Rodolfo Muzzi

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INTRODUCTION Surgical resection represents the only therapeutic action having a radical intent for the treatment of resectable esophageal neoplasms. Minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer is being more and more frequently performed. Few cases of esophagectomy after pneumonectomy have been described in the literature, and, to our knowledge,(More)
OBJECTIVES The first aim of the present study was to evaluate the pre- and postoperative B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients undergoing surgery for repair of an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and analyze their power as a predictor of in-hospital cardiac events. The second aim was to evaluate the association among pre- and(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical treatment of Jehovah's witnesses is a special challenge for cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate perioperative management and mid-term clinical outcome of Jehovah's witnesses who underwent cardiac surgery. METHODS Between January 1990 and June 2009, 34 Jehovah's witnesses (22 men, mean age 66 +/- 8 years)(More)
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a feasible therapeutic option for the management of high-risk patients with severe degenerative aortic stenosis. Recently it has been extended to high-risk patients with severe aortic regurgitation. Degenerative aortic valve disease is generally uncommon in heart transplant recipients. We report the(More)
BACKGROUND Adequate nutrition of critically ill patients plays a key role in the modulation of metabolic response to stress. OBJECTIVE This paper presents the development of a protocol for a randomized controlled trial (RCT) aimed at comparing clinical outcomes of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) administered with standard and protein-fortified(More)
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