Marco Andolfi

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BACKGROUND Primary malignant tracheal tumors account for only 0.2 % of all malignancies of the respiratory tract. Tracheal chondrosarcoma is a rare condition and only 17 cases have been described in the literature from 1965 to date. Herein we report the very unusual case of a patient with a tracheal chondrosarcoma, electively treated by curative surgery(More)
In this study 17 male and 13 female infants with gestational ages between 27 and 34 weeks (mean 30.7) and birthweights between 750 and 2020g (mean 1545) were evaluated with the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale at 35, 38, 40 and 44 weeks postconceptional age. All were in room air at the time of observation and none was being treated with(More)
We studied the behaviour of 20 preterm infants (average gestational age 33 weeks) brought to term, without any serious disorder. These infants were compared with a group of 21 healthy term infants. To evaluate behaviour we used the 26 items of the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (BNBAS). Our preterm infants had on the whole better scores(More)
INTRODUCTION Aim of this study is to analyze outcome and the decision making process to approach airway invasion by thyroid tumors. METHODS Retrospective study of 30 years experience in thyroid surgery for cancer invading airway. Clinical records, surgical and pathology reports have been analyzed to assess which principles and procedural details are(More)
BACKGROUND Cricopharyngeal foreign bodies (FBs) impaction in adults is a common clinical problem; without treatment, the sequelae may be lethal due to local and/or mediastinal infection. When direct laryngoscopy and flexible fiberoptic endoscopy are ineffective, rigid endoscopy is the method of choice requiring general anesthesia. The new video(More)
OBJECTIVES Endothelial progenitor cells are capable of contributing to neovascularization in tumours. In patients with either malignant or transudative pleural effusion, we tested the presence of pleural endothelial progenitor cells. We also measured the number of endothelial progenitor cells in post-surgery pleural drainage of either patients with early(More)
OBJECTIVES B-type natriuretic peptides (BNPs) are secreted by the human heart in response to ventricular wall stretch or myocardial ischaemia, and predict adverse cardiovascular events and death in the general population. Following non-cardiac surgical procedures, there is growing evidence supporting BNP measurement as a powerful independent predictor of(More)