Marcella Rovani

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Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair and transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair are the most used laparoscopic techniques for inguinal hernia treatment. However, many studies have shown that laparoscopic hernia repair compared with open hernia repair (OHR) may offer less pain and shorter convalescence. Few studies compared the clinical efficacy between(More)
Clinical guidelines aim at improving the quality of care processes based on evidence-based insights. However, there may be good reasons to deviate from such guidelines or the guidelines may provide insufficient support as they are not tailored towards a particular setting (e.g., hospital policy or patient group characteristics). Therefore, we propose an(More)
INTRODUCTION We present a review of the literature, together with a meta-analysis of short-term outcomes of totally laparoscopic gastrectomy (TLG) compared with open gastrectomy (OG). MATERIAL & METHODS We carried out a search in the Pubmed and Cochrane databases from September 2003 to May 2009. Controlled studies on early outcomes were included, both(More)
In Europe Health Organizations are progressively modifying their management models to rationalize expenditure in order to assure better levels of effectiveness and efficiency: many countries are going to centralize the management of goods and services supply. In this paper a specific model of centralized purchasing is proposed; it is particularly suitable(More)
The Healthcare Sector represents a particular system in which the rules of purchasing and resale do not follow the functional paradigms characterizing commercial systems. Therefore, the rules used to deal with the classic business management systems cannot be applied for managing purpose in the Healthcare sector without apposite modifications. For this(More)
Visually-impaired people can develop several unhealthy behaviors, including the lack of physical activity or sports, due to the incomplete maturity in the control of their body in the space. This research focuses on the creation of an "exergame" - a videogame especially designed to stimulate physical exercise - that, through voice commands, allows the(More)
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