- Harvest of Iliac Crest Autograft Not Associated With Localized Pain. [Journal Article]Int J Spine Surg 2019; 13(3):275-282IJ
- CONCLUSIONS: Iliac crest harvest and reconstruction utilizing this technique does not result in increased pain on the side of the harvest. This study supports a low morbidity rate for iliac crest autograft harvest as no complications were seen in this series.
- Procedural Recommendations for Lymphoscintigraphy in the Diagnosis of Peripheral Lymphedema: the Genoa Protocol. [Journal Article]Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2019; 53(1):47-56NM
- Lymphoscintigraphy is the gold standard for imaging in the diagnosis of peripheral lymphedema. However, there are no clear guidelines to standardize usage across centers, and as such, large variability exists. The aim of this perspectives paper is to draw upon the knowledge and extensive experience of lymphoscintigraphy here in Genoa, Italy, from our center of excellence in the assessment and tre…
Lymphoscintigraphy is the gold standard for imaging in the diagnosis of peripheral lymphedema. However, there are no clear guidelines to standardize usage across centers, and as such, large variability exists. The aim of this perspectives paper is to draw upon the knowledge and extensive experience of lymphoscintigraphy here in Genoa, Italy, from our center of excellence in the assessment and treatment of lymphatic disorders for over 30 years to provide general guidelines for nuclear medicine specialists.
- Sports activity after soft tissue sarcoma of the lower extremity. [Journal Article]Disabil Rehabil 2019; :1-6DR
- CONCLUSIONS: Healthy long-term survivors can achieve high levels of sports activity following limb salvage after soft-tissue sarcomas. The concerned muscle groups may influence the functional and sports outcome and draw attention to this topic in future rehabilitation. This knowledge may be of high value for patients counseling, physicians and orthopedists treating patients, as well as for patients inquiring information regarding post-treatment activity levels. Implication for rehabilitation Sport is possible after soft tissue sarcoma treatment and longer-term rehabilitation which is usually three years Rehabilitation is best undertaken in specialized centers It is important to maintain contact with surgeons in order to optimize mobilization High impact sports may be affected by deep muscle resections.
- Intracolonic cardiac pacemaker: A case of device migration with colon perforation out of a subcutaneous epifascial pocket. [Case Reports]HeartRhythm Case Rep 2018; 4(11):497-500HC
- Are we bound to our scores? a 74-year-old patient with an abbreviated burn severity index of 14. [Journal Article]Ann Burns Fire Disasters 2018; 31(2):94-96AB
- We report a case of a 74-year-old female patient who was involved in a car accident. The patient suffered deep dermal and full thickness burns and the probability of survival calculated with the Abbreviated Burn Severity Index (ABSI) was extremely low. The patient showed sufficient cardiorespiratory and renal function for the entire treatment period. An epifascial necrosectomy of all four limbs w…
We report a case of a 74-year-old female patient who was involved in a car accident. The patient suffered deep dermal and full thickness burns and the probability of survival calculated with the Abbreviated Burn Severity Index (ABSI) was extremely low. The patient showed sufficient cardiorespiratory and renal function for the entire treatment period. An epifascial necrosectomy of all four limbs was performed on day three after admission. Wound coverage was performed using the MEEK technique and split skin grafts. The patient was bedded in a FluidAir bed, which enabled the burn wounds on the back to dry and heal in large part. After four surgical procedures and four months of treatment at the burn ICU, the patient was sufficiently mobilized for transfer to a hospital in her home region. The aim of the following case report is to demonstrate that burn patients with very low chances of survival can be treated successfully.
- Assessment of Subfascial Muscle/Water and Fat Accumulation in Lymphedema Patients Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. [Journal Article]Lymphat Res Biol 2019; 17(3):340-346LR
- CONCLUSIONS: An excess fat volume was found in the intramuscular and intermuscular compartments in lymphedema patients. The results suggest that the subfascial compartment needs to be studied separately as no correlation between intramuscular/intermuscular fat accumulation and other measured parameters was found.
- Monopolar Radiofrequency Ablation of Thyroid Nodules: A Prospective Austrian Single-Center Study. [Journal Article]Thyroid 2018; 28(4):472-480T
- CONCLUSIONS: It is concluded that a single treatment course with monopolar radiofrequency ablation is both safe and highly effective in terms of nodule volume reduction, relief of local symptoms, and (in patients with hyperthyroidism) restoration of euthyroid function. In no case was a prescription of thyroid medication required among those patients who were euthyroid at baseline.
- [Clinical trial: regeneration of skin perception after deep-degree burns in childhood]. [Clinical Trial]Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2019; 51(2):119-129HM
- CONCLUSIONS: The sensory perception (receptors and nerve cells) of touch and pressure in deep burns suffered during childhood has an unexpected and high potential for regeneration.
- Lymphedema Leads to Fat Deposition in Muscle and Decreased Muscle/Water Volume After Liposuction: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. [Journal Article]Lymphat Res Biol 2018; 16(2):174-181LR
- CONCLUSIONS: Subfascial fat in the lymphedematous limbs did not change. In contrast, the water in the subfascial compartment was reduced over time, which may represent a decrease of muscle volume after treatment due to less mechanical load after liposuction. Using water-fat MRI-based fat quantification, the fat and water contents may be quantified and localized in the various compartments in lymphedema.
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- Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based Assessment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphoedema Tissue Composition. [Journal Article]Invest Radiol 2017; 52(9):554-561IR
- CONCLUSIONS: Our measurements indicate that excess of fat within the epifascial layer was the main contributor to the swelling, even when a substantial accumulation of fluid was present. The proposed approach could be used to monitor how the internal components of BCRL evolve after presentation, to stratify patients for treatment, and to objectively assess treatment response. This methodology provides quantitative metrics not currently available during the standard clinical assessment of BCRL and shows potential for implementation in clinical practice.