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INTRODUCTION Indications for repair of abdominal hernia are well established and widely diffused. Controversies still exist about the indication in using the different prosthetic materials and principally about the biological ones. MATERIAL AND METHODS In February 2012, the Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG), counting a background of 264… (More)
This demo illustrates WS-GEN, a tool supporting the automated composition of web services. WS-GEN takes as input the description of a set of available services and a " business requirement " describing the goal of the composed service, and automatically generates the executable code implementing the new composed service.
This study is the largest Italian survey on liver retransplantations (RET). Data report on 167 adult patients who received 2 grafts, 16 who received 3 grafts, and one who received 4 grafts over a 11 yr period.There was no statistically significant difference in graft survival after the first or the second RET (52, 40, and 29% vs 44, 36, and 18% at 1,5,and… (More)
Peritoneal adhesions describe a condition in which pathological bonds form between the omentum, the small and large bowels, the abdominal wall, and other intra-abdominal organs. Different classification systems have been proposed, but they do not resolve the underlying problem of ambiguity in the quantification and definition of adhesions. We therefore… (More)
We describe a technique for the automated synthesis of new composite web services. Given a set of component services described as abstract bpel4ws processes enriched with semantic annotations, and given a composition requirement, we automatically generate an exe-cutable bpel4ws process that, once deployed, is able to interact with the components to satisfy… (More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION Despite progress in reconstructive techniques, rebuilding portions of the thorax remains challenging, in particular when large resections, contamination or infection are involved. No other cases of thoracic reconstruction in trauma patients with biological prosthesis have been described since now. METHODS We report a case of… (More)