Guido Garavaglia

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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)
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)
We conducted a longitudinal study including patients with the same type of primary hybrid total hip replacement and evaluated patient activity and femoral osteolysis at either five or ten years post-operatively. Activity was measured using the University of California, Los Angeles scale. The primary outcome was the radiological assessment of femoral(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)
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)
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)
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)
We report on the inhibitory activity of the NSAIDs meloxicam, carprofen, phenylbutazone and flunixin, on blood cyclooxygenases in the horse using in vitro enzyme-linked assays. As expected, comparison of IC50 indicated that meloxicam and carprofen are more selective inhibitors of COX-2 than phenylbutazone and flunixin; meloxicam was the most advantageous(More)
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)
Obesity might be involved in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) not only via increased mechanical loading, but also via an inflammatory component possibly causing increased pain and functional disability. The study aim was to examine the relationship between BMI and clinical symptoms as well as radiographic severity of OA in patients scheduled for(More)