Manuela Avellino

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INTRODUCTION Mastectomy for breast cancer may bring the patient to develop long term issues concerning the psychological and physical status. Immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) should be considered and proposed by physicians as an integrated procedure in the surgical approach to breast cancer to reduce further surgery. Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) has(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients affected by early systemic sclerosis (eSSc) and to compare it with that of patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD). METHODS At baseline, 31 eSSc and 35 UCTD patients underwent clinical evaluation, laboratory investigations, nailfold videocapillaroscopy,(More)
INTRODUCTION Among the surgical procedures for treatment of morbid obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has known widespread diffusion in the last years, although it is not free from significant morbidity rates. Aim of this work is to evaluate the incidence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection on the postoperative outcome of patients undergoing(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a strong independent risk factor of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and esophageal erosions. However the relationship between obesity and GERD is still a subject of debate. In fact, if in most cases bariatric surgery can diminish reflux by losing a large amount of fat, on the other hand some restrictive procedure can(More)
Microinjection of neuropeptide Y (NPY) into the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus stimulates eating and increases respiratory quotient. In contrast, administration of opioid receptor antagonists reduces food intake and suppresses NPY-induced feeding. The present study examined whether naloxone methiodide, an opioid antagonist, would suppress(More)
The authors evaluated the role of endoscopic techniques in the diagnosis and in the potential treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) localized in the gastro-entero-pancreatic system, on the basis of their experience and of the international literature. NET are rare tumors that arise from neuroendocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. It(More)
Squamous papilloma of the esophagus is a rare benign lesion of the esophagus. Radiofrequency ablation is an established endoscopic technique for the eradication of Barrett esophagus. No cases of endoscopic ablation of esophageal papilloma by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have been reported. We report a case of esophageal papilloma successfully treated with(More)
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