G. S. Barabino

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PURPOSES This study assesses the value of using Intraoperative Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging and Indocyanine green to detect colorectal carcinomatosis during oncological surgery. In colorectal carcinomatosis cancer, two of the most important prognostic factors are completeness of staging and completeness of cytoreductive surgery. Presently,(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies have linked colorectal cancer to metal exposure. AIMS Our objective was to evaluate the element distribution in colorectal adenocarcinoma biopsies, adjacent non-tumour tissues, and healthy controls. METHODS The study is a case-control study which compared the element distribution in colon biopsies from two groups of patients:(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of treating elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is of concern. This study aimed to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of elective laparoscopic vs. open surgery to treat CRC in very elderly patients. METHODS All patients aged >80 years and who had undergone a colectomy for CRC without metastasis between(More)
Torque Teno Virus (TTV), a nonenveloped human virus of the Circoviridae family, is hepatotropic, causing liver damage, cirrhosis, and, rarely, fulminant hepatitis. It prevails in 10% to 75% of blood donors due to environmental differences, independent of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)/HCV hepatitis, cryptogenic cirrhosis, alcoholic cirrhosis, and in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surgical resection and liver transplantation are the only curative treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma, although limited to early stage disease. Our objective was to assess a novel operative combination of laparoscopic ultrasound with laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of small hepatocellular carcinoma in potential candidates to liver(More)
An investigative trial including 72 patients who underwent open surgery for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) induced urinary symptoms was carried out with the purpose to obtain a deeper insight in the pathophysiology of this clinical picture. Prostate weight, stroma to parenchyma ratio, bladder wall fibrosis, I-PSS score, residual urine and uroflow(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe, effective treatment in patients with unresectable primary liver malignancies. The laparoscopic approach to RFA (LRFA) has proved to be superior to the percutaneous approach in lesions that are difficult or impossible to be treated in such a way or in severe liver disease. Recent advances in laparoscopic(More)
PURPOSE We describe our experience in the multimodal treatment of HCC patients both using the PRFTA and IRFTA treatment associated or not with hepatic resection, valuating the feasibility, the complication, length of hospital stay and survival rate of selected HCC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 1998 and January 2004, 53 HCC patients(More)
In laparotomy surgery guided by near-infrared fluorescence imaging, the access to the field of operation is limited by the illumination and/or the imaging field. The side of cavities or organs such as the liver or the heart cannot be examined with the systems available on the market, which are too large and too heavy. In this article, we describe and(More)
INTRODUCTION Adiponectin (ADP) is an adipocytokine secreted by the adipose tissue which can be a useful marker in oncogenesis. Preliminary studies suggest that adiponectin rates differ according to the type of cancer. AIM OF STUDY Compare ADP plasma levels in pancreatic cancer (PC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in a prospective monocentric study. PATIENTS(More)