Marco Braga

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Affiliation: San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Perioperative immunonutrition and gut function
    Marco Braga
    Professor of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 15:485-8. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Learning curve for laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy in a high-volume hospital
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Updates Surg 64:179-83. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Oral preoperative antioxidants in pancreatic surgery: a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Nutrition 28:160-4. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic vs. open colectomy in cancer patients: long-term complications, quality of life, and survival
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:2217-23. 2005
  5. pmc Laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery: cost-benefit analysis in a single-center randomized trial
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Ann Surg 242:890-5, discussion 895-6. 2005
  6. doi request reprint A prognostic score to predict major complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Ann Surg 254:702-7; discussion 707-8. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic resection in rectal cancer patients: outcome and cost-benefit analysis
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina, 60, Milan, 20132 Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:464-71. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The Award for General Nutrition. Immunonutrition: from laboratory to clinical practice
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Nutrition 23:368-70. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Open right colectomy is still effective compared to laparoscopy: results of a randomized trial
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Ann Surg 246:1010-4; discussion 1014-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Perioperative immunonutrition in patients undergoing cancer surgery: results of a randomized double-blind phase 3 trial
    M Braga
    Department of Surgery, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Arch Surg 134:428-33. 1999

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Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Perioperative immunonutrition and gut function
    Marco Braga
    Professor of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 15:485-8. 2012
    ..Purpose of this review is to summarize their results and to draw recommendations about the current indication of immunonutrition in surgery...
  2. doi request reprint Learning curve for laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy in a high-volume hospital
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Updates Surg 64:179-83. 2012
    ..Strict selection criteria, high-volume hospital, and experienced team in open pancreatic surgery may have played a role in shortening the learning curve...
  3. doi request reprint Oral preoperative antioxidants in pancreatic surgery: a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Nutrition 28:160-4. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic vs. open colectomy in cancer patients: long-term complications, quality of life, and survival
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:2217-23. 2005
    ..This study was designed to evaluate long-term complications, quality of life, and survival rate in a series of colorectal cancer patients randomized to laparoscopic or open surgery...
  5. pmc Laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery: cost-benefit analysis in a single-center randomized trial
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Ann Surg 242:890-5, discussion 895-6. 2005
    ..The main purpose of this study is to compare the hospital costs of LPS and open colorectal surgery in a large series of randomized patients...
  6. doi request reprint A prognostic score to predict major complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Ann Surg 254:702-7; discussion 707-8. 2011
    ..To develop and validate a simple prognostic score to predict major postoperative complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic resection in rectal cancer patients: outcome and cost-benefit analysis
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina, 60, Milan, 20132 Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:464-71. 2007
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the impact of laparoscopic rectal resection on short-term postoperative morbidity and costs...
  8. ncbi request reprint The Award for General Nutrition. Immunonutrition: from laboratory to clinical practice
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Nutrition 23:368-70. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Open right colectomy is still effective compared to laparoscopy: results of a randomized trial
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Ann Surg 246:1010-4; discussion 1014-5. 2007
    ..The primary goal of this study was to clarify whether a laparoscopic (LPS) approach could be considered the dominant strategy in patients undergoing right colectomy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Perioperative immunonutrition in patients undergoing cancer surgery: results of a randomized double-blind phase 3 trial
    M Braga
    Department of Surgery, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Arch Surg 134:428-33. 1999
    ..Perioperative administration of a supplemented enteral formula may reduce the rate of postoperative infections...
  11. ncbi request reprint Preoperative immunonutrition: cost-benefit analysis
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 29:S57-61. 2005
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic versus open left colonic resection
    M Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Br J Surg 97:1180-6. 2010
    ..The main aim of this study was to compare short-term results and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic versus open left colonic resection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Early postoperative enteral nutrition improves gut oxygenation and reduces costs compared with total parenteral nutrition
    M Braga
    Department of Surgery, Scientific Institute, S Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Crit Care Med 29:242-8. 2001
    ..To evaluate the potential clinical, metabolic, and economic advantages of enteral nutrition over total parenteral nutrition...
  14. pmc Laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery: a randomized trial on short-term outcome
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan Italy
    Ann Surg 236:759-66; disscussion 767. 2002
    ..The primary endpoint was to compare the impact of laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery on 30-day postoperative morbidity. Lymphocyte proliferation to mitogens and gut oxygen tension were surrogate endpoints...
  15. ncbi request reprint Training period in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
    M Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Surg Endosc 16:31-5. 2002
    ..Thorough training is essential to the success of colorectal laparoscopic surgery (LPS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of a 3-month training period in LPS...
  16. doi request reprint Preoperative chemotherapy does not adversely affect pancreatic structure and short-term outcome after pancreatectomy
    Nicolò Pecorelli
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:488-93. 2013
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the impact of PCHT on pancreatic structure and short-term outcome after surgical resection...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hospital resources consumed for surgical morbidity: effects of preoperative arginine and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on costs
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Nutrition 21:1078-86. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of preoperative oral supplementation with a specialized diet in patients with gastrointestinal cancer
    Luca Gianotti
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Gastroenterology 122:1763-70. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Nutritional approach in malnourished surgical patients: a prospective randomized study
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffale University, Milan, Italy
    Arch Surg 137:174-80. 2002
    ..Perioperative administration of a supplemented enteral formula may decrease postoperative morbidity...
  20. doi request reprint Effect of surgeon volume on outcome following pancreaticoduodenectomy in a high-volume hospital
    Nicolò Pecorelli
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele Hospital, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:518-23. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the independent impact of surgeon volume on outcome after PD in a single high-volume institution...
  21. ncbi request reprint Metabolic and functional results after laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a randomized, controlled trial
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 45:1070-7. 2002
    ..This study was designed to compare metabolic and functional results after laparoscopic and open colorectal resection...
  22. doi request reprint Gut oxygenation and oxidative damage during and after laparoscopic and open left-sided colon resection: a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial
    Luca Gianotti
    Department of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital 4 piano B, Milano Bicocca University, Via Pergolesi 33, 20052, Monza, Italy
    Surg Endosc 25:1835-43. 2011
    ..The objective of the trial was to measure intestinal tissue oxygen pressure (PtiO2) and oxidative damage during laparoscopic (LPS) and open colon surgery and during the postoperative course...
  23. pmc Non-redundant role for IL-12 and IL-27 in modulating Th2 polarization of carcinoembryonic antigen specific CD4 T cells from pancreatic cancer patients
    Elena Tassi
    Tumor Immunology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    PLoS ONE 4:e7234. 2009
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate whether the Th2 polarization of CEA-specific CD4(+) T cells from pancreatic cancer patients is stable or can be reverted by immunomodulating cytokines...
  24. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic colorectal surgery modifies risk factors for postoperative morbidity
    Andrea Vignali
    Department of Surgery, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1686-93. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether laparoscopic colorectal surgery can modify the risk factors for the occurrence of postoperative morbidity...
  25. doi request reprint Benefits of laparoscopic colorectal resection are more pronounced in elderly patients
    Matteo Frasson
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:296-300. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of laparoscopic colorectal resection on short-term postoperative outcome in elderly patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Combined laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation for benign pancreatic neoplasm
    Gianpaolo Balzano
    Gianpaolo Balzano, Michele Carvello, Riccardo Ariotti, Marco Braga, Carlo Staudacher, Department of Surgery, San Raffaele Research Institute, 20132 Milan, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 20:4030-6. 2014
    ..To evaluate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (LSPDP) with autologous islet transplantation (AIT) for benign tumors of the pancreatic body-neck...
  27. pmc Intratumor T helper type 2 cell infiltrate correlates with cancer-associated fibroblast thymic stromal lymphopoietin production and reduced survival in pancreatic cancer
    Lucia De Monte
    Tumor Immunology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Exp Med 208:469-78. 2011
    ..Thus, blocking TSLP production by CAFs might help to improve prognosis in pancreatic cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients with cancer of the esophagogastric junction in relation to histology and surgical strategy
    Luca Gianotti
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:1948-52. 2003
    ..Thus, we evaluated the relationship between cancer histologic type (adenocarcinoma vs. squamous cell carcinoma) on long-term survival and the results of two different surgical techniques on outcome...
  29. ncbi request reprint Preoperative oral arginine and n-3 fatty acid supplementation improves the immunometabolic host response and outcome after colorectal resection for cancer
    Marco Braga
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Surgery 132:805-14. 2002
    ..This study was designed to appraise the impact of the simple preoperative oral arginine and n-3 fatty acids supplementation on immune response, gut oxygenation, and postoperative infections...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical evidence for pharmaconutrition in major elective surgery
    Marco Braga
    San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 37:66S-72S. 2013
    ..Future research should investigate a molecular signaling pathway and identify specific mechanisms of action of immune-enhancing substrates. ..
  31. doi request reprint Extending indications for islet autotransplantation in pancreatic surgery
    Gianpaolo Balzano
    Department of Surgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Ann Surg 258:210-8. 2013
    ..To assess metabolic and oncologic outcomes of islet autotransplantation (IAT) in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery for either benign or malignant disease...
  32. pmc A randomized double-blind trial on perioperative administration of probiotics in colorectal cancer patients
    Luca Gianotti
    Department of Surgery, Milano Bicocca University, San Gerardo Hopsital, Via Pergolesi 33, 20052 Monza, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 16:167-75. 2010
    ..To investigate whether probiotic bacteria, given perioperatively, might adhere to the colonic mucosa, reduce concentration of pathogens in stools, and modulate the local immune function...
  33. ncbi request reprint Carcinoembryonic antigen-specific but not antiviral CD4+ T cell immunity is impaired in pancreatic carcinoma patients
    Elena Tassi
    Tumor Immunology Unit, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Immunol 181:6595-603. 2008
    ..Collectively, these results demonstrate that Th2-immune deviation in pancreatic cancer is not generalized but tumor related and suggests that the skew might be possibly due to factor(s) present at the tumor site...
  34. doi request reprint Serological immunoreactivity against colon cancer proteome varies upon disease progression
    Lucia De Monte
    Proteome Biochemistry, Tumor Immunology, Mass Spectrometry, Pathology, Surgery, Experimental Immunology, Cancer Immunotherapy and Gene Therapy Program, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Proteome Res 7:504-14. 2008
    ..The expression of these proteins was either confined or increased in tumor as compared to normal mucosa...
  35. pmc Long-term outcomes after laparoscopic colectomy
    Marco Braga
    Marco Braga, Nicolò Pecorelli, Matteo Frasson, Andrea Vignali, Walter Zuliani, Valerio Di Carlo, Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, 20132 Milan, Italy
    World J Gastrointest Oncol 3:43-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate long-term outcomes in a large series of patients who randomly received laparoscopic or open colorectal resection...
  36. doi request reprint Relaparotomy for a pancreatic fistula after a pancreaticoduodenectomy: a comparison of different surgical strategies
    Gianpaolo Balzano
    Pancreatic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    HPB (Oxford) 16:40-5. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of different strategies in managing the pancreatic remnant during a relaparotomy for PF after a PD...
  37. doi request reprint Perioperative intravenous glutamine supplemetation in major abdominal surgery for cancer: a randomized multicenter trial
    Luca Gianotti
    Department of Surgery, Milano Bicocca University, S Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy
    Ann Surg 250:684-90. 2009
    ..To investigate whether perioperative intravenous glutamine supplementation may affect surgical morbidity...
  38. ncbi request reprint Enhanced recovery program in colorectal surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Massimiliano Greco
    Department of Anesthesiology, San Raffaele Hospital, Vita Salute University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milan, Italy
    World J Surg 38:1531-41. 2014
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma in patients treated and followed in the same institution
    Carlo Cappelli
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Unit, University of Brescia, Italy
    Ann Ital Chir 77:107-13. 2006
    ..To test the prognostic significant of clinicopathologic factors in patients affected by well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients surgically treated for various forms of hyperthyroidism with differentiated thyroid cancer: experience at an endocrine center in Italy
    Carlo Cappelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Brescia, c o 2 Medicina Spedali Civili di Brescia, Piazzale Spedali Civili n 1, 25100, Brescia, Italy
    Surg Today 36:125-30. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of coexisting hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer, and to determine whether cancer becomes more aggressive with different forms of hyperthyroidism...