Armando Sardi

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532 Background: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) originating from an appendiceal mucinous neoplasm remains a biologically heterogeneous disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome and long-term survival after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) consolidated through an International Registry study.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this clinical trial was to determine the efficacy of a dynamic computerized infrared imaging system for distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions in patients undergoing biopsy on the basis of mammographic findings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A 4-year clinical trial was conducted at five institutions using infrared imaging of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is characterized by peritoneal tumors arising from a perforated appendiceal adenoma or adenocarcinoma, but associated entry of enteric bacteria in the peritoneum has not been considered as a cofactor. Because Gram-negative organisms can upregulate MUC2 mucin gene expression, we determined whether bacteria(More)
Purpose: Pseudomyxoma peritonei is an understudied cancer in which an appendiceal neoplasm invades the peritoneum and forms tumor foci on abdominal organs. Previous studies have shown that bacteria reside within pseudomyxoma peritonei tumors and mucin. Thus, we sought to analyze the effect of antibiotics on bacterial density and b-catenin expression within(More)
BACKGROUND Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a malignancy characterized by dissemination of mucus-secreting cells throughout the peritoneum. This disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and despite effective treatment options for early-stage disease, patients with PMP often relapse. Thus, there is a need for additional treatment options(More)
BACKGROUND Cytoreductive surgery (CRS)/hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is the procedure of choice in patients with peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal cancer. Although recurrence rates are 26%-44% after first CRS/HIPEC, the role of repeated CRS/HIPEC has not been well defined. We hypothesize that patients undergoing multiple(More)
Peritoneal tumors from a rare malignancy, pseudomyxoma peritonei, frequently contain bacteria. Evidence suggests that tumor-associated bacteria contribute to pseudomyxoma peritonei development and/or progression. One unique isolate (PMP191F) was characterized via whole-genome sequencing using the Illumina MiSeq platform. PMP191F shows similarities to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Disseminated Peritoneal Adenomucinosis (DPAM) is an infrequent presentation of appendiceal cancer. Infrequently, umbilical or inguinal hernias could be the first clinical manifestation of this condition; DPAM extension to the scrotum may be anatomically viable. Treatment with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal(More)
Cytoreductive surgery/heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) has been shown to be effective for selected patients with advanced appendiceal cancer. We propose that delaying CRS/HIPEC leads to disease progression and affects outcome. A retrospective analysis of a prospective database was carried out. Patients were divided into two groups based on(More)
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