Learn More
AIM Diverting loop ileostomy is used to minimize the impact of anastomotic complication after restorative proctocolectomy (RPC). However, the ileostomy itself may have complications and therefore affect quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to analyse the predictors of complications of the ileostomy formation and closure and of the QOL of these(More)
W e read with great interest the article by Dr Schnitzbauer et al, 1 describing a multicenter study on " ALPPS " (Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy) that laid a milestone in liver surgery, leaving behind the " resectabil-ity " concept and moving on to the aspect of volume of future liver remnant (FLR). Several(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic microwave ablation and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (LAPS) is a new technique with a first laparoscopic step available in cases of unresectable right liver masses and inadequate future liver remnant (FLR). METHODS In Step 1, laparoscopic right portal vein occlusion is performed with microwave ablation on the future(More)
BACKGROUND Late diagnosis of cancer in CD often occurs, and the prognosis is poor. The primary aim of this study was to assess the relationship between clinical presentation and diagnosis of intestinal adenocarcinoma in CD; the secondary aim was to evaluate the timing of cancer occurrence in CD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of 12(More)
We previously reported that subnormothermic machine perfusion (sMP; 20°C) is able to improve the preservation of livers obtained from non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs) in rats. We have compared sMP and standard cold storage (CS) to preserve pig livers after 60 minutes of cardiac arrest. In the sMP group livers were perfused for 6 hours with Celsior at 20°C.(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be used for tumor recurrence after liver resection (LR) both for initially transplant-eligible patients as conventional salvage therapy (ST) and for non-transplant-eligible patients (beyond Milan criteria) with a goal of downstaging (DW). The aim of this study was to compare the(More)
Surgical resection for malignant hepatic tumors, especially hepatocarcinoma (HCC), has been demonstrated to increase overall survival; however, the majority of patients are not suitable for resection. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most widely used modality for radical treatment of small HCC (<3 cm). It improves 5-year survival compared with standard(More)
Liver cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the second most frequent cause of cancer death in men worldwide. Amongst liver cancers, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents the major histological subtype and it is one of the most common malignant human tumors worldwide. Research into the molecular biology of hepatocarcinogenesis has(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this prospective study was to analyze the impact of different surgical techniques on patients undergoing intestinal surgery for Crohn's disease (CD) in terms of recovery, quality of life, and direct and indirect costs. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-seven consecutive patients admitted for intestinal surgery for CD were enrolled in this(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenalectomy represents the definitive treatment in clinically evident Cushing's syndrome; however, the most appropriate treatment for patients with subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS) with an adrenal incidentaloma remains controversial. This study was aimed to assess whether adrenalectomy may improve cardiovascular and metabolic impairment and(More)