A Lauro

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Estimation of lead-time bias and its impact on the outcome of surveillance for the early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Alma Mater Studiorum Università of Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    J Hepatol 61:333-41. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of perioperative transfusion requirement for cirrhotic patients undergoing elective hepatectomy
    A Cucchetti
    General and Transplant Surgical Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences DIMEC, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, S Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 80:645-54. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint An explorative data-analysis to support the choice between hepatic resection and radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Dig Liver Dis 46:257-63. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Anatomic versus nonanatomic resection in cirrhotic patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Surgery 155:512-21. 2014
  5. doi request reprint The use of the Hirsch index in benchmarking hepatic surgery research
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences DIMEC, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna 40138, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:560-6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of liver cancer screening
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences DIMEC, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti n 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 27:961-72. 2013
  7. pmc Systematic review of surgical resection vs radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:4106-18. 2013
  8. pmc Current concepts in hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:6398-408. 2012
  9. doi request reprint A comprehensive meta-regression analysis on outcome of anatomic resection versus nonanatomic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3697-705. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint The use of social networking to explore knowledge and attitudes toward organ donation in Italy
    A Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 78:1109-16. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Estimation of lead-time bias and its impact on the outcome of surveillance for the early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Alma Mater Studiorum Università of Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    J Hepatol 61:333-41. 2014
    ..Data regarding lead-time for HCC are lacking. Aims of the present study were to calculate lead-time and to assess its impact on the benefit obtainable from the surveillance of cirrhotic patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of perioperative transfusion requirement for cirrhotic patients undergoing elective hepatectomy
    A Cucchetti
    General and Transplant Surgical Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences DIMEC, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, S Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 80:645-54. 2014
    ..The possibility of outlining a risk profile for perioperative blood transfusion of cirrhotic patients submitted to hepatic resection can help to rationalize transfusion policy...
  3. ncbi request reprint An explorative data-analysis to support the choice between hepatic resection and radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Dig Liver Dis 46:257-63. 2014
    ..Whether to prefer hepatic resection or radiofrequency ablation as first line therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma is a matter of debate...
  4. ncbi request reprint Anatomic versus nonanatomic resection in cirrhotic patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Surgery 155:512-21. 2014
    ..Whether anatomic resection (AR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can really confer a survival advantage over non-AR (NAR), especially for cirrhotic patients, remains unclear...
  5. doi request reprint The use of the Hirsch index in benchmarking hepatic surgery research
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences DIMEC, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna 40138, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:560-6. 2013
    ..The Hirsch index (h-index) is recognized as an effective way to summarize an individual's scientific research output. However, a benchmark for evaluating surgeon scientists in the field of hepatic surgery is still not available...
  6. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of liver cancer screening
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences DIMEC, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti n 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 27:961-72. 2013
    ..International guidelines are currently based on the results of such cost-effectiveness analyses, highlighting the importance of the release of cost-effectiveness-guided guidelines for HCC management...
  7. pmc Systematic review of surgical resection vs radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:4106-18. 2013
    ..In larger nodules, namely > 2 cm and especially if > 3 cm, and/or in tumor locations in which ablation is not expected to be effective or safe, surgical removal is to be preferred. ..
  8. pmc Current concepts in hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:6398-408. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint A comprehensive meta-regression analysis on outcome of anatomic resection versus nonanatomic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3697-705. 2012
    ..Because no randomized controlled trials are currently available on this topic, a meta-regression analysis was performed on available observational studies to control for confounding variables...
  10. ncbi request reprint The use of social networking to explore knowledge and attitudes toward organ donation in Italy
    A Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 78:1109-16. 2012
    ..To evaluate participants' knowledge about organ donation, information sources and donation principles, an on-line survey was distributed through social network in Italy...
  11. doi request reprint What is the probability of being too old for salvage transplantation after hepatocellular carcinoma resection?
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 44:523-9. 2012
    ..However, patients can not only present non-transplantable recurrence but can also be over the age limit accepted for transplantation...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of subcentimeter margin on outcome after hepatic resection for colorectal metastases: a meta-regression approach
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Surgery 151:691-9. 2012
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  13. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of semi-annual surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients of the Italian Liver Cancer population
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche, Universita di Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatol 56:1089-96. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Safety of hepatic resection for colorectal metastases in the era of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:397-405. 2012
    ..The relationship between neo-adjuvant chemotherapy prior to hepatectomy in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases and post-operative morbidity still has to be clarified...
  15. doi request reprint Improved diagnostic imaging and interventional therapies prolong survival after resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: the university of bologna experience over 10 years
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:1630-7. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint Preoperative prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma tumour grade and micro-vascular invasion by means of artificial neural network: a pilot study
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatol 52:880-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to develop an artificial neural network (ANN) that is able to predict tumour grade and MVI on the basis of non-invasive variables...
  17. pmc Modification of acid-base balance in cirrhotic patients undergoing liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 245:902-8. 2007
    ..To examine modifications of acid-base balance of cirrhotic patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  18. doi request reprint Harm and benefits of primary liver resection and salvage transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    A Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am J Transplant 10:619-27. 2010
    ..An increased proportion of HCC candidates and/or an increased median time-to-transplant could lead to a benefit for waiting-list patients that outweighs this harm...
  19. doi request reprint Comparison of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after resection in patients with cirrhosis to its occurrence in a surveilled cirrhotic population
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:413-22. 2009
    ..Annual incidence of HCC 2 years or more after resection may be similar to that of general patients because the same risk factors are involved; assessment of these characteristics could be useful in tailoring clinical management...
  20. doi request reprint Is portal hypertension a contraindication to hepatic resection?
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Surg 250:922-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate surgical outcomes of hepatectomy in patients with portal hypertension...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bacterial translocation in adult small bowel transplantation
    A Cucchetti
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Pathology Division of Addarii Institute, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 41:1325-30. 2009
    ..The degree of these histologic features can identify patients at high risk of potentially life-threatening infectious complications and death...
  22. doi request reprint Anatomic variations of intrahepatic bile ducts in a European series and meta-analysis of the literature
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:623-30. 2011
    ..Accurate knowledge of biliary anatomy and its variants is essential to ensure successful hepatic surgery; however, data from European countries are lacking...
  23. doi request reprint Safety of hepatic resection in overweight and obese patients with cirrhosis
    A Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Br J Surg 98:1147-54. 2011
    ..At present, little is known about postoperative mortality and morbidity in such patients. This study investigated outcomes after hepatectomy in relation to obesity in a homogeneous cohort of patients with cirrhosis...
  24. doi request reprint Comparison between observed survival after resection of transplantable hepatocellular carcinoma and predicted survival after listing through a Markov model simulation
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery of the S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transpl Int 24:787-96. 2011
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  25. doi request reprint Can the dropout risk of candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma predict survival after liver transplantation?
    A Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery of the S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am J Transplant 11:1696-704. 2011
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  26. doi request reprint Priority of candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation can be reduced after successful bridge therapy
    Alessandro Cucchetti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 17:1344-54. 2011
    ..001). In conclusion, the response to therapy is a potentially effective tool for prioritizing HCC patients for LT as well as select cases with different risks of tumor recurrence after transplantation...
  27. doi request reprint Daclizumab and alemtuzumab as induction agents in adult intestinal and multivisceral transplantation: rejection and infection rates in 40 recipients during the early postoperative period
    C Zanfi
    Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:35-8. 2010
    ..Induction therapy has enabled improvement in graft and patient survival rates...
  28. ncbi request reprint Results of intestinal and multivisceral transplantation in adult patients: Italian experience
    A Lauro
    UO Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, PAD 25, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1696-8. 2006
    ..We report our experience with intestinal and multivisceral transplantation in Italy...
  29. doi request reprint Comprehensive surgical intestinal rescue and transplantation program in adult patients: Bologna experience
    C Zanfi
    Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:39-41. 2010
    ..Intestinal transplant surgery is thought to rescue patients in whom complications of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) develop...
  30. ncbi request reprint Preliminary results of immunosuppression with thymoglobuline pretreatment and hepatitis C virus recurrence in liver transplantation
    N De Ruvo
    University of Bologna, Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Center, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2607-8. 2005
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  31. doi request reprint Liver transplantation for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma on cirrhosis after liver resection: University of Bologna experience
    M Del Gaudio
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna Italy, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Transplant 8:1177-85. 2008
    ..73%, p = NS) and disease-free (48% vs. 71%, p = NS) survival rates were obtained for SLT and primary LT for HCC, respectively. LR is a valid treatment for small HCC and in the event of recurrence, SLT is a safe and effective procedure...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation using left lobes: the importance of surgical modulations on portal graft inflow
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:1874-6. 2007
    ..In this study, we have reported an initial series of adult-to-adult LDLT using left lobes, underlining the hemodynamic changes encountered during the transplant and the surgical modulations we applied to correct them...
  33. ncbi request reprint Rejection episodes and 3-year graft survival under sirolimus and tacrolimus treatment after adult intestinal transplantation
    A Lauro
    U O Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Massarenti no 9, Bologna 40138, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:1629-31. 2007
    ..We focused on Sirolimus (Rapamycin) to examine effects on rejection and graft survival following intestinal transplantation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Incidence, clinical significance, and outcome of vascular alterations in intestinal biopsies after isolated small bowel transplantation: a single-center experience
    M Cescon
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Padiglione 25, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1728-30. 2006
    ..Mild and moderate vascular alterations in intestinal biopsies after isolated small bowel transplantation (SBT) have uncertain clinical significance...
  35. ncbi request reprint Daclizumab and alemtuzumab as induction agents in adult intestinal and multivisceral transplantation: A comparison of two different regimens on 29 recipients during the early post-operative period
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:253-6. 2007
    ..Induction therapy has been recently adopted for intestinal transplant...
  36. doi request reprint Mortality after steroid-resistant acute cellular rejection and chronic rejection episodes in adult intestinal transplants: report from a single center in induction/preconditioning era
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, St Orsola University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 45:2032-3. 2013
    ..New immunosuppressive strategies are needed...
  37. doi request reprint Fluid management of patients undergoing intestinal and multivisceral transplantation
    A Siniscalchi
    Division of Anesthesiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:2031-2. 2008
    ..Our study confirmed a large quantity of fluid administration during and after small bowel transplantation that required adequate volume monitoring...
  38. ncbi request reprint Using elderly donors in liver transplantation
    G L Grazi
    Liver and Multi Organ Transplant Unit, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2582-3. 2005
    ..Elderly donors are half of the grafts available in our center for liver transplantation. We retrospectively investigated their characteristics, outcomes, and variables related to graft failure...
  39. doi request reprint Kidney transplantation combined with other organs in Bologna: an update
    R Bertelli
    Department of Surgery, Intensive Care and Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1867-8. 2008
    ..We retrospectively reviewed our experience in combined liver-kidney (L-KT) and heart-kidney (H-KT) transplantations...
  40. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative coagulation evaluation of ischemia-reperfusion injury in small bowel transplantation: a way to explore
    A Siniscalchi
    Department of Anesthesiology, Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:820-2. 2006
    ..A secondary endpoint was to determine whether measurements of coagulation derangements were useful to estimate small intestinal I/R injury...
  41. ncbi request reprint Twenty-seven consecutive intestinal and multivisceral transplants in adult patients: a 4-year clinical experience
    A Lauro
    UO Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, University of Bologna Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2679-81. 2005
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  42. ncbi request reprint Two years' experience of acute rejection monitoring of intestinal transplant recipients by real-time PCR assessment of granzyme B and perforin up-regulation: considerations on diagnostic accuracy
    B Corti
    Pathology Division, Felice Addarii Institute, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University School of Medicine, Viale Ercolani 4 2, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1726-7. 2006
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  43. ncbi request reprint Twenty-five consecutive isolated intestinal transplants in adult patients: a five-yr clinical experience
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Transplant 21:177-85. 2007
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  44. ncbi request reprint Steroids in intestinal transplantation
    A Dazzi
    UO Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Transplant 21:265-8. 2007
    ..We evaluated the impact of steroids on survival and post-transplant complications in our experience...
  45. doi request reprint Early and late virological monitoring of cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and human herpes virus 6 infections in small bowel/multivisceral transplant recipients
    E Petrisli
    St Orsola Malpighi General Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:74-8. 2010
    ..Little is known about human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) infections in transplant recipients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation in adult patients: our experience
    A Dazzi
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2595-6. 2005
    ..Living donation in adult liver transplantation (LDLTx) is an important resource because of the waiting list growth. We started a living donor program to overcome the shortage of cadaveric sources...
  47. ncbi request reprint Italian experience in adult clinical intestinal and multivisceral transplantation: 6 years later
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:1987-91. 2007
    ..All patients were adults of median age at transplant of 34.7 years and mean weight 59.6 kg. All recipients were on total parenteral nutrition for a mean time of 38.8 months. Mean donor/recipient body weight ratio was 1.1...
  48. doi request reprint Monitoring cytomegalovirus T-cell immunity in small bowel/multivisceral transplant recipients
    A Chiereghin
    St Orsola Malpighi General Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:69-73. 2010
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  49. ncbi request reprint Comparison between the fifth and sixth editions of the AJCC/UICC TNM staging systems for hepatocellular carcinoma: multicentric study on 393 cirrhotic resected patients
    G Varotti
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 31:760-7. 2005
    ..To compare the prognostic efficacy of the 5th and 6th edition of the TNM staging system for HCC...
  50. doi request reprint Acute cellular rejection monitoring after intestinal transplant: utility of serologic markers and zoom videoendoscopy as support of conventional biopsy and clinical findings
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, St Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1575-6. 2008
    ..In fact, during ongoing ACR, villi were altered in 80% of cases. Both procedures were helpful to support conventional histologic findings and clinical symptoms of ACR in intestinal transplant recipients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Recovery from liver dysfunction after adult isolated intestinal transplantation without liver grafting
    A Lauro
    UO Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:3620-4. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate liver function recovery after isolated intestinal transplantation in adults with irreversible intestinal failure...
  52. doi request reprint Psychological adaptation and quality of life of adult intestinal transplant recipients: University of Bologna experience
    L Golfieri
    OU Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:42-4. 2010
    ..Quality of life and psychological well-being can be seen as important outcome measures of transplantation surgery...
  53. ncbi request reprint Multivisceral harvest with in vivo technique: methods and results
    A Lauro
    UO Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2425-7. 2005
    ..In conclusion, our in vivo technique allows a shorter ischemia time with a minimal postreperfusion bleeding and reduced production of lymphatic ascites, without jeopardizing organ function...
  54. ncbi request reprint Surgical approach to complicated intestinal failure for benign disease in adult patients: transplantation or surgical rehabilitation?
    A Lauro
    UO Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, University of Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1145-7. 2006
    ..At a 2-year mean follow-up, deaths occurred only in the transplant population. Therefore, intestinal surgical rescue, if successful, is optimal in adult patients...
  55. ncbi request reprint Effect of total enterectomy, pancreatectomy, and portal vein ligation on liver function and histology: a case report
    M Vivarelli
    Department of Surgery, University of Bologna, S Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:300-2. 2007
    ..Total enterectomy with pancreatectomy and ligation of the portal vein are compatible with survival in humans (at least in the short term), allowing normal hepatic function with minimal histological alterations to the liver...
  56. doi request reprint Induction therapy in adult intestinal transplantation: reduced incidence of rejection with "2-dose" alemtuzumab protocol
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Center, St Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Transplant 27:567-70. 2013
    ..Sepsis remained low. Longer follow-up will be required to evaluate the effects of this new protocol on longer-term outcomes...
  57. ncbi request reprint Coping strategies in intestinal transplantation
    L Golfieri
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:1992-4. 2007
    ..The result suggested that assessment of coping strategies should be explored in intestinal transplant to encourage the use of action-oriented methods and discourage those with possible negative effects...
  58. ncbi request reprint Analysis of cardiovascular, acid-base status, electrolyte, and coagulation changes during small bowel transplantation
    A Siniscalchi
    Department of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1148-50. 2006
    ..These interesting metabolic disorders presumably reflected graft function and may provide predictive indices for a good outcome...
  59. ncbi request reprint Isolated intestinal transplant for chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction in adults: long-term outcome
    A Lauro
    General Surgery and Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Transplant Proc 45:3351-5. 2013
    ..Eleven adults with CIPO were transplanted by intestinal graft in our center from 2000 to 2011...
  60. ncbi request reprint Disease-related intestinal transplant in adults: results from a single center
    A Lauro
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Transplant Proc 46:245-8. 2014
    ..Our results showed indeed that recipients affected by Gardner syndrome must be carefully selected before the disease is to advanced to take advantage of the transplantation procedure. ..
  61. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of MELD score in predicting survival after liver retransplantation
    M Ravaioli
    Department of Liver and Multiorgan Transplantation, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:2748-9. 2004
    ..We retrospectively investigated the efficacy of the MELD score to predict the outcome of liver retransplantation and serve as selection criteria...
  62. doi request reprint Assessment of quality of life on home parenteral nutrition and after intestinal transplantation using treatment-specific questionnaires
    L Pironi
    Center for Chronic Intestinal Failure, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am J Transplant 12:S60-6. 2012
    ..Further studies in larger patient cohorts are required to confirm these data...
  63. ncbi request reprint Abdominal wall transplantation with microsurgical technique
    R Cipriani
    Dipartimento Chirurgie Specialistiche ed Anestesiologia, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Am J Transplant 7:1304-7. 2007
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  64. ncbi request reprint Mars and Prometheus: our clinical experience in acute chronic liver failure
    S Faenza
    Department of Surgery, Intensive Care and Transplantation, Policlinico Sant Orsola, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1169-71. 2008
    ..In our clinical context, there are two groups that practice blood purification treatments on acute or chronic liver failure (AoCLF) patients: one group used MARS (molecular adsorbent recirculating system) and the other Prometheus...
  65. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular end-diastolic volume index as a predictor of preload status in patients with low right ventricular ejection fraction during orthotopic liver transplantation
    A Siniscalchi
    Division of Anesthesiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2541-3. 2005
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Use of prosthetic mesh in difficult abdominal wall closure after small bowel transplantation in adults
    F Di Benedetto
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Massarenti no 9, Bologna 40138, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2272-4. 2005
    ..The last patient had mesh as a bridge for a subsequent myocutaneous flap from the thigh. All patients are in good health with well-functioning grafts and no need for parenteral nutrition. No enterocutaneous fistulae were detected...
  67. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation combined with other organs: experience of Bologna s. Orsola hospital
    B Nardo
    Department of Surgery, Intensive Care Unit and Transplantations, S Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2469-71. 2005
    ..We report a series of patients who underwent combined heart-kidney transplantation (CHKT) and combines liver-kidney transplantation (CLKT) at a single center...
  68. ncbi request reprint Intensive care complications in liver and multivisceral transplantation
    S Faenza
    Department of Surgery, Intensive Care and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2618-21. 2005
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Quality of life on home parenteral nutrition or after intestinal transplantation
    L Pironi
    Intestinal Failure Centre of the Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1673-5. 2006
    ..We compared the health related quality of life (HRQOL) of stable patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and of patients who underwent successful intestinal transplantation (ITx)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Potential of real-time PCR assessment of granzyme B and perforin up-regulation for rejection monitoring in intestinal transplant recipients
    B Corti
    Department of Oncology and Hematology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:4467-71. 2005
    ..More extensive studies must investigate strategies to improve the sensitivity of the analyses of GrB/perforin up-regulation...
  71. ncbi request reprint Fatal cytomegalovirus necrotising enteritis in a small bowel transplantation adult recipient with low pp65 antigenaemia levels
    S Cocchi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Infectious Diseases Clinic, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:429-33. 2006
    ..Biopsy specimens showed evidence of tissue-invasive cytomegalovirus infection. Postsurgery, the patient developed septic shock and died on day 198 as a consequence of multiple organ failure...
  72. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation for familial amyloid polyneuropathy non-VAL30MET variants: are cardiac complications influenced by prophylactic pacing and immunosuppressive weaning?
    A Lauro
    UO Chirurgia dei Trapianti di Fegato e Multiorgano, PAD 25 Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Universita di Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2214-20. 2005
    ..Cardiac complications represent a cause of morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation among patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), especially for the non-VAL30MET variant types...