M Bossola

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of trace elements, minerals, and vitamins of patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Servizio Emodialisi, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Int Urol Nephrol 46:809-15. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Xerostomia is associated with old age and poor appetite in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    J Ren Nutr 23:432-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Appetite is associated with the time of recovery after the dialytic session in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Nephron Clin Pract 123:129-33. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Variables associated with time of recovery after hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 26:787-92. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Appetite course over time and the risk of death in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Int Urol Nephrol 45:1091-6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Qualities of fatigue in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Hemodial Int 17:32-40. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Symptoms of depression and anxiety over time in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Dialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 25:689-98. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Reactive oxygen metabolites (ROMs) are associated with cardiovascular disease in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 50:1447-53. 2012
  9. doi request reprint P-selectin, E-selectin, and CD40L over time in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Hemodial Int 16:38-46. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Xerostomia in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome 00168, Italy
    Nat Rev Nephrol 8:176-82. 2012

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Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of trace elements, minerals, and vitamins of patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Servizio Emodialisi, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Int Urol Nephrol 46:809-15. 2014
    ..We aimed to estimate dietary intakes of trace elements, minerals, and vitamins in hemodialysis patients (HDP) of three centers in one metropolitan and two urban areas of Italy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Xerostomia is associated with old age and poor appetite in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    J Ren Nutr 23:432-7. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to assess variables associated with xerostomia in patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD)...
  3. doi request reprint Appetite is associated with the time of recovery after the dialytic session in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Nephron Clin Pract 123:129-33. 2013
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the correlation between self-reported appetite and the time of recovery after the hemodialysis session (TIRD)...
  4. doi request reprint Variables associated with time of recovery after hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 26:787-92. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship among time of recovery after hemodialysis (TIRD) and the demographic, social, clinical and laboratory characteristics of hemodialysis patients of a Mediterranean country...
  5. doi request reprint Appetite course over time and the risk of death in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Int Urol Nephrol 45:1091-6. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess appetite monthly for 6 months in patients on chronic HD and to determine if the course of appetite over time predicts mortality...
  6. doi request reprint Qualities of fatigue in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Hemodial Int 17:32-40. 2013
    ..HD patients report a variety of qualities of fatigue and the number of FQ is independently associated with symptoms of depression...
  7. doi request reprint Symptoms of depression and anxiety over time in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Dialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 25:689-98. 2012
    ..This study aimed at evaluating the possible changes of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) over time, and factors associated with such changes in HD patients...
  8. doi request reprint Reactive oxygen metabolites (ROMs) are associated with cardiovascular disease in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 50:1447-53. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to measure reactive oxygen metabolites (ROMs) in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients and evaluate the possible association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality...
  9. doi request reprint P-selectin, E-selectin, and CD40L over time in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Hemodial Int 16:38-46. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint Xerostomia in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome 00168, Italy
    Nat Rev Nephrol 8:176-82. 2012
    ..Xerostomia remains a frustrating symptom for patients on hemodialysis, and further efforts should be made to find an effective treatment for it in the near future...
  11. doi request reprint Relationship between appetite and symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients on chronic hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Servizio Emodialisi, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    J Ren Nutr 22:27-33. 2012
    ..We aimed at evaluating the association between appetite and symptoms of depression and anxiety, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and comorbidities in patients on hemodialysis (HD)...
  12. pmc Physicians' knowledge of health-related quality of life and perception of its importance in daily clinical practice
    Maurizio Bossola
    Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli, 8 00168, Rome, Italy
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:43. 2010
    ..The present study aimed at assessing the level of knowledge of QoL and the perceived importance of incorporating QoL assessment in clinical practice among physicians of a tertiary level academic hospital in Rome, Italy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Serum albumin, body weight and inflammatory parameters in chronic hemodialysis patients: a three-year longitudinal study
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Am J Nephrol 28:405-12. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Oxidized low-density lipoprotein biomarkers in patients with end-stage renal failure: acute effects of hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Blood Purif 25:457-65. 2007
    ..Patients with end-stage renal failure have increased oxidative stress and are at significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease...
  15. doi request reprint Anorexia, fatigue, and plasma interleukin-6 levels in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Servizio Emodialisi, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Ren Fail 32:1049-54. 2010
    ..1 ± 4.4) (p = 0.001). The presence of both anorexia and fatigue in chronic HD patients is associated with significantly higher levels of plasma IL-6 and CRP and a higher frequency of comorbidities...
  16. doi request reprint Mechanisms and treatment of anorexia in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    J Ren Nutr 19:2-9. 2009
    ..The role of megestrol acetate as an appetite stimulant needs to be validated through adequate randomized trials. Subcutaneous ghrelin administration and melanocortin-receptor antagonists appear to be promising therapeutic interventions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Novel treatments for cancer cachexia
    Maurizio Bossola
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Department of Surgery, Largo A Gemelli, Roma, Italy
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 16:1241-53. 2007
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  18. ncbi request reprint [Malnutrition in patients on chronic hemodialysis: prevalence, pathogenesis, and treatment]
    M Bossola
    Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Progamma Renale UCSC, Policlinico A Gemelli, Roma
    G Ital Nefrol 26:201-14. 2009
    ..Malnutrition still remains an important challenge for the nephrologist in the third millennium...
  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term oral sodium bicarbonate supplementation does not improve serum albumin levels in hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Nephron Clin Pract 106:c51-6. 2007
    ..86 +/- 0.05 at baseline and 0.85 +/- 0.08 at month 12. The present study demonstrates that long-term oral sodium bicarbonate at the dose of 1 gram thrice daily has no significant effect on nutritional status of HD patients...
  20. doi request reprint Artificial nutritional support in chronic hemodialysis patients: a narrative review
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Ren Nutr 20:213-23. 2010
    ..Oral nutritional supplements (ONSs) and intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) also have been studied...
  21. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, comorbid conditions and quality of life in hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 22:508-14. 2009
    ..We compared the prevalence of comorbidities and HRQL in HD patients stratified according to BMI...
  22. doi request reprint Correlates of symptoms of depression and anxiety in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Servizio Emodialisi, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 8 00168 Rome, Italy
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:125-31. 2010
    ..The present study aimed at evaluating such correlation in HD patients treated at a single HD center in a Mediterranean country...
  23. doi request reprint Is regression of left ventricular hypertrophy in maintenance hemodialysis patients possible?
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Unit, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Semin Dial 21:422-30. 2008
    ..In general, it seem that further, adequate, randomized, controlled studies are warranted to better define the optimal therapeutic approach to treat LVH in end-stage renal disease patients receiving chronic HD...
  24. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle in cancer cachexia: the ideal target of drug therapy
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Curr Cancer Drug Targets 8:285-98. 2008
    ..It remains to define their safety, tolerance and efficacy in humans through large, adequate, clinical trials. However, the impression is that there is a light at the back of the tunnel...
  25. doi request reprint Appetite in chronic hemodialysis patients: a longitudinal study
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Unit, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth, Rome, Italy
    J Ren Nutr 19:372-9. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to assess appetite over time in HD patients, and to define the factors associated with different appetite trends...
  26. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and cardiovascular risk factors and biomarkers in hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 21:197-204. 2008
    ..We compared traditional and uremia-related cardiovascular risk factors in HD patients stratified according to their body mass index (BMI)...
  27. doi request reprint Anorexia and plasma levels of free tryptophan, branched chain amino acids, and ghrelin in hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Unit, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth, Rome, Italy
    J Ren Nutr 19:248-55. 2009
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  28. doi request reprint Fatigue and its correlates in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Servizio Emodialisi, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Blood Purif 28:245-52. 2009
    ..The present study aimed at evaluating the possible correlation between fatigue and demographic, clinical and laboratory variables in chronic HD patients...
  29. pmc Circulating bacterial-derived DNA fragments and markers of inflammation in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Servizio Emodialisi, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8 00168 Roma, Italia
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4:379-85. 2009
    ..The present study aimed at assessing the eventual presence of BDNAs in the blood of hemodialysis (HD) patients and if this is associated with markers of chronic inflammation...
  30. doi request reprint Proteasome activities in the rectus abdominis muscle of young and older individuals
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Biogerontology 9:261-8. 2008
    ..22, P = 0.4), PGP (r = 0.002, P = 0.9), and TL (r = 0.28, P = 0.33) activities. In conclusion, the present study shows that the skeletal muscle proteasome activities do not differ with age in healthy male individuals...
  31. doi request reprint Interventions to counteract anorexia in dialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    J Ren Nutr 21:16-9. 2011
    ..Randomized, controlled trials are needed in the future to define the best strategy to counteract anorexia in maintenance dialysis patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cancer cachexia: it's time for more clinical trials
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:276-85. 2007
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  33. ncbi request reprint Increased muscle ubiquitin mRNA levels in gastric cancer patients
    M Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 280:R1518-23. 2001
    ..Lack of correlation with nutritional status suggests that Ub activation in human cancer is an early feature that precedes any clinical sign of cachexia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Muscle ubiquitin m-rNA levels in patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis
    Maurizio Bossola
    Institute of Clinical Surgery, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 15:552-7. 2002
    ..The present study was designed to investigate the expression of ubiquitin mRNAs in skeletal muscle of patients with ESRD on maintenance HD...
  35. pmc Increased muscle proteasome activity correlates with disease severity in gastric cancer patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Ann Surg 237:384-9. 2003
    ..To investigate the state of activation of the ATP-ubiquitin-dependent proteolytic system in the skeletal muscle of gastric cancer patients...
  36. doi request reprint Fatigue in chronic dialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Semin Dial 24:550-5. 2011
    ..There is some evidence that exercise may significantly improve fatigue in dialysis patients; however, this requires confirmation through large, prospective, randomized studies...
  37. ncbi request reprint Switch from bicarbonate hemodialysis to hemodiafiltration with online regeneration of the ultrafiltrate (HFR): effects on nutritional status, microinflammation, and beta-microglobulin
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Artif Organs 29:259-63. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present prospective study was to ascertain whether HRF improves the nutritional status, reduces microinflammation, and decreases serum beta2-microglobulin levels in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Variables associated with reduced dietary intake in hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Rome, Italy
    J Ren Nutr 15:244-52. 2005
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  39. ncbi request reprint Malnutrition in hemodialysis patients: what therapy?
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Am J Kidney Dis 46:371-86. 2005
    ..Malnutrition still remains a great challenge for nephrologists in the third millennium...
  40. doi request reprint Mini Mental State Examination over time in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 71:50-4. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to evaluate if changes in Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) over time in hemodialysis (HDP) and elderly (EP) patients differ significantly and determine the variables associated with such possible changes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Anorexia in hemodialysis patients: an update
    M Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Kidney Int 70:417-22. 2006
    ..The role of megestrol acetate as appetite stimulant needs to be validated through adequate randomized trials. Subcutaneous ghrelin administration and melanocortin-receptor antagonists appear promising therapeutic interventions...
  42. ncbi request reprint Skeletal muscle apoptosis is not increased in gastric cancer patients with mild-moderate weight loss
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Int J Biochem Cell Biol 38:1561-70. 2006
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  43. doi request reprint Appetite and gastrointestinal symptoms in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Unit, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Ren Nutr 21:448-54. 2011
    ..The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to assess the association between self-reported appetite and gastrointestinal symptoms in chronic hemodialysis patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Parathyroid carcinoma in a chronic hemodialysis patient: case report and review of the literature
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Tumori 91:558-62. 2005
    ..On the basis of histology, which documented the presence of proliferating cells arranged in sheets or in a trabecular pattern, numerous mitosis and vascular invasion, a diagnosis of parathyroid carcinoma was made...
  45. doi request reprint OxPL/apoB, lipoprotein(a) and OxLDL biomarkers and cardiovascular disease in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Hemodialysis Service, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    J Nephrol 24:581-8. 2011
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  46. doi request reprint Does nutrition support stimulate tumor growth in humans?
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Nutr Clin Pract 26:174-80. 2011
    ..It is hoped that further studies will elucidate if NS with conventional or specific nutrients stimulates tumor proliferation, interferes with tumor apoptosis, and causes cancer progression...
  47. ncbi request reprint Serum tumour necrosis factor-alpha levels in cancer patients are discontinuous and correlate with weight loss
    M Bossola
    Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Clin Invest 30:1107-12. 2000
    ..Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) has been regarded as a potential mediator of cancer cachexia. Assessment of TNF circulating levels in cancer patients and their correlation with weight loss has led to controversial results...
  48. ncbi request reprint Anorexia and serum leptin levels in hemodialysis patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Nephron Clin Pract 97:c76-82. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present prospective study was to ascertain whether hyperleptinemia is causally implicated in the pathogenesis of HD-related anorexia...
  49. ncbi request reprint Proximal compared with distal gastric cancer: multivariate analysis of prognostic factors
    F Pacelli
    Department of Digestive Surgery, Catholic University-School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Am Surg 67:697-703. 2001
    ..The major determinants of the poor prognosis of PGC with respect to DGC rely both on the more advanced age and tumor stage at the moment of clinical presentation and on the higher postoperative morbidity for PGC patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Enteral vs parenteral nutrition after major abdominal surgery: an even match
    F Pacelli
    Department of Digestive Surgery, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Arch Surg 136:933-6. 2001
    ..Immediate enteral feeding following major abdominal surgery reduces postoperative complications and mortality when compared with parenteral nutrition...
  51. doi request reprint Nutritional counselling and oral nutritional supplements in head and neck cancer patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy
    V Valentini
    Division of Radiotherapy, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Hum Nutr Diet 25:201-8. 2012
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  52. doi request reprint Parathyroid-gland ultrasonography in clinical and therapeutic evaluation of renal secondary hyperparathyroidism
    C Vulpio
    Istituto Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168, Roma, Italy
    Radiol Med 118:707-22. 2013
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  53. ncbi request reprint Systemic perioperative prophylaxis in elective oncological colorectal surgery: cefotetan versus clindamicin plus aztreonam
    R Bellantone
    Institute of Surgical Pathology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Drugs Exp Clin Res 14:763-6. 1988
    ..25%) and one in group B (3.8%). These data suggest that cefotetan appears to be as effective as clindamicin plus aztreonam in prophylaxis against infection in elective colorectal surgery...
  54. ncbi request reprint Is malnutrition still a risk factor of postoperative complications in gastric cancer surgery?
    Fabio Pacelli
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Nutr 27:398-407. 2008
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  55. doi request reprint Usefulness of the combination of ultrasonography and 99mTc-sestamibi scintigraphy in the preoperative evaluation of uremic secondary hyperparathyroidism
    Carlo Vulpio
    Istituto Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Head Neck 32:1226-35. 2010
    ..The usefulness of the combination of technetium-99m-methoxyisobutylisonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) parathyroid scintigraphy and ultrasonography to detect parathyroid glands (PTGs) in secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is still controversial...
  56. ncbi request reprint Is the identification of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve mandatory in thyroid operation? Results of a prospective randomized study
    R Bellantone
    Division of Endocrine Surgery, Institute of Otorhinolaryngoiatry, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Surgery 130:1055-9. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of injury to the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) with 2 different surgical approaches...
  57. ncbi request reprint Improved survival and local control after intraoperative radiation therapy and postoperative radiotherapy: a multivariate analysis of 46 patients undergoing surgery for pancreatic head cancer
    S Alfieri
    Department of Digestive Surgery, Istituto Clinica Chirurgica, Catholic University Gemelli Hospital, L go A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Arch Surg 136:343-7. 2001
    ..In the present study, we address whether intraoperative and adjuvant radiotherapy may improve the prognosis for these patients...
  58. doi request reprint Ethical evaluation of risks related to living donor transplantation programs
    N Panocchia
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Transplant Proc 45:2601-3. 2013
    ..In this way the medical rule "primum non nocere" is overcome. Transplantation centers should reason beyond the shortage of organs and think in terms of the care for both donor and recipient. ..
  59. ncbi request reprint Parenteral nutrition does not stimulate tumor proliferation in malnourished gastric cancer patients
    Fabio Pacelli
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 31:451-5. 2007
    ..The present study evaluated the effects of preoperative parenteral nutrition (PN) on tumor cell proliferation in malnourished gastric cancer patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Effects of simvastatin administration in an experimental model of cancer cachexia
    Maurizio Muscaritoli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Nutrition 19:936-9. 2003
    ..We evaluated whether statins, in view of their anti-inflammatory properties, may effectively prevent the onset or modulate the severity of muscle wasting during cancer cachexia...
  61. doi request reprint Ageing of patients on chronic dialysis: effects on mortality--a 12-year study
    Luigi Tazza
    Department of Surgery, Hemodialysis Unit, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 24:940-7. 2009
    ..The effects of these changes on mortality rates, causes of death, early and long-term predictors for mortality have not yet been clarified. We analysed this issue through a study performed over a period of 12 years...
  62. doi request reprint Parathyroid gland ultrasound patterns and biochemical findings after one-year cinacalcet treatment for advanced secondary hyperparathyroidism
    Carlo Vulpio
    Institutes of Clinical Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ther Apher Dial 14:178-85. 2010
    ..25). Thus it can be concluded that cinacalcet treatment for one year in HD patients with severe SHPT is not associated with significant changes in parathyroid gland US patterns...
  63. ncbi request reprint Validity of thyroglobulin mRNA assay in peripheral blood of postoperative thyroid carcinoma patients in predicting tumor recurrences varies according to the histologic type: results of a prospective study
    R Bellantone
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, , Largo E. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer 92:2273-9. 2001
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  64. doi request reprint Transplantation and mental retardation: what is the meaning of a discrimination?
    N Panocchia
    Hemodialysis Service, Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Transplant 10:727-30. 2010
    ..Finally, we will review the international guidelines on this matter and discuss the social, ethical and political significance of such policy, arguing that it discriminates persons affected by MR...
  65. ncbi request reprint Total thyroidectomy for management of benign thyroid disease: review of 526 cases
    Rocco Bellantone
    Divisione di Endocrinochirurgia, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    World J Surg 26:1468-71. 2002
    ..TT has the advantage of reducing/avoiding the risk of disease recurrence and reoperation and should therefore be considered a valuable option for treating benign thyroid diseases...
  66. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy during chronic hemodialysis: a single dialysis-unit experience with five cases
    Giovanna Luciani
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Ren Fail 24:853-62. 2002
    ..An increasing number of successful pregnancies in women in hemodialytic treatment have been recently reported but few institutions experienced more than one or two cases of pregnancy...
  67. doi request reprint Intraoperative radiation therapy in resected pancreatic carcinoma: long-term analysis
    Vincenzo Valentini
    Department of Radiotherapy, Policlinico Universitario A Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70:1094-9. 2008
    ..This study presents long-term results (minimum follow-up, 102 months) for 26 patients undergoing integrated adjuvant RT (external RT+IORT)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Preoperative radiotherapy combined with intraoperative radiotherapy improve results of total mesorectal excision in patients with T3 rectal cancer
    Fabio Pacelli
    Department of Surgical Sciences Digestive Surgery Unit, Catholic University, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:170-9. 2004
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Four hundred consecutive total gastrectomies for gastric cancer: a single-institution experience
    Fabio Pacelli
    Digestive Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, 8 Largo A Gemelli, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Arch Surg 143:769-75; discussion 775. 2008
    ..The objective of this retrospective study was to analyze short- and long-term results of TG (radical and palliative) in a series of 400 patients consecutively admitted to our surgical unit...
  70. ncbi request reprint Therapy of muscle wasting in cancer: what is the future?
    Maurizio Muscaritoli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 7:459-66. 2004
    ..The aim of the present review is to provide insights into the future therapeutic approaches to cancer-related muscle wasting that flow from the progressive knowledge of mechanisms regulating muscle mass in health and disease...
  71. ncbi request reprint [Use of a nasojejunal tube after total gastrectomy: a multicentre prospective randomised trial]
    Giovanni Battista Doglietto
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Divisione di Chirurgia Digestiva, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma
    Chir Ital 56:761-8. 2004
    ..The results of this study suggest that routine placement of an NJT after Roux-en-Y oesophagojejunostomy is unnecessary in elective total gastrectomy for gastric cancer...
  72. ncbi request reprint Nasojejunal tube placement after total gastrectomy: a multicenter prospective randomized trial
    Giovanni Battista Doglietto
    Digestive Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical Sciences, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Arch Surg 139:1309-13; discussion 1313. 2004
    ..However, no studies have compared routine vs no placement of an NJT in patients undergoing total gastrectomy for gastric cancer, to our knowledge...
  73. ncbi request reprint Emergency high-loop jejunostomy as enteral nutrition access: a simple and safe method
    Fabio Pacelli
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Digestive Surgery Unit, Catholic University, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 32:94-7. 2008
    ..Emergency high-loop jejunostomies are seldom used for nutrition access in the clinical practice...
  74. ncbi request reprint Posterior mediastinal hyperfunctioning insular thyroid carcinoma
    Rocco Bellantone
    Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgical Science, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 91:358-60. 2005
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a posterior mediastinal insular thyroid carcinoma with thyroid hyperfunction...
  75. ncbi request reprint [Ultrasound parameter-based response to treatment with new drugs for secondary hyperparathyroidism: a retrospective analysis in a single dialysis center]
    Carlo Vulpio
    Istituto Clinica Chirurgica Divisione Trapianti ed Emodialisi, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 27:527-35. 2010
    ..However, the traditional ultrasonographic cutoff for the efficacy of medical therapy remained unchanged. Thus parathyroid gland ultrasonography predicts the therapeutic response also to the new drugs...
  76. ncbi request reprint Taste intensity and hedonic responses to simple beverages in gastrointestinal cancer patients
    Maurizio Bossola
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:505-12. 2007
    ..Further studies are needed to evaluate whether these changes observed in cancer patients translate into any alteration in dietary behavior and/or food preferences...
  77. ncbi request reprint Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma: prognostic factors and therapeutic approaches
    Fabio Pacelli
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Digestive Surgery Division, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Tumori 94:497-504. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to assess clinical, pathological and treatment-related factors affecting prognosis in patients with retroperitoneal sarcomas...
  78. ncbi request reprint Giant retroperitoneal sarcomas: a single institution experience
    Giovanni B Doglietto
    Digestive Surgery Division, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    World J Surg 31:1047-54. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to assess clinical and pathological factors affecting prognosis in patients with RS who underwent surgical treatment, comparing giant forms (size > or = 25 cm) with smaller ones (size < 25 cm)...
  79. doi request reprint Locally recurrent rectal cancer: prognostic factors and long-term outcomes of multimodal therapy
    Fabio Pacelli
    Department of Digestive Surgery, Catholic University of Rome, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:152-62. 2010
    ..Surgical resection represents the only potentially curative treatment; neoadjuvant treatments are presently being taken into consideration to increase the resectability rate and to improve long-term survival...
  80. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound patterns of parathyroid glands in chronic hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism
    Carlo Vulpio
    Istituto Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia
    Am J Nephrol 28:589-97. 2008
    ..The present study aimed at evaluating the relationship between US findings and SHPT degree as well as therapeutic outcome...
  81. ncbi request reprint Prevention and treatment of cancer cachexia: new insights into an old problem
    Maurizio Muscaritoli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita 37, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cancer 42:31-41. 2006
    ..The present review will focus on the potential biochemical and molecular targets of CC therapy, and will define the rationale for a novel, gene therapy-based approach...
  82. ncbi request reprint IGF-1 is downregulated in experimental cancer cachexia
    Paola Costelli
    Dipartimento di Medicina e Oncologia Sperimentale, Universita di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 291:R674-83. 2006
    ..Moreover, no simple relation linking IGF-1 and/or atrogin-1 mRNA levels and muscle atrophy could be observed in these experimental conditions. Further studies are thus needed to clarify both issues...
  83. ncbi request reprint Does leptin contribute to uraemic cachexia?
    Maurizio Bossola
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1125-6; author reply 1126. 2006
  84. ncbi request reprint Postoperative enteral versus parenteral nutrition
    Fabio Pacelli
    Lancet 359:1697-8. 2002
  85. ncbi request reprint Does desacyl ghrelin contribute to uraemic anorexia?
    Maurizio Bossola
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:3673-4. 2007
  86. pmc Influence of transfusions on perioperative and long-term outcome in patients following hepatic resection for colorectal metastases
    Maurizio Bossola
    Ann Surg 241:381. 2005