Robert Bernardi

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OBJECTIVE To characterize risk factors for surgical-site infection after spinal surgery. DESIGN A case-control study. SETTING A 113-bed community hospital. METHOD From January 1998 through June 2000, the incidence of surgical-site infection in patients undergoing laminectomy, spinal fusion surgery, or both increased at community hospital A. We(More)
Through the use of the Limulus test research has been carried out on gram-negative endotoxin in patients with hepatic cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, acute hepatitis, and in a control group. The positivity of this test in patients with cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis was 93.3% and in cases of acute hepatitis it was 90.9%. The effect of the combined(More)
Alterations of the specific enzymes located in the cell membranes might promote changes of the cyclic nucleotides ratio which is regulatory in growth stimulation of hepatocytes. Bacterial toxins, hormones and drugs affecting cyclic nucleotides system can interfere with this process in liver diseases. The Authors have determined hepatic cAMP concentrations(More)