Maria Chiara Bondanese

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INTRODUCTION Aim of this study is to determine whether quality of life (QoL) assessment in association with instrumental evaluation can help to identify factors predictive of outcome both in surgically and medically treated GERD patients. METHODS Between January 2005 and June 2010, 301 patients affected with GERD were included in the study. QoL was(More)
AIM Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication represents the gold standard in GERD therapy, although, a frequent failure of this primary repair is represented by the breakdown of the hiatoplasty. Aim of our work is to evaluate if ultrastructural alterations of the diaphragmatic pillars in patients with hiatal hernia, can explain the physiopathology of hernia(More)
In October 2012, a 29-year-old woman affected by chronic constipation underwent surgery for a laparoscopic total colectomy with ileal j-pouch-rectal anastomosis. After a precise instrumental work-up, the patient was selected as a potential candidate for the surgical treatment after failing to respond to all other medical treatment. During the first three(More)
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