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Second asymptomatic carotid surgery trial (ACST-2): a randomised comparison of carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy.

Alison Halliday, Richard Bulbulia, Leo H Bonati, Johanna Chester, Andrea Cradduck-Bamford, Richard Peto, Hongchao Pan, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Among asymptomatic patients with severe carotid artery stenosis but no recent stroke or transient cerebral ischaemia, either carotid artery stenting (CAS) or carotid endarterectomy (CEA) can restore patency and reduce long-term stroke risks. However, from recent national registry data, each option causes about 1% procedural risk of disabling stroke or ... Read more >>

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2021, 398(10305):1065-1073]

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SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study.

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SARS-CoV-2 has been associated with an increased rate of venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients. Since surgical patients are already at higher risk of venous thromboembolism than general populations, this study aimed to determine if patients with peri-operative or prior SARS-CoV-2 were at further increased risk of venous thromboembolism. We ... Read more >>

Anaesthesia (Anaesthesia)
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SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study.

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<h4>Background</h4>Preoperative SARS-CoV-2 vaccination could support safer elective surgery. Vaccine numbers are limited so this study aimed to inform their prioritization by modelling.<h4>Methods</h4>The primary outcome was the number needed to vaccinate (NNV) to prevent one COVID-19-related death in 1 year. NNVs were based on postoperative SARS-CoV-2 rates and mortality in an ... Read more >>

Br J Surg (The British journal of surgery)
[2021, 108(9):1056-1063]

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Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study.

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We aimed to determine the impact of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery during the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We performed an international prospective cohort study including patients undergoing elective surgery in October 2020. Isolation was defined as the period before surgery during which patients did not leave ... Read more >>

Anaesthesia (Anaesthesia)
[2021, 76(11):1454-1464]

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Quality of Life and Mental Health in Kidney Transplant Recipients During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Concetta De Pasquale, Maria Luisa Pistorio, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Rossella Gioco, Alessia Giaquinta, Francesca Privitera, Massimiliano Veroux,

<b>Introduction:</b> The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in mental distress such as phobic anxieties, depressive reactions, hypochondriac concerns, and insomnia. Among the causes are risk of infection and prolonged isolation. This study aimed to analyze psychopathological variables and dysfunctional lifestyles related to adequate therapeutic compliance in kidney transplant ... Read more >>

Front Psychiatry (Frontiers in psychiatry)
[2021, 12:645549]

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Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study.

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Peri-operative SARS-CoV-2 infection increases postoperative mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal duration of planned delay before surgery in patients who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection. This international, multicentre, prospective cohort study included patients undergoing elective or emergency surgery during October 2020. Surgical patients with pre-operative SARS-CoV-2 ... Read more >>

Anaesthesia (Anaesthesia)
[2021, 76(6):748-758]

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Effectiveness of Upfront Combined Strategy for Endovascular Hemostasis in Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

Giuliano Costa, Roberto Valvo, Andrea Picci, Enrico Criscione, Claudia Reddavid, Silvia Motta, Orazio Strazzieri, Wanda Deste, Angelo Giuffrida, Valeria Garretto, Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, Cristina Inserra, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Alessia Giaquinta, Carmelo Sgroi, Corrado Tamburino, Marco Barbanti,

<h4>Background</h4>Vascular complications still represent an important issue after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).<h4>Aims</h4>To evaluate the effectiveness of upfront use of an adjunctive Angio-Seal (AS) plug-based system on top of suture-based devices (SBDs) for endovascular hemostasis after transfemoral (TF) TAVI.<h4>Methods</h4>From January 2019 to April 2020, 332 consecutive patients with pre-procedural computed ... Read more >>

EuroIntervention (EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology)
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Coronary Cannulation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: The RE-ACCESS Study.

Marco Barbanti, Giuliano Costa, Andrea Picci, Enrico Criscione, Claudia Reddavid, Roberto Valvo, Denise Todaro, Wanda Deste, Antonio Condorelli, Matteo Scalia, Alessandra Licciardello, Giorgia Politi, Giuseppe De Luca, Orazio Strazzieri, Silvia Motta, Valeria Garretto, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Alessia Giaquinta, Angelo Giuffrida, Carmelo Sgroi, Martin B Leon, John G Webb, Corrado Tamburino,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aims of this study were to investigate the feasibility of coronary ostia cannulation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and to assess potential predictors of coronary access impairment.<h4>Background</h4>Certain data concerning the feasibility and reproducibility of coronary cannulation after TAVR are lacking.<h4>Methods</h4>RE-ACCESS (Reobtain Coronary Ostia Cannulation Beyond Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... Read more >>

JACC Cardiovasc Interv (JACC. Cardiovascular interventions)
[2020, 13(21):2542-2555]

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Critical Behavior and Psychopathologic Variables of the Parent-Child Couple in Living Kidney Transplantation.

Maria Luisa Pistorio, Concetta De Pasquale, Massimiliano Veroux, Valentina Martinelli, Alessia Giaquinta, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

BACKGROUND:Living kidney donation is a complex emotional experience for donor candidates and recipients. The international literature underlines the importance of the type of donor-recipient bond to understand specific problems of donor candidates and optimize psychosocial evaluation and support for these patients. METHODS:The aim of our study was to analyze the ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2020, 52(5):1539-1543]

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Heme-Oxygenase and Kidney Transplantation: A Potential for Target Therapy?

Daniela Corona, Burcin Ekser, Rossella Gioco, Massimo Caruso, Chiara Schipa, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Alessia Giaquinta, Antonio Granata, Massimiliano Veroux,

Kidney transplantation is a well-established therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. While a significant improvement of short-term results has been achieved in the short-term, similar results were not reported in the long-term. Heme-oxygenase (HO) is the rate-limiting enzyme in heme catabolism, converting heme to iron, carbon monoxide, and biliverdin. ... Read more >>

Biomolecules (Biomolecules)
[2020, 10(6):]

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Study of Defense Mechanisms in Kidney Transplanted Subjects.

Concetta De Pasquale, Maria Luisa Pistorio, Massimiliano Veroux, Valentina Martinelli, Alessia Giaquinta, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

Defenses mechanisms are defined as the tools an individual uses to manage instincts, drives, and affects. Transplantation is a stressful event that requires the body to mobilize its internal and external defenses and implement coping and adaptation strategies, which can be essential for overcoming the painful and potentially dangerous environmental, ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2020, 52(5):1570-1576]

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Psychological and Psychopathological Aspects of Kidney Transplantation: A Systematic Review.

Concetta De Pasquale, Maria Luisa Pistorio, Massimiliano Veroux, Luisa Indelicato, Gabriella Biffa, Nunzialinda Bennardi, Pietro Zoncheddu, Valentina Martinelli, Alessia Giaquinta, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

Kidney transplantation is a serious event that involves profound psychological, relational and social changes both for the patient and his family context. Assessment of personality profile, awareness of disease, family and social support of the patient candidate for kidney transplantation are necessary because factors not adequately considered, can influence the ... Read more >>

Front Psychiatry (Frontiers in psychiatry)
[2020, 11:106]

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ZILVERPASS Study: ZILVER PTX Stent vs Bypass Surgery in Femoropopliteal Lesions.

Marc Bosiers, Carlo Setacci, Gianmarco De Donato, Giovanni Torsello, Pierre Galvagni Silveira, Koen Deloose, Dierk Scheinert, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Jeroen Hendriks, Lieven Maene, Koen Keirse, Tulio Navarro, Joren Callaert, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Jörg Teβarek, Alessia Giaquinta, Jeroen Wauters,

Purpose: To report the 12-month results of a multicenter, prospective, randomized controlled trial to determine if the ZILVER PTX paclitaxel-eluting stent was noninferior in terms of safety and efficacy compared with surgical bypass. Materials and Methods: This is a study in symptomatic TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) C and D femoropopliteal ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2020, 27(2):287-295]

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Effects of Venous Angioplasty on Cerebral Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis: Expanded Analysis of the Brave Dreams Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled Randomized Trial.

Paolo Zamboni, Roberto Galeotti, Fabrizio Salvi, Alessia Giaquinta, Carlo Setacci, Salvatore Alborino, Giuseppe Guzzardi, Salvatore J Sclafani, Elisa Maietti, Pierfrancesco Veroux, ,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate if jugular vein flow restoration in various venographic defects indicative of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients can have positive effects on cerebral lesions identified using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The Brave Dreams trial ( <i>ClinicalTrials.gov</i> identifier NCT01371760) was a multicenter, randomized, parallel ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2020, 27(1):1526602819890110]

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Nonverbal Communication and Psychopathology in Kidney Transplant Recipients.

Concetta De Pasquale, Maria Luisa Pistorio, Massimiliano Veroux, Federica Sciacca, Valentina Martinelli, Anna Carbonaro, Alessia Giaquinta, Fausto Carbone, Chiara Palermo, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

Transplant recipients have difficulty expressing, identifying, and describing their emotional experiences. The Machover human figure test allows us to bring out the deepest contents of a patient's personality, which are normally hidden and not explained to structured quantitative tests. The study analyzed possible situations of distress and possible symptoms of ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2019, 51(9):2931-2935]

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Impact of Incidental Findings During the Evaluation of Live Kidney Donors on Post-Transplant Outcomes: A Single Center Analysis.

Ester De Marco, Daniela Corona, Flavio Origlio, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Rossella Gioco, Chiara Palermo, Francesca Privitera, Alessia Giaquinta, Alba Ilari, Sara D'Errico, Flavia Pinto, Fausto Carbone, Anna Carbonaro, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Massimiliano Veroux,

BACKGROUND:A careful assessment of a living donor is mandatory to minimize the short- and long-term risk related to kidney donation. In this study, we evaluated the incidence of incidental findings (IFs) in a large population of potential living kidney donors. Moreover, this study evaluated if the presence of IFs could ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2019, 51(9):2906-2909]

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De Novo Cancer Incidence and Prognosis After Kidney Transplantation: A Single Center Analysis.

Rossella Gioco, Daniela Corona, Antonella Agodi, Francesca Privitera, Martina Barchitta, Alessia Giaquinta, Ilari Alba, Sara D'Errico, Flavia Pinto, Concetta De Pasquale, Maria Luisa Pistorio, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Massimiliano Veroux,

<h4>Background</h4>Malignancy is an important cause of mortality in renal transplants recipients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, prognosis, and survival of patients developing a de novo post-transplant cancer.<h4>Methods</h4>Using a retrospective cohort design, we evaluated the incidence of de novo cancers among kidney transplants patients in our ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2019, 51(9):2927-2930]

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Increased cancer risk in patients undergoing dialysis: a population-based cohort study in North-Eastern Italy.

Martina Taborelli, Federica Toffolutti, Stefania Del Zotto, Elena Clagnan, Lucrezia Furian, Pierluca Piselli, Franco Citterio, Loris Zanier, Giuliano Boscutti, Diego Serraino, ,

<h4>Background</h4>In southern Europe, the risk of cancer in patients with end-stage kidney disease receiving dialysis has not been well quantified. The aim of this study was to assess the overall pattern of risk for de novo malignancies (DNMs) among dialysis patients in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, north-eastern Italy.<h4>Methods</h4>A population-based ... Read more >>

BMC Nephrol (BMC nephrology)
[2019, 20(1):107]

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[The study of the personality of a potential case of samaritan donation].

Concetta De Pasquale, Maria Luisa Pistorio, Massimiliano Veroux, Provvidenza Marisa Cottone, Valentina Martinelli, Alessia Giaquinta, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

The term Samaritan is used to indicate the choice of a living donor to offer its own organ to save the life of a patient with whom it has no parental or affective relation (article 1, Law of 26 June 1967). It is a gesture of great solidarity, one that ... Read more >>

G Ital Nefrol (Giornale italiano di nefrologia : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di nefrologia)
[2019, 36(3):]

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Mesenteric lymph nodes as alternative site for pancreatic islet transplantation in a diabetic rat model.

Massimiliano Veroux, Rita Bottino, Roberta Santini, Suzanne Bertera, Daniela Corona, Domenico Zerbo, Giovanni Li Volti, Burcin Ekser, Lidia Puzzo, Marco Raffaele, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Alessia Giaquinta, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Luca Vanella,

<h4>Background</h4>Islet transplantation has progressively become a safe alternative to pancreas transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. However, the long-term results of islet transplantation could be significantly increased by improving the quality of the islet isolation technique even exploring alternative islet transplantation sites to reduce the number of islets ... Read more >>

BMC Surg (BMC surgery)
[2019, 18(Suppl 1):126]

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Thyroid disease and cancer in kidney transplantation: a single-center analysis.

Massimiliano Veroux, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro, Daniela Corona, Alessia Giaquinta, Chiara Palermo, Fausto Carbone, Anna Carbonaro, Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, Rossella Gioco, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

<h4>Background</h4>Thyroid diseases are frequent in patients with end-stage renal disease, but data on renal transplant recipients are conflicting. This study evaluated the incidence of thyroid disease and cancer in a population of kidney transplant recipients performed in a single center.<h4>Methods</h4>Seven hundred sixty patients receiving a kidney transplantation between January 2000 ... Read more >>

BMC Surg (BMC surgery)
[2019, 18(Suppl 1):80]

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The Indigo System in Acute Lower-Limb Malperfusion (INDIAN) Registry: Protocol.

Gianmarco de Donato, Edoardo Pasqui, Giovanni Giannace, Francesco Setacci, Domenico Benevento, Giancarlo Palasciano, Carlo Setacci, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Acute lower limb ischemia (ALLI) poses a major threat to limb survival. For many years, surgical thromboembolectomy was the mainstay of treatment. Recent years have brought an endovascular revolution to the management of ALLI. It seems that the newly designed endovascular thrombectomy devices may shift treatment recommendations toward endovascular options. ... Read more >>

JMIR Res Protoc (JMIR research protocols)
[2019, 8(3):e9972]

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The "Destino-guided BEVAR" to Catheterize Downward Branches from a Femoral Access: Technical Note and Case Report.

Matteo Orrico, Sonia Ronchey, Carlo Setacci, Mario Marino, Alessio Vona, Antonio Lorido, Fabrizio Nesi, Alessia Giaquinta, Nicola Mangialardi,

BACKGROUND:The aim of this study is to report the Destino-guided branched endovascular aortic repair approach as a valid alternative to catheterization downward branches in complex aortic arch/descending thoracic anatomies. METHODS & RESULTS:A 53-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome underwent a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair for a type III dissecting aneurysm. ... Read more >>

Ann Vasc Surg (Annals of vascular surgery)
[2019, 57:266-271]

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A novel endovenous scaffold for the treatment of chronic venous obstruction in a porcine model: Histological and ultrastructural assessment.

Paolo Zamboni, Alessia Giaquinta, Erika Rimondi, Massimo Pedriali, Eugenio Scanziani, Pietro Riccaboni, Massimiliano Veroux, Paola Secchiero, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate the biological effects of a novel endovenous scaffold in a porcine model.<h4>Methods</h4>Petalo is a compliant venous scaffold implanted into the internal jugular veins of 12 healthy pigs. The pigs were sacrificed at one, two, three, and six months, respectively. Microscopic investigations were performed at two blinded laboratories.<h4>Results</h4>Neo-intima formation ... Read more >>

Phlebology (Phlebology)
[2019, 34(5):336-346]

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Change in kidney volume after kidney transplantation in patients with autosomal polycystic kidney disease.

Massimiliano Veroux, Cecilia Gozzo, Daniela Corona, Paolo Murabito, Daniele Carmelo Caltabiano, Luca Mammino, Alessia Giaquinta, Domenico Zerbo, Nunziata Sinagra, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Stefano Palmucci,

<h4>Background</h4>The indication to bilateral nephrectomy in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney scheduled for kidney transplantation is controversial. Indeed, the progressive enlargement of cysts may increase the risk of complications and the need for nephrectomy. However, very few studies investigated the change in kidney volume after kidney transplantation.<h4>Material and methods</h4>In ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(12):e0209332]

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