Simona Picchia

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Metabolic syndrome is an increasing pathology in adults and in children, due to a parallel rise of obesity. Sedentary lifestyle, food habits, cultural influences and also a genetic predisposition can cause dyslipidemia, hypertension, abdominal obesity and insulin resistance which are the two main features of metabolic syndrome. Polycystic ovary syndrome(More)
AIM Aim of the study was to evaluate the operative time and the incidence of post-operative complications in a group of patients undergoing Lichtenstein inguinal hernia repair performed either by surgical residents or senior surgeons in a day-surgery setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study population consisted of 198 patients: group I (n=102), in which(More)
To prospectively compare two different approaches for estimating the amount of intravenous contrast media (CM) needed for multiphasic MDCT of the liver in obese patients. This single-center, HIPAA-compliant prospective study was approved by our Institutional Review Board. Ninety-six patients (55 men, 41 women), with a total of 42 hypovascular liver lesions,(More)
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