Umberto Cillo

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc A prospective randomised, open-labeled, trial comparing sirolimus-containing versus mTOR-inhibitor-free immunosuppression in patients undergoing liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Andreas A Schnitzbauer
    University Hospital Regensburg, Department of Surgery, Regensburg, Germany
    BMC Cancer 10:190. 2010
  2. pmc Liver transplantation for the treatment of moderately or well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterlogiche, Italy
    Ann Surg 239:150-9. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint The critical issue of hepatocellular carcinoma prognostic classification: which is the best tool available?
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Hepatol 40:124-31. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Syngeneic living-donor liver transplantation for hemangioendothelioma: a clinical model for studying liver regeneration
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Trapianti d Organo, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Am J Transplant 5:2309-14. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Partial hepatectomy as first-line treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Umberto Cillo
    Unità di chirurgia epatobiliare e trapianto di fegato, Dipartimento assistenziale di chirurgia generale e trapianti d organo, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 95:213-20. 2007
  6. doi request reprint The survival benefit of liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma patients
    Umberto Cillo
    Unità di Chirurgia Epatobiliare e Trapianto Epatico, Azienda Ospedaliera Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 42:642-9. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Who fares worse after liver transplantation? Impact of donor and recipient variables on outcome: data from a prospective study
    Martina Gambato
    Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padua University Hospital, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    Transplantation 95:1528-34. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective validation of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging system
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, Policlinico III Piano, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Hepatol 44:723-31. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of alpha-fetoprotein mRNA in blood of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, Policlinico III Piano, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Clin Chim Acta 347:129-38. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Multimodal approach and its impact on survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Marco Bassanello
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 23:4047-53. 2003

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. pmc A prospective randomised, open-labeled, trial comparing sirolimus-containing versus mTOR-inhibitor-free immunosuppression in patients undergoing liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Andreas A Schnitzbauer
    University Hospital Regensburg, Department of Surgery, Regensburg, Germany
    BMC Cancer 10:190. 2010
    ..Therefore, we designed a prospective RCT to determine if the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus can improve hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-free patient survival in liver transplant (LT) recipients with a pre-transplant diagnosis of HCC...
  2. pmc Liver transplantation for the treatment of moderately or well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterlogiche, Italy
    Ann Surg 239:150-9. 2004
    ..To determine the long-term results of liver transplantation for well- or moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  3. ncbi request reprint The critical issue of hepatocellular carcinoma prognostic classification: which is the best tool available?
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Hepatol 40:124-31. 2004
    ..We investigated the value of known prognostic systems in the particular setting of a surgically oriented Liver Unit where 187 HCC Italian patients were mainly treated with radical therapies (resection and percutaneous ablation)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Syngeneic living-donor liver transplantation for hemangioendothelioma: a clinical model for studying liver regeneration
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Trapianti d Organo, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Am J Transplant 5:2309-14. 2005
    ..Whether this is a potential molecular tool by means of which transplanted partial livers promote their regeneration remains to be seen in a larger number of patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Partial hepatectomy as first-line treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Umberto Cillo
    Unità di chirurgia epatobiliare e trapianto di fegato, Dipartimento assistenziale di chirurgia generale e trapianti d organo, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 95:213-20. 2007
    ..Partial hepatectomy (PH) and liver transplantation (LT) compete as first-line treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A prospectively collected database was retrospectively reviewed to establish when PH can compete with LT...
  6. doi request reprint The survival benefit of liver transplantation in hepatocellular carcinoma patients
    Umberto Cillo
    Unità di Chirurgia Epatobiliare e Trapianto Epatico, Azienda Ospedaliera Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 42:642-9. 2010
    ..There are no studies evaluating the survival benefit of liver transplantation over alternative therapies for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma...
  7. doi request reprint Who fares worse after liver transplantation? Impact of donor and recipient variables on outcome: data from a prospective study
    Martina Gambato
    Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padua University Hospital, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    Transplantation 95:1528-34. 2013
    ..Numerous donor and recipient risk factors influence survival after liver transplantation (LT)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective validation of the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging system
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, Policlinico III Piano, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Hepatol 44:723-31. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the BCLC system prospectively in a subsequent separate group of HCC patients enrolled at the same surgically oriented liver unit...
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of alpha-fetoprotein mRNA in blood of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, Policlinico III Piano, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Clin Chim Acta 347:129-38. 2004
    ..The specificity of this molecular marker and its correlation with the main HCC clinical-pathological parameters remains controversial, however...
  10. ncbi request reprint Multimodal approach and its impact on survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Marco Bassanello
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 23:4047-53. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse whether a multimodal approach, that represents a synergic association of different therapeutic procedures, may improve survival of patients with HCC...
  11. ncbi request reprint Thermal homeostasis and liver transplantation
    Davide Francesco D'Amico
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Acta Biomed 74:30-3. 2003
    ..For these reasons, on the light of the development of new strategies to increase the donor pool, clinical research is focusing on new preservation methods such as extracorporeal circuits with normothermic oxygenated perfusion...
  12. doi request reprint Gender differences in the quality of life of patients with liver cirrhosis related to hepatitis C after liver transplantation
    Tonino Bianco
    Study Center of National Health and Gender Medicine, Padua Operating Unit, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Blood Purif 36:231-6. 2013
    ..The gender of the patient may be an important variable in the way severity of the disease is perceived. The aim of our study is to evaluate the effect of the gender variable on QoL in HCV-positive patients...
  13. doi request reprint Predicting recurrence after liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma exceeding the up-to-seven criteria
    Francesco D'Amico
    Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Liver Transpl 15:1278-87. 2009
    ..Beyond these criteria, however, a significant proportion of patients with a good HCC biological profile had an acceptable risk of recurrence...
  14. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor 1 axis recovery after liver transplantation: a preliminary prospective study
    Marco Bassanello
    Clinica Chirurgica I, Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
    Liver Transpl 10:692-8. 2004
    ..Such a quick, postoperative modulation of IGF-1 plasma level by the graft suggests that this hormone has the potential to become one of the early indicators of post-OLT liver function recovery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Isoniazid-related fulminant hepatic failure in a child: assessment of the native liver's early regeneration after auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica no 1, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, Policlinico III Piano, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Transpl Int 17:713-6. 2005
    ..In fact, the histological picture in this particular case may suggest the potential for NL recovery after INH-related FHF...
  16. ncbi request reprint Protocol liver biopsies in long-term management of patients transplanted for hepatitis B-related liver disease
    Stefano Targhetta
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Gastroenterology Section, University Hospital, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 12:1706-12. 2006
    ..To evaluate the long-term histological outcome of patients transplanted for HBV-related liver disease and given HBIg prophylaxis indefinitely after LT...
  17. doi request reprint Adherence in liver transplant recipients
    Patrizia Burra
    Gastroenterology, Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Liver Transpl 17:760-70. 2011
    ..Patients have been split into 2 age groups (adults and children/adolescents) because the scale of the problem and the potential risk factors differ in the 2 groups...
  18. ncbi request reprint Incidental cystadenoma after laparoscopic treatment of hepatic cysts: which strategy?
    Pietro Fiamingo
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, 1st Surgical Unit, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 14:282-4. 2004
    ....
  19. pmc Autophagy and apoptosis-related genes in chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma
    Andromachi Kotsafti
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology Division of Gastroenterology, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:118. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Lyn-mediated mitochondrial tyrosine phosphorylation is required to preserve mitochondrial integrity in early liver regeneration
    Enrico Gringeri
    Department of General Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Unit, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Biochem J 425:401-12. 2010
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Sustained Epstein-Barr virus detection in paediatric liver transplantation. Insights into the occurrence of late PTLD
    Lorenzo D'Antiga
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Padua, Italy
    Liver Transpl 13:343-8. 2007
    ..Late PTLD occurred only in naïve patients with markers of SVD. Three to 4 monthly long-term monitoring of EBV in pre-OLT naïve patients might help preventing the occurrence of late PTLD...
  22. ncbi request reprint Metabolic activity of rat hepatocytes cultured on homologous acellular matrix and transplanted into Gunn rats
    Silvia Tomat
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, I 35121 Padua, Italy
    Int J Mol Med 18:837-42. 2006
    ..It is concluded that hepatocytes seeded on HAM and transplanted into Gunn rats are able to metabolize bilirubin for at least two months, without signs of rejection even in the absence of immunosuppressive therapy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Successful pregnancy in a liver transplant recipient treated with lamivudine for de novo hepatitis B in the graft
    Massimiliano Loreno
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Transpl Int 17:730-4. 2005
    ..The course of gestation was uneventful and caesarean section was performed after 36 weeks. The newborn infant was a healthy male weighing 3,080 g and measuring 50 cm...
  24. doi request reprint Hepatitis C virus adversely affects quality of life
    Umberto Cillo
    UO Operative Unit of Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Blood Purif 32:144-9. 2011
    ..This effect is said to be disproportionate to the severity of the disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate QoL in HCV-positive patients focusing both on health status and subjective satisfaction...
  25. doi request reprint Response to therapy as a criterion for awarding priority to patients with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting liver transplantation
    Alessandro Vitale
    Unità di Chirurgia Oncologica, Istituto Oncologico Veneto, IRCCS, Padova, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2290-302. 2010
    ..This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of a policy for prioritizing HCC patients according to their response to pre-LT therapy...
  26. doi request reprint Torque Teno Virus: any pathological role in liver transplanted patients?
    Patrizia Burra
    Gastroenterology Section, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Transpl Int 21:972-9. 2008
    ..On the basis of our data, TTV does not seem to cause liver damage following LT, although larger studies with a long-term follow up are needed to confirm these findings...
  27. doi request reprint Donor livers with steatosis are safe to use in hepatitis C virus-positive recipients
    Patrizia Burra
    Gastroenterology Section, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Liver Transpl 15:619-28. 2009
    ..Steatotic grafts do not seem to exacerbate the progression of fibrosis in HCV+ recipients, nor do they seem to negatively affect 3-year patient survival...
  28. pmc Molecular refinement of clinical staging in hepatocellular carcinoma patients evaluated for potentially curative therapies
    Alessandro Vitale
    Unità di Chirurgia Epatobiliare e Trapianto Epatico, Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale e Trapianti d Organo, Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e23093. 2011
    ..VEGF and AFP mRNA determinations in the blood are promising prognostic factors for patients with HCC. This study explores their potential prognostic synergy in a cohort of HCC patients evaluated for potentially curative therapies...
  29. doi request reprint Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer staging and transplant survival benefit for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a multicentre, cohort study
    Alessandro Vitale
    Unità di Chirurgia Epatobiliare e Trapianto Epatico, Azienda Ospedaliera, Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy
    Lancet Oncol 12:654-62. 2011
    ..We aimed to create a prediction model linking the BCLC stage of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma to their 5-year liver transplant benefit...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sexual dysfunction in chronic liver disease: is liver transplantation an effective cure?
    Patrizia Burra
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Gastroenterology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Transplantation 89:1425-9. 2010
    ..Further studies on pathophysiology and risk factors in the field of sexual function after liver transplantation along with new strategies to support and inform patients on the waiting list and after surgery are needed...
  31. doi request reprint Use of sorafenib in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma before liver transplantation: a cost-benefit analysis while awaiting data on sorafenib safety
    Alessandro Vitale
    Unità di Chirurgia Oncologica, Istituto Oncologico Veneto, IRCCS, Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 51:165-73. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Features predicting unresectability in hepatoblastoma
    Lorenzo D'Antiga
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Cancer 110:1050-8. 2007
    ..The authors sought to identify presenting features that would predict unresectability in patients with HB and to provide suggestions for early referral and listing for OLT...
  33. ncbi request reprint A randomized study comparing ligation with propranolol for primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in candidates for liver transplantation
    Lorenzo Norberto
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, 1st Surgical Clinic, Surgical Endoscopy Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Liver Transpl 13:1272-8. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that banding should not be utilized as primary prophylaxis in transplant candidates who can be treated with BB...
  34. ncbi request reprint Acute hepatic failure in pregnancy
    Delia M Paternoster
    Department of Gynecology and Human Reproduction, Via Giustiniani 3, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 112:230-2. 2004
    ..We report a descriptive study of a pregnant woman presenting with severe liver dysfunction...
  35. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of bone mineral density in children who underwent a successful liver transplantation
    Lorenzo D'Antiga
    Paediatric Department, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Transplantation 78:899-903. 2004
    ..The effect of posttransplant factors possibly influencing bone mass in the long-term after a successful OLT in children is unknown...
  36. ncbi request reprint Multifocal hepatoblastoma: is there a place for partial hepatectomy?
    Patrizia Dall'igna
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Padua, Italy
    Med Pediatr Oncol 40:113-6; discussion 116-7. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Early markers of neural dysfunction and compensation: a model from minimal hepatic encephalopathy
    Giorgia Cona
    Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Via Venezia 8, 35131 Padua, Italy CIRMANMEC, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Neurophysiol 125:1138-44. 2014
    ..The event-related potentials (ERPs) elicited by the ICT provide insight into neural mechanisms underlying the cognitive alterations associated with MHE...
  38. doi request reprint The tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 inhibits proliferation of activated hepatic stellate cells by impairing PDGF receptor signaling
    Elena Tibaldi
    Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua, Viale G Colombo 3, 35131 Padua, Italy
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1843:288-98. 2014
    ....
  39. pmc Systemic administration of a novel human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells population accelerates the resolution of acute liver injury
    Patrizia Burra
    Gastroenterology, Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, Padova University Hospital, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova, 35128, Italy
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:88. 2012
    ..We aimed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells from human umbilical cord (UCMSCs), a readily available source of mesenchymal stem cells, in the CCl4-induced acute liver injury model...
  40. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation for Wilson's disease: The burden of neurological and psychiatric disorders
    Valentina Medici
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant Sections, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Liver Transpl 11:1056-63. 2005
    ..In conclusion, a combination of hepatic and neuropsychiatric conditions deserves careful neurological evaluation, which should contraindicate OLT in case of severe neurological impairment...
  41. ncbi request reprint Different hemodynamic patterns of alcoholic and viral endstage cirrhosis: analysis of explanted liver weight, degree of fibrosis and splanchnic Doppler parameters
    Massimo Bolognesi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 42:256-62. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the role of the etiology of liver disease on the relationship between liver blood flow and liver pathology in endstage cirrhosis...
  42. pmc Oxidative DNA damage correlates with cell immortalization and mir-92 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma
    Romilda Cardin
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova 35128, Italy
    BMC Cancer 12:177. 2012
    ....
  43. doi request reprint A prospective policy development to increase split-liver transplantation for 2 adult recipients: results of a 12-year multicenter collaborative study
    Paolo Aseni
    Department of General Surgery and Transplantation, Ospedale Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Milan Organ and Tissue Transplant Immunology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan Department of Transplant Surgery, Ospedale San Martino, University of Genoa, Genoa Chirurgia III, Centro trapianto di fegato e di intestino Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo Hepato biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit, University of Padua, Padua Liver Transplant Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan Unit of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori Milan Liver Transplantation Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Verona Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Padua
    Ann Surg 259:157-65. 2014
    ..To analyze in a multicenter study the potential benefit of a new prospective policy development to increase split-liver procedures for 2 adult recipients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Giant splenic epithelial cyst with elevated serum markers CEA and CA 19-9 levels: an incidental association?
    Carmelo Madia
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 23:773-6. 2003
    ..The lowering of the serum levels of the two markers after the cyst removal is witness of the direct relationship between the increment of the serum tumor markers and the presence of the epidermoid cyst...
  45. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation using suboptimal grafts: impact of donor harvesting technique
    Alessandro Vitale
    Unità di Chirurgia Epatobiliare e Trapianto Epatico, Dipartimento assistenziale di Chirurgia Generale e Trapianti d Organo Università, Ospedaliera di Padova, Padova, Italy
    Liver Transpl 13:1444-50. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the present study showed a very low prevalence of PDF, death, and re-LT after transplantation with suboptimal liver when a MDP technique was used to harvest the donor graft...
  46. ncbi request reprint Influence of steroids on HCV recurrence after liver transplantation: A prospective study
    Marco Vivarelli
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatol 47:793-8. 2007
    ..To assess the effect of long-term maintenance of steroids on HCV recurrence after liver transplantation (LT), that is still controversial, a prospective multicentre trial was conducted at the centres of Bologna and Padua, Italy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation for HCV cirrhosis: improved survival in recent years and increased severity of recurrent disease in female recipients: results of a long term retrospective study
    Luca S Belli
    Hepatology and Abdominal Organ Transplantation Unit, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Liver Transpl 13:733-40. 2007
    ..The combination of a female recipient receiving an older graft emerged as a strong risk factor for a severe recurrence...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cytokines and liver failure: modification of TNF- and IL-6 in patients with acute on chronic liver decompensation treated with Molecular Adsorbent Recycling System (MARS)
    Giovanni Ambrosino
    Department of Surgery and Gastroenterological Science, Liver Transplant Unit, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Acta Biomed 74:7-9. 2003
    ..The study confirms the efficacy of MARS therapy in terms of homeostasis of the cytokines network and suggests an usefulness of monitoring their level during liver failure...
  49. ncbi request reprint A comparative prospective study of two available solutions for kidney and liver preservation
    Paola Pedotti
    Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore, Milano, Italy
    Transplantation 77:1540-5. 2004
    ..We have performed a prospective multicenter study to compare the role of these cold-storage solutions on kidney and liver recovery after transplantation...
  50. doi request reprint Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): the role of angiogenesis and invasiveness
    Adriana Sergio
    Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padova, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:914-21. 2008
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Nifedipine versus carvedilol in the treatment of de novo arterial hypertension after liver transplantation: results of a controlled clinical trial
    Alessandra Galioto
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Liver Transpl 14:1020-8. 2008
    ..In responders to carvedilol, but not in responders to nifedipine, the daily dose of tacrolimus at 1 year should be reduced to 50% compared to the baseline dose to maintain the blood trough level in the therapeutic range...
  52. ncbi request reprint Split-liver transplantation with pediatric donors: a multicenter experience
    Matteo Cescon
    Centro Trapianti di Fegato, Chirurgia III, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy
    Transplantation 79:1148-53. 2005
    ..Outcomes of split-liver transplantation (SLT) with pediatric donors have never been specifically reported...
  53. ncbi request reprint Micronuclei and broken eggs in human liver carcinogenesis
    Maria Guido
    Department of Diagnostic Medical Sciences and Special Therapies, Pathology Unit, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 28:2507-11. 2008
    ..MNi/BE formation may result in activation of the p53-mediated cell cycle checkpoint...
  54. ncbi request reprint Role of blood AFP mRNA and tumor grade in the preoperative prognostic evaluation of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Umberto Cillo
    Clinica Chirurgica I Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Gastroenterologiche Università degli Studi di Padova Via Giustiniani 2, Policlinico III Piano, 35128 Padova, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 11:6920-5. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Renal failure and bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis: epidemiology and clinical features
    Silvano Fasolato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, General Hospital and University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 45:223-9. 2007
    ..A progressive form of renal failure occurs only as a consequence of biliary or gastrointestinal tract infections, SBP, and UTI...
  56. ncbi request reprint Split and whole liver transplantation outcomes: a comparative cohort study
    Massimo Cardillo
    Transplant Immunology and Blood Bank, Maggiore Policlinico Hospital, Milano, Italy
    Liver Transpl 12:402-10. 2006
    ..2 to 16.2% was observed. Such results justify a more widespread adoption of SLT protocols, organizational difficulties not being a limit for the application of such technique...
  57. ncbi request reprint 12-month follow-up analysis of a multicenter, randomized, prospective trial in de novo liver transplant recipients (LIS2T) comparing cyclosporine microemulsion (C2 monitoring) and tacrolimus
    Gary Levy
    University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Liver Transpl 12:1464-72. 2006
    ..More patients required antidiabetic therapy with tacrolimus regardless of diabetic status at baseline...
  58. pmc Feasibility and limits of split liver transplantation from pediatric donors: an italian multicenter experience
    Matteo Cescon
    Liver and Lung Transplantation Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy
    Ann Surg 244:805-14. 2006
    ..To report the results of a multicenter experience of split liver transplantation (SLT) with pediatric donors...
  59. ncbi request reprint Traumatic complete transsection of the left hepatic duct: another approach to repair
    Massimiliano Veroux
    Department of Surgery and Transplantation, General Hospital of University of Catania, Italy
    Eur J Surg 168:563-5. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint Cross-talk between PDGF and S1P signalling elucidates the inhibitory effect and potential antifibrotic action of the immunomodulator FTY720 in activated HSC-cultures
    Anna Maria Brunati
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Padova, Viale G Colombo 3, 35121 Padova, Italy
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1783:347-59. 2008
    ..These findings led us to hypothesize a potential use of FTY720 as a potential antifibrotic drug for further clinical application...
  61. ncbi request reprint A multicenter pilot prospective study comparing Celsior and University of Wisconsin preserving solutions for use in liver transplantation
    Antonino Cavallari
    Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche, Rianimatorie e dei Trapianti Policlinico S Orsola, University of Bologna, Italy
    Liver Transpl 9:814-21. 2003
    ..A study on a larger patient basis is needed...
  62. doi request reprint Correlation between the liver temperature employed during machine perfusion and reperfusion damage: role of Ca2+
    Mariapia Vairetti
    Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Liver Transpl 14:494-503. 2008
    ..This raises the need to reconsider the temperature and calcium levels to be used during liver MP...
  63. doi request reprint Cyclosporine pharmacokinetics and blood pressure responses after conversion to once-daily dosing in maintenance liver transplant patients
    John M Kovarik
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland
    Clin Transplant 22:68-75. 2008
    ..Conversion to once-daily dosing was associated with a decrease in nighttime mean arterial blood pressure...