Lorenzo Gatti

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During CO2 rebreathing, we measured the pressures generated at the mouth and in the esophagus during the first 0.1 sec of inspiratory effort against a closed airway in 6 normal subjects and 6 patients with chronic obstructive lung disease. Normal subjects showed similar reponses to CO2 in terms of both mouth pressure and esophageal pressure. Patients'(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse the factors that predict the diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) after high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN). Data from 546 patients with HGPIN submitted up to a 6-month series of three rebiopsies, according to an institutional protocol, were reviewed. PCa has been found in 174 cases (31.8%), in 116 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Nephroptosis is a clinical condition characterized by an abnormal caudal movement of the kidney that descends more than 2 vertebral bodies (or more than 5 cm) during a position change from supine to upright. In the last decade, the availability of laparoscopic surgery has led to a revival of interest in nephroptosis and nephropexy. We describe(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy is one of the most feared problems. It can affect almost 40% of patients, with different degrees of severity according to each specific case. The aim of this work is to analyze our experience in ProACT (Adjustable Continence Therapy) implants, especially in case of failure of other techniques. (More)
To determine the relative importance of control system and of mechanical and metabolic properties of the motor system on the maximal frequency of breathing (1/t) at various tidal volumes (VT), we have studied the relationship between cycle period (t) and tidal volume in 10 normal subjects, in 9 patients with chronic obstructive lung disease, and in a normal(More)
The lymphangioma is a congenital malformation caused by abnormal development of the lymphatic vessels. The perirenal lymphangioma is extremely rare, and very few cases have been described in literature. A case of retroperitoneal perirenal lymphangioma is reported. Following recurring episodes of colic-like, right side back pain, a 16 year woman underwent an(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to compare both the perioperative and the short/medium-term post-operative oncological results after radical prostatectomy between two groups of prostate cancer patients: one group treated with radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP), the other one with robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). METHODS We collected all the(More)