Tommaso Bianco

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and the safety of hernioplasty under local anaesthesia in elderly patients with significant comorbidity. METHODS A total of 218 patients underwent inguinal hernia repair with mesh between June 2009 and July 2012. Presence of comorbid conditions and complications were compared between patients(More)
BACKGROUND Substantial progresses in the management of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have been made in the past two decades. Progress in the understanding of the endothelial-platelet interaction during health and disease state has resulted in better antiplatelet drugs that can prevent platelet aggregation, activation and thrombosis during angioplasty(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid body tumors (CBTs) are relatively rare neoplasms, and even if they are considered predominantly benign, there is an indication for early surgical removal. The objective of this study was to conduct a review of the surgical management of CBTs. METHODS A retrospective study identified 34 cases (12 men and 19 women) of tumors in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Groin hernia is one of the most frequently encountered pathologies occurring in old age and it is often the cause of emergency procedures. In our study we evaluate the impact of emergency procedures in over 75 patients compared to younger patients. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study about patients who underwent emergency hernioplasty(More)
Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare and aggressive cancer and its prognosis is frequently unsatisfactory. Due to its rarity there's a lack of prospective randomized studies. Without experience in the approach of this kind of tumor, managing becomes challenging and, moreover, we have only few recommendations, based on weak evidence. We report a case that has(More)
We investigated gesture description of sound stimuli performed during a listening task. Our hypothesis is that the strategies in gestural responses depend on the level of identification of the sound source and specifically on the identification of the action causing the sound. To validate our hypothesis, we conducted two experiments. In the first(More)
In this paper we present an experimental study concerning gestural embodiment of environmental sounds in a listening context. The presented work is part of a project aiming at modeling movement-sound relationships, with the end goal of proposing novel approaches for designing musical instruments and sounding objects. The experiment is based on sound stimuli(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold-standard surgical method used to treat gallbladder diseases. Recently Laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) has gained greater interest and diffusion for the surgical treatment of several pathologies. In elderly patients, just few randomized controlled trials are present in the literature that confirm the(More)
In this paper we focus on the analysis of sound producing gestures in the musical domain. We investigate the behavior of intraoral pressure exerted by a trumpet performer in the production of single and concatenated notes. Investigation is carried out with functional data analysis techniques. Results show that different variation patterns occur for single(More)
BACKGROUND Fast-track program has been applied in several surgical fields. However, currently many surgical patients are elderly over 70 years of age, and discussion about the application of such protocols for elderly patients is inadequate. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study was designed to consider the safety and feasibility of application of a(More)