Roberto Ivan Troisi

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BACKGROUND Patients undergoing liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma within the Milan criteria (single tumour </=5 cm in size or </=3 tumours each </=3 cm in size, and no macrovascular invasion) have an excellent outcome. However, survival for patients with cancers that exceed these criteria remains unpredictable and access to transplantation(More)
The use of laparoscopy for liver surgery is increasing rapidly. The Second International Consensus Conference on Laparoscopic Liver Resections (LLR) was held in Morioka, Japan, from October 4 to 6, 2014 to evaluate the current status of laparoscopic liver surgery and to provide recommendations to aid its future development. Seventeen questions were(More)
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and outcome of laparoscopic liver resection for benign liver tumors in a multicenter setting. Background: Despite restrictive, tailored indications for resection in benign liver tumors, an increasing number of articles have been published concerning laparoscopic liver resection of(More)
The efficacy and safety of dual-therapy regimens of twice-daily tacrolimus (BID; Prograf) and once-daily tacrolimus (QD; Advagraf) administered with steroids, without antibody induction, were compared in a multicenter, 1:1-randomized, two-arm, parallel-group study in 475 primary liver transplant recipients. A double-blind, double-dummy 24-week period was(More)
PURPOSE To determine technical and clinical results of embolization of endoscopically unmanageable nonvariceal gastrointestinal hemorrhage (GIH). MATERIALS AND METHODS Results of 40 embolizations in 91 patients who underwent arteriography for acute nonvariceal GIH were retrospectively studied. GIH was upper, lower, or transpapillar (hemobilia, pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection (LAPR) is safe and feasible with a better postoperative course as compared to open resections. Robot-assisted liver surgery (ROBR) is a potential alternative to LAPR. In this study we compare outcomes between ROBR and LAPR. METHODS Forty patients underwent ROBR and 223 LAPR for various indications. The surgical(More)
Data concerning long-term outcomes and quality of life (QOL) in critically ill cancer patients are scarce. The aims of this study were to assess long-term outcomes and QOL in critically ill patients with hematological (HM) or solid malignancies (SM) 3 months and 1  year after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge, to compare these with QOL before ICU(More)
BACKGROUND mesh techniques are the preferable methods for repair of small ventral hernias, as a primary suture repair shows high recurrence rates. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the retromuscular sublay technique with the intraperitoneal underlay technique for primary umbilical hernias. METHODS from February 2004 to April 2007, all(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the transinguinal preperitoneal technique (TIPP) using a memory ring patch versus the Lichtenstein technique in relation to acute and chronic pain, post-operative complications and recurrence rates. During an 18-month period, all adult patients that needed treatment for a unilateral inguinal or femoral hernia were(More)
Graft hyperperfusion in small-for-size grafts (SFSG) is considered the main causal factor of small-for-size syndrome (SFSS). We compared SFSG with a graft-to-recipient body ratio < or =0.8, with and without graft inflow modulation (GIM) by means of a hemi-portocaval shunt (HPCS). Thirteen patients underwent adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation(More)