Nicola de Liguori Carino

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INTRODUCTION To elucidate the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of primary hepatic carcinoid tumours, a literature search was conducted and summarized. MATERIALS AND METHODS Published primary hepatic carcinoid tumour case reports and series were searched and selected in the Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases. RESULTS Sixty-nine(More)
INTRODUCTION Seventy-six percentages of patients with a newly diagnosed colorectal carcinoma are between 65 and 85 years old. A substantial proportion will develop liver metastases, for which resection is the only potential curative treatment. This study was conducted to investigate both the feasibility, and short- and long-term outcomes of liver resection(More)
INTRODUCTION A non-invasive liver function monitoring system, the LiMON, has been developed that measures indocyanine green (ICG) elimination by pulse spectrophotometry. The aim was to assess the relationship between pre and post-operative ICG plasma disappearance rate (ICG PDR %/min) values and the onset of post-hepatectomy liver dysfunction. METHODS 37(More)
Although mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) monotherapy has been successfully used in liver transplant recipients suffering from calcineurin-inhibitor (CNI)-related chronic toxicity, still no consensus has been reached on its safety, efficacy and tolerability. We attempted the complete weaning off CNI in 42 individuals presenting chronic renal dysfunction and/or(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an immunosuppressive drug, exhibiting its effect through inhibition of proliferation of T and B lymphocytes. Standard primary immunosuppressive therapy after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is based on a calcineurin-inhibitor (CNI): cyclosporine or tacrolimus. Renal failure with arterial hypertension, due to CNI(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is currently the fifth most common neoplasm worldwide. The only therapies which are capable of providing cure are hepatic resection and liver transplantation. Results from either resection or transplantation show 5-year survival rates of up to 70% in selected patients. Patient assessment is key to selecting(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the laparoscopic approach to distal pancreatectomy for benign and malignant diseases is largely replacing open surgery in some centers, well-designed studies comparing these approaches are limited. We present a case-matched study that compares the outcomes of laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) to open distal pancreatectomy (ODP).(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive ability of screening tools regarding the occurrence of major postoperative complications in onco-geriatric surgical patients and to propose a scoring system. METHODS 328 patients ≥ 70 years undergoing surgery for solid tumors were prospectively recruited. Preoperatively, twelve screening tools(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND In the last ten years validation of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) concept has led to modification of the surgical approach for patients with intermediate-risk cutaneous melanoma. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN Forty-eight patients affected by cutaneous melanoma with a Breslow thickness between 0.65 and 4 mm were enrolled in the study.(More)