Laura Uccella

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AIM To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of outpatient surgery for early breast cancer in an Italian ambulatory setting and to assess its benefits. PATIENTS AND METHODS A review of 88 women treated for breast cancer from an outpatient facility was undertaken from July 2003 to December 2006. The patients were selected for ambulatory surgery according(More)
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis is an uncommon but potentially lethal condition, which can lead to severe complications such as bowel obstruction, enterocutaneous fistualas and necrosis. The treatment is debated because of the high morbidity and mortality of the surgical approach. The aim of this study was to contribute to achieving a better approach(More)
BACKGROUND Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), defined as blunt trauma to the head resulting in witnessed loss of consciousness, definite amnesia, or witnessed disorientation with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 14 or 15 is a common occurrence in the emergency department. In mTBI, oral anticoagulation is known to be an important risk factor for(More)
OBJECT facing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) clinicians must decide whether to perform a CT scan to detect a potential intracranial hemorrhage.Many useful guidelines have been developed for general population, but there is no general consensus about the best practice to adopt when dealing with patients on antiplatelet or anticoagulation drugs. The(More)
A 29-year old midfielder playing professional soccer complains of neck and right shoulder pain without apparent cause. A cervical MR shows disc herniation between C4 and C5 compressing 5th nerve root. The patient undergoes surgical discectomy plus interbody fusion with autologous bone and plate fixation with unicortical screws. No surgical complication is(More)
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