Raffaele Costa

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with a particularly poor outcome after liver transplantation. In December 2014, sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (SOF/LDV) fixed-dose combination (FDC) was approved for HCV genotype 1 and 4 in Europe. In orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) recipients, the interferon-free treatment of HCV re-infection with(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM), neuromuscular, hereditary or immunological disorders are the most common identified causes of blepharoptosis. However, in about 15-25% they remained uncertain. OBJECTIVE To determined the role of glucose metabolism abnormality in idiopathic blepharoptosis. METHODS We identified 162 patients with unilateral idiopathic(More)
We developed a new surgical technique to treat coarctation of the aorta. It consists of an aortoplasty in which the left subclavian artery is transected, opened longitudinally, and sutured to the coarctated segment so as to correct the narrowing and also maintain blood flow through the left upper limb.
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