Piersilvio Gerometta

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AIMS The aim of our study was to examine the effects of statin therapy (atorvastatin) on post-implant structural changes of bovine pericardial tissue in a subcutaneous animal model. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty male C57BL/6 mice underwent subcutaneous dorsal implantation of bovine pericardial fragments. Animals were randomized to treatment with atorvastatin(More)
During the last 10 years 0.45% of all our patients were operated on because of blunt (92) or penetrating (22) abdominal trauma. In the acute phase, diagnosis can be made on clinical symptoms alone. Of the early diagnostic procedures, peritoneal lavage is most reliable. Laparoscopy, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and arteriography are procedures used(More)
During the last 10 years 0.45% of all our patients were operated on because of blunt (92) or penetrating (22) abdominal trauma. In the acute phase, diagnosis can be made on clinical symptoms alone. Of the early diagnostic procedures, peritoneal lavage is most reliable. Laparoscopy, ultrasonography, computed tomography, and arteriography are procedures used(More)
Injuries of the retroperitoneal organs occur mainly in patients with multiple traumas. Spine and spinal muscle provide an effective protection against blunt trauma from behind. In the front the thin peritoneal layer is just a biological border. Therefore injuries of the abdominal and retroperitoneal organs frequently occur together. Direct clinical(More)
The wide availability of drugs effective in reducing cardiovascular events and the use of myocardial revascularization have greatly improved the prognosis of patients with coronary artery disease. However, the combination of antithrombotic drugs to be administered before the exact knowledge of the coronary anatomy and before the consequent therapeutic(More)
A total of 393 endoscopic papillotomies (mortality 3.3 %, complication rate 8.9 %) are compared with 672 operations of the choledochus of which 342 were transduodenal papillotomies (with a mortality of 3.2 % and a complication rate of 9.1 %) and 330 cholangiotomies (with a mortality of 2.1 %). Dangerous complications that occurred after the operation were(More)
OBJECTIVES Several techniques have been described for the treatment of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms in patients with mega-aortic syndrome (MAS), but the incidence of stroke, spinal cord injury and endoleaks remains significant. We present the mid-term results of a new hybrid, multistep technique to treat patients with MAS. METHODS From November 2005 to(More)