Massimiliano Colombo

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Service compositions are created by exploiting existing component services that are, in general, out of the control of the composition developer. The challenge nowadays is to make such compositions able to dynamically reconfigure themselves in order to address the cases when the component services do not behave as expected and when the execution context(More)
The diffusion of service-oriented computing is today heavily influencing many software development and research activities. Despite this, service-oriented computing is a relatively new field, where many aspects still suffer from a lack of standardization. Also, the service-oriented approach is bringing together researchers from different communities or from(More)
Current evidence, based primarily on case series, suggest that the eptotermin alfa (recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-7 (rhBM-7)), which is commercialized as Osigraft with an indication for tibial non-union, used in monotherapy or polytherapy, is a safe and effective therapy for long bones non-unions of lower and upper limbs. No previous study has(More)
The rapid diffusion of service-oriented systems is becoming a reality in today's software engineering. In particular, an aspect that is gathering the interest of researchers and practitioners is the possibility to create compositions of dynamically bound services. This paper describes WS Binder, a framework for enabling dynamic binding of service(More)
Current evidences show that recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 7 (rhBMP-7, eptotermin alfa) can be considered an effective alternative to autologous bone graft (ABG) in the treatment of tibial nonunions. Few studies, so far, have analysed the costs of treating tibial nonunions with either rhBMP-7 or ABG and none of them has specifically considered(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical site infections (SSIs) in orthopaedic surgery are a demanding complication for the patient and in terms of economics. Many guidelines (GLs) are available on antibiotic prophylaxis as an effective preventive measure; however, these GLs are often ignored in practice. A surveillance study of SSIs in arthroplasty, promoted by the Italian(More)
The evolution of new prosthetic and osteosynthetic devices has led to more surgical indications, and this is accompanied by an increased incidence of septic complications in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in the general population. The strategy for choosing surgical or therapeutic (conservative) treatment is based on the identification of the pathogen:(More)
The radiolucent plate has many advantageous properties in the treatment of complex ankle fractures, particularly trimalleolar fractures. Surgeons may sometimes have difficulty observing the posterior malleolus after synthesis of lateral malleolus with a traditional plate because common materials of conventional plates are not radiolucent. In this study, the(More)
Necrosis of the humeral head, infections and non-unions are among the most dangerous and difficult-to-treat complications of proximal humeral fractures. The aim of this work was to analyse in detail non-unions and post-traumatic bone defects and to suggest an algorithm of care. Treatment options are based not only on the radiological frame, but also(More)
INTRODUCTION Proximal humeral fractures with a spiral line of fracture extending from the humeral head to the diaphyseal region are increasing. Treatment for these fractures is comparable to that for shaft fractures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a new "Long" humeral nail for this type of lesion and identify the best distal locking.(More)