Emergency Medical Services
1. Surgical management of cardiac tamponade: Is left anterior minithoracotomy really safe and effective?

Mirko Barone; Marco Prioletta; Giuseppe Cipollone; Decio Di Nuzzo; Pierpaolo Camplese; Felice Mucilli

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 53-58

Abstract
  Objective: Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening clinical entity that requires an emergency treatment. Cardiac tamponade can be caused both by benign and malignant diseases. A variety of methods have been described for the treatment of these cases from needle-guided pericardiocentesis, balloon-based ...  Read More

Orthopedics
2. Crossed Kirschner’s wires for the treatment of anterior flail chest: an extracortical rib fixation

Felice Mucilli; Pierpaolo Camplese; Guiseppe Cipollone; Decio Di Nuzzo; Luigi Guetti; Marco Perioletta; Mirko Barone

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, , Pages 11-17

Abstract
  Objective: Thoracic trauma may be a life-threatening condition. Flail chest is a severe chest injury with high mortality rates. Surgery is not frequently performed and, in Literature, data are controversial. The authors report their experience in the treatment of flail chest by an extracortical internal-external ...  Read More