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  • Domenico Giannotti,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Gregorio Patrizi mail,

    g_patrizi@yahoo.com

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Giorgio Di Rocco,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Anna Rita Vestri,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Camilla Proietti Semproni,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Leslie Fiengo,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Stefano Pontone,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Giorgio Palazzini,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Adriano Redler

    Affiliation: Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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  • Published: February 27, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057372

About the Authors

Domenico Giannotti, Gregorio Patrizi, Giorgio Di Rocco, Leslie Fiengo, Stefano Pontone, Giorgio Palazzini, Adriano Redler
Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Anna Rita Vestri
Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Camilla Proietti Semproni
Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: g_patrizi@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DG G. Patrizi AR. Performed the experiments: SP G. Palazzini LF. Analyzed the data: ARV CPS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR. Wrote the paper: DG G. Patrizi GDR.