Cinzia Boemo

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OBJECTIVES Alterations in mucin (MUC) glycosylation and expression have been described in cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) can provide material for molecular biology analysis. This study assessed the feasibility of evaluating MUC expression from material obtained by EUS-FNA and studied the profile of MUC expression in(More)
BACKGROUND New therapies are needed for pancreatic cancer. OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility and safety of a new endoscopic treatment. Secondary endpoints were to determine effects on tumor growth measured with CT scan and to find the overall survival. DESIGN A cohort study of patients with local progression of advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Open, laparoscopic, or percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the pancreas is still dangerous, whereas endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided ablation might reduce risk because it is less invasive and provides real-time monitoring. We aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of transluminal RF ablation and to evaluate the efficacy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The threshold number of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) criteria for diagnosing chronic pancreatitis (CP) is variable. The presence of more than three abnormal ductular or parenchymal features is typically used, but the diagnostic significance of fewer EUS criteria is currently unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA) is effective for obtaining biopsy specimens from pancreatic lesions. AIM To determine the frequency and severity of complications after EUS-FNA of solid and cystic pancreatic lesions in a single centre large series of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2005 to December(More)
Subsite-specific incidence rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) and adenomas may vary considerably by race, sex and age as well as due to different screening strategies. We assessed variations in the anatomical distribution of adenomas according to age and sex in an average-risk screening cohort testing positive at immunological faecal occult blood test(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening aims to reduce mortality by detecting cancers at an early stage and removing adenomatous polyps at an acceptable cost. The aim of the current study were to assess the outcomes and costs of the first two biennial rounds of a population-based CRC screening program using the immunochemical fecal(More)
BACKGROUND Ablative therapies such as radiofrequency and cryotechnology are widely used in oncological intervention but not in the pancreatic field because of their high operative risks. A new flexible bipolar ablation device (Cryotherm probe [CTP]) was developed combining radiofrequency and cryotechnology. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of the CTP in(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS In a previous study, a new flexible bipolar hybrid cryotherm probe was applied with success to the pancreas of a living pig. Here we evaluated feasibility, efficacy, and safety of its application to the porcine liver and spleen. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten applications to the liver and nine to the spleen were performed in 19 pigs.(More)