Nicola Santelmo

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BACKGROUND We evaluated KRAS (mKRAS (mutant KRAS)) and BRAF (mBRAF (mutant BRAF)) mutations to determine their prognostic potential in assessing patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) for lung metastasectomy. METHODS Data were reviewed from 180 patients with a diagnosis of CRC who underwent a lung metastasectomy between January 1998 and December 2011. (More)
Standards are needed to control the quality of the lungs from nonheart-beating donors as potential grafts. This was here assessed using the metabolomics 1H high-resolution magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopy. Selective perfusion of the porcine bilung block was set up 30 min after cardiac arrest with cold Perfadex®. Lung alterations were analyzed at 3, 6,(More)
PURPOSE Using the metabolomics by NMR high-resolution magic angle spinning spectroscopy, we assessed the lung metabolome of various animal species in order to identify the animal model that could be substituted to human lung in studies on fresh lung biopsies. METHODS The experiments were conducted on intact lung biopsy samples of pig, rat, mouse, and(More)
The aim of this study was to report the feasibility of robotic intercostal nerve harvest in a pig model. A surgical robot, the da Vinci Model S system, was installed after the creation of 3 ports in the pig's left chest. The posterior edges of the fourth, fifth, and sixth intercostal nerves were isolated at the level of the anterior axillary line. The(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying patients who will experience lung cancer recurrence after surgery remains a challenge. We aimed to evaluate whether mutant forms of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) (mEGFR and mKRAS) are useful biomarkers in resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS We(More)
Sir, It is with great interest that we read the letter entitled 'KRAS and BRAF mutations are prognostic biomarkers in patients undergoing lung metasta-sectomy of colo-rectal cancer. Variation in survival associated with proto-oncogenes is not evidence for effectiveness of metastasectomy'. In their comment on the prognostic value of proto-oncogenes in lung(More)
AIMS Retrospective, monocentric analysis of localized superior sulcus non-small cell cancer (SS-NSCLC), article management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2000 and 2010, 42 patients have been treated for a SS-NSCLC. Median age was 54.7 years (34.5-86.8). Nineteen tumors (45.2%) were stage IIB, 18 were stage IIIA (42.9%) and 5 were stage IIIB (11.9%).(More)
BACKGROUND The role of thymectomy in myasthenia gravis remains controversial. The remission rate 5years after surgery varies from 13 to 51% in the literature. Sternotomy is the standard technique, though unacceptable by patients because of significant esthetic sequelae. Our objective was to demonstrate that the robot-assisted technique using the Da Vinci(More)
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