Vito D'Andrea

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OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of colour-Doppler ultrasound (CDUS), contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in detecting endoleaks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). DESIGN Prospective, observational study. MATERIALS AND METHODS From December(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether pattern III of color Doppler Ultra-sound may identify malignant nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS We have retrospectively analyzed data pertaining to 1090 patients of both genders (230 males, 860 females), with an average age of 53 years (min 17 years, max 81 years), who underwent thyroidectomy in Department of Surgical Sciences(More)
OBJECTIVES Endovascular treatment (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is thought to be of benefit, particularly in patients aged ≥80 years. This issue was investigated in the present meta-analysis. DESIGN The study design involved a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. METHODS Systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of vascular closure devices (VCDs). METHODS This meta-analysis was performed in accordance with the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews. RESULTS The literature search yielded 31 prospective, randomized studies including 7,528 patients who were randomized to VCDs or(More)
BACKGROUND In an attempt to investigate whether laparoscopy really is a major advance in the treatment of inguinal hernia, the authors performed laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal herniorrhaphy under regional anaesthesia in 15 consecutive patients, 7 of whom with severe medical conditions contraindicating general anaesthesia. METHODS In(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognosis of papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Italy. SUBJECTS 89 patients treated for papillary micro carcinoma of thyroid and followed up for at least 6 years (range 6-12). INTERVENTION Total thyroidectomy and, for lymph node metastases, laterocervical(More)
OBJECTIVES Anaplastic thyroid carcinomas (ATC) are highly aggressive tumours unresponsive to any available radio- or chemotherapeutic protocol, with a median survival rate of 4-5 months from the time of diagnosis. We previously demonstrated that ATC are characterized by increased expression of the kinases Aurora-A, -B and -C, involved in the regulation of(More)
AIM Several studies have been undertaken to investigate a possible link between breast cancer and thyroid diseases, notably thyroid carcinoma and autoimmune thyroid diseases, but the issue remains unresolved. The aim of this study is to evaluate, in thyropathic women with and without breast cancer, the following effects: the distribution of different(More)