Giovanni Enrico Casciaro

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Studies to define the optimal upper limits of tumor size and number as predictors of outcome after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) have yielded conflicting results. We analyzed 72 patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent OLT over a 12-year period in a single center. Predictive factors for survival and tumor recurrence,(More)
In the field of waste management, thermal disposal is a treatment option able to recover resources from "end of life" products. Pyrolysis and gasification are emerging thermal treatments that work under less drastic conditions in comparison with classic direct combustion, providing for reduced gaseous emissions of heavy metals. Moreover, they allow better(More)
BACKGROUND Transplantation from living donors, in Italy, is still not accepted, in particular those from unrelated donors. The aim of this paper was to present the experience of one transplant center. MATERIALS AND METHODS Since 1982, 608 transplants were performed from living donors using cyclosporine as the main component of immunosuppressive therapy.(More)
The abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is defined a situation of high degrade abdominal hypertension (IAH) with clinicals signs of multiorganic dysfunction. It's observed like in the intensive care, in particular surgycals and postraumatics, there is ever a bigger frequence of complications presented by criticals patients. The various trials remark a(More)
The management of traumatic retroperitoneal haematomas is still a much debated question. Although the diagnosis has become easier using CT with contrast medium, the therapeutic decisions are still difficult because of the great variability of the lesions, which may be simple but very often complicated. Our study is based on 1086 treated patients, 29.5% of(More)
The significance of anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) core immunoglobulin M (IgM) and its relationship with genotypes, alanine aminotransferase abnormality, and histological data were studied for 18 patients who had undergone orthotopic liver transplantation due to HCV-related end-stage disease. During follow-up, IgM response seemed to be associated with the(More)
Pelvic organ prolapse suspension (POPS) is a recent surgical procedure for one-stage treatment of multiorgan female pelvic prolapse. This study evaluates the preliminary results of laparoscopic POPS in 54 women with a mean age of 55.2 and a BMI of 28.3. Patients underwent at the same time stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) to correct the residual(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an increasingly common form of cancer. Although its spontaneous rupture is rare in Western countries, it constitutes a surgical emergency and is associated with high mortality. There is a lack of consensus as to the best approach and what parameters to use in choosing it. The three main approaches are conservative,(More)