Marco Scarpa

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Hunter syndrome is a rare, X-linked disorder caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase. In the absence of sufficient enzyme activity, glycosaminoglycans accumulate in the lysosomes of many tissues and organs and contribute to the multisystem, progressive pathologies seen in Hunter syndrome. The nervous, cardiovascular,(More)
Only commercial Cloud solutions have been implemented so far, offering computing resources and services for renting. Some interesting projects, such as Nimbus, OpenNEbula, Reservoir, work on Cloud. One of their aims is to provide a Cloud infrastructure able to provide and share resources and services for scientific purposes. The encouraging results of(More)
In this paper we deal with the study of the actual convenience of using the agent programming paradigm for accessing distributed service. We try to point out the bene ts of such a communication paradigm, by providing an analytical study of its basic features in comparison with client-server approach and remote evaluation. The results that we have obtained(More)
Stochastic Petri nets have been used to analyze the performance and reliability of complex systems comprising concurrency and synchronization. Various extensions have been proposed in literature in order to broaden their eld of application to an increasingly larger range of real situations. In this paper we extend the class of Markov Regenerative Stochastic(More)
The aims of this cross-sectional study were to assess the long-term quality of life, the body image, and the cosmetic and functional results in patients who had laparoscopic-assisted for colorectal cancer. Forty-two patients were enrolled in this study: 21 consecutive patients who had undergone laparoscopic-assisted colonic resection and 21 patients who had(More)
Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) is the favorite operation for ulcerative colitis, but it may influence health-related quality of life (HRQL). Our aims were to determine the long-term HRQL of patients and its modifications after a 5-year follow-up and to identify any risk factor for a worse outcome. We enrolled 36 patients submitted to RPC (mean followup(More)
This study is aimed to assess the long-term health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer in comparison with established norms, and to evaluate changes in HRQL during the different stages of follow-up after esophageal resection. A systematic review was performed by searching medical databases (Medline, Embase(More)
Anastomotic recurrence after bowel resection is a major problem in Crohn’s disease (CD) surgery. The aims of this retrospective study are to assess the role of anastomotic configuration, the type of suture and the type of surgical approach (laparoscopy-assisted vs laparotomy) in CD recurrence. Secondary end points were to identify any possible predictor(More)
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is often associated with obesity, and a 5 Kg m−2 increase in body mass index (BMI) has, in fact, been found to be strongly associated with the risk of this type of cancer (RR, 1.52; p < 0.0001). Esophagectomy with lymphoadenectomy is the mainstay of therapy for these patients. The aim of this study was to assess and compare the(More)
The main outcome parameters in oesophageal surgery have traditionally been morbidity and mortality, but quality of life (QL) has become an important consideration in view of the severity and persistence of postoperative symptoms. The aim of this study was to analyse QL before and after oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer and to explore possible(More)