Nicolò de Manzini

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This multicentric, randomized, double-blind trial compared the efficacy and safety of netilmicin, 4.5 mg/kg od and 1.5 mg/kg tid, in patients with intra-abdominal infections. Of 114 patients enrolled, 57 patients (mean age 40.3 years) in the od group and 55 (mean age 36.8 years) in the tid group were evaluated for efficacy; 58 and 56 patients in(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric bypass (GBP) is one of the most effective surgical procedures to treat morbid obesity and the related comorbidities. This study aimed at identifying preoperative predictors of successful weight loss and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remission 1 year after GBP. METHODS Prospective longitudinal study of 771 patients who underwent GBP(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is an increasing health problem worldwide. The intragastric balloon as a temporary endoscopic treatment of obesity can play an important role among the aforementioned group of obese individuals. It can also be used as a preoperative test before subjecting patients to restrictive bariatric surgery. Furthermore, the intragastric device may(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to see whether the results of surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by laparoscopic fundoplication were satisfactory and stable over time. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 1992 to September 1996, 161 patients with medical treatment-dependent GERD were operated. 17 patients were excluded from the(More)
OBJECTIVE Gastric bypass (GBP) lowers food intake, body weight, and insulin resistance in severe obesity (SO). Ghrelin is a gastric orexigenic and adipogenic hormone contributing to modulate energy balance and insulin action. Total plasma ghrelin (T-Ghr) level is low and inversely related to body weight and insulin resistance in moderately obese patients,(More)
Most surgeons use metal clips in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The aim of this prospective randomized controlled study was to evaluate the efficacy of absorbable clips in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. One hundred consecutive patients with symptomatic gallstones without complications were randomized into groups; group T had two metal clips (titan(More)
INTRODUCTION A new arm of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been recently characterized; this includes angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)2 and angiotensin (Ang)1-7, a heptapeptide acting through the Mas receptor (MasR). Recent studies show that Ang1-7 has an antiproliferative action on lung adenocarcinoma cells. The aim of this study was to(More)
Objective. Benign thyroid nodules are a common occurrence whose only remedy, in case of symptoms, has always been surgery until the advent of new techniques, such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA). This study aimed at evaluating RFA efficacy, tolerability, and costs and comparing them to hemithyroidectomy for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules. Design(More)
A proximal diverting stoma is recommended in "high-risk" conditions after total mesorectal excision. The aim of the study is to assess whether, after checking the anastomosis by using a water-soluble contrast enema (WCE), the closure of the ileostomy is feasible and safe, even in the presence of a persistent radiological leak. From 2003 to 2010, 210(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical hemorrhoidectomy has a reputation for being a painful procedure. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of a new procedure for surgical treatment of hemorrhoid disease. STUDY DESIGN From April 1998 to August 1998, 140 patients (83 men and 57 women) with an average age of 43.8 years (range 19 to 83 years)(More)