Riccardo Lucantoni

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AIM: To evaluate whether fat distribution plays a role in determining serum leptin concentrations.PATIENTS AND METHODS: One-hundred and forty-seven obese patients, 77 males and 70 females, aged 45.1±13.2 y (mean±s.d.; range 21–73 y), with body mass index (BMI) ranging from 30 to 55 kg/m2 (mean 42.3±5.9). Ultrasound assessment of the thickness of(More)
Recently, the presence of different polymorphisms in the regulatory region of the ob gene has been associated with variations in leptin levels. However, the results of these studies are still contradictory. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the presence of the A19G polymorphism in an Italian population of obese patients and to verify its(More)
OBJECTIVE: To study clinical, anthropometric and metabolic determinants of serum leptin concentrations in a series of patients with a wide range of obesity.SUBJECTS: 400 patients, 116 males and 284 females, aged 44±12.3 years with body mass index (BMI) ranging from 31 to 82 kg/m2 (mean 41.4±7.1).MEASUREMENTS: Energy intake by 7-day recall, resting energy(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the personal experience in the treatment of 31 patients (19 males, 12 females) with local recurrence following surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma. The exeresis of recurrence was possible in 17 patients (6 Miles, 9 Hartmann, 1 re-resection, 1 transanal resection); of these, only 6 patients reported an improvement of the(More)
The Authors report a series of 18 cases of large laparoceles treated with the use of Dacron prosthesis which was installed according to Rives' technique. They observed 0% of recurrence, 1 case (5%) of mortality for pulmonary embolism, 3 cases (16%) of pulmonary embolism and 1 case (5%) of surgical wound infection.
Intracaval leiomyomatosis of uterine origin is a rare disease. Extension to the right heart is exceptional. Based on the review of 11 cases reported in the literature and the case presented herein, which was treated successfully, the diagnostic and therapeutic problems are discussed. Diagnosis should be suggested when a female patient operated on previously(More)