Silvina Sinigaglia

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Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has became very widespread in the last ten years. Due to the difficulties encountered by the surgeons to learn and manage this technique, a huge importance has the improvement of training procedures, the improvement of surgical instrumentation and the robotic automation of surgical gesture. All these purposes require the(More)
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become very common in recent years, thanks to the many advantages it provides for patients. Since it is difficult for surgeons to learn and master this technique, several training methods and metrics have been proposed, both to improve the surgeon's abilities and also to assess his/her skills. This paper presents the use(More)
AIMS Nitric oxide (NO) formed in the vascular endothelium produces, among other effects, a strong vasodilation. In order to evaluate the possible role of NO in hypotension induced by head-up tilt test (HUT), we measured plasma levels of its metabolites, nitrites and nitrates (NOx), during the test. METHODS AND RESULTS Twelve patients with vasovagal(More)
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