Madelyn Flammia

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In this paper, the definitions of rigid and flexible rotors, the rotor-dynamic analysis procedure, and the design criteria defined in the American Petroleum Institute (API) standard 541 are reviewed and compared to API 684. The definition of the quasi-flexible rotor is introduced, as it is not covered by the standards. The influence on critical speeds and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the degree of nodal involvement (extracapsular vs intracapsular) on survival of 121 patients radically resected for gastric adenocarcinoma with nodal metastases at the Department of Clinica Chirurgica I of "La Sapienza" University of Rome. Patients with extracapsular nodal metastases had a worse 10-year(More)
The recurring concept used throughout the book is ‘mindful communicator’, defined as “interactions with members of other cultures in which an individual strives to understand the cultural values, beliefs and norms of other parties and to use that understanding to adapt his or her communication style to achieve a meaningful exchange or win-win result.” Being(More)
In this paper, the authors discuss the risks of lesions to the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve during surgical procedures on the thyroid gland. These lesions result in significant functional impairment consisting on the patients' impossibility of emitting high-pitched sounds, an easy tiredness in vocalizing, huskiness, or a combination of(More)
The Authors report a case of recurrent leiomyoma of the rectum treated by Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (T.E.M.). Leiomyoma of the rectum is a rare entity (0.1-0.3%) (the incidence of smooth muscle tumours being 7% in the digestive tract). Benign leiomyomas are usually asymptomatic; discomfort or pain, related or not to defecation, sensation of foreign(More)
The authors report the results of treatment in 20 patients with thyroglossal duct cysts and/or fistula. Three patients underwent the standard Sistrunk's operation (excision of the cyst with resection of the duct above the hyoid bone with the portion of the muscle surrounding to the foramen caecum), 13 patients were submitted to a modified Sistrunk's(More)
On a series of 369 patients with colorectal cancer who underwent curative resections at the I Instituto di Clinica Chirurgica della Università "La Sapienza" of Rome between 1960 and 1980, age was related to survival. All patients were followed for a minimum of ten years; 79 of them were aged over 65 years and 290 under at the time of the operation. The(More)