Stefano Lovadina

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BACKGROUND It is believed commonly that Crohn's recurrences always occur at the site of a previous intestinal anastomosis; yet this concept is probably inaccurate and not mindful of the panintestinal nature of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October, 1984 and March, 2003, we carried out 1,132 procedures (464 for primary and 668 for recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis (AP) has still a high mortality rate; therefore the accuracy of the predictors of severity actually employed and the therapeutic choices are under debate. The aim of this work is to valuate the accuracy of the prognostic factors actually employed and the results of a multidisciplinary treatment of the AP. METHODS A(More)
As for other major thoracic operations the conventional 30-day morbidity and mortality marker may underestimate the actual surgical risk of extrapleural pneumonectomy. We retrospectively analysed the prolonged follow-up of 78 patients submitted to extrapleural pneumonectomy for pleural mesothelioma (55), lung cancer with associated carcinomatous (7) or(More)
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