Maria De Pasquale

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BACKGROUND/AIMS A retrospective study has been carried out on the last 20 consecutive patients operated for gastro-oesophageal reflux to compare the results of the traditional operation with those using the laparoscopic approach. METHODS In ten cases, the operation was performed with an open traditional approach and in the other 10 cases using(More)
AIMS The prognostic role of BMI variation during and/or after treatments for early-stage breast cancer is still unknown. PATIENTS & METHODS The χ(2) test was conducted to explore the correlation between breast cancer recurrence and BMI changes in 520 early-stage breast cancer patients. Cox proportional hazard models were used to analyze the association of(More)
BACKGROUND We set out to analyze the results of the first 19 laparoscopic splenectomies performed by our team in order to show the advantages and limitations of the laparoscopic approach to this kind of procedure in children. METHODS Between March 1994 and June 1997, 19 children underwent laparoscopic splenectomy; two of them also had a concomitant(More)
The authors show a case of retroperitoneal lipoma, histologically ascertained; they state its origin and the clinical features, and analyse the different diagnostical methods, particularly dwelling upon urography, TC and selective arteriography. They, at last, point out such pathology, although benign, is burdened by a high risk of relapses and by the(More)
Coding Guide Example: MOAA01 (Weekday) MO (Session type) AA (Session order) 01 Weekdays: SU (Sunday), MO (Monday), TU (Tuesday), WE (Wednesday), TH (Thursday), FR (Friday) Session types: oral abstract sessions AA (Track A), AB (Track B), AC (Track C), AD (Track D), AE (Track E), AX (Cross-Track), LBA (Late Breaker Track A), LBB (Late Breaker Track B), LBC(More)
Authors, after a short dissertation about evolution, trough out the years, of the diagnosis and the therapy of the mammary carcinoma, specify the leading role of primary prevention. Self palpation and the mammography reduce of about 30% the mortality. Modern pharmacology and radiotherapy allow a surgical preservative approach, produce better esthetic and(More)
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