Max Morandi

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The management of the hemodynamically unstable patient with a severe pelvic ring disruption remains one of the most serious trauma emergencies. Standard resuscitation protocols may include attempted closure of the pelvic ring by the use of pneumatic anti-shock trousers, external fixation applied in the operating room, or a sheet wrapped around the patient(More)
We reviewed the cases of nine patients with a giant-cell tumor of the vertebrae. All segments of the spine can be affected by the tumor, but there was a predilection for the lumbar segments in our series. Pain was present in all patients. The maximum duration before the diagnosis was made was three years and the minimum, forty-five days (average, 12.2(More)
Posterolateral lumbar and lumbosacral arthrodesis has been used during the last 50 years as a method of posterior arthrodesis in patients who have undergone previous laminectomies or after previous unsuccessful attempts at posterior fusion. The higher percentages of successful fusion has extended the use of this technique to other conditions such as(More)
A case of NADH-methaemoglobin-reductase deficiency in a 64 year old man with marked cyanosis and without evidence of cardiac or pulmonary diseases is reported. The level of methaemoglobin was 36% and reached 25% after treatment with ascorbic acid. Erythrocyte NADH-methaemoglobin-reductase activity was only 5% of normal value. Some erythrocyte biochemical(More)
The authors investigated a case of congenital hyperphosphatasaemia. This disease is due to a change in the bone metabolism and produces severe skeletal deformities. Treatment with calcitonin relieved the pain but had no effect on either the evolution of the deformities or the laboratory findings.
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