A Gatta

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Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Portal hypertension: state of the art
    A Gatta
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Ital J Gastroenterol Hepatol 31:326-45. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint The hemodynamic response to medical treatment of portal hypertension as a predictor of clinical effectiveness in the primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in cirrhosis
    C Merkel
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Hepatology 32:930-4. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Reversal of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome with the administration of midodrine and octreotide
    P Angeli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 29:1690-7. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive grading of the severity of portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients by echo-color-Doppler
    M Bolognesi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 27:901-7. 2001
  5. doi request reprint Squamous cell carcinoma antigen-1 (SERPINB3) polymorphism in chronic liver disease
    C Turato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 41:212-6. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and survivial of cirrhotic patients with subclinical cognitive alterations detected by the number connection test and computerized psychometric tests
    P Amodio
    Clinica Medica V, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 29:1662-7. 1999
  7. doi request reprint A patients' and caregivers' perspective on hepatic encephalopathy
    S Montagnese
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 27:567-72. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Electroencephalographic analysis for the assessment of hepatic encephalopathy: comparison of non-parametric and parametric spectral estimation techniques
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 39:107-15. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic value of quantified electroencephalogram (EEG) alterations in cirrhotic patients
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5th, University of Padova, Italy
    J Hepatol 35:37-45. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint P300 latency for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: evidence that spectral EEG analysis and psychometric tests are enough
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical Medicine 5, Via Giustiniani, 2, University of Padova, Padova 35128, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:861-8. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Portal hypertension: state of the art
    A Gatta
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Ital J Gastroenterol Hepatol 31:326-45. 1999
    ..Moreover, technological developments have introduced new tools for diagnosis, such as echo-colour-Doppler, and therapy, like variceal banding and transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt...
  2. ncbi request reprint The hemodynamic response to medical treatment of portal hypertension as a predictor of clinical effectiveness in the primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in cirrhosis
    C Merkel
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Hepatology 32:930-4. 2000
    ..In conclusion, the assessment of hemodynamic response to drugs in terms of HVPG is the best predictor of efficacy of prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in patients treated with beta-blockers or beta-blockers plus nitrates...
  3. ncbi request reprint Reversal of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome with the administration of midodrine and octreotide
    P Angeli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 29:1690-7. 1999
    ..Only one patient recovered renal function and underwent liver transplantation. In conclusion, the long-term administration of midodrine and octreotide seems to be an effective and safe treatment of type 1 HRS in patients with cirrhosis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive grading of the severity of portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients by echo-color-Doppler
    M Bolognesi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 27:901-7. 2001
    ..066*splenic PI -0.044)*PBF]. In the second group, predicted and observed portal pressure were well correlated (r = 0.71, p = .0003). A good accuracy for the prediction of mild or severe portal hypertension was obtained...
  5. doi request reprint Squamous cell carcinoma antigen-1 (SERPINB3) polymorphism in chronic liver disease
    C Turato
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 41:212-6. 2009
    ..A novel SCCA-1 variant (SCCA-PD), presenting a single mutation in the reactive centre (Gly351Ala), has been recently identified (rs3180227)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and survivial of cirrhotic patients with subclinical cognitive alterations detected by the number connection test and computerized psychometric tests
    P Amodio
    Clinica Medica V, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 29:1662-7. 1999
    ..1-5.3), or altered Choice2 test (hazard ratio = 2.8; CI95% = 1.2-6. 3). Multivariate regression showed that Scan and Choice2 tests had prognostic value on survival, in addition to Child-Pugh classes in the first year of follow-up...
  7. doi request reprint A patients' and caregivers' perspective on hepatic encephalopathy
    S Montagnese
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 27:567-72. 2012
    ..In conclusion, HE awareness was poor in both patients and caregivers, most likely in relation to insufficient/inadequate provision of information...
  8. doi request reprint Electroencephalographic analysis for the assessment of hepatic encephalopathy: comparison of non-parametric and parametric spectral estimation techniques
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 39:107-15. 2009
    ..To compare electroencephalographic spectral analysis obtained by periodogram (calculated by means of Fast Fourier Transform) and autoregressive (AR) modelling for the assessment of hepatic encephalopathy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic value of quantified electroencephalogram (EEG) alterations in cirrhotic patients
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5th, University of Padova, Italy
    J Hepatol 35:37-45. 2001
    ..We, therefore, performed a study to ascertain the features and the prognosis of cirrhotic patients without current overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE) who have EEG alterations...
  10. ncbi request reprint P300 latency for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: evidence that spectral EEG analysis and psychometric tests are enough
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical Medicine 5, Via Giustiniani, 2, University of Padova, Padova 35128, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:861-8. 2005
    ..Event-related evoked potentials (P300 latency) were proposed as the best tool to assess this condition. EEG spectral analysis and psychometric evaluation are also used to assess minimal hepatic encephalopathy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Study on the Sternberg paradigm in cirrhotic patients without overt hepatic encephalopathy
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine V, University of Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 13:159-72. 1998
    ..In severe liver insufficiency (class C cirrhotics) also an impairment of memory scanning was detected. Sternberg test performance correlates with NCT and quantitative EEG parameters...
  12. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and survival in patients with liver cirrhosis
    F Alberino
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Nutrition 17:445-50. 2001
    ..These data demonstrate that malnutrition is an independent predictor of survival in patients with liver cirrhosis. The inclusion of anthropometric measures in the assessment of these patients might provide better prognostic information...
  13. ncbi request reprint Arterioportal fistulas in patients with liver cirrhosis: usefulness of color Doppler US for screening
    M Bolognesi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinica Medica 5, Policlinico Universitario, Padova, Italy
    Radiology 216:738-43. 2000
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  14. doi request reprint Neurocognitive-neurological complications of liver transplantation: a review
    Francesca Campagna
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Clinica Medica 5, Via Giustiniani, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 25:115-24. 2010
    ..Consequently, future studies are necessary in order to investigate cognitive alterations and QoL in LT recipients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spectral versus visual EEG analysis in mild hepatic encephalopathy
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:1334-44. 1999
    ..Spectral EEG analysis has been claimed to reduce subjective variability in EEG assessment of hepatic encephalopathy and to allow the detection of mild encephalopathy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Disagreement between acute and chronic haemodynamic effects of nadolol in cirrhosis: a pathophysiological interpretation
    C Merkel
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22:433-9. 2005
    ..The acute effects of beta-blockers may be different from chronic; mechanisms underlying this difference are poorly elucidated...
  17. ncbi request reprint Neurological complications after orthotopic liver transplantation
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5 and Veneto Regional Reference Centre for Hepatic Diseases, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:740-7. 2007
    ..The number of orthotopic liver transplantation performed each year is increasing due to increased safety and logistic facilities. Therefore, the importance of reducing adverse events is progressively growing...
  18. doi request reprint Combined versus sequential diuretic treatment of ascites in non-azotaemic patients with cirrhosis: results of an open randomised clinical trial
    P Angeli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padova, Italy
    Gut 59:98-104. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to compare sequential versus combined diuretic therapy in patients with cirrhosis, moderate ascites and without renal failure...
  19. ncbi request reprint Portal hypertension and portal hypertensive gastropathy in patients with liver cirrhosis: a haemodynamic study
    C Merkel
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 35:269-74. 2003
    ..The relationships between the levels of portal hypertension and the morphologic alterations of gastric mucosa in patients with liver cirrhosis--generally described as portal hypertensive gastropathy--are poorly defined...
  20. ncbi request reprint The EEG assessment of low-grade hepatic encephalopathy: comparison of an artificial neural network-expert system (ANNES) based evaluation with visual EEG readings and EEG spectral analysis
    P Amodio
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:2243-51. 2006
    ..This study aims at comparing an entirely automatic EEG classification of HE based on an artificial neural network-expert system procedure (ANNES) with visual and spectral analysis based EEG classifications...
  21. ncbi request reprint Role of spleen enlargement in cirrhosis with portal hypertension
    M Bolognesi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 34:144-50. 2002
    ..The increase in spleen size is followed by an increase in splenic blood flow, which participates in portal hypertension actively congesting the portal system...
  22. doi request reprint Sleep and circadian rhythms in hospitalized patients with decompensated cirrhosis: effect of light therapy
    M De Rui
    Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128, Padua, Italy
    Neurochem Res 40:284-92. 2015
    ..Treatment with bright light therapy did not show obvious, beneficial effects, most likely in relation to the severity of disturbance at baseline...
  23. ncbi request reprint Switch therapy with ciprofloxacin vs. intravenous ceftazidime in the treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis: similar efficacy at lower cost
    P Angeli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:75-84. 2006
    ..Intravenous administration of a third-generation cephalosporin is optimal antibiotic treatment for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Increased activity of guanosine 3'-5'-cyclic monophosphate phosphodiesterase in the renal tissue of cirrhotic rats with ascites
    P Angeli
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Hepatology 31:304-10. 2000
    ..HS-142-1 prevented any renal effect of Zaprinast in cirrhotic rats. In conclusion, an increased activity of the cGMP-PDE in renal tissue contributes to the renal resistance to ENP in cirrhosis with ascites...
  25. ncbi request reprint High levels of soluble tumor necrosis factor superfamily receptors in patients with hepatitis C virus infection and lymphoproliferative disorders
    S Realdon
    Clinica Medica 5, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
    J Hepatol 34:723-9. 2001
    ..01). CONCLUSIONS: Among HCV infected individuals, very high levels of soluble TNF receptors are significantly associated with type II cryoglobulinemia and LP-NHLs, suggesting that they may be involved in these proliferative disorders...
  26. doi request reprint The liver: another organ involved in Muir Torre syndrome?
    F Morando
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Fam Cancer 11:7-12. 2012
    ..Here, we describe a case of Muir Torre syndrome associated with an hepatocellular-carcinoma in a patient with a non-cirrhotic liver and an HNPCC-family with multiple cases of hepatocellular carcinoma...
  27. ncbi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a nutritional marker in patients with eating disorders
    L Caregaro
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Clin Nutr 20:251-7. 2001
    ..9%) of IGF-1 was observed. CONCLUSIONS: IGF-1 represents a biochemical marker of malnutrition and a sensitive index of nutritional repletion in patients with eating disorders...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hepatotropic viruses: new insights in pathogenesis and treatment
    A Gatta
    Clinical Medicine 5, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 26:S33-8. 2008
    ..As both strategies have their pros and cons, the best approach needs to be carefully evaluated on an individual basis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological-neurophysiological alterations and brain atrophy in cirrhotic patients
    P Amodio
    Clinical Medicine 5, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 18:63-78. 2003
    ..01). In conclusion, brain atrophy was associated with a poor psychometric performance and EEG alterations in cirrhosis. Both brain atrophy and EEG alterations independently predicted cognitive dysfunction in cirrhotic patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous regression of hepatitis B virus-associated cirrhosis developed in childhood
    F Bortolotti
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Clinica Medica 5, University of Padua, Policlinico, Via Giustiniani 2, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:964-7. 2005
    ..Subsidence of virus replication and of necro-inflammatory process and the efficiency of liver regeneration and repair might contribute to this favourable outcome...
  31. doi request reprint Monitoring SCCA-IgM complexes in serum predicts liver disease progression in patients with chronic hepatitis
    A Biasiolo
    Clinica Medica 5, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 15:246-9. 2008
    ..8 +/- 31 U/mL/year, P < 0.0001). In conclusion, monitoring SCCA-IgM levels over time appears a useful approach to identify patients with chronic hepatitis at higher risk for cirrhosis development...
  32. pmc Overexpression of squamous cell carcinoma antigen variants in hepatocellular carcinoma
    P Pontisso
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Via Giustiniani, 2 35123, Padova, Italy
    Br J Cancer 90:833-7. 2004
    ..In conclusion, SCCA variants are overexpressed in HCC, independently of tumour aetiology. A novel SCCA1 variant has been identified in one third of liver tumours...
  33. ncbi request reprint [The effectiveness of human albumin in liver failure]
    P Angeli
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Padova
    Minerva Anestesiol 71:17-26. 2005
  34. ncbi request reprint Surface expression of squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) can be increased by the preS1(21-47) sequence of hepatitis B virus
    M G Ruvoletto
    Clinica Medica 5, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Gen Virol 85:621-4. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the HBV preS1(21-47) sequence is able to induce overexpression of SCCA at the cell surface facilitating virus internalization, while the increased efficiency of HBV entry following DMSO addition is not mediated by SCCA...
  35. ncbi request reprint Alcohol- and substance-dependent subjects: the correlated factors in qualifying for liver transplantation
    L Gallimberti
    Toxicological Clinic of Addictions, General Hospital, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:1861-3. 2007
    ..To identify the most significant variables in determining if candidates with past or current addictions can be considered for liver transplantation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Improvement of liver cancer detection with simultaneous assessment of circulating levels of free alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and AFP-IgM complexes
    L Beneduce
    XEPTAGEN S p A, Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy
    Int J Biol Markers 19:155-9. 2004
    ..The results indicate that AFP-IgM IC is a complementary serological marker to FAFP and that the combination of these biomarkers may be useful in the diagnosis of liver cancer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Peripheral neurotoxicity of pegylated interferon alpha: a prospective study in patients with HCV
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Neurology 67:781-5. 2006
    ..To assess whether pegylated interferon alpha (PEG-IFNalpha) may induce peripheral neuropathy or antibodies to peripheral nerve antigens in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
  38. ncbi request reprint Comparison between nifedipine and carvedilol in the treatment of de novo arterial hypertension after liver transplantation: preliminary results of a controlled clinical trial
    A Galioto
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:1245-7. 2005
    ..Two of the nine nonresponders to nifedipine responded to carvedilol. The efficacy of monotherapy was observed in 11 of 40 randomized patients (27.5%). Carvedilol monotherapy is as effective as nifedipine but far better tolerated...
  39. ncbi request reprint Analysis of EEG tracings in frequency and time domain in hepatic encephalopathy
    D Pascoli
    Department of Physics University of Padova, Italy
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 81:203-12. 2006
    ..We have provided information on the optimisation of spectral EEG analysis and presented a time-domain analysis giving results related to psychometric tests and liver function...
  40. pmc Haeme oxygenase mediates hyporeactivity to phenylephrine in the mesenteric vessels of cirrhotic rats with ascites
    M Bolognesi
    Clinica Medica 5, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Policlinico Universitario, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Gut 54:1630-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to verify the role of haeme oxygenase in the hyporesponsiveness to phenylephrine of small mesenteric arteries in rats with CCl(4) induced cirrhosis, with and without ascites...
  41. ncbi request reprint The use of prostaglandins in the immediate postsurgical liver transplant period
    A Gatta
    Dipartimento di Discipline Chirurgiche, Rianimatorie e dei Trapianti, Universita di Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1092-5. 2006
    ..In order to demonstrate its therapeutic role, we performed a clinical study in which PGE1 was administered only after the appearance of posttransplant liver dysfunction...
  42. ncbi request reprint Electroencephalographic staging of hepatic encephalopathy by an artificial neural network and an expert system
    A Pellegrini
    Clinica Medica 5, Universita di Padova, Viale Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 35:162-7. 2005
    ..To provide an objective EEG assessment of hepatic encephalopathy (HE), we set up and tested an entirely automatic procedure based on an artificial neural network-expert system software (ANNESS)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Intensive care complications in liver and multivisceral transplantation
    S Faenza
    Department of Surgery, Intensive Care and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2618-21. 2005
    ....