P Amodio

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Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Variability of trail making test, symbol digit test and line trait test in normal people. A normative study taking into account age-dependent decline and sociobiological variables
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 14:117-31. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system alterations in liver cirrhosis: the role of portal-systemic shunt and portal hypoperfusion
    Franco Del Piccolo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinica Medica 5, University and Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 17:347-58. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological investigation of hepatic encephalopathy
    Piero Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and CIRMANMEC, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 20:369-79. 2005
  4. pmc Quality of life and depression in a cohort of female patients with chronic disease
    Fabrizio Cardin
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Padova University Hospital, Italy, Via Giustiniani n 2, 35126 Padova, Italy
    BMC Surg 12:S10. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The nutritional management of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis: International Society for Hepatic Encephalopathy and Nitrogen Metabolism Consensus
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Medicine University Hospital of Padua Padova Italy
    Hepatology 58:325-36. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Detection of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: normalization and optimization of the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score. A neuropsychological and quantified EEG study
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, CIRMANMEC, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Hepatol 49:346-53. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint P300 latency for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: evidence that spectral EEG analysis and psychometric tests are enough
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical Medicine 5, Via Giustiniani, 2, University of Padova, Padova 35128, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:861-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Attention dysfunction in cirrhotic patients: an inquiry on the role of executive control, attention orienting and focusing
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cirmanmec University of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 20:115-27. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint The EEG assessment of low-grade hepatic encephalopathy: comparison of an artificial neural network-expert system (ANNES) based evaluation with visual EEG readings and EEG spectral analysis
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:2243-51. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of minimal hepatic encephalopathy
    Piero Amodio
    Clinica Medica 5, CIRMANMEC, University of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 19:253-67. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Variability of trail making test, symbol digit test and line trait test in normal people. A normative study taking into account age-dependent decline and sociobiological variables
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 14:117-31. 2002
    ..Even less is known about the reliability at re-testing. This study aimed at determining the reference range of these tests, taking into account sociobiological variables and age, and the re-testing effect...
  2. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system alterations in liver cirrhosis: the role of portal-systemic shunt and portal hypoperfusion
    Franco Del Piccolo
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinica Medica 5, University and Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 17:347-58. 2002
    ..In conclusion, portal liver hypoperfusion and decreased liver function were associated with an increased risk of central nervous system dysfunction in cirrhotic patients, whereas PUV patency per se was not...
  3. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological investigation of hepatic encephalopathy
    Piero Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and CIRMANMEC, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 20:369-79. 2005
    ..The rationale for the use of each of these tools together with their theoretical and practical role is reviewed...
  4. pmc Quality of life and depression in a cohort of female patients with chronic disease
    Fabrizio Cardin
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Padova University Hospital, Italy, Via Giustiniani n 2, 35126 Padova, Italy
    BMC Surg 12:S10. 2012
    ..The purpose of the study was to investigate in a cohort of female patients with chronic diseases the relationship between the Quality of Life perception and the potential presence of depressive symptoms...
  5. doi request reprint The nutritional management of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis: International Society for Hepatic Encephalopathy and Nitrogen Metabolism Consensus
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Medicine University Hospital of Padua Padova Italy
    Hepatology 58:325-36. 2013
    ..However, further research is needed to fill the gaps in the current evidence base to optimize the nutritional management of patients with cirrhosis and HE...
  6. doi request reprint Detection of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: normalization and optimization of the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score. A neuropsychological and quantified EEG study
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, CIRMANMEC, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Hepatol 49:346-53. 2008
    ..We aimed at standardizing PHES in Italy and comparing Italian, German and Spanish norms in EEG characterized cirrhotic patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint P300 latency for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: evidence that spectral EEG analysis and psychometric tests are enough
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical Medicine 5, Via Giustiniani, 2, University of Padova, Padova 35128, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:861-8. 2005
    ..Event-related evoked potentials (P300 latency) were proposed as the best tool to assess this condition. EEG spectral analysis and psychometric evaluation are also used to assess minimal hepatic encephalopathy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Attention dysfunction in cirrhotic patients: an inquiry on the role of executive control, attention orienting and focusing
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Cirmanmec University of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 20:115-27. 2005
    ..8, p < 0.06]. In contrast, attention orienting and focusing were maintained. In conclusion, the AAS is more sensitive than the PAS to the early stages of hepatic encephalopathy...
  9. ncbi request reprint The EEG assessment of low-grade hepatic encephalopathy: comparison of an artificial neural network-expert system (ANNES) based evaluation with visual EEG readings and EEG spectral analysis
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:2243-51. 2006
    ..This study aims at comparing an entirely automatic EEG classification of HE based on an artificial neural network-expert system procedure (ANNES) with visual and spectral analysis based EEG classifications...
  10. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of minimal hepatic encephalopathy
    Piero Amodio
    Clinica Medica 5, CIRMANMEC, University of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 19:253-67. 2004
    ..The presence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy is not without clinical consequence; it has a detrimental effect on health-related quality of life, the ability to perform complex tasks such as driving, and on outcome...
  11. doi request reprint Improving the inhibitory control task to detect minimal hepatic encephalopathy
    Piero Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Gastroenterology 139:510-8, 518.e1-2. 2010
    ..We assessed the efficacy of ICT compared with recommended diagnostic standards...
  12. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological-neurophysiological alterations and brain atrophy in cirrhotic patients
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 18:63-78. 2003
    ..01). In conclusion, brain atrophy was associated with a poor psychometric performance and EEG alterations in cirrhosis. Both brain atrophy and EEG alterations independently predicted cognitive dysfunction in cirrhotic patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Vegetarian diets in hepatic encephalopathy: facts or fantasies?
    P Amodio
    Dept Medicine V, Clinical Nutrition, University of Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 33:492-500. 2001
    ..Finally, the rationale of a diet based on vegetable and milk-derived proteins that may overcome the limits and the possible adverse effects of a strict vegetarian diet is presented...
  14. ncbi request reprint Neurological complications after orthotopic liver transplantation
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5 and Veneto Regional Reference Centre for Hepatic Diseases, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:740-7. 2007
    ..The number of orthotopic liver transplantation performed each year is increasing due to increased safety and logistic facilities. Therefore, the importance of reducing adverse events is progressively growing...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic value of quantified electroencephalogram (EEG) alterations in cirrhotic patients
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5th, University of Padova, Italy
    J Hepatol 35:37-45. 2001
    ..We, therefore, performed a study to ascertain the features and the prognosis of cirrhotic patients without current overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE) who have EEG alterations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and survivial of cirrhotic patients with subclinical cognitive alterations detected by the number connection test and computerized psychometric tests
    P Amodio
    Clinica Medica V, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 29:1662-7. 1999
    ..1-5.3), or altered Choice2 test (hazard ratio = 2.8; CI95% = 1.2-6. 3). Multivariate regression showed that Scan and Choice2 tests had prognostic value on survival, in addition to Child-Pugh classes in the first year of follow-up...
  17. doi request reprint A patients' and caregivers' perspective on hepatic encephalopathy
    S Montagnese
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 27:567-72. 2012
    ..In conclusion, HE awareness was poor in both patients and caregivers, most likely in relation to insufficient/inadequate provision of information...
  18. ncbi request reprint Study on the Sternberg paradigm in cirrhotic patients without overt hepatic encephalopathy
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine V, University of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 13:159-72. 1998
    ..In severe liver insufficiency (class C cirrhotics) also an impairment of memory scanning was detected. Sternberg test performance correlates with NCT and quantitative EEG parameters...
  19. doi request reprint Electroencephalographic analysis for the assessment of hepatic encephalopathy: comparison of non-parametric and parametric spectral estimation techniques
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 39:107-15. 2009
    ..To compare electroencephalographic spectral analysis obtained by periodogram (calculated by means of Fast Fourier Transform) and autoregressive (AR) modelling for the assessment of hepatic encephalopathy...
  20. doi request reprint Neurocognitive-neurological complications of liver transplantation: a review
    Francesca Campagna
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Clinica Medica 5, Via Giustiniani, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 25:115-24. 2010
    ..Consequently, future studies are necessary in order to investigate cognitive alterations and QoL in LT recipients...
  21. doi request reprint Insight into the relationship between brain/behavioral speed and variability in patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy
    S Schiff
    Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy C I R M A ME C, University of Padua, Italy IRCCS San Camillo, Lido di Venice, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Neurophysiol 125:287-97. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the electrophysiological correlates of psychomotor slowing and increased IIV of RTs in patients with MHE...
  22. doi request reprint Neuropsychological tools in hepatology: a survival guide for the clinician
    S Montagnese
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 19:307-15. 2012
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  23. ncbi request reprint Electroencephalographic staging of hepatic encephalopathy by an artificial neural network and an expert system
    A Pellegrini
    Clinica Medica 5, Universita di Padova, Viale Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 35:162-7. 2005
    ..To provide an objective EEG assessment of hepatic encephalopathy (HE), we set up and tested an entirely automatic procedure based on an artificial neural network-expert system software (ANNESS)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and survival in patients with liver cirrhosis
    F Alberino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Nutrition 17:445-50. 2001
    ..These data demonstrate that malnutrition is an independent predictor of survival in patients with liver cirrhosis. The inclusion of anthropometric measures in the assessment of these patients might provide better prognostic information...
  25. ncbi request reprint Spectral versus visual EEG analysis in mild hepatic encephalopathy
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:1334-44. 1999
    ..Spectral EEG analysis has been claimed to reduce subjective variability in EEG assessment of hepatic encephalopathy and to allow the detection of mild encephalopathy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Reversal of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome with the administration of midodrine and octreotide
    P Angeli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 29:1690-7. 1999
    ..Only one patient recovered renal function and underwent liver transplantation. In conclusion, the long-term administration of midodrine and octreotide seems to be an effective and safe treatment of type 1 HRS in patients with cirrhosis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Subjective satisfaction and quality of life in patients prior to listing for liver transplantation
    L Minazzato
    UOS Psychology and Psychotherapy Department, UOD Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation Unit, University Hospital of Padova, Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 32:39-42. 2009
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Blood pressure control has distinct effects on executive function, attention, memory and markers of cerebrovascular damage
    A Semplicini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Hum Hypertens 25:80-7. 2011
    ..Longitudinal studies are required to unravel the effect of BP control on cognitive function, as only long-term antihypertensive treatment improves both attention and executive performance...
  29. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological correlates of post-hypnotic alexia: a controlled study with Stroop test
    Edoardo Casiglia
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, I 35128 Padova, Italy
    Am J Clin Hypn 52:219-33. 2010
    ..Posthypnotic alexia is therefore a real and measurable phenomenon, capable of reducing the color-word interference and the haemodynamic effects of the Stroop test...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mood, cognition and EEG changes during interferon alpha (alpha-IFN) treatment for chronic hepatitis C
    Piero Amodio
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Clinica Medica 5, Policlinico Universitario, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    J Affect Disord 84:93-8. 2005
    ..This study is aim to investigate concurrent long-term psychiatric, cognitive and neurophysiological measures of alpha-IFN neurotoxicity in the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Top-down and bottom-up processes in the extrastriate cortex of cirrhotic patients: an ERP study
    Sami Schiff
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:1728-36. 2006
    ..This study aims to evaluate the efficiency of top-down and bottom-up processes in the extrastriate cortex of cirrhotic patients without overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system alterations in liver cirrhosis: the role of portal-systemic shunt and portal hypoperfusion
    Franco Del Piccolo
    Clinica Medica 5, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University and Azienda Ospedaliera of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 18:51-62. 2003
    ..In conclusion, portal liver hypoperfusion and decreased liver function were associated with an increased risk of CNSD in cirrhotic patients, whereas PUV patency per se was not...
  33. ncbi request reprint Olfactory deficits in patients affected by minimal hepatic encephalopathy: a pilot study
    Gesualdo M Zucco
    Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Chem Senses 31:273-8. 2006
    ..This pattern supports the notion that olfactory alterations related to cognitive dysfunction in patients with MHE may be linked to the pathophysiology of HE...
  34. doi request reprint Clinical significance of worsening portal hypertension during long-term medical treatment in patients with cirrhosis who had been classified as early good-responders on haemodynamic criteria
    Carlo Merkel
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    J Hepatol 52:45-53. 2010
    ..However, it is not known whether the effect remains unchanged over the treatment period...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tools for the study of vascular cognitive dysfunction in hypertension and antihypertensive drug research
    Andrea Semplicini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Pharmacol Ther 109:274-83. 2006
    ....
  36. doi request reprint A novel method for the determination of the EEG individual alpha frequency
    A Goljahani
    Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
    Neuroimage 60:774-86. 2012
    ..Application of the technique to EEG signals recorded from 19 subjects during a cognitive task demonstrates the effectiveness of the CRB method and its capability to overcome the limits of PF, EB, and TF approaches...
  37. ncbi request reprint The use of television in 2- to 8-year-old children and the attitude of parents about such use
    M Valerio
    Mother Child Territorial Service, University of Padova, Italy
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 151:22-6. 1997
    ..It has been recognized that uncontrolled use of television (TV) in childhood is potentially harmful. Few data about family habits regarding TV use are available...
  38. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of a clinical trial of nadolol with or without isosorbide mononitrate for primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in cirrhosis
    C Merkel
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Hepatology 31:324-9. 2000
    ..Side effects are few, and no deleterious effects on ascites occurrence or on survival occur after long-term use of this combination...
  39. doi request reprint The effect of aging on auditory components of event-related brain potentials
    Sami Schiff
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy CIRMANMEC, University of Padua, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:1795-802. 2008
    ..To describe auditory perceptual, pre-attentive, attention-related and cognitive processes along lifespan in normal people by a simple auditory oddball paradigm easily usable in clinical practice...
  40. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic studies in hepatic encephalopathy
    Kevin D Mullen
    Department of Gastroenterology Hepatology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Metab Brain Dis 22:407-23. 2007
    ..The other two sections discuss, in detail, outcome parameters for therapeutic studies in the clinical and research setting, respectively...
  41. ncbi request reprint Horizontal and vertical Simon effect: different underlying mechanisms?
    Antonino Vallesi
    Neuroscience Programme, SISSA ISAS, Trieste, Italy
    Cognition 96:B33-43. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that typical activation accounts can fit only the horizontal Simon effect, while a translation explanation is more suitable for the vertical Simon effect...
  42. ncbi request reprint Methods for diagnosing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis: a multidimensional approach
    Sara Montagnese
    Centre of Hepatology, Royal Free Campus, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    Metab Brain Dis 19:281-312. 2004
    ..This process should aim at developing a multidimensional diagnostic tool...
  43. ncbi request reprint Impairment of response inhibition precedes motor alteration in the early stage of liver cirrhosis: a behavioral and electrophysiological study
    Sami Schiff
    Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 20:381-92. 2005
    ..In conclusion, cirrhotic patients without overt HE display a psychomotor slowing, depending first lyon response inhibition and only later accompanied by impaired motor execution...
  44. ncbi request reprint Nutritional supplementation with branched-chain amino acids in advanced cirrhosis: a double-blind, randomized trial
    Giulio Marchesini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Gastroenterology 124:1792-801. 2003
    ..The role of oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) in advanced cirrhosis is far from settled. A nutritional approach might prevent progressive liver failure and improve nutritional parameters and quality of life...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effect of blood ammonia elevation following oral glutamine load on the psychometric performance of cirrhotic patients
    Andrea Masini
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 18:27-35. 2003
    ..Glutamine challenge is a safe method to induce hyperammonemia in nonencephalopatic cirrhotic patients and, therefore, to study the efficacy of ammonia lowering treatments...
  46. ncbi request reprint Treatment for hepatic encephalopathy: tips from TIPS?
    Marsha Y Morgan
    J Hepatol 42:626-8. 2005