Ilaria Falconi

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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to develop a new model for kinetic studies of Apolipoprotein A-I of HDL (Apo A-I-HDL) labelled with stable isotope by using HDL subclasses isolated with fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Apo A-I-HDL kinetics were studied by infusing [5.5.5-(2)H(3)]-leucine for 14 h in six healthy subjects.(More)
The availability of personal computer programs to individualize drug regimens has stimulated interest in modeling population pharmacokinetics. This study used the NPEM2 software to determine cyclosporine population pharmacokinetic parameter values and distributions in a first group of 25 recipients of liver transplants during their first postoperative week.(More)
The advent of new energy sources for hemostasis has greatly facilitated advanced laparoscopic procedures. We describe a straightforward technique of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) accomplished using the THUNDERBEAT™ system (TS) (Olympus Medical Systems Corp., Tokyo, Japan) as the sole means of tissue dissection and hemostasis in two patients aged 19 and 6(More)
In children, epiploic appendagitis has been seldom reported. We describe two children with clinical presentations mimicking appendicitis. A correct diagnosis was eventually achieved by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and confirmed at laparoscopy in the initial case. Our preliminary experience suggests that MRI is a valid and non-invasive alternative to(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Current repair of small omphaloceles and hernias into the umbilical cord is a straightforward procedure, whose repair may result in a suboptimal cosmetic outcome. We describe a novel repair technique retaining the umbilical cord elements in an attempt to improve the cosmetic appearance of the umbilicus. METHODS Eight neonates were(More)
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