Tommaso Aloisio

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Forty-six patients with cirrhosis and 75 biopsy-proved hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) nodules underwent percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) regardless of number (up to five) and size (mean diameter, 3.6 cm) of tumoral lesions and clinical severity of cirrhosis (11 patients in Child's class C were included). Ethanol was injected under sonographic guidance(More)
Sixteen hydatid liver cysts in 14 patients were treated with a percutaneous double puncture-aspiration-injection (D-PAI) technique with alcohol used as the scolecidal agent. With ultrasound guidance, fine-needle drainage of cysts was performed, and 95% sterile alcohol was injected and left in situ to partly refill the cystic cavities. The same procedure,(More)
Fourteen patients (9 females, 5 males; age range: 22-80 years) with 16 univesiculated hydatid cysts of the liver (O ranging 4.2-14 cm) underwent two sessions of puncture-aspiration-alcohol injection (D-PAI) under real-time US guidance at 3-day intervals. Two patients had postoperative recurrences. One patient was pregnant (9 weeks' gestation): her cyst(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common after cardiac operations. There are different risk factors or determinants of AKI, and some are related to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In this study, we explored the association between metabolic parameters (oxygen delivery (DO2) and carbon dioxide production (VCO2)) during CPB with postoperative AKI. (More)
In 255 patients with acute viral hepatitis and in 50 healthy controls, wall thickness, volume, and percentage of maximal contraction of the gallbladder were prospectively evaluated using real-time ultrasonography. A hypotonic, hypokinetic gallbladder was shown in 58.4% of the cases, expressed by normal parietal thickness, larger volume, and lower response(More)
OBJECTIVE The nadir hematocrit (HCT) on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a recognized independent risk factor for major morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgery. The main interpretation is that low levels of HCT on CPB result in a poor oxygen delivery and dysoxia of end organs. Hyperlactatemia (HL) is a marker of dysoxic metabolism, and is associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Severe hemodilution during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI) after heart operations. Many improvements to CPB technology have been proposed during the past decade to limit the hemodilution-related AKI risk. The present study is a retrospective analysis of the relationship between hemodilution during CPB(More)
330 women with a median age of 30.15 (+- 9.5) years sought gynecological consultation for advice on contraception and for cervical carcinoma screening. Anamnesis explored the presence of dysuria, dyspareunia, secretions, and pelvic pain, the number of partners, and type of contraceptive used. Endocervical samples were collected by means of tampon and the(More)
In 38 patients with cirrhotic liver, an ultrasound examination was carried out by using 3/3.5-, 5-, and 7.5-MHz transducers sequentially in order to identify hypoechoic intraparenchymal regenerating nodules less than or equal to 20 mm. Twenty healthy subjects and 35 patients with noncirrhotic chronic liver disease were scanned as controls. Focal lesions(More)
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