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BACKGROUND Clinical performance measurements often employ outcome indicators to express the extent to which health services achieve a given clinical result. OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to develop an outcome indicator of patch testing. We identified and measured as a possible indicator the ratio of patients with allergic and/or photo-allergic(More)
BACKGROUND An observational prospective study of the perioperative procedures for prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) was carried out in a tertiary referral teaching hospital in Liguria, Italy, to evaluate their adherence to international and national standards. METHODS A 1-month survey was performed in all surgical departments, monitored by(More)
BACKGROUND Restoring intestinal continuity in the presence of radiation-induced rectal lesions and following low colorectal anastomotic complications or low Hartmann's procedure may be fraught with difficulties. Soave's procedure avoids potentially hazardous perirectal dissection. This study examined the morbidity and mortality as well as functional(More)
The ideal treatment for perforative complication in diverticular disease of the colon is still now rather controversial. Fundamental remains the simple and practical classification of Hinchey for perforated diverticulitis, especially for a meaningful evaluation of different experience. Without a common reference classification the percentage differences in(More)
In-stent restenosis after endovascular treatment of stenotic and occlusive disease of the infrainguinal arteries is still a clinical challenge. In this paper an overview of the current status of drug-eluting balloon technology and results of clinical trials with drug-eluting balloon angioplasty is given. Furthermore a case series of 10 patients with(More)
This paper will discuss the clinical sequelae of deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremity and will deal briefly with conservative therapy. The (endo)vascular modalities that are currently used will be described more in detail, and includes systemic thrombolysis, surgical thrombectomy, catheter directed thrombolysis and other catheter based therapies(More)
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