Giacomo Piatto

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OBJECTIVE Although the management of carotid disease is well established for symptomatic lesions ≥ 70%, the surgical treatment for a symptomatic ≤ 50% stenosis is not supported by data from randomized trials. Factors other than lumen narrowing, such as plaque instability, seem to be involved in cerebral and retinal ischemic events. This study analyzes the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate rate of formation of midline abdominal wall incisional hernia (MAIH) after elective open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and revascularization for aortoiliac occlusive disease (AOD). METHODS AAA and AOD patients operated electively via a primary midline abdominal incision at our institution over a decade were(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of gender on the outcome of infrainguinal arterial revascularization (IAR) for peripheral arterial occlusive disease remains uncertain. This study analyzed the outcome of IARs performed over 15 years, stratifying the results by sex. METHODS Details of consecutive patients undergoing primary IAR for peripheral arterial occlusive disease(More)
BACKGROUND The indication for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is uncertain in patients with asymptomatic severe (≥60% luminal narrowing according to the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial criteria) carotid stenosis (ASCS), especially in the very elderly, because current evidence suggests that the risk of future stroke has been dropping in(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of diabetes mellitus on the technical and clinical outcomes of infrainguinal arterial reconstruction (IAR) for critical limb ischemia (CLI) remains controversial. This study analyzed the outcome of IAR in diabetic patients with CLI over a 17-year period. METHODS Details on all consecutive patients undergoing primary IAR at our(More)
Controversy persists regarding the use of protamine sulfate (PS) during carotid endarterectomy (CEA), chiefly because of conflicting experiences reporting both less bleeding and a higher stroke risk. The goal of the present study was to test the hypothesis that reversing heparin with PS after CEA significantly reduces the incidence of bleeding complications(More)
BACKGROUND Although aortoiliofemoral bypass grafting is the optimal revascularization method for patients with severe aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD), previous studies have documented poor patency rates in young adults. This study investigated whether young patients with AIOD have worse outcomes in patency, limb salvage, and long-term survival rates(More)
We present a case report on the management of a young woman affected by Crohn's Disease ever since childhood, complicated by complex, multiple perianal fistulas. In literature, there is increasing evidence to support the treatment of perianal fistulas using a combined association of medical and surgical strategies. In the case of our patient, the choice of(More)
This work investigates the prognostic role of advanced age as a risk factor for recurrence in a population of patients undergoing surgery for N0 stage colon cancer, and also evaluates whether that role is affected by tumor location. A population of 129 consecutive patients who underwent radical surgery for N0 stage colon cancer was selected. Patients were(More)