Stefano Gagliardi

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BACKGROUND The Van Nuys Prognostic Index (VNPI) is a simple score for predicting the risk of local recurrence (LR) in patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) conservatively treated. This score combines three independent predictors of Local Recurrence. The VNPI has recently been updated with the addition of age as a fourth parameter into the scoring(More)
BACKGROUND Complicated hernias often involve contaminating surgical procedures in which the use of polypropylene meshes can be hazardous. Prostheses made of porcine dermal collagen (PDC) have recently been proposed as a means to offset the disadvantages of polypropylene meshes and have since been used in humans for hernia repairs. The aim of our study was(More)
Surgisis IHM is an acellular biomaterial derived from porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) that induces site-specific remodeling in the organ or tissue into which it is placed. Previous animal studies have shown that the graft recipient mounts a helper T type 2-restricted immune response to the SIS xenograft without signs of rejection. The aims of this(More)
While polypropylene mesh remains the preferred prosthesis material for hernioplasties, there are some problems with infections, intestinal obstruction and fistulization, and migration particularly in immunodepressed patients. A new degradable and reabsorbable material, the porcine small intestinal submucosa (Surgisis) has been developed for hernia repairs(More)
PURPOSE Although at present nonabsorbable meshes are the preferred material for tension-free hernioplasty, some problems with their use have yet to be addressed (i.e., chronic pain and infections). In order to address these disadvantages, a collagen-based material, the porcine small-intestinal submucosa mesh (Surgisis Inguinal Hernia Matrix, Cook Surgical,(More)
Although at present nonabsorbable meshes are the preferred material for tension-free hernioplasty, some problems with their use are still to be addressed (i.e., chronic pain and infections). To address these disadvantages, a collagen-based material, the porcine small intestinal submucosa mesh, has recently been developed for hernia repair. The technique to(More)
BACKGROUND Delirum is common in hospitalized elderly patients and may be associated with increased morbidity, length of stay and patient care costs. Delirium (acute confusional state) is defined as an acute disorder of attention and cognition. In elderly patients, delirium is often an early indicator of patho-physiological disturbances. Despite landmark(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of ropivacaine 0.2% when administered continuously via elastomeric pump after appendectomy. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. SETTING Surgical ward of a university hospital. PATIENTS 96 ASA physical status I and II patients of at least 14 years of age, undergoing(More)
PURPOSE the aim of the present study was to measure patient perception in the early period after knee replacement surgery and to correlate health status with the surgery-related outcome. METHODS thirty-eight consecutive patients who underwent total knee replacement were evaluated before surgery; at the time Radiographic evaluation was used to assess limb(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of Surgisis (Cook Biotech Inc.), a porcine derived extracellular matrix already used in tissue engineering, as a scaffold for neointestinal regeneration in a rat model. A 3-cm length of tubular Surgisis graft was interposed with bilateral anastomoses in the middle of an isolated ileal loop of Sprague Dawley rats(More)