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Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is a useful treatment for tinnitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results obtained after 18 months of TRT as well as 18 months after completion of therapy, i.e. 36 months after initiation of TRT. Forty-five subjects suffering from an idiopathic tinnitus with or without hyperacusis for at least 6 months were(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of our study is to retrospectively analyze a single-centre series of antenatally detected pulmonary malformations (PM) and to evaluate their postnatal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all prenatally diagnosed PM patients referred to our Centre in the period between January 1999 and December 2014. All(More)
Use of biological prosthesis is well known for the treatment of complicated abdominal defects in adults surgery but not in pediatric surgery. We analyzed the largest case series present in the literature in pediatric surgery. Looking at our results the use of Permacol™ seems to be safe and feasible in pediatric complicated abdominal wall closure. a b s t r(More)
INTRODUCTION The minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum has become the preferred technique in most centres. One of the most important technical points for the final result is stabilisation of the bar, usually obtained by one or two metal stabilisers. Recently, long-term absorbable stabilisers have become available (LactoSorb, Biomet, Jacksonville,(More)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) presents a wide spectrum of anatomical variants and clinical pictures depending on the topography and dimensions of the diaphragmatic defect and on the patient age. Most CDH cases acutely present with tachypnea, cyanosis, and respiratory failure within the first minutes to hours of life. Despite significant advances in(More)
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