Franco Lumachi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pdf High risk of malignancy in patients with incidentally discovered adrenal masses: accuracy of adrenal imaging and image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Tumori 93:269-74. 2007
  2. ncbi Clinical and radiological outcome after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: comparison of different grafts. preliminary single-center experience
    Greta Garbo
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences DiSCOG, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 28:117-20. 2014
  3. ncbi Ultrasonic dissection system technology in breast cancer: a case-control study in a large cohort of patients requiring axillary dissection
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology DiSCOG, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 142:399-404. 2013
  4. ncbi Carboxy-terminal telopeptide (CTX) and amino-terminal propeptide (PINP) of type I collagen as markers of bone metastases in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 33:2593-6. 2013
  5. ncbi Circulating PTH, Vitamin D and IGF-I levels in relation to bone mineral density in elderly women
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 27:415-8. 2013
  6. ncbi Treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 20:596-604. 2013
  7. ncbi Relationship between bone formation markers bone alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin and amino-terminal propeptide of type I collagen and bone mineral density in elderly men. Preliminary results
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 26:1041-4. 2012
  8. ncbi Talc pleurodesis as surgical palliation of patients with malignant pleural effusion. Analysis of factors affecting survival
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 32:5071-4. 2012
  9. ncbi Expression of p53 and Ki-67 as prognostic factors for survival of men with colorectal cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, DiSCOG, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 32:3965-7. 2012
  10. ncbi Touch imprint cytology and frozen-section analysis for intraoperative evaluation of sentinel nodes in early breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences DiSCOG, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 32:3523-6. 2012

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  1. pdf High risk of malignancy in patients with incidentally discovered adrenal masses: accuracy of adrenal imaging and image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Tumori 93:269-74. 2007
    ....
  2. ncbi Clinical and radiological outcome after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: comparison of different grafts. preliminary single-center experience
    Greta Garbo
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences DiSCOG, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 28:117-20. 2014
    ..The technological improvements of the prosthesis for EVAR will likely reduce complications related to this technique in the near future...
  3. ncbi Ultrasonic dissection system technology in breast cancer: a case-control study in a large cohort of patients requiring axillary dissection
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology DiSCOG, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 142:399-404. 2013
    ..Thus, a careful evaluation of the cost-benefits of nontraditional tools, such as HDDs, should be performed in all patients undergoing modified radical or partial mastectomy and ALND for BC. ..
  4. ncbi Carboxy-terminal telopeptide (CTX) and amino-terminal propeptide (PINP) of type I collagen as markers of bone metastases in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 33:2593-6. 2013
    ..The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) for CTX was 0.68. In conclusion, CTX and PINP measurement can be useful in monitoring patients with NSCLC during follow-up, with the aim of detecting BMs early...
  5. ncbi Circulating PTH, Vitamin D and IGF-I levels in relation to bone mineral density in elderly women
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 27:415-8. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi Treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 20:596-604. 2013
    ..Studies evaluating the role of AIs as first-line therapy are ongoing and the results are encouraging...
  7. ncbi Relationship between bone formation markers bone alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin and amino-terminal propeptide of type I collagen and bone mineral density in elderly men. Preliminary results
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 26:1041-4. 2012
    ..In conclusion, we did not find any relationship between bone formation markers BAP, osteocalcin and PINP and bone density. Thus, our preliminary data suggest that BTMs are not useful in monitoring the bone mineral status of elderly men...
  8. ncbi Talc pleurodesis as surgical palliation of patients with malignant pleural effusion. Analysis of factors affecting survival
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 32:5071-4. 2012
    ..Our results show that the prognosis of patients after talc pleurodesis is independent of age, gender, type of malignancy and amount of pleural effusion, thus, suggesting the utility of treating all patients with symptomatic MPE early...
  9. ncbi Expression of p53 and Ki-67 as prognostic factors for survival of men with colorectal cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, DiSCOG, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 32:3965-7. 2012
    ..In this selected group of patients, these prognostic markers were independent of age, and the preoperative CEA serum levels did not have any relationship with survival...
  10. ncbi Touch imprint cytology and frozen-section analysis for intraoperative evaluation of sentinel nodes in early breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences DiSCOG, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 32:3523-6. 2012
    ..03), and similar accuracy. Our preliminary data confirm that IC is a simple and rapid technique with good sensitivity, suggesting that the combination of FS and IC may be useful in all patients requiring intraoperative SLNB evaluation...
  11. ncbi Diagnosis of alterations of serum calcium metabolism
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Med Chem 8:551-5. 2012
    ..The role of biochemical markers of bone turnover for predicting metastatic bone disease, and monitoring bone metabolic changes, and their usefulness as a predictive mean of the likelihood of bone loss or fractures risk is still unclear...
  12. ncbi Simultaneous multianalyte immunoassay measurement of five serum tumor markers in the detection of colorectal cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences DiSCOG, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 32:985-8. 2012
    ..When the sample volume is limited, the multianalyte immunoassay can be a reliable tool for studying patients undergoing laboratory screening for CRC...
  13. ncbi Usefulness of combined sestamibi scintimammography, axillary ultrasonography and FNA cytology in reducing the number of sentinel node procedures in patients with early-stage breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Breast Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 29:491-4. 2009
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  14. ncbi Relationship between oral contraceptive therapy and estrogen receptor status in patients with breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Breast Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 28:491-3. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to establish whether a relationship exists between the hormone receptor rate and the main classic risk factors in patients with BC...
  15. ncbi Medical treatment of malignancy-associated hypercalcemia
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 15:415-21. 2008
    ..This review provides information about the actual medical treatment of MAH...
  16. ncbi Axillary lymph node metastases detection with 99mTc-sestamibi scintimammography in patients with breast cancer undergoing curative surgery
    Franco Lumachi
    Breast Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Nuclear Medicine Service, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 27:2949-52. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of 99mTc-sestamibi scintimammography (SSM) in detecting AN involvement in patients with confirmed primary BC undergoing surgery...
  17. ncbi Lumbar spine bone mineral density changes in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism according to age and gender
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrinesurgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1117:362-6. 2007
    ..However, in premenopausal women the BMD values of the lumbar spine significantly improve after PTx, suggesting a higher bone sensitivity to serum PTH normalization due to a synergic action with estrogens...
  18. ncbi Bone mineral density improvement after successful parathyroidectomy in pre- and postmenopausal women with primary hyperparathyroidism: a prospective study
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrinesurgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1117:357-61. 2007
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  19. ncbi Parathyroid cancer: etiology, clinical presentation and treatment
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 26:4803-7. 2006
    ..However, it is very difficult to predict the clinical behaviour of patients with PC and probably the ultimate prognosis depends on successful resection of the tumour at the initial surgery...
  20. ncbi Intima-media thickness measurement of the carotid artery in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. A prospective case-control study and long-term follow-up
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 20:887-90. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi Accuracy of ultrasonography and 99mTc-sestamibi scintimammography for assessing axillary lymph node status in breast cancer patients. A prospective study
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 32:933-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of axillary ultrasonography (US) and (99m)Tc-sestamibi scintimammography (SSM) in patients with breast cancer (BC) undergoing curative surgery...
  22. ncbi Sensitivity and positive predictive value of CT, MRI and 123I-MIBG scintigraphy in localizing pheochromocytomas: a prospective study
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastoenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Nucl Med Commun 27:583-7. 2006
    ..To establish a standardized non-invasive imaging protocol for patients with pheochromocytoma undergoing surgery...
  23. ncbi PCNA-LII, Ki-67 immunostaining, p53 activity and histopathological variables in predicting the clinical outcome in patients with parathyroid carcinoma
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 26:1305-8. 2006
    ..However, the presence of spindle cells and coagulation necrosis together in the standard specimens should be considered as a negative prognostic factor...
  24. doi Cytokines, thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Cytokine 50:229-33. 2010
    ..This review reports the latest advances in defining the actions of cytokines, and resumes the relationship between cytokines, thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer...
  25. ncbi Role and cost-effectiveness of adrenal imaging and image-guided FNA cytology in the management of incidentally discovered adrenal tumours
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastoenterological Sciences, University of Padua, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 25:4559-62. 2005
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  26. ncbi Relationship between prognostic factors of breast cancer and 99mTc-sestamibi uptake in patients who underwent scintimammography: Multivariate analysis of causes of false-negative results
    F Lumachi
    Breast Surgery Unit, Endocrinesurgery, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Breast 15:130-4. 2006
    ..TBR is independent of age and mainly correlates with the size of the tumour. There are no reliable preoperative prognostic factors that are really useful for improving SSM sensitivity in patients with small breast carcinomas...
  27. ncbi Cancer-induced hypercalcemia
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 29:1551-5. 2009
    ..Anti-RANKL therapy (denosumab) and antibodies against PTHrP are promising therapies, but their clinical use should be further explored to more clearly document the effects...
  28. doi Changes of bone formation markers osteocalcin and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:E60-3. 2009
    ..In conclusion, in postmenopausal women the increase of bone formation markers later in life may be an expression of increased bone turnover, which is partially the cause of osteoporosis...
  29. doi Bone mineral density, osteocalcin, and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:E64-7. 2009
    ..BMD did not correlate with either OC or bALP. In conclusion, osteopenia is common among patients with IDDM, but the relationship between bone formation markers and BMD is still unclear...
  30. ncbi Serum N-telopeptide of type I collagen and bone alkaline phosphatase and their relationship in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma and bone metastases. Preliminary results
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 31:3879-81. 2011
    ..08) and BAP (R=-0.10, p=0.61) among patients with BMs. In conclusion, in patients with NSCLC and BMs both NTx and BAP are specific markers of bone remodeling, but their usefulness is limited in early diagnosis of metastatic disease...
  31. ncbi CT and MR imaging of the adrenal glands in cortisol-secreting tumors
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 31:2923-6. 2011
    ..For these lesions there is no difference between CT and MR imaging, while MR chemical shift imaging is very helpful in identifying the additional small group of adenomas where intracellular lipid content is minimal...
  32. ncbi Calcium metabolism & hypercalcemia in adults
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 18:3529-36. 2011
    ..This would allow to move from a support therapy, sometimes ineffective, to a specific and addressed therapy, especially in patients with chronic hypercalcemic conditions unsuitable for surgery...
  33. ncbi Endothelial activation markers soluble E-selectin and von Willebrand factor in primary hyperparathyroidism
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 25:279-82. 2011
    ....
  34. ncbi Axillary node sampling in conjunction with sentinel node biopsy in patients with breast cancer. A prospective preliminary study
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 31:693-7. 2011
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  35. ncbi Endocrine therapy of breast cancer
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 18:513-22. 2011
    ..Bisphosphonates are the drugs of choice to treat such a drug-induced bone disease. The aim of this review is to outline current understanding on endocrine therapy of breast cancer...
  36. ncbi Hormone receptor rate, MIB-1 score and serum tumour markers CEA and CA 15-3 relationship in elderly women with pT1-2 breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 30:4701-4. 2010
    ..These data suggest that only MIB-1 index should be considered an effective parameter for assessing tumour proliferation...
  37. ncbi Relationship between body mass index, age and hypoxemia in patients with extremely severe obesity undergoing bariatric surgery
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 24:775-7. 2010
    ....
  38. ncbi Fine-needle aspiration cytology and (99m)Tc-pertechnetate scintigraphy together in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 30:3083-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, patients with 'cold' TN and FNAC suggesting follicular neoplasm should be considered at risk of having cancer...
  39. ncbi Relationship between preoperative serum markers CA 15-3 and CEA and relapse of the disease in elderly (>65 years) women with breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 30:2331-4. 2010
    ..In conclusion, although serum tumour markers levels may be useful during follow-up, their baseline levels are not useful in predicting relapse in elderly patients with BC...
  40. ncbi Hypoxemia and hypoventilation syndrome improvement after laparoscopic bariatric surgery in patients with morbid obesity
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 24:329-31. 2010
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  41. ncbi Medical treatment of hirsutism in women
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 17:2530-8. 2010
    ..The use of a logical combination of different options has been shown to achieve a satisfactory result in most cases. This review provides information and suggestions about the current options of treating hirsutism...
  42. ncbi FNA cytology and frozen section examination in patients with follicular lesions of the thyroid gland
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 29:5255-7. 2009
    ..FS is most useful in those cases that are diagnosed as suspicious for papillary carcinoma by FNA...
  43. ncbi Incidence of arm lymphoedema following sentinel node biopsy, axillary sampling and axillary dissection in patients with breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 23:1017-20. 2009
    ..2%), 3 (5.6%) and 8 (16%) in groups A, B, C and D, respectively (p=NS). In conclusion, AN sampling is a sensitive and low-morbidity procedure which, in conjunction with the use of harmonic scalpel, may reduce the onset of arm lymphoedema...
  44. ncbi Arterial blood pressure, serum calcium and PTH in elderly men with parathyroid tumors and primary hyperparathyroidism
    Franco Lumachi
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 31:3969-72. 2011
    ..065, p=0.71) or PTH (β=0.08, p=0.65; β=0.17, p=0.32), respectively, was observed. In conclusion, our study confirms that in men with parathyroid tumors and PHPT, the BP values are independent of both serum calcium and PTH levels...
  45. ncbi Relationship between tumor markers CEA and CA 15-3, TNM staging, estrogen receptor rate and MIB-1 index in patients with pT1-2 breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 24:3221-4. 2004
    ....
  46. ncbi Relationship of AgNOR counts and nuclear DNA content to survival in patients with parathyroid carcinoma
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 11:563-9. 2004
    ..In conclusion, DI and AgNOR are useful in confirming the diagnosis of PC, but they are of little value in predicting the clinical outcome of patients with PC...
  47. ncbi Relationship between serum parathyroid hormone, serum calcium and arterial blood pressure in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: results of a multivariate analysis
    F Lumachi
    Biostatistics Section, Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua School of Medicine, 35128, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 146:643-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate the possible relationship between serum calcium, serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and arterial blood pressure (BP) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT)...
  48. ncbi Breast complaints and risk of breast cancer. Population-based study of 2,879 self-selected women and long-term follow-up
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 56:88-92. 2002
    ..Therefore, further investigations have to be warranted only when risk factors different from breast complaints are present...
  49. ncbi Accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology and frozen-section examination in patients with thyroid cancer
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 58:56-60. 2004
    ..However, in patients with FNA revealing thyroid cancer, FSE is useful in confirming malignancy, and may avoid surgical overtreatments...
  50. ncbi Positive predictive value of 99mTc sestamibi scintimammography in patients with non-palpable, mammographically detected, suspicious, breast lesions
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Nucl Med Commun 23:1073-8. 2002
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  51. ncbi Prevalence of breast cancer in women with breast complaints. Retrospective analysis in a population of symptomatic patients
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 22:3777-80. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyze whether any correlation exists between breast complaints and the risk of having or developing breast cancer (BC) in a population of self-selected women...
  52. ncbi CT-scan, MRI and image-guided FNA cytology of incidental adrenal masses
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 29:689-92. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the usefulness of computed tomography (CT)-scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in patients with incidentally discovered adrenal masses...
  53. ncbi Breast cancer risk in healthy and symptomatic women: results of a multivariate analysis. A case-control study
    F Lumachi
    Biomed Pharmacother 56:416-20. 2002
    ..In conclusion, in our study population, the prolonged use (> 40 months) of ETR in menopausal women resulted in an increased risk of BC, and represented the only risk factor that could be removed...
  54. ncbi Breast cancer risk in symptomatic women spontaneously undergoing clinical breast examination
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Medical School, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 23:3565-8. 2003
    ..80-1.80), and no risk in those with breast pain (OR = 0.86, 95% CI 0.54-1.36) and nipple discharge (OR = 0.8, 95% CI 0.37-1.74). In conclusion, a relationship between breast complaints and the onset of BC does not seem to exist...
  55. ncbi Short- and long-term changes in bone mineral density of the lumbar spine after parathyroidectomy in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Calcif Tissue Int 73:44-8. 2003
    ..0078). Improvement of LS-BMD after successful PTx was significantly (P < 0.01) higher in premenopausal women, suggesting a possible role of estrogen hormone in complete bone remodeling...
  56. ncbi Usefulness of CT scan, MRI and radiocholesterol scintigraphy for adrenal imaging in Cushing's syndrome
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Nucl Med Commun 23:469-73. 2002
    ..The sensitivity and specificity of CT scan and MRI are similar, but the latter shows a lower accuracy, especially in patients with bilateral adrenal involvement...
  57. ncbi Predictive value of different prognostic factors in breast cancer recurrences: multivariate analysis using a logistic regression model
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 21:4105-8. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the sensitivity of different pre-operative parameters in patients with breast cancer (BC) recurrence using univariate and multivariate analysis...
  58. ncbi Seroma prevention following axillary dissection in patients with breast cancer by using ultrasound scissors: a prospective clinical study
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 30:526-30. 2004
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  59. ncbi Non-invasive adrenal imaging in primary aldosteronism. Sensitivity and positive predictive value of radiocholesterol scintigraphy, CT scan and MRI
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Nucl Med Commun 24:683-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, in patients with PA, both NCS and CT scan are necessary to confirm the exclusive unilateral adrenal hyperfunction and, subsequently, to establish the appropriate treatment...
  60. ncbi Fine-needle aspiration cytology of adrenal masses in noncancer patients: clinicoradiologic and histologic correlations in functioning and nonfunctioning tumors
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastoenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Cancer 93:323-9. 2001
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness and safety of FNA cytology in patients with incidental adrenal masses and functioning tumors...
  61. ncbi Serum tumor markers in patients with breast cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 4:921-31. 2004
    ..To conclude, at present, no serum tumor marker is cost effective, and none can be used with confidence in the decision making regarding breast cancer patients...
  62. ncbi Accuracy of technetium-99m sestamibi scintimammography and X-ray mammography in premenopausal women with suspected breast cancer
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua Medical School, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Eur J Nucl Med 28:1776-80. 2001
    ..Furthermore, the combination of MG and SSM offers significantly improved sensitivity and accuracy in comparison with the individual techniques, suggesting a complementary role of SSM in the detection of breast cancer in younger patients...
  63. ncbi Hyperfunctioning parathyroid tumours in patients with thyroid nodules. Sensitivity and positive predictive value of high-resolution ultrasonography and 99mTc-sestamibi scintigraphy
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 10:419-23. 2003
    ..0%; P=0.55), and the PPV reached 100% in each group. In conclusion, in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism the results of both US and SS are independent of coexistent thyroid disease, especially in patients with solitary PT tumours...
  64. ncbi Use of cyproterone acetate, finasteride, and spironolactone to treat idiopathic hirsutism
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Fertil Steril 79:942-6. 2003
    ..To compare the effectiveness of cyproterone acetate, finasteride, and spironolactone in the treatment of idiopathic hirsutism...
  65. ncbi Usefulness of 99mTc-pertechnetate scintigraphy and fine-needle aspiration cytology in patients with solitary thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastoenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 24:2531-4. 2004
    ..However, a more careful evaluation should be suggested for patients with cold thyroid nodules and a FNA cytology that reads follicular neoplasm...
  66. ncbi Apoptosis: life through planned cellular death regulating mechanisms, control systems, and relations with thyroid diseases
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Thyroid 12:27-34. 2002
    ..This review provides information about relationship between apoptosis and thyroid diseases...
  67. ncbi Thyroid C-cell hyperplasia shown by combined In-111 pentetreotide, Tc-99m pertechnetate, and Tc-99m MIBI scintigraphy
    Diego Cecchin
    Nuclear Medicine Unit, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sciences, Padua University Hospital, Italy
    Clin Nucl Med 32:378-9. 2007
  68. ncbi Long-term results of adrenalectomy in patients with aldosterone-producing adenomas: multivariate analysis of factors affecting unresolved hypertension and review of the literature
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Am Surg 71:864-9. 2005
    ....
  69. ncbi Usefulness of ultrasound scissors in reducing serous drainage after axillary dissection for breast cancer: a prospective randomized clinical study
    Franco Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Am Surg 70:80-4. 2004
    ..05) correlated with AD. In conclusion, our initial study shows that the use of ultrasound scissors significantly reduced total AD in patients requiring axillary dissection and may shorten hospital stay...
  70. ncbi Estrogen therapy and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: a case-control study and results of a multivariate analysis
    Franco Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Menopause 17:524-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effects of exposure to both HT and oral contraceptives (OCs) on BC risk in postmenopausal women, all residing in the same metropolitan area...
  71. ncbi Up-to-date on parathyroid carcinoma: analysis of an experience of 19 cases
    Maurizio Iacobone
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    J Surg Oncol 88:223-8. 2004
    ..Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is a rare disease; experience with its management is limited. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate a relatively large series of patients suffering from PC...
  72. ncbi Quantitative ultrasound technology in evaluating bone status and osteoporosis in patients with Cushing's syndrome
    Valentina Camozzi
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1117:352-6. 2007
    ....
  73. ncbi Image-guided robotic stereotactic radiosurgery for unresectable liver metastases: preliminary results
    Giovanni Ambrosino
    First School of General Surgery, University of Padua, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 29:3381-4. 2009
    ....
  74. ncbi Results of iterative surgery for persistent and recurrent parathyroid carcinoma
    Maurizio Iacobone
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:385-90. 2005
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the rate of biochemical cure, clinical relief, sensitivity of localizing studies and morbidity after re-operations...
  75. ncbi Usefulness of chromogranin A, neuron-specific enolase and 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid measurements in patients with malignant carcinoids
    Anna Zaira Manfé
    University of Padua, School of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 25:1027-9. 2011
    ....
  76. ncbi Technetium-99m sestamibi scintigraphy and helical CT together in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a prospective clinical study
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastoenterological Sciences, University of Padua School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Br J Radiol 77:100-3. 2004
    ..However, the strategy of performing two tests in each patient with primary HPT could be of limited utility when the initial SS is positive...
  77. ncbi Phalangeal quantitative ultrasound technology and dual energy X-ray densitometry in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: influence of sex and menopausal status
    V Camozzi
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Division of Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, I 35128, Padua, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 14:602-8. 2003
    ....
  78. ncbi Splenomegaly as risk factor of liver cirrhosis. A retrospective cohort study of 2,525 patients who underwent laparoscopy
    Rocco Orlando
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 25:1009-12. 2011
    ..03, p<0.001) and esophageal varices (χ(2)=50.57, p<0.001). In conclusion, laparoscopic splenomegaly seems to be an important prognostic factor in liver cirrhosis, which represents a risk factor for portal hypertension...
  79. ncbi High prevalence of thyroid ultrasonographic abnormalities in primary aldosteronism
    Decio Armanini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Endocrinology, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35100 Padua, Italy
    Endocrine 22:155-60. 2003
    ..001) and, in particular, in female patients. From these data it seems to be worth considering the existence of primary hyperaldosteronism in patients with multinodular goiter and hypertension...
  80. ncbi Temozolomide in patients with glioblastoma at second relapse after first line nitrosourea-procarbazine failure: a phase II study
    Alba A Brandes
    Department of Medical Oncology, Azienda Ospedale Universita, Padova, Italy
    Oncology 63:38-41. 2002
    ....
  81. ncbi Immunomodulation techniques in a pig-to-rat model of xenoislet transplantation to prolong graft survival
    Sergio M Varotto
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 20:857-60. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the combination of AE-ITU (to reduce the early inflammatory damage) and gamma-irradiation (to reduce the immunogenicity of the islets) may be considered an interesting option to prolong the euglycaemic period after XiTx...
  82. ncbi Treatment of brain metastases in uncommon tumors
    Alicia Tosoni
    Department of Medical Oncology, Azienda Ospedale, University of Padova, Italy
    Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 4:783-93. 2004
    ..Chemotherapy could be useful in patients with asymptomatic brain metastases and uncontrolled extracranial disease, depending on performance status and previous chemotherapy received...
  83. ncbi Ultrasound evaluation of carotid artery in primary hyperparathyroidism
    Francesco Fallo
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:2096-9. 2003
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  84. ncbi Usefulness of 99m-Tc-sestamibi scintimammography in suspected breast cancer and in axillary lymph node metastases detection
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Dept of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, 35128, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 27:256-9. 2001
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of 99m-Tc-sestamibi scintimammography (SSM) in the detection of T1-2, N0-1, M0 breast cancer (BC) and axillary node (AN) metastases...
  85. ncbi A meta-iodobenzylguanidine scintigraphic scoring system increases accuracy in the diagnostic management of pheochromocytoma
    D Cecchin
    Nuclear Medicine Service, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Padua, Via Ospedale 105, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 13:525-33. 2006
    ..3% respectively. Normal adrenal tissue uptake was correctly discriminated from pheochromocytomas in 18 out of 20 patients, with adrenal uptake equal to the liver (grade 2), using the proposed cut-off level...
  86. ncbi Results and long-term follow-up after unilateral adrenalectomy for ACTH-independent hypercortisolism in a series of fifty patients
    M Iacobone
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:327-32. 2005
    ..7% of cases. At long-term follow-up, most objective symptoms of Cushing's syndrome (CS) disappear; subjective health and working ability are often regained, but a psychological impairment could persist in spite of a successful treatment...
  87. ncbi Breast cancer detection with 99m-Tc-sestamibi scintigraphy, mammography, and fine-needle aspiration cytology: comparative study in 64 surgically treated patients
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Italy
    Ann Surg Oncol 6:568-71. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of 99m-Tc-sestamibi scintimammography (SMM) in conjunction with MG and fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in the detection of low-stage breast cancer...
  88. ncbi Localization of parathyroid tumours in the minimally invasive era: which technique should be chosen? Population-based analysis of 253 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy and factors affecting parathyroid gland detection
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterologic Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 8:63-9. 2001
    ..If MPS and US are negative or not in agreement, further studies are not cost-effective and the patient should undergo bilateral neck exploration...
  89. ncbi Sensitivity of serum tumor markers CEA and CA 15-3 in breast cancer recurrences and correlation with different prognostic factors
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 20:4751-5. 2000
    ..In conclusion, CEA and CA 15-3 should be considered complementary in detecting BC recurrences but their sensitivity is low and independent of the majority of the prognostic parameters that may be considered before relapse...
  90. ncbi Advantages of combined technetium-99m-sestamibi scintigraphy and high-resolution ultrasonography in parathyroid localization: comparative study in 91 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism
    F Lumachi
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterology Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 143:755-60. 2000
    ..To evaluate the usefulness of the combination of Tc-sestamibi/Tc-pertechnetate subtraction scintigraphy (SS) and high-resolution neck ultrasonography (US) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) undergoing parathyroidectomy...
  91. ncbi Endocrine dysfunctions in patients treated for brain tumors: incidence and guidelines for management
    A A Brandes
    Department of Medical Oncology, Gastroenterological Sciences, Azienda Ospedale Universita, Padova, Italy
    J Neurooncol 47:85-92. 2000
    ....
  92. ncbi Tumors of the parathyroid glands. Changes in clinical features and in noninvasive localization studies sensitivity
    F Lumachi
    Dept of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences Nuclear Medicine, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 19:7-11. 2000
    ..Although sensitivity and PPV of preoperative localization procedures has improved moderately, at present noninvasive techniques may offer excellent results and should be used in all patients with suspected parathyroid tumors...
  93. ncbi Unilateral adrenal tumor, erectile dysfunction and infertility in a patient with 21-hydroxylase deficiency: effects of glucocorticoid treatment and surgery
    C Scaroni
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 111:41-3. 2003
    ..Impotence during treatment is probably due to a decrease of excessive adrenal androgens while testicular androgen production is still suppressed...
  94. ncbi Long-term follow-up study in breast cancer patients using serum tumor markers CEA and CA 15-3
    F Lumachi
    Dept of Surgical and Gastroenterologic Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Italy
    Anticancer Res 19:4485-9. 1999
    ..1% and 61.1%, with 98.8% and 91.2% specificity, respectively. Tumor marker measurement may be useful in post-surgical follow-up, but at present they are neither sensitive nor specific enough for early diagnosis of malignancy...
  95. ncbi Sestamibi scintimammography in pT1 breast cancer: alternative or complementary to X-ray mammography?
    F Lumachi
    Department of Surgical and Gastoenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Anticancer Res 21:2201-5. 2001
    ..7% vs 63.2%). In conclusion, in patients with suspected BC sized < or = 2 cm, SSM may help in surgical planning because of its high specificity, and should be considered complementary to MG, especially in younger women...
  96. ncbi Are frozen sections useful and cost-effective in the era of intraoperative qPTH assays?
    Maurizio Iacobone
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Surgery 138:1159-64; discussion 1164-5. 2005
    ..This study compares the results of FS and IOqPTH in primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT)...
  97. ncbi Adrenocortical carcinoma: is prognosis different in nonfunctioning tumors? results of surgical treatment in 31 patients
    G Favia
    Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    World J Surg 25:735-8. 2001
    ..0% and 6.5% (stages III and IV). In conclusion, adrenocortical carcinoma remains a highly malignant tumor, and stage III-IV patients still have a poor prognosis; but nonfunctioning tumors do not seem to be more aggressive...
  98. ncbi 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...
  99. ncbi Late liver metastases of choroidal melanoma detected by laparoscopy
    Rocco Orlando
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, 35128 Padova, Italy
    In Vivo 22:807-9. 2008
    ..The patient died of liver failure three months later. At autopsy, histopathological examination of the liver confirmed the diagnosis, excluding local recurrence of the choroidal melanoma...
  100. ncbi Recurrent dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans sixteen years after radical excition. A case report
    Rocco Orlando
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Anticancer Res 23:4233-4. 2003
    ..Notwithstanding these radical operations, the patient presented a local recurrence 16 years later, suggesting that the insidious behavior of the tumour must be taken into account and that patients with DFSP need a life-long follow-up...
  101. ncbi Minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy
    F Lumachi
    University of Padua, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, School of Medicine, Endocrine Surgery Unit
    Ann Ital Chir 74:413-6. 2003
    ..Radioguided MIP may improve the success rate of surgery in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism...