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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the feasibility and safety of the TELELAP ALF-X system and standard laparoscopy for total hysterectomy to treat patients with benign and early malignant gynecologic disease. DESIGN Single-institution retrospective case-control study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Catholic University of the Sacred Heart,(More)
BACKGROUND The role of bevacizumab in metastatic breast cancer is controversial. Identification of predictive biomarkers could help to select patients who really benefit from it. We evaluated the association of angiogenesis-related gene polymorphisms with the treatment outcome of bevacizumab in metastatic breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Hydatidosis represents a form of helminthic zoonosis with a stronger medical, social and economic impact. It is endemic in some areas of the world including Mediterranean countries, and therefore Italy. The disease is often diagnosed in an advanced phase, due to the poor symptomatology in the early stages. The best treatment is surgery. Emergency surgery is(More)
This review of the literature aims at assessing the safety and effectiveness of robotic versus laparoscopic surgery in benign and malignant gynecological diseases. Robotic-assisted laparoscopy is already widely used in the United States and Europe for the main gynecological procedure - hysterectomy - and has proved feasible and comfortable for other benign(More)
UNLABELLED The ISP (Safe Insertion of PICCs) protocol: a bundle of 8 recommendations to minimize the complications related to the peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC). INTRODUCTION The insertion of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) is not without risks. AIM The Italian Group for the Study of Long-Term Central Venous(More)
The Authors have conducted some research on the action of Sulpiride in animals which had been previously obliged to search into the gastric lesion caused by the compulsion. According to them above drug determines a reduction of the quantity of animals affected from gastric lesion and attenuates in other animals the entity of the gastric lesion.
Patients and methods The US system we tested consists of a 5-13 MHz linear probe connected by wireless technology (8 GHz ultra wide band) to a compact, keyboardless device. The probe can be completely wrapped up in a sterile cover so to perform the procedure with maximal barrier precautions. The main functions (gain, depth, freeze, save, etc.) can be(More)
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