Manuela De Luca

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The aim of this multicenter, quantitative, observational study was to analyze compliance and re-training needs of patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) through the assessment of patient knowledge (with a Patient Questionnaire; phase 1) and patient behavior (home visit with a Score Card; phase 2). A total of 353 patients from 11 Italian centers participated(More)
Prolonged OR, re-transplantation, and high-volume intraoperative transfusion have been associated with increased risk for IC in adult LT recipients. Antifungal prophylaxis is recommended for adult patients with these risk factors. There are limited data on the incidence of and risk factors for IC in pediatric LT recipients. A retrospective cohort study of(More)
Primary aortoduodenal fistula is a serious and rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms. This life-threatening disease results most commonly from an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with the fistula forming between the aorta and the third or the fourth portions of the duodenum. Diagnosis is often difficult and urgent adequate surgical treatment as soon as(More)
The authors, after examining two recent cases, explain a number of basic concepts regarding the diagnosis and therapy of Warthin's tumour of the parotid gland. Despite their low frequency, such tumours are very important because of their aetiopathogenesis, which is still controversial, and the recent increase in their incidence in females. Today, the(More)
The possible beneficial effects and changes in the histology of the duodenojejunal and colonic mucosa brought about by oral bacterial therapy were studied in 60 elderly patients (mean age +/- SD: 76.6 +/- 5.3 years) with bowel disorders mainly represented by diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain and meteorism. All patients were submitted to a 7-day washout(More)
Clinical experience with hydroxocobalamin in acute cyanide poisoning via ingestion remains limited. This case concerns a 35-year-old mentally ill woman who consumed more than 20 apricot kernels. Published literature suggests each kernel would have contained cyanide concentrations ranging from 0.122 to 4.09 mg/g (average 2.92 mg/g). On arrival, the woman(More)
The authors report their experience with a case of bilateral pleural effusions as a complication of intrathoracic goitre. They then go on to examine all the possible causes of this phenomenon. After discussing the anatomy of the superior mediastinum, they conclude that hydrothorax related to intrathoracic goitre could be the result of pressure of the mass(More)
The emphysematous cystitis is a rare condition, usually with a favorable prognosis; it is characterized by the presence of air in the bladder lumen and/or wall caused by the fermentation of glucose due to the action of microorganisms. Here the case is described of a hemodialyzed diabetic oligoanuric patient suffering from frequent symptomatic relapses of(More)
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