Luca Moraldi

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In a non-specialized setting, laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) for locally advanced diseases remains controversial, particularly given to the technical demands of the learning curve required to perform an adequate resection with D2 lymph node dissection. Inclusion criteria for this statistically generated matching controlled study were all patients who(More)
Whether laparoscopic colorectal resection improved recovery within an enhanced recovery program was investigated. This study was designed as a query of a prospectively maintained colorectal database to identify 350 patients who underwent elective colorectal resection with primary anastomosis for colorectal cancer between January 1, 2005 and December 31,(More)
A 15 years old patient was taken to the operative room for an explorative laparotomy due to abdominal pain and a pelvic spleen at preoperative computed tomography: was pointed out the absence of all splenic ligamentous attachments and short gastric vessels with a consequently dislocation of a bigger and congested spleen in the pelvis. This organ, wrapped in(More)
AIM Constipation is common and a selection of the best treatment is difficult, especially for slow-transit constipation (STC). The aim of the study was to assess the effect of sacral nerve modulation (SNM) on STC. METHOD A retrospective analysis of patients with STC, treated with SNM was undertaken. All were evaluated by cinedefecography, colon(More)
The common removal of smooth muscle during stapled hemorrhoidectomy had raised concerns about its effects on postoperative anorectal function. The purpose of the study is to confirm the high frequency of the involvement of smooth muscle fibers in stapled hemorrhoidectomy and to determine its association with postoperative findings. This retrospective study(More)
To verify if in large haemorrhoidal prolapse (independently from the degree) in patients with no symptoms of obstructed defaecation syndrome, the use of a stapled hemorrhoidopexy variant, comprising a double stapler haemorrhoidopexy (DSH), makes it possible to reduce the percentage of failures or relapses and to standardise an objective intraoperative(More)
AIM Despite the laparoscopic right hemicolectomy has been validated by many randomized prospective trials, clear evidences on the validity of the totally mini-invasive technique, namely, through intracorporeal anastomosis, are still lacking. The aim of this study was the assessment of short-term outcome within three months from laparoscopic right colectomy(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is being widely performed by surgical residents, but specific outcomes have been poorly investigated. Data from 171 consecutive, unselected patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed by surgical residents were collected and matched with an equal number of randomly extracted laparoscopic cholecystectomies(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Accumulating evidence indicates that acetaldehyde (AcCHO) is one of the main mediators of fibrogenesis in alcoholic liver disease. AcCHO stimulates synthesis of fibrillar collagens in hepatic stellate cells, but the molecular events directly involved in the activation of collagen genes are debatable. METHODS Peroxisome(More)