Michael R. Caputo

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Commodity levies are used increasingly to fund producer collective goods such as research and promotion. In the present paper we examine theoretical relationships between producer and national benefits from levy-funded research, and consider the implications for the appropriate rates of matching government grants, applied with a view to achieving a closer(More)
PURPOSE In this study we compared duplex Doppler sonography, conventional angiography and CT angiography for the evaluation of hepatic arterial complications following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). MATERIAL AND METHODS CT angiography, with Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP) and Volume Rendering reconstructions, was performed in 11 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE A disparity in access to health care exists between rural and urban areas. Although 21% of children in the United States live in rural areas, only 3% of pediatric intensivists practice in rural areas. In an attempt to address this issue, we implemented a program of pediatric critical care telemedicine consultations in rural emergency departments(More)
PURPOSE We reassessed the incidence of mucocele of the residual cystic duct in our series of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined a series of 283 liver transplants with end-to-end choledocho-choledocal anastomosis (263 patients, 163 men and 80 women, 24-65 years old), performed at the II Surgical Department of(More)
INTRODUCTION Few pancreatic carcinomas (5-22%) are resectable at the time of diagnosis because this lesion is seldom diagnosed in an early stage. Unresectability is mainly due to the presence of metastases to the liver, peritoneum and lymph nodes and to tumor spread especially to the portal mesenteric trunk where it can invade, compress, reduce, or occlude(More)