cavernosal fibrosis and erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS 47 patients with ED were enrolled between September 2010 and October 2011. IIEF-EF score, NPTR test using the Rigiscan method, total and free testosterone levels, and cavernosum biopsy were carried out on all(More)