Annabianca Amoruso

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Ascites and hyponatremia are the most common complications in patients with liver cirrhosis and develop as a consequence of a severe impairment of liver function and portal hypertension. Increasing evidences support the central role of renal function alterations in the pathogenesis of hydroelectrolytic imbalances in cirrhotic patients, thus implying a dense(More)
Background. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can exert proatherogenic activities due to its direct action on vessel walls and/or via the chronic inflammatory process involving the liver. Aims. To clarify the role of HCV in atherosclerosis development in monoinfected HCV patients at different degrees of liver fibrosis and with no risk factors for coronary(More)
AIM Survival estimates are commonly reported as survival from the first observation, but future survival probability changes based on the survival time already accumulated after therapy, otherwise known as conditional survival (CS). The aim of the study was to describe CS according to different prognostic variables in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients(More)
The authors describe the experience gained during the four-year period 1988-1991 regarding the treatment of the pancreatic stump after DCP independently of the base pathology. The techniques used and conceptual evolution which led us to leave the pancreatic anastomosis are shown here; likewise the morbid physiology induced by this technique with all this(More)
A multidisciplinary approach based on clinical expertise and knowledge of molecular processes involved in hepatocarcinogenesis is needed for the proper management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Such information must be considered in the context of pathobiology of the underlying liver disease. New drugs targeting specific molecular steps in(More)
Cryoglobulinemia is a pathological condition usually associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronic liver disease and less commonly with autoimmune or lymphoproliferative disorders. The possible association of cryoglobulinemia with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is not widely accepted. In our patient, serum negativity for HCV markers initially led us to(More)
BACKGROUND No data about the influence of age and underlying diseases on home enteral nutrition (HEN)-related complications are reported in the literature. Herein, we retrospectively investigated this issue by analyzing HEN-related complications in a cohort of consecutive patients grouped according to the underlying disease and age. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
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