Vincenzo Penna

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Hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare but life-threatening condition, manifests as acute attacks of facial, laryngeal, genital, or peripheral swelling or abdominal pain secondary to intra-abdominal edema. Resulting from mutations affecting C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH), inhibitor of the first complement system component, attacks are not histamine-mediated(More)
Genetic trends for 305-day milk yield (P305) in Brazilian Guzerat herds under selection were compared. Data from 4898 lactations of 3179 purebred and crossbred cows from various regions of Brazil were used. Milk yield was adjusted for mature age and the contemporary groups were defined as herd and calving year. Genetic parameters were estimated using the(More)
BACKGROUND Upper lip rejuvenation is achieved by a large variety of different treatment approaches that clearly lack a unified theoretical background of the aging processes of the upper lip complex. In this study, the histological changes that occur in the aging upper lip were systematically evaluated for the first time. METHODS Histological cross-cuts of(More)
BACKGROUND Modern reconstructive surgery allows for radical resection and reconstruction of any scalp tumor. However, a significant number of patients are still not treated optimally because of incomplete reconstructive guidelines. METHODS The treatment of scalp tumors was documented in 60 patients over a 10-year period. Data regarding tumor type, size,(More)
Evaluation parameters for free flap monitoring devices are used inconsistently, leading to considerable confusion about the quality and applicability of these devices. A comparison of different systems and different clinical series is almost impossible. The ultimate questions that need to be answered are those regarding the efficiency and the effectiveness(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of this prospective randomised study was to compare Sirotakova's and Lundborg's methods of resection-suspension arthroplasty using the abductor pollicis longus tendon in the surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 2009 and 2012, 38 patients (29 female, 9 male) with(More)
Factors affecting pregnancy rate of 5627 Zebu embryos in crossbred females with unknown proportions of Holstein and Zebu breeding were examined. After evaluation for developmental stage, quality, and viability, embryos were immediately transferred to recipients. Pregnancy diagnosis was conducted approximately 53 d after transfer; pregnancy rate was coded as(More)
A 75-year-old woman presented with progressing pain, cyanosis, and hypaesthesia in her left hand after an intra-articular injection with diazepam into the wrist for osteoarthritis-related pain. Due to an iatrogenic intra-arterial injection, malperfusion of the ulnar digits developed. Angiography revealed blockage of perfusion of the 4th and 5th digits.(More)
BACKGROUND Throughout literature, there are different parameters defining the ideal shape of the lip and lower third of the face. This study was conducted to clarify what it is that makes lips attractive - and whether there are gender-related differences of an attractive lip and lower third of the face. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pictures of the lip and chin(More)
Although perioral aging is highly individual with several distinct processes taking part simultaneously, there is scarce systematic information which helps to indicate the right rejuvenation approach among the multitude of proposed procedures. Existing data about perioral aging has not yet been transformed into a consistent therapeutic concept. The(More)