Patrizio Capelli

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Three Alzheimer's disease patients with Pisa syndrome were presented. These patients were treated with cholinesterase inhibitors within a post-marketing surveillance study. The clinical and pharmacological histories of these patients suggest a relation between cholinesterase inhibitors and the pleurothotonus. The diffuse use of cholinesterase inhibitors in(More)
Tubular duplication of the colon is very rare especially in adulthood, because it is frequently symptomatic earlier in newborn life, so only few cases are reported in literature. Several theories are proposed to explain the onset and the evolution of gut malformations as the aberrant lumen recanalization or the diverticular theory, the alteration of the(More)
Background: Over the last few years, estrogen receptor (ER) determination by immunohistochemistry (ER-ICA) has been extensively used, but it still remains to be established whether this method can replace the standard biochemical technique using dextran-coated charcoal (ERDCC). Patients and methods: ER were determined by both the dextran-coated charcoal(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)
The topic chosen by the Board of the Italian Society of Surgery for the 2013 annual Consensus Conference was gastric cancer. With this purpose, under the direction of 2 chairmen, 36 experts nominated by the Regional Societies of Surgery and by the Italian Research Group for Gastric Cancer (GIRCG) participated in an experts consensus exercise, preceded by a(More)
INTRODUCTION The treatment for malignant colonic obstruction usually consists in a diverting colostomy. The usefulness colorectal stent to resolve the occlusion is a new interesting application to prevent unnecessary operation. METHODS From September 1999 to June 2005 73 patent underwent the positioning of colorectal stent for colorectal cancer or(More)
BACKGROUND At diagnosis, about 35% of patients with gastric cancer present with distant metastases, and most patients with gastric cancer and liver metastases are excluded from curative surgery. CASE We report a case of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2)-negative gastric cancer with metastases to the liver and perigastric lymph nodes. The(More)
BACKGROUND The beneficial effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and obesity have been widely demonstrated in the literature. The aim of our study was to evaluate the rate of failure of laparoscopic gastric bypass both in terms of weight loss and metabolic remission after one follow-up year. METHODS A longitudinal, multicenter prospective study was(More)
BACKGROUND Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare and slow-growing neoplasms originating from the mesenchymal tissue underlying the mesothelial layer of the pleura. These tumors may have an unpredictable clinical course. Most cases occur in the sixth or seventh decades of life with no gender predilection, and more than 80% of cases are benign. The(More)