S Gruttadauria

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Role of basiliximab in the prevention of acute cellular rejection in adult to adult living-related liver transplantation: a single center experience
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT, Italy, Palermo, Italy University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Biologics 1:69-73. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells restore biochemical markers of acute liver injury in experimental model
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 45:480-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Early regeneration of the remnant liver volume after right hepatectomy for living donation: a multiple regression analysis
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Liver Transpl 18:907-13. 2012
  4. pmc Adhesions due to peritoneal carcinomatosis caused by a renal carcinoma leading to mechanical gastric outlet obstruction: a case report
    Filippo Mocciaro
    Gastroenterology Unit, ISMETT, UPMC, Via Tricomi 1, Palermo 90100, Italy
    J Med Case Reports 5:306. 2011
  5. doi request reprint How to face organ shortage in liver transplantation in an area with low rate of deceased donation
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies IsMeTT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Via E Tricomi N 1, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Updates Surg 62:149-52. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Basiliximab in a triple-drug regimen with tacrolimus and steroids in liver transplantation
    S Gruttadauria
    Department of Surgery, ISMETT UPMC, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2611-3. 2005
  7. pmc Liver transplantation for polycystic liver and massive hepatomegaly
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplant and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Via E Tricomi N 1, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 16:1425-6. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two different techniques of reperfusion in adult orthotopic liver transplantation
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Abdominal Transplantation, Institute Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzasione, Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center European Medical Division, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Transplant 20:159-62. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Sequential preoperative ipsilateral portal and arterial embolization in patients with colorectal liver metastases
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center European Medical Division, Instituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy
    World J Surg 30:576-8. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint A safe immunosuppressive protocol in adult-to-adult living related liver transplantation
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Atta Specializzazione IsMeTT, Italy, Palermo
    Transplant Proc 38:1106-8. 2006

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  1. pmc Role of basiliximab in the prevention of acute cellular rejection in adult to adult living-related liver transplantation: a single center experience
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT, Italy, Palermo, Italy University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Biologics 1:69-73. 2007
    ..Basiliximab in association with tacrolimus and steroids is effective in reducing episodes of ACR and increasing ACR-free survival after ALRLT...
  2. doi request reprint Marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells restore biochemical markers of acute liver injury in experimental model
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 45:480-6. 2013
    ..02). In conclusion, infusion of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell resulted in a less aggressive picture of hepatic damage...
  3. doi request reprint Early regeneration of the remnant liver volume after right hepatectomy for living donation: a multiple regression analysis
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Liver Transpl 18:907-13. 2012
    ..035, P < 0.0001) and preoperative parameters such as a smaller FRLV (coefficient = -0.002, P < 0.0001) and a greater SV/FRLV ratio (coefficient = 1.196, P < 0.0001) were predictors of greater liver regeneration...
  4. pmc Adhesions due to peritoneal carcinomatosis caused by a renal carcinoma leading to mechanical gastric outlet obstruction: a case report
    Filippo Mocciaro
    Gastroenterology Unit, ISMETT, UPMC, Via Tricomi 1, Palermo 90100, Italy
    J Med Case Reports 5:306. 2011
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  5. doi request reprint How to face organ shortage in liver transplantation in an area with low rate of deceased donation
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies IsMeTT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Via E Tricomi N 1, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Updates Surg 62:149-52. 2010
    ..The organ shortage becomes more problematic in the scenario of re-transplantation where the use of a limited resource such as a liver graft must be weighed against the risk of a more difficult surgery...
  6. ncbi request reprint Basiliximab in a triple-drug regimen with tacrolimus and steroids in liver transplantation
    S Gruttadauria
    Department of Surgery, ISMETT UPMC, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2611-3. 2005
    ..In this study, we assessed the efficacy and safety of basiliximab in combination with tacrolimus and steroids following liver transplantation...
  7. pmc Liver transplantation for polycystic liver and massive hepatomegaly
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplant and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Via E Tricomi N 1, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 16:1425-6. 2010
    ..All the transplant procedures were performed without intermediate partial liver resection, showing that selective use of veno-venous bypass can play a significant role in the treatment of massive hepatomegaly...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two different techniques of reperfusion in adult orthotopic liver transplantation
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Abdominal Transplantation, Institute Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzasione, Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center European Medical Division, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Transplant 20:159-62. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of two reperfusion techniques on the peri-operative hemodynamic changes and early post-operative graft function of adult patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sequential preoperative ipsilateral portal and arterial embolization in patients with colorectal liver metastases
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center European Medical Division, Instituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy
    World J Surg 30:576-8. 2006
    ..We devised a strategy to deal with these two problems by performing an ipsilateral hepatic artery embolization 6 weeks after an unsatisfactory PVE in an effort to accelerate the hypertrophy of the remnant liver...
  10. ncbi request reprint A safe immunosuppressive protocol in adult-to-adult living related liver transplantation
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Atta Specializzazione IsMeTT, Italy, Palermo
    Transplant Proc 38:1106-8. 2006
    ..Basiliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody directed against the alpha chain of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor (CD25), has been extensively evaluated as induction therapy for cadaveric liver transplant recipients...
  11. doi request reprint Impact of blood transfusion on early outcome of liver resection for colorectal hepatic metastases
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 103:140-7. 2011
    ..The use of intra-operative blood transfusion has been associated with worse surgical outcome in patients undergoing liver resection for malignancy...
  12. pmc Early graft dysfunction following adult-to-adult living-related liver transplantation: predictive factors and outcomes
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Coordinator Abdominal Adult Transplant ISMETT Mediterranean Institute for Transplant and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:4556-60. 2009
    ..To describe a condition that we define as early graft dysfunction (EGD) which can be identified preoperatively...
  13. ncbi request reprint Adult to adult living-related liver transplant: report on an initial experience in Italy
    S Gruttadauria
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:342-50. 2007
    ..Living-related liver transplantation has become the treatment of choice for many liver diseases. We present our initial analysis of 53 cases of adult to adult living-related liver transplantation performed in a single institute in Italy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Multiple vascular anomalies in a paediatric kidney transplant recipient
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:3352-3. 2007
  15. doi request reprint Technical aspects of living-related liver donation: single-center experience
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 41:1273-4. 2009
    ..This single-center experience may contribute to refinement of the surgical technique required to improve the outcome of these complex operations...
  16. doi request reprint Critical use of extended criteria donor liver grafts in adult-to-adult whole liver transplantation: a single-center experience
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Specialized Therapies University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Liver Transpl 14:220-7. 2008
    ..1% (P = 0.04) and of mortality on the list to 32.55% from 41.01% (P = 0.11). Critical use of ECD liver grafts allowed recipients in the waiting list to have a greater chance of being transplanted...
  17. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of small-for-size syndrome in adult-to-adult living-related liver transplantation: single center series
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Transplant 21:761-6. 2007
    ..Because splenic flow clearly contributes to portal hyperperfusion, an early SAE can relieve the partial graft from the deleterious effect of this portal overflow...
  18. pmc Analysis of surgical and perioperative complications in seventy-five right hepatectomies for living donor liver transplantation
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 14:3159-64. 2008
    ..To present an analysis of the surgical and perioperative complications in a series of seventy-five right hepatectomies for living-donation (RHLD) performed in our center...
  19. ncbi request reprint Improvements in hepatic parenchymal transection for living related liver donor
    S Gruttadauria
    Department of Surgery, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT UPMC Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2589-91. 2005
    ..To eliminate mortality and morbidity risk in living related liver donors, we developed a new surgical technique to resect hepatic parenchyma using an ultrasonic surgical aspirator in association with a monopolar floating ball cautery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of marginal liver donors increases the volume of liver transplant: early results of a single-center experience
    S Gruttadauria
    Isituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione UPMC Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2567-8. 2005
    ..In June 2003, we started to use marginal donors each year tripling the number of transplants per year at our center...
  21. doi request reprint Complications in immunosuppressive therapy of liver transplant recipients
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    J Surg Res 168:e137-42. 2011
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Correlation between peri-operative serum lactate levels and outcome in pancreatic resection for pancreatic cancer, preliminary report
    S Gruttadauria
    Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 21:539-45. 2002
    ..Though, due to the relatively small number of the patients, more extensive investigation is needed in order to confirm such interesting preliminary data...
  23. doi request reprint Unusual presentation of left hepatic vein in deceased donor: case report
    S Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione IsMeTT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:3865-7. 2010
    ..Although a graft with reduced size is not ideal, ex situ reduction should be considered a valuable option when viability of the left lateral segments is uncertain in the donor or at the back table...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of recipients' socio-economic status on patient and graft survival after liver transplantation: the IsMeTT experience
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Is Me T T Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 43:893-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine whether education level and socioeconomic status in a cohort of liver transplant recipients in the south of Italy were potential predictors of graft and patient survival...
  25. ncbi request reprint Preliminary report on surgical technique in hepatic parenchymal transection for liver tumors in the elderly: a lesson learned from living-related liver transplantation
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Surgery, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT UPMC, Palermo, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 88:229-33. 2004
    ..We have developed a new technique to resect hepatic parenchyma using an ultrasonic surgical aspirator in association with a monopolar floating ball. This combination has been utilized in 42 liver resections...
  26. doi request reprint The role of basiliximab induction therapy in adult-to-adult living-related transplantation and deceased donor liver transplantation: a comparative retrospective analysis of a single-center series
    J Vigano
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1953-5. 2008
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Liver transplantation using donors older than 80 years: a single-center experience
    I Petridis
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1976-8. 2008
    ..One such example is OLT using a donor with advanced age...
  28. doi request reprint The Charlson comorbidity index as a predictor of outcomes in liver transplantation: single-center experience
    G Grosso
    GF Ingrassia Institute, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Transplant Proc 44:1298-302. 2012
    ..The CCI should be considered an important tool for improving patient care because of its potential applications for patient management...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in adult liver recipient with delayed graft function
    F Vasta
    Department of Surgery, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT UPMC Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2626-8. 2005
    ..We assessed the feasibility and outcome of TIPS in liver transplant recipients who developed delayed graft function (DGF) with portal hypertension...
  30. ncbi request reprint In situ split liver transplantation for adult and pediatric recipients: an answer to organ shortage
    D Cintorino
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1096-8. 2006
    ..We report our initial experience with in situ split liver transplantation (SLT) for adult and pediatric patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid-free immunosuppression in pediatric liver transplantation: safety and efficacy after a short-term follow-up
    D Cintorino
    Liver Transplantation Unit, Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT, UPMC Italy, Palermo
    Transplant Proc 38:1099-100. 2006
    ..We report our results with the use of corticosteroid-free immunosuppression after pediatric liver transplantation, evaluating the efficiency and safety of this protocol in the early posttransplantation period...
  32. doi request reprint The recipient with portal thrombosis and/or previous surgery
    A Arcadipane
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, ISMETT, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1183-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare OLT perioperative morbidity, mortality, blood product consumption, and length of hospital stay among patients with or without PVT or with or without previous surgery...
  33. ncbi request reprint Pediatric liver transplantation: preliminary results at Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione
    D Cintorino
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione IsMeTT, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2597-8. 2005
    ..Evaluation of our initial data suggests that the split liver technique has the potential to meet the needs of pediatric LTx allowing grafting early in the course of the original disease and reducing waiting time...
  34. doi request reprint Primary and reactivated HHV8 infection and disease after liver transplantation: a prospective study
    G Pietrosi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione IsMeTT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Am J Transplant 11:2715-23. 2011
    ..Donor screening for HHV8 should be considered in geographic areas with a high prevalence of such infection...
  35. doi request reprint Usefulness of the "rendezvous" technique in living related right liver donors with postoperative biliary leakage from bile duct anastomosis
    R Miraglia
    Department of Radiology, Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Via Tricomi 1, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 31:999-1002. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Lactate levels in open interstitial thermal ablation for liver tumors
    S Gruttadauria
    European Medical Division, University of Pittsburgh, Medical Center, PA, USA
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 21:171-6. 2002
    ..These results demonstrate that O-RITA does not induce hyperlactatemia and does not reduce the functional residual liver parenchyma...
  37. doi request reprint Balancing donor and recipient risk factors in liver transplantation: the value of D-MELD with particular reference to HCV recipients
    A W Avolio
    General Surgery and Transplantation Unit, Department of Surgery, A Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Transplant 11:2724-36. 2011
    ..The 5yrsPS<50% cutoff was identified only in HCV patients (D-MELD ≥ 1750). The innovative approach offered by D-MELD and covariates is helpful in predicting outcome after liver transplantation, especially in HCV recipients...
  38. ncbi request reprint The hepatic artery in liver transplantation and surgery: vascular anomalies in 701 cases
    S Gruttadauria
    European Medical Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Transplant 15:359-63. 2001
    ..This anatomical update can be useful for transplant and general surgeons, as well as vascular radiologists...
  39. doi request reprint Recipient-donor age matching in liver transplantation: a single-center experience
    D Pagano
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 45:2700-6. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether donor age was a predictor of outcomes in liver transplantation, representing an independent risk factor as well as its impact related to recipient age-matching...
  40. ncbi request reprint Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the gallbladder: case report and review of the literature
    S Gruttadauria
    European Medical Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am Surg 67:714-7. 2001
    ..Our patient is still alive and free of disease 46 weeks after surgery. The fact that this is the longest survival reported to date underscores the dismal prognosis of this disease...
  41. ncbi request reprint Significance of the effective remnant liver volume in major hepatectomies
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Department of Abdominal Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre European Medical Division, Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy
    Am Surg 71:235-40. 2005
    ..001), early postoperative mortality (P < 0.01), and complications (P < 0.003). The ERLV/TLV ratio may be a useful predictor of surgical outcome after major hepatectomy...
  42. ncbi request reprint Hepatic hydatid cyst causing thrombosis of the inferior vena cava and complicated by hemobilia: a multimodal sequential approach in the treatment
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    European Medical Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 48:358-64. 2003
  43. ncbi request reprint Changes in serum electrolytes during treatment of patients in liver failure with molecular adsorbent recirculating system
    C Doria
    Department of Surgery, Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int J Artif Organs 26:918-23. 2003
    ..To study the effect of MARS on serum electrolytes during liver failure...
  44. doi request reprint Two brothers with renal and hepatic polycystic disease treated with combined liver and kidney transplantation: a case report
    D Pagano
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Transplant Proc 45:2776-7. 2013
    ..In both cases, successful transplantation was accomplished with intra-abdominal engraftment of the liver and kidneys through the same abdominal incision. ..
  45. ncbi request reprint Porcine orthotopic liver autotransplantation: facilitated technique
    S Gruttadauria
    Department of Surgery, Unit of Surgical Oncology, University of Catania, Italy
    J Invest Surg 14:79-82. 2001
    ..This procedure could have a clinical indication for otherwise unresectable liver tumors...
  46. ncbi request reprint New model of liver regeneration induced through use of vascular endothelial growth factor
    G Marino
    Department of General Surgery, University of Catania, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1193-4. 2006
    ..Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an endothelial cell mitogen. The objective of this study was to verify the proregenerative effects of VEGF in an experimental model of acute liver failure...
  47. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous gram-negative cellulitis in a liver transplant recipient
    D L Paterson
    UPMC Division of Infectious Diseases, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Infection 29:345-7. 2001
    ..Bacteremic gram-negative cellulitis should be considered in compromised patients with unusual presentations of cellulitis...
  48. doi request reprint Lamivudine monoprophylaxis for de novo HBV infection in HBsAg-negative recipients with HBcAb-positive liver grafts
    Giovanni Vizzini
    Istituto Mediterraneo Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Transplant 25:E77-81. 2011
    ..In our experience, lamivudine monoprophylaxis provided complete protection against HBV reactivation and showed long-term efficacy...
  49. ncbi request reprint Infections after living-donor liver transplantation
    Bruno Gridelli
    ISMETT U P M C Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S105-8. 2006
    ..Living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is an effective means of overcoming the shortage of adult organs, as outcomes are now comparable to those of cadaveric donor liver transplantation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Contribution of transjugular liver biopsy in patients with the clinical presentation of acute liver failure
    Roberto Miraglia
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 29:1008-10. 2006
    ..In these patients, the eligibility for liver transplantation must be quickly decided. The aim of this study was to assess the role of transjugular liver biopsy (TJLB) in the management of patients with the clinical presentation of ALF...
  51. ncbi request reprint Fulminant hepatic failure bridged to liver transplantation with a molecular adsorbent recirculating system: a single-center experience
    Cataldo Doria
    Transplant Division, Department of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 51:47-53. 2006
    ..No differences were noted between the pre- and the post-MARS histology. We conclude that the MARS is a safe, temporary life support mechanism for patients awaiting liver transplantation or recovering from fulminant hepatic failure...
  52. pmc Clinical applications of hepatocyte transplantation
    Giada Pietrosi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Via Tricomi, 1, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:2074-7. 2009
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Malignant diverticulitis of the left colon complicating heart transplantation
    Duilio Pagano
    Department of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Ann Transplant 15:71-4. 2010
    ....
  54. pmc Imaging in liver transplantation
    Settimo Caruso
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies IsMeTT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:675-83. 2009
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Liver biopsy findings from healthy potential living liver donors: reasons for disqualification, silent diseases and correlation with liver injury tests
    Marta I Minervini
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ISMETT, Italy
    J Hepatol 50:501-10. 2009
    ..Our primary goal was to determine the contribution of biopsy findings to potential donor evaluation. Factors contributing to pre-clinical NAFLD and correlations between liver injury tests and histopathology have been also determined...
  56. ncbi request reprint Effect of molecular adsorbent recirculating system in hepatitis C virus-related intractable pruritus
    Cataldo Doria
    Department of Surgery, Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and the National Liver Transplant Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs, PA 15213, USA
    Liver Transpl 9:437-43. 2003
    ..Different toxins and/or a placebo effect might have had a role in this setting...
  57. pmc Interventional radiology procedures in adult patients who underwent liver transplantation
    Roberto Miraglia
    Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies IsMeTT, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Via Tricomi 1, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:684-93. 2009
    ..The aim of this paper is to review indications, technical consideration, results achievable and potential complications of interventional radiology procedures after deceased donor LT and living related adult LT...
  58. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of basiliximab with a tacrolimus-based regimen in liver transplant recipients
    Ignazio R Marino
    Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107 5083, USA
    Transplantation 78:886-91. 2004
    ..In this study, we assessed the efficacy and safety of basiliximab in combination with a tacrolimus-based regimen after liver transplantation...
  59. doi request reprint Efficacy and safety of fully covered self-expandable metallic stents in biliary complications after liver transplantation: a preliminary study
    Mario Traina
    Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Palermo, Italy
    Liver Transpl 15:1493-8. 2009
    ..A cost analysis should be performed in order to evaluate whether to treat transplanted patients suffering from biliary complications with covered self-expandable metallic stent placement as first-line therapy...
  60. doi request reprint Primary hemangiopericytoma of the liver: sonographic findings
    Settimo Caruso
    Department of Radiology, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies IsMeTT, Palermo, Italy
    J Clin Ultrasound 37:305-7. 2009
    ..The lesion was further evaluated using multidetector CT. The patient was treated with a right hepatectomy, and a pathologic diagnosis was made. Two years later, there was no evidence of recurrence...
  61. ncbi request reprint Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema induced by a molecular adsorbent recirculating system: case report
    Cataldo Doria
    Liver Transplantation and Liver Surgery, Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 1025 Walnut Street, Suite 605 College Building, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Artif Organs 6:282-5. 2003
    ..Our data suggest that the molecular adsorbent recirculating system may cause noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, possibly by an immune-mediated mechanism...
  62. ncbi request reprint Ex situ resection techniques and liver autotransplantation: last resource for otherwise unresectable malignancy
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Italy, Palermo, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 50:1829-35. 2005
    ..This should be performed only AT referral centers for liver resection surgery and liver transplantation in light of the technical refinements reached in the era of living-related liver transplantation...
  63. ncbi request reprint Thromboelastography used to assess coagulation during treatment with molecular adsorbent recirculating system
    Cataldo Doria
    Department of Surgery, Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Transplant 18:365-71. 2004
    ..An alternative postulated mechanism is an immune-mediated platelet disruption - coagulopathy...
  64. ncbi request reprint Conversion from tacrolimus to cyclosporine--a based immunosuppression following liver transplantation
    Cataldo Doria
    Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Exp Clin Transplant 1:48-55. 2003
    ..Additionally, re-conversion to Tacrolimus for lack of efficacy of Cyclosporine A did not appear to be associated with a recurrence of the condition that caused the initial switch...
  65. ncbi request reprint A new technique for successful management of a complete suprahepatic caval transection
    Ignazio R Marino
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107 5083, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:190-4. 2008
  66. ncbi request reprint Complex hydatid cysts of the liver: a single center's evolving approach to surgical treatment
    Ivan Botrugno
    Department of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, Palermo, Italy
    Am Surg 76:1011-5. 2010
    ..63%) showed signs of recurrence at follow-up. Radical surgery is the most effective treatment for complex hydatid cysts. In our experience, partial or total pericystectomy virtually eliminated, over time, the need for hepatic resection...
  67. pmc Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt with accidental diagnosis of persistence of the left superior vena cava
    Ioannis Petridis
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Via Tricomi 1, Palermo 90127, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 16:1158-60. 2010
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint A suspicious abdominal computed tomography scan finding after aortic valve replacement
    Gianluca Santise
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, ISMETT, Palermo, Italy
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 21:612-4. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Sequential preoperative ipsilateral portal and arterial embolization in patients with liver tumors: is it really the best approach?
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    World J Surg 31:2427-8. 2007
  70. ncbi request reprint Outcomes in 139 cases of biliary tract reconstructions from a transplant surgery center
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione IsMeTT
    Exp Clin Transplant 1:73-8. 2003
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus recurrence and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura after liver transplantation in adult patients: role of splenectomy
    Augusto Lauro
    Transplantation 79:738. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation in a child with celiac disease
    Piero Pavone
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123 Catania, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:956-60. 2005
    ....
  73. doi request reprint Hepatic arterial infusion: the beginning of the combination era
    Bernhard C Pestalozzi
    J Clin Oncol 26:2231-2; author reply 2232-3. 2008
  74. ncbi request reprint Hepatic artery anomalies: anatomy review
    Salvatore Gruttadauria
    Liver Transpl 8:981. 2002
  75. ncbi request reprint Fulminant hepatic failure and autoimmune disorders in patient with multiple sclerosis on interferon beta 1a: a fatal combination?
    Giada Pietrosi
    Transpl Int 21:502-4. 2008