Davide D'amico

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate improvements in operative and long-term results following surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. DESIGN Retrospective multicenter study including 17 Italian hepatobiliary surgery units. PATIENTS A total of 440 patients who underwent resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma from January 1, 1992, through December 31, 2007. MAIN(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification offers a prognostic stratification of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We recently demonstrated the BCLC's peculiar prognostic ability in a retrospective cohort of HCC patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the BCLC system prospectively in a subsequent separate(More)
From 1975 to 1989, 52 patients with primary adolsteronism underwent adrenalectomy. There were 16 men and 36 women. The average age was 42.5 years, ranging from 28 years to 70 years. They were all hypertensive, with average pre-operative diastolic pressures varying from 105 to 140 mm Hg (median 117 mm Hg). The subjective symptoms most frequently reported(More)
Background: The authors present their experience in the laparoscopic management of hepatic cysts and polycystic liver disease (PLD). Methods: Between January 1996 and January 2002, 16 patients underwent laparoscopic liver surgery. Indications were solitary giant cysts (n = 10) and PLD (n = 6). Data were collected retrospectively. Results: Laparoscopic(More)
Primary dysfunction (PDF) still occurs after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Celsior solution (CS) might offer some advantages over the conventional University of Wisconsin (UW) solution for organ preservation, but to date, this has not been prospectively evaluated in the context of OLT. In this prospective, randomized, multicenter, pilot study, 215(More)
Liver transplantation, considered today as the most effective treatment for end-stage liver diseases, can not always be performed on every patient affected with a liver disease. Patients with end-stage liver diseases, usually have high bilirubin, encephalopathy and renal failure. In these situations cytokines play an important role in different processes,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Prognosis assessment in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains controversial. The most widely used HCC prognostic tool is the Okuda classification, but new staging systems (Cancer of the Liver Italian Program score, Chinese University Prognostic Index, French classification and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer, BCLC, staging) have(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term results of liver transplantation for well- or moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA HCC patient selection for liver transplantation remains controversial, and deciding exclusively on the strength of criteria such as number and size of nodules appears prognostically(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The main indications for combined liver and kidney transplantation (CLKT) are as follows: (1) cirrhosis with renal damage dependent or not upon liver disease, (2) renal failure with dialysis and concomitant liver end-stage disease, (3) congenital diseases, and (4) enzymatic liver deficiency with concomitant renal failure. The aim of this(More)
Crigler-Najjar syndrome type 1 (CN1) is an inherited disorder characterized by the absence of hepatic uridine diphosphoglucuronate glucuronosyltransferase (UDPGT), the enzyme responsible for the conjugation and excretion of bilirubin. We performed allogenic hepatocyte transplantation (AHT) in a child with CN1, aiming to improve bilirubin glucuronidation in(More)