Guido Garavaglia

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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are considered as potential agents for reconstructive and gene-targeting therapies since they differentiate into various cell-lineages, exhibit an extended survival once injected into a host, and can easily be transfected with engineered DNA. MSC are essentially isolated from hematopoietic bone marrow (BM), a process that is(More)
PURPOSE A dummy run was organized to test the compliance of participating centres with the guidelines of EORTC protocol 22931, which compares high dose radiotherapy with concomitant radiochemotherapy in a postoperative setting for patients presenting with locally advanced head and neck carcinomas. METHODS In a first step the participants (seven centres,(More)
Eight patients with autonomous thyroid nodules 2.4-4.3 cm in diameter received percutaneous ethanol injections (PEIs) under guidance by means of ultrasound (US). Sterile ethanol at 95% was injected with a 22-gauge needle and a 7.5-MHz probe with a guide device. Each patient received one or two treatments, with 1-3 mL of alcohol (depending on the nodule(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of obesity on the incidence of main complications (infection, dislocation, and revision), functional outcome, and patient satisfaction 5 years after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), and to determine whether results differ between obese women and men. METHODS We conducted a hospital-based prospective cohort study(More)
Myoblast transplantation is a potential therapy for severe muscle trauma, myopathies and heart infarct. Success with this therapy relies on the ability to obtain cell preparations enriched in myogenic precursor cells and on their survival after transplantation. To define myoblast transplantation strategies applicable to patients, we used a large animal(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of obesity on the incidence of adverse events (surgical site infection, dislocation, re-revision, or > or =1 adverse event), functional outcome, residual pain, and patient satisfaction after revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS We conducted a university hospital-based prospective cohort study including 52 obese(More)
PURPOSE With the advent of arthroscopic shoulder surgery the comprehension and description of rotator cuff tears have strongly evolved. Subscapularis tears are difficult to recognize and are underestimated. Our purpose is to report our observations concerning the relative frequency of subscapularis tears in patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff(More)
BACKGROUND Stress radiography techniques have been shown to be superior to the arthrometer and clinical examination in evaluating the posterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee, but no precise relationship has been established between the extent of the lesion and the laxity measured by stress radiography. HYPOTHESIS It is possible to establish a precise(More)
Large-head metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements (THR) have given rise to concern. Comparative studies of small-head MoM THRs over a longer follow-up period are lacking. Our objective was to compare the incidence of complications such as infection, dislocation, revision, adverse local tissue reactions, mortality and radiological and clinical outcomes(More)
BACKGROUND The most important long-term complication following total hip arthroplasty is periprosthetic femoral osteolysis. A sizeable proportion of patients who undergo arthroplasty are obese. While patient activity, implant type, and quality of fixation are known risk factors for osteolysis, the literature concerning obesity is sparse and controversial.(More)