Matteo Florena

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After informed consent, 86 patients with advanced cancer undergoing potentially myelosuppressive cytotoxic chemotherapy were randomized to receive placebo or subcutaneous granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) 5 micrograms/Kg/day in order to prevent severe neutropenia and its related morbidity. The incidence of neutropenia (absolute neutrophil count(More)
In this paper the authors discuss about prophylactic cholecystectomy in bariatric surgery. Having analyzed the mechanisms that increase bile lithogenicity after bariatric surgery, they evaluate advantages and disadvantages of prophylactic cholecystectomy. They present 53 obese patients submitted to biliopancreatic diversion and prophylactic cholecystectomy(More)
The most frequent complications of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) and pulmonary embolism (PE); the main purpose of DVT therapy is to prevent their onset. A range of treatment is now available, including physical, medical and surgical forms. Physical: elastic compression mobilization postural therapy. Medical: anticoagulants(More)
In this paper the authors report a case of carcinoid neoplasm in a rare localization like sigmoid colon. They describe the clinical and biological aspects of this kind of tumors, with particular regard to the tumor site and its biochemical products. A rational and prompt clinical approach to this neoplasm is considered important for the good chance of long(More)
The authors discuss the problem of venous thromboembolism as a complication of bariatric surgery. They consider obese patients at risk for these complications, even if different opinions exist about this topic in the literature. They report their experience in bariatric surgery consisting of 53 patients submitted to biliopancreatic diversion. Antithrombotic(More)
Six patients with no hemodynamically significant atherosclerotic lesions of the lower limb arteries but with ischemic changes of the feet or toes were studied and diagnosed as having atherothrombotic microembolism. All patients were non claudicators and had peripheral Doppler examinations on admission. Five patients experienced more than one separate(More)