Niccolò Nardi

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Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) secrete several factors that improve survival and function of transplanted islets. Implantation of islets beneath the kidney capsule results in morphological changes, due to interactions of the graft with the host, thus impairing islet function. We co-transplanted MSCs with islets to determine(More)
PURPOSE We analyzed a new urethra preserving approach, double-cross flap protection, during tubularized incised plate urethroplasty. We compared the results of 57 patients treated with this new procedure and 80 patients treated with 2 different techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 137 patients with hypospadias between October 2002 and March 2008.(More)
OBJECTIVES • To evaluate urethrocutaneous fistula repair after urethroplasty using n-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) in an outpatient setting. • To compare results of application of NBCA in 'early' and long-standing fistulae. PATIENTS AND METHODS • From January 2003 to December 2006, 13 children (mean age 36 months) were treated in our Outpatient Department(More)
To the Editor: We read with interest the recent report by Favaro et al [1] suggesting that microvascular endothelial cells (MECs) isolated from human islets of Langerhans could be protected from hyperglycaemia-induced apoptosis by gastrointestinal peptides. In this study, as in several previous studies [2–5], the MECs were expanded in vitro from a(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the anal manometric changes and the clinical effects after topical application of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in patients with persistent constipation after pull-through surgery for Hirschsprung's disease (HD). METHODS We studied 3 children (2 males and 1 female), aged 2, 3 and 5 years respectively, who had(More)
Myositis ossificans (MO) also defined as myosteosis or hematoma ossificans, is a benign condition presenting as an heterotopic, well- defined neoformation in muscles and soft tissues. It was first described by Guy Patyn in 1692 and defined in its histopathological aspects by Von Dusch in 1868. It most frequently has a post-traumatic onset (60-75% of cases),(More)
Ramstedt pyloromyotomy is still the procedure of choice for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis; however, the best way to approach the pylorus is debated. Recent literature reports many comparisons between various open approaches and laparoscopic one. The purpose of this preliminary experience is to show a new approach to infantile hypertrophic pyloric(More)
The distribution of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) in plasma, monocytes, T and B lymphocytes in peripheral blood was monitored during experimentally induced acute classical swine fever infection in piglets. Six piglets were infected with 10(3.8) TCID50 of virus and blood samples taken up to 18 days post-inoculation (p.i.). Infectious virus was detected(More)
Animal bites to human external genitalia are rare. Only a few cases of scrotal dog bite in children have been reported. We present an additional specific case of a scrotal dog bite in a child because the lesion and its repair have not been previously reported in published pediatric studies. A traumatic resection of the right testicular vas deferens was(More)
OBJECTIVES Urachal remnants are rare congenital anomalies generally treated with open surgery. In the last decade laparoscopic treatment of these anomalies became more frequent. The Authors report their experience about minimally invasive treatment of remnants. METHODS Four children with urachal remnants underwent minimally invasive surgery. Two children(More)