Giorgina B Piccoli

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Reiki and related therapies in the dialysis ward: an evidence-based and ethical discussion to debate if these complementary and alternative medicines are welcomed or banned
    Martina Ferraresi
    SS Nephrology ASOU, san Luigi regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano 10043, Torino, Italy
    BMC Nephrol 14:129. 2013
  2. pmc "Advice to the medical students in my service": the rediscovery of a golden book by Jean Hamburger, father of nephrology and of medical humanities
    Piccoli Giorgina Barbara
    Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, SS Nephrology, University of Torino, ASOU san Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano Torino, Italy
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 8:2. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Kidney biopsy in pregnancy: evidence for counselling? A systematic narrative review
    G B Piccoli
    Struttura Semplice of Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino, Turin, Italy
    BJOG 120:412-27. 2013
  4. pmc Excessive urinary tract dilatation and proteinuria in pregnancy: a common and overlooked association?
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Nephrology ASOU San Luigi Gonzaga, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BMC Nephrol 14:52. 2013
  5. pmc Multiple pregnancies in CKD patients: an explosive mix
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino at San Luigi, Turin, Italy
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 8:41-50. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Home dialysis and the Internet: designing an e-learning platform via brainstorming sessions
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, San Luigi University Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 25:926-32. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint [Home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis compared]
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Nefrologia, A S O U San Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 29:148-59. 2012
  8. doi request reprint NEMO syndrome (incontinentia pigmenti) and systemic lupus erythematosus: a new disease association
    G B Piccoli
    Nephrology Unit, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Lupus 21:675-81. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Why home hemodialysis? A systematic "marketing" analysis
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, San Luigi University Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 25:159-69. 2012
  10. pmc Chronic kidney disease, severe arterial and arteriolar sclerosis and kidney neoplasia: on the spectrum of kidney involvement in MELAS syndrome
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    SS Nephrology ASOU san Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    BMC Nephrol 13:9. 2012

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  1. pmc Reiki and related therapies in the dialysis ward: an evidence-based and ethical discussion to debate if these complementary and alternative medicines are welcomed or banned
    Martina Ferraresi
    SS Nephrology ASOU, san Luigi regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano 10043, Torino, Italy
    BMC Nephrol 14:129. 2013
    ..By integrating evidence based approaches and providing ethical discussion, this debate discusses the pros and cons of CAMs in the dialysis ward, and whether such approaches should be welcomed or banned...
  2. pmc "Advice to the medical students in my service": the rediscovery of a golden book by Jean Hamburger, father of nephrology and of medical humanities
    Piccoli Giorgina Barbara
    Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, SS Nephrology, University of Torino, ASOU san Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano Torino, Italy
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 8:2. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Kidney biopsy in pregnancy: evidence for counselling? A systematic narrative review
    G B Piccoli
    Struttura Semplice of Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino, Turin, Italy
    BJOG 120:412-27. 2013
    ..Use of kidney biopsy is controversial, but a systematic review has not been carried out to date...
  4. pmc Excessive urinary tract dilatation and proteinuria in pregnancy: a common and overlooked association?
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Nephrology ASOU San Luigi Gonzaga, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    BMC Nephrol 14:52. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study is to report on the incidence of proteinuria (≥ 0.3; ≥ 0.5 g/day) in association with symptomatic-severe urinary tract dilatation in pregnancy...
  5. pmc Multiple pregnancies in CKD patients: an explosive mix
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino at San Luigi, Turin, Italy
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 8:41-50. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to define the risk for adverse pregnancy-related outcomes in multiple pregnancies in CKD patients in comparison with a control group of "low-risk" multiple pregnancies...
  6. doi request reprint Home dialysis and the Internet: designing an e-learning platform via brainstorming sessions
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, San Luigi University Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 25:926-32. 2012
    ..Brainstorming is a powerful tool for innovation, widely employed in industry but seldom used in medicine. The aim of this study was to define an e-learning Web platform for HHD patients via a brainstorming approach...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis compared]
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Nefrologia, A S O U San Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 29:148-59. 2012
    ....
  8. doi request reprint NEMO syndrome (incontinentia pigmenti) and systemic lupus erythematosus: a new disease association
    G B Piccoli
    Nephrology Unit, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, San Luigi Hospital, Orbassano, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Lupus 21:675-81. 2012
    ..This report may suggest a role for NF-kB essential modulator in the pathogenesis of SLE, in the context of the complex immunologic deficiencies increasingly associated with autoimmune diseases...
  9. doi request reprint Why home hemodialysis? A systematic "marketing" analysis
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, San Luigi University Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 25:159-69. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Chronic kidney disease, severe arterial and arteriolar sclerosis and kidney neoplasia: on the spectrum of kidney involvement in MELAS syndrome
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    SS Nephrology ASOU san Luigi, Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    BMC Nephrol 13:9. 2012
    ..Interest in the latter is rising due to the identification of cases with predominant kidney involvement and to the hypothesis of a link between mitochondrial DNA and kidney neoplasia...
  11. doi request reprint Protean presentation and multiple challenges of nephrocalcinosis in pregnancy (six pregnancies in four patients)
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    hrology, ASOU san Luigi Gonzaga, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:1131-8. 2012
    ..Pregnancy is often the first occasion for biochemical or imaging tests in young women and may allow early diagnosis. Conversely, even mild kidney disease may represent a challenge in pregnancy...
  12. pmc The clinical and imaging presentation of acute "non complicated" pyelonephritis: a new profile for an ancient disease
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, ASOU san Luigi Gonzaga, Regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano, University of Torino, Italy
    BMC Nephrol 12:68. 2011
    ..Our study was aimed at analysing the relationship between the clinical and imaging presentation of APN, defined according to imaging criteria (parenchymal involvement at MR or CT scan)...
  13. ncbi request reprint The grafted kidney takes over: disappearance of the nephrotic syndrome after preemptive pancreas-kidney and kidney transplantation in diabetic nephropathy
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    Transplantation 78:627-30. 2004
    ..These data confirm the efficacy of preemptive kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation in diabetic nephrotic syndrome and indicate that a regulatory hemodynamic effect should be investigated...
  14. pmc Paula Modersohn-Becker, the challenges of pregnancy and the weight of tradition
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino, TO, Italy
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 6:11. 2011
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Pregnancy in chronic kidney disease: need for a common language
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, Biological and Clinical Sciences, University San Luigi, Orbassano Italy
    J Nephrol 24:282-99. 2011
    ..Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health care problem, affecting 3% of women of childbearing age...
  16. ncbi request reprint Complete reversal of the nephrotic syndrome after preemptive pancreas-kidney transplantation: a case report
    G B Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:589-90. 2004
    ..Reversal of the nephrotic syndrome has been reported, but the mechanisms of this effect are unclear...
  17. doi request reprint Vegetarian supplemented low-protein diets. A safe option for pregnant CKD patients: report of 12 pregnancies in 11 patients
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    SS Nefrologia, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, ASOU San Luigi, University of Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:196-205. 2011
    ..Aim of this feasibility study is to review our experience with supplemented vegetarian low protein diets in pregnancy, as a "rescue treatment" for severe CKD and/or proteinuria...
  18. pmc Pregnancy and chronic kidney disease: a challenge in all CKD stages
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Struttura Semplice Nefrologia Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:844-55. 2010
    ..Its recent classification underlines the importance of its early phases. This study's aim was to evaluate outcomes of pregnancy according to CKD stage versus low-risk pregnancies followed in the same center...
  19. ncbi request reprint Starting together: a focus group for the organization of a CKD outpatient care unit
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Unit of Nephrology, San Luigi University Hospital, University of Torino, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 23:699-704. 2010
    ..Focus groups are flexible tools for investigating innovative aspects of care. The aim of the study was to use a focus group to define the main requirements for a chronic kidney disease (CKD) outpatient care unit...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cholesterol crystal embolism syndrome in dialysis patients: an emerging clinical diagnosis?
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Nephrology, Internal Medicine Department, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Blood Purif 24:433-8. 2006
    ..Cholesterol crystal embolism syndrome (CCE) is an increasing end-stage renal disease cause. Few cases have been described on dialysis, despite the high prevalence of the predisposing factors...
  21. ncbi request reprint End-stage renal failure due to amyloidosis and recurrent fever on dialysis--is there a link?
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    University of Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 23:2419-21. 2008
  22. pmc Pregnancy in dialysis patients: is the evidence strong enough to lead us to change our counseling policy?
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Unit of Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of san Luigi Gonzaga, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043 Orbassano, Torino, Italy
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5:62-71. 2010
    ..In this study, we systematically review the recent literature (2000 through 2008) on pregnancy in dialysis...
  23. ncbi request reprint Patient-based continuum of care in nephrology: why read Thomas Addis' "Glomerular Nephritis" in 2010?
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Unit of Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, San Luigi University Hospital, University of Torino, Orbassano, Torino Italy
    J Nephrol 23:164-7. 2010
    ..As far as we know, he was the first physician to stress the role of volunteers in CKD, anticipating by decades nonprofit organizations such as the National Kidney Foundation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Progression of renal failure without proteinuria in a patient with type 1 diabetes
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:3197-9. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint Vasculitis and kidney involvement in pregnancy: evidence-based medicine and ethics bear upon clinical choices
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2909-13. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Referral of type 1 diabetic patients to a nephrology unit: will pre-emptive transplantation change our life?
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Chair of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 17:275-83. 2004
    ..Type 1 diabetic patients are a small but challenging subset of chronic kidney disease. The new frontiers of pancreas-kidney transplantation may enhance the need for early referral...
  27. ncbi request reprint Relapsing oligosymptomatic fever in a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2665-7. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Drug use and kidney donation: what are high-risk behaviors today?
    G B Piccoli
    Nephrology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1221-3. 2006
    ..The organ shortage, however, necessitates expansion of the donor pool. Reconsideration of the policy toward substance abusers may be important. Opinions of the overall population may be of use to define this cultural-sensitive issue...
  29. ncbi request reprint To give or to receive? Opinions of teenagers on kidney donation
    G B Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:448-9. 2004
    ..The attitude toward living donation varies widely in the world, for economic and cultural reasons. In Italy, as in other Mediterranean settings, the role of living kidney donation is minor...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of urinary sediments in a nephrological laboratory: a precious art but too expensive?]
    G B Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Universita di Torino, Torino, Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 19:209-10. 2002
  31. pmc Positron emission tomography in the diagnostic pathway for intracystic infection in adpkd and "cystic" kidneys. a case series
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences of the University of Turin, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano TO, 10043 Italy
    BMC Nephrol 12:48. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to report on the role of FDG-PET in the work-up of 10 cases of suspected cystic infections, affected by ADPKD or with multiple kidney cysts...
  32. doi request reprint Positron emission tomography as a tool for the 'tailored' management of retroperitoneal fibrosis: a nephro-urological experience
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Urology and Nephrology, San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano Torino, Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 25:2603-10. 2010
    ..Positron emission tomography (PET) was recently suggested as a promising tool to detect the disease...
  33. ncbi request reprint Early referral of Type 2 diabetic patients: are we ready for the assault?
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino and Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni Battista della città di Torino, U O A D U Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:1241-7. 2002
    ..The objective was to define the need for follow-up in the nephrology setting of Type 2 diabetics, according to the early referral criteria of serum creatinine > or = 1.5 mg/dl or macroproteinuria...
  34. ncbi request reprint How many organs should one patient receive? The ethics of transplantation in the medical school
    G B Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:444-5. 2004
    ..Interest in the humanities in the medical school is growing; while several medical schools, mainly of Anglo-Saxon background, have developed dedicated courses, the experience in Italy is limited...
  35. ncbi request reprint Kidney vending: opinions of the medical school students on this controversial issue
    G B Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:446-7. 2004
    ..Kidney vending, banned in some countries, legal or tolerated in others, may be the prototype of the ethical aspects of health-care globalization...
  36. ncbi request reprint Imaging data suggesting acute pyelonephritis in the kidney graft: report of five cases with atypical clinical presentation
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:S64-71. 2006
    ..Smouldering symptoms may occur in the presence of large perfusion deficits. (99m)Tc-MAG3 scintigraphy could be an important diagnostic tool in such cases...
  37. doi request reprint Vegetarian low-protein diets supplemented with keto analogues: a niche for the few or an option for many?
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, ASOU San Luigi, University of Turin, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:2295-305. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the potential for implementation of a simplified low-protein diet supplemented with alpha-keto analogues (LPD-KA) as part of the routine work-up in CKD patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Tailored dialysis for diabetic patients: a tool for autonomy and efficiency
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    Perit Dial Int 22:531-4. 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint Dialysis choice in the context of an early referral policy: there is room for self care
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Nephrol 18:267-75. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Acute digital gangrene in a long-term dialysis patient -- a diagnostic challenge
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 8:CS83-9. 2002
    ..The differential diagnosis is complex and includes immunological derangement (underlying disease, uremia), vasculopathic-atheroembolic diseases, calciphylaxis, infections, neoplasm, coagulation disorders, and adverse drug effects...
  41. doi request reprint Pre-eclampsia or chronic kidney disease? The flow hypothesis
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Clinical and Biological Sciences Nephrology, University of Torino San Luigi, Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:1199-206. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that Doppler studies can help to differentiate PE from CKD, as the flow velocities are altered in PE and normal in CKD...
  42. doi request reprint The effects of warm ischaemia time on renal function after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in patients with normal contralateral kidney
    Francesco Porpiglia
    S C D U Urologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Luigi Gonzaga, Orbassano, TO, Italy
    World J Urol 30:257-63. 2012
    ..To assess the effects of warm ischaemia time (WIT) on renal function after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for renal masses in patients with a normal contralateral kidney...
  43. ncbi request reprint Preferential allocation of marginal kidney allografts to elderly recipients combined with modified immunosuppression gives good results
    Giuseppe P Segoloni
    Renal Transplant Unit, Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Department, S Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Transplantation 80:953-8. 2005
    ..We aimed to reduce these hazards by means of a calcineurin-free induction therapy followed by a maintenance regimen targeted to minimize/withdraw steroid...
  44. ncbi request reprint Ankylosing spondylitis: a difficult diagnosis in patients on long-term renal replacement therapy
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 15:177-82. 2002
    ..This case exemplifies the difficulty of differential diagnosis of multisystem illness in patients with long RRT follow-up...
  45. doi request reprint Chronic kidney disease may be differentially diagnosed from preeclampsia by serum biomarkers
    Alessandro Rolfo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, O I R M Sant Anna Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Kidney Int 83:177-81. 2013
    ..Thus, our study suggests that it is possible to discriminate between preeclampsia and CKD during pregnancy by determining maternal serum levels of sFlt-1 and PlGF and their ratio...
  46. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment for acute 'uncomplicated' or 'primary' pyelonephritis: a systematic, 'semantic revision'
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:S49-63. 2006
    ..While cost constraints point towards short-term therapies, further studies are needed to assess the prevalence and long-term effect of kidney scars...
  47. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of an educational program on dialysis, renal transplantation, and organ donation on the opinions of high school students: a randomized controlled trial
    G B Piccoli
    University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:431-2. 2004
    ..Organ shortage is a rate-limiting factor for transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of an educational program targeted to high school students on opinions concerning organ donation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Preemptive pancreas-kidney transplantation: multidisciplinary follow-up starts too late
    E Mezza
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:580-1. 2004
    ..Preemptive pancreas-kidney transplantation is increasingly considered at early stages of nephropathy in type 1 diabetics. A multidisciplinary approach is required, but referral to the nephrologist is often delayed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Opinions on renal transplantation and organ donation in high school students in two large northern (Torino) and southern (Napoli) Italian cities
    G Soragna
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita Degli Studi di Torino Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:428-30. 2004
    ..7% in Napoli; 35.7% in Torino and 38.6% in Napoli were blank-uncertain. These data underline the need for detailed information on the opinions of the overall population as basis for tailored educational campaigns...
  50. doi request reprint Severe diabetic nephropathy in type 1 diabetes and pregnancy--a case series
    Giorgina B Piccoli
    SS Nephrology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Orbassano, Italy
    Rev Diabet Stud 10:68-78. 2013
    ..Diabetes and nephropathy are important challenges during pregnancy, increasingly encountered because of the advances in maternal-fetal care...
  51. ncbi request reprint CKD patients and erythropoietin: do we need evidence-based informed consent?
    E Mezza
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 28:591-9. 2005
    ..Consent to therapy is increasingly requested in the form of ''informed consent''...
  52. ncbi request reprint Preparation of candidates for renal transplantation: cost analysis
    A Jeantet
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Universita di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:455-6. 2004
    ..This evaluation allowed us to calculate for our region (Piemonte, Northern Italy), the management costs of the patients presently on our waiting list (369 patients at December 31, 2002) from preparation to transplantation as 959,179.18...
  53. ncbi request reprint Ethics of transplantation in the medical school: a pilot study
    G B Piccoli
    Chair of Nephrology, University of Turin, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 27:1003-4. 2004
  54. ncbi request reprint Is male homosexuality still a cultural taboo for kidney donation?
    G B Piccoli
    Nephrology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1224-6. 2006
    ..Because of changing attitudes of the general population toward irregular sexual behaviors, often considered as markers of unhealthy life styles, there is a need to reconsider at least the most important one-homosexuality...
  55. ncbi request reprint EPO or not-EPO? An evidence based informed consent
    E Mezza
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 27:320-9. 2004
    ..Informed consent is crucial in therapeutic choices; however, the forms presented to patients are often locally developed and information may not be homogeneous...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Kidney transplantation before starting dialysis therapy]
    G P Segoloni
    Cattedra di Nefrologia dell Universita di Torino Centro Trapianti Renali U O A D U Nefrologia Dialisi e Trapianto Azienda Ospedaliera S Giovanni di Torino, Torino, Italy
    G Ital Nefrol 19:168-77. 2002
    ..Nevertheless, in special circumstances (national programs with short waiting lists, uremic type I diabetics, children, primary type I hyperoxaluria), some AA also recommend the use of the cadaver donor...
  57. ncbi request reprint Living donor kidney transplant in Italy: is the underutilization justified?
    G P Segoloni
    U O A D U Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:473-4. 2004
    ..In the light of these considerations, LDtx should be reconsidered in the Italian scenario of kidney transplantation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Twenty years of renal replacement therapy in a type 1 diabetic patient: advantages of a multiple choice dialysis system
    G B Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 26:442-5. 2003
    ..This history of active self-care may draw attention to the advantages of a multiple choice dialysis network...
  59. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction after kidney transplantation: our 22 years of experience
    F Lasaponara
    Dipartimento di Nefro Urologia, Ospedale Molinette, ASO san Giovanni Battista della città di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:502-4. 2004
    ..To evaluate the results of treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in kidney transplant recipients before and after the advent of sildenafil...
  60. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of residual renal function 10 years after the start of hemodialysis: the advantage of tailored schedules?
    G B Piccoli
    University of Torino, Turin, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 27:251-4. 2004
    ..30 hours/week). Ten years after beginning dialysis, he is on a twice weekly schedule (3.30 hours), is normotensive, works full-time and does not want to go on a transplant waiting list...
  61. ncbi request reprint Making a movie on kidney transplantation: a medical school graduation thesis to explain kidney transplantation from students to students
    G B Piccoli
    Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Torino 10126, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:2550-2. 2004
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy after kidney transplantation: an evidence-based approach
    E Mezza
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:2988-90. 2004
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Tailored dialysis start may allow persistence of residual renal function after graft failure: a case report
    G B Piccoli
    Nephrology, University of Torino, 101260 Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:2607-9. 2004
    ..Maintenance of residual renal function a known factor affecting survival in chronic kidney disease, has so far not been investigated after a kidney transplantation...
  64. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation from cadaveric donor after myocardial revascularization: still a matter of concern?
    G P Segoloni
    Department of Internal Medicine, Renal Transplant Unit, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:2635-8. 2004
    ..On the basis of this experience we believe that coronary revascularization per se should no longer be a matter of concern for renal transplantation, which could be superior to dialysis for this type of patient...
  65. ncbi request reprint Teaching technology with technology: computer assisted lessons in the medical school the first Italian experience in nephrology and dialysis
    G B Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 25:860-6. 2002
    ..Interactive and optional lessons widely employ computer assisted teaching. Aim of the study was to evaluate student satisfaction on this approach...
  66. ncbi request reprint Patient knowledge and interest on dialysis efficiency: a survey
    G B Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, University of Torino, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 25:129-35. 2002
    ..Aim of the study was to assess the need and interest for information on dialysis efficiency and to prepare a dedicated teaching tool...
  67. ncbi request reprint Asclepiad's cock: a patient-physician association is a useful tool for educational programs in nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation
    E Mezza
    Nephrology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:2546-9. 2004
    ..The associates are physicians and patients, and the activities are integrated institutionally...
  68. ncbi request reprint Diffuse vascular damage in a transplanted kidney: an indication for nuclear magnetic resonance?
    M Burdese
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Bramante 88, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2063-5. 2005
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Daily dialysis Kt/V and flexible schedules: is it possible to control efficiency, when and how?
    G B Piccoli
    University of Torino, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 24:347-56. 2001
    ..Daily hemodialysis is a promising treatment schedule but uniform criteria for defining efficiency are lacking...
  70. ncbi request reprint Continuing education in medicine: a useful tool for nurses' empowerment in renal transplantation
    R Dell'Olio
    Centro Didattico, University of Turin, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:2553-5. 2004
    ..Analysis of anonymous questionnaires performed after the course contained semistructured questions and analog scales...
  71. ncbi request reprint Living life: mottos and logos on renal transplantation designed by high school students
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Section of Nephrology, University of Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:1307-10. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint Patients on renal replacement therapy for 20 or more years: a clinical profile
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Dialysis Centres of Piemonte, Cattedra di Nefrologia, University of Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 17:1440-9. 2002
    ..Long-term survivors are living evidence of the goals and limits of renal replacement therapy (RRT)...
  73. ncbi request reprint An uncommon genetic syndrome with acute renal failure in a 30-year-old diabetic patient
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Chair of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:206-8. 2003
  74. ncbi request reprint [Early diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy]
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, S C D U Nefrologia, Dialisi e Trapianto Renale, Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera San Giovanni Battista, Universita, Torino
    Recenti Prog Med 94:99-105. 2003
    ..However, if the costs of one year of dialysis (25-30,000 Euros) are considered, the benefit cost ratio appears as highly favourable, not only in terms of quantity and quality of life but also in economical terms...
  75. ncbi request reprint Renal functional assessment in the failing renal graft: what to do where clearances show discrepancy
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Chair of Nephrology, Depavrtment of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni Battista della città di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:498-501. 2004
  76. ncbi request reprint Lost to follow-up: the bottleneck of early referral to renal units?
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Corsao Dogliotti 14, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Med Sci Monit 9:CR493-9. 2003
    ..Early referral is a major goal in chronic kidney diseases; however, loss to follow-up, potentially limiting its advantages, has never been studied...
  77. ncbi request reprint Continuum of therapy in progressive renal diseases (from predialysis to transplantation): analysis of a new organizational model
    Giuseppe Piccoli
    Department of Nehrology, University of Turin, Torino, Italy
    Semin Nephrol 24:506-24. 2004
    ..This model offers an interesting alternative both for patients, who usually seek continuity of care, and for nephrologists who prefer a holistic and integrated patient-physician approach...
  78. ncbi request reprint Teenagers' point of view on living donor kidney transplantation: Cinderella or princess?
    Giuseppe Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino and Unit of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Torino, Italy
    J Nephrol 17:S47-54. 2004
    ..Living kidney donation is an important clinical option, encountering different fortunes in the world...
  79. ncbi request reprint Life without quality. Reflections of a female focus group on life, health and kidney disease
    Patrizia Bandiziol
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, University of Turin, Corso Bramante 80, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 21:S124-8. 2008
    ..The main result was to highlight the close relationship between quality of life and quality of care. Underlining the importance of a global approach to health, and the role of the physician as a leader in all aspects of care...
  80. ncbi request reprint Teaching peritoneal dialysis in medical school: an Italian pilot experience
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Turin, Italy
    Perit Dial Int 23:296-9. 2003
  81. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of an educational programme for secondary school students on opinions on renal transplantation and organ donation: a randomized controlled trial
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Internal Medicine Department, University of Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:499-509. 2006
    ..Organ shortage for transplantation is a crucial problem; educational interventions may increase donations and decrease opposition...
  82. ncbi request reprint Grafted kidney, native kidney and proteinuria after pre-emptive pancreas-kidney transplantation: questions and answers
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1139-40. 2006
  83. ncbi request reprint Biochemical and microscopic urinalysis: time and cost in a nephrology laboratory
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Chair of Nephrology, University of Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 15:575-9. 2002
    ..Information on costs is lacking in the nephrology laboratory, where a time-consuming morphological analysis is usually preferred. This study analyses the costs of urinalysis in a nephrology laboratory...
  84. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus and ACE-inhibitors: a note of caution
    Manuel Burdese
    Transplantation 79:251-2. 2005
  85. ncbi request reprint [What do medical students read?]
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Recenti Prog Med 94:41. 2003
  86. ncbi request reprint Home hemodialysis. Revival of a superior dialysis treatment
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Cattedra di Nefrologia, University of Turin, Corso Bramante 88, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Nephron 92:324-32. 2002
    ..Home hemodialysis is usually considered a superior therapy, whose decline is related to demographic, social, psychological and financial factors as well as to competition with renal transplantation and PD...
  87. ncbi request reprint Kidney rupture: an unusual and oligosymptomatic complication in a dialysis patient with acquired cystic disease
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    J Nephrol 15:394-7. 2002
    ..At surgery, kidney rupture was diagnosed. This case highlights the life threatening complications associated with ACKD, and underlines that massive renal hemorrhage may occur with relatively minor symptoms...
  88. ncbi request reprint Flexibility as an implementation strategy for a daily dialysis program
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Chair of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 16:365-72. 2003
    ..This study describes the main clinical and implementation results of a flexible policy applied in starting a DHD program...
  89. ncbi request reprint The deceiving image: asymptomatic renal malakoplakia in a patient with chronic renal failure
    Manuel Burdese
    Department of Internal Medicine, Urology Unit ASO S Giovanni Battista, Torino, Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:1675-6. 2003
  90. ncbi request reprint 'Primary' nephrosclerosis in a type 1 diabetic patient
    Manuel Burdese
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:817-9. 2005
  91. ncbi request reprint Quiz page. Acute infarction in a grafted kidney
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    University of Torino, Italy
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:A49, e73-4. 2005
  92. ncbi request reprint A dance teacher with kidney-pancreas transplant and diarrhoea: what is the cause?
    Manuel Burdese
    Chair of Nephrology of the University of Torino, corso Bramante 86 88, 10126 Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:1759-61. 2005
  93. ncbi request reprint The early vascular ageing of long-term RRT patients: endoprosthetic repair of an aortic aneurysm in a young patient on RRT for over 20 years
    Manuel Burdese
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:239-40. 2005
  94. ncbi request reprint Daily dialysis, nocturnal dialysis, and randomized controlled trials: are we asking the right questions?
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Kidney Int 68:2913-4; author reply 2914. 2005
  95. ncbi request reprint The long-term dialysis patient with purple-blue toes
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, University of Torino, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2022-3. 2006
  96. ncbi request reprint Vascular access survival and morbidity on daily dialysis: a comparative analysis of home and limited care haemodialysis
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Chair of Nephrology, University of Turin, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2084-94. 2004
    ..We assessed the incidence and type of vascular access complications during DHD and other schedules, both at home and on limited care haemodialysis...
  97. ncbi request reprint Home hemodialysis à la carte: a tailormade program (1998-2003)
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Nephrol 17:76-86. 2004
    ..There are good epidemiological (increased numbers of dialysis patients), economical (renal replacement therapy (RRT) costs) and clinical reasons (new highly efficient schedules) to reconsider the choice of home hemodialysis (HD)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Oestroprogestagens and severe acute pyelonephritis: a casual or causal association?
    Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:2337. 2006
  99. ncbi request reprint Blade Runner, blackout and haemofiltration: dialysis in times of catastrophe
    Giuseppe Piccoli
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:663-4. 2005