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Shoulder arthroplasty in osteoarthritis: current concepts in biomechanics and surgical technique
Shoulder arthroplasty is a technically demanding procedure to restore shoulder function in patients with severe osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral joint. The modern prosthetic system exploit the benefits of modularity and ...
OPSI threat in hematological patients
Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI) is a rare medical emergency, mainly caused by encapsulated bacteria, shortly progressing from a mild flu-like syndrome to a fulminant, potentially fatal, sepsis. The risk of ...
Laparoscopic treatment of a yolk sac tumor. Case report and literature review
We report the case of a yolk sac tumor of the ovary in a 26 years old woman. The laparoscopic approach and the BEP chemotherapy were fundamental to have a minimally invasive treatment and to preserve fertility
Carotid and vagal body paragangliomas
Between 1972 and 2012, 25 patients presenting 32 paragangliomas of the neck were observed. Tumor locations included the carotid body (CBTs) in 21 patients and the vagus nerve in 4. Four patients had bilateral CBT and one ...
To be or not to be translational
Translational Research means different things to different people, but it seems crucial to almost everyone. This discipline, although defined differently in academia, regulatory institutions, and industry, shares the ...
Accelerated bone mass senescence after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Osteoporosis and avascular necrosis (AVN) are long-lasting and debilitating complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We describe the magnitude of bone loss, AVN and impairment in osteogenic ...
The use of noninvasive ventilation outside the intensive care unit: a clinical case report
Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) is one of the best weapon at our disposal to treat respiratory failure. The early use of NIV out of the Intensive Care Unit can improve patients’ outcome. A 58-year-old man affected ...
Genetic test for dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies: useful or less than useful for patients?
Genetic testing for potentially heritable cardiomyopathies has advanced from basic scientific discovery to clinical application. Nowadays, genetic diagnostic tests for cardiomyopathies are clinically available. As ...