Silvia Leone

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Breast deformities following conservative cancer surgery are seen with increasing frequency and often represent difficult reconstructive problems. Type II deformities are characterized by localized tissue insufficiency, which can be due to skin insufficiency (type IIa), subcutaneous tissue insufficiency (type IIb), or both (type IIab). Correction of a(More)
The existence and role of intrinsic cholinergic cells in the cerebral cortex is controversial, because of their variable localization and morphology in different mammalian species. We have applied choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) immunocytochemistry to study the distribution of cholinergic neurons in the murine cerebral cortex, in the adult and during(More)
Transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap breast reconstruction has often been considered contra-indicated in obese women. The morphological characteristics peculiar to this population, however, make obese women ideal candidates for this procedure because the reconstructed breast must often match a large ptotic contralateral breast. About(More)
Acute pericoronitis is a painful, debilitating infection that is most commonly found among young adults with erupting mandibular third molars. Prophylactic removal of third molars to prevent this disease has been advocated, but this procedure requires an accurate description of the third molar at highest risk for this infection. Clinical and radiographic(More)
Alcohol dependence (AD) is a major public health problem. Currently, three drugs for the treatment of AD have been approved by both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): acamprosate, disulfiram, and oral naltrexone. The FDA also approved the use of long-acting injectable naltrexone. In Austria and in Italy sodium(More)
Cardiac involvement has been studied quite extensively in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease but, as of now, there is no data regarding QT alterations which are well known to be linked to the risk of dangerous arrhythmias. In this study, QT parameters were digitally measured on standard 12-lead ECG in a population of 20 patients affected by(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic and excess ethanol exposure causes an increase in generation of free radicals which attack the polyunsaturated fatty acids in membranes to create lipid peroxides such as malondialdehyde (MDA) which is widely used as an indirect biomarker of oxidative stress. METHODS In this study a sensitive and reproducible high performance liquid(More)
Alcohol is the main risk factor for death and disability. The treatment of alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex activity as the variables are numerous; however, those which must necessarily be taken into account are the type of AD, the internal comorbidities and the presence of any psychiatric comorbidity. Liver problems are one of the most common causes of(More)
It is well recognized that one cause of chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is alcohol consumption. Research in Italy and the United States concludes that the most common cause of HCC (responsible for 32% to 45% of HCC) is alcohol. It has recently been shown that a significant relationship between alcohol intake, metabolic changes, and(More)
Fifty patients who underwent unilateral breast reconstruction by transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap transposition between January 1987 and December 1989 are the object of this study. Every patient underwent selective harvesting of the medial portion of the muscle, whereas the lateral strip was left in place and studied intraoperatively by(More)