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Obesity and bariatric surgery in kidney transplantation: A clinical review.

Massimiliano Veroux, Edoardo Mattone, Matteo Cavallo, Rossella Gioco, Daniela Corona, Alessio Volpicelli, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

Obesity is increasing worldwide, and this has major implications in the setting of kidney transplantation. Patients with obesity may have limited access to transplantation and increased posttransplant morbidity and mortality. Most transplant centers incorporate interventions aiming to target obesity in kidney transplant candidates, including dietary education and lifestyle modifications. For ... Read more >>

World J Diabetes (World journal of diabetes)
[2021, 12(9):1563-1575]

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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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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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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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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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Colorectal Cancer after Kidney Transplantation: A Screening Colonoscopy Case-Control Study.

Francesca Privitera, Rossella Gioco, Alba Ilari Civit, Daniela Corona, Simone Cremona, Lidia Puzzo, Salvatore Costa, Giuseppe Trama, Flavia Mauceri, Aurelio Cardella, Giuseppe Sangiorgio, Riccardo Nania, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Massimiliano Veroux,

The incidence of colorectal cancer in kidney transplant recipients has been previously reported with conflicting results. In this study, we investigated if the incidence of colorectal advanced neoplasms in kidney transplant recipients, evaluated with screening colonoscopy, was higher than in healthy individuals. One-hundred sixty kidney transplant recipients undergoing screening colonoscopy ... Read more >>

Biomedicines (Biomedicines)
[2021, 9(8):]

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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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Post-transplant colitis after kidney transplantation: clinical, endoscopic and histological features.

Rossella Gioco, Lidia Puzzo, Marco Patanè, Daniela Corona, Giuseppe Trama, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Massimiliano Veroux,

Chronic immunosuppression may increase the risk of post-transplant infection and medication-related injury and may also be responsible for the increased risk of gastrointestinal complications in kidney transplant recipients. Differentiating the various forms of post-transplant colitis is challenging, since most have similar clinical and histological features. This study evaluated the incidence ... Read more >>

Aging (Albany NY) (Aging)
[2020, 12(24):24709-24720]

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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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Screening for Fabry Disease in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Experience of a Multidisciplinary Team.

Massimiliano Veroux, Ines P Monte, Margherita S Rodolico, Daniela Corona, Rita Bella, Antonio Basile, Stefano Palmucci, Maria L Pistorio, Giuseppe Lanza, Concetta De Pasquale, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

Fabry disease (FD) is a rare cause of end-stage renal disease requiring kidney transplantation. Data on the incidence of unrecognized FD in kidney transplant recipients are scarce and probably underestimated. This study evaluated the incidence of FD in a population of kidney recipients, with a particular focus of the multidisciplinary ... Read more >>

Biomedicines (Biomedicines)
[2020, 8(10):]

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Gastrointestinal complications after kidney transplantation.

Rossella Gioco, Daniela Corona, Burcin Ekser, Lidia Puzzo, Gaetano Inserra, Flavia Pinto, Chiara Schipa, Francesca Privitera, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Massimiliano Veroux,

Gastrointestinal complications are common after renal transplantation, and they have a wide clinical spectrum, varying from diarrhoea to post-transplant inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Chronic immunosuppression may increase the risk of post-transplant infection and medication-related injury and may also be responsible for IBD in kidney transplant re-cipients despite immunosuppression. Differentiating the ... Read more >>

World J Gastroenterol (World journal of gastroenterology)
[2020, 26(38):5797-5811]

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Predictors and safety of next-day discharge in patients undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

Giuliano Costa, Marco Barbanti, Andrea Picci, Denise Todaro, Ketty La Spina, Emanuela Di Simone, Paolo D'Arrigo, Enrico Criscione, Roberto Valvo, Claudia Reddavid, Wanda Deste, Carmelo Sgroi, Corrado Tamburino, Angelo Giuffrida, Valeria Garretto, Gianbattista Privitera, Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, Cristina Inserra, Pierfrancesco Veroux,

AIMS:The aim of this study was to evaluate predictors and safety of next-day discharge (NDD) after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TF-TAVI) in unselected patients receiving either balloon-expandable or self-expanding devices. METHODS AND RESULTS:From June 2007 to August 2018, 1,232 consecutive patients undergoing TF-TAVI were discharged alive from our institution. ... Read more >>

EuroIntervention (EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2020, 16(6):e494-e501]

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Three-Year Sustained Clinical Efficacy of Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty in a Real-World Femoropopliteal Cohort.

Giovanni Torsello, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Marianne Brodmann, Antonio Micari, Gunnar Tepe, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Andrew Benko, Donghoon Choi, Frank E G Vermassen, Michael R Jaff, Jia Guo, Reka Dobranszki, Thomas Zeller, ,

<b>Purpose:</b> To report the 36-month outcomes from the prospective, multicenter, single-arm IN.PACT Global Study (<i>ClinicalTrials.gov</i> identifier NCT01609296) evaluating the performance of the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) in real-world patients with femoropopliteal occlusive disease. <b>Materials and Methods:</b> The IN.PACT Global Study was conducted at 64 international sites and enrolled 1535 ... Read more >>

J Endovasc Ther (Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists)
[2020, 27(5):693-705]

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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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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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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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Expert Opinion on Hostile Neck Definition in Endovascular Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (a Delphi Consensus).

Enrico Maria Marone, Antonio Freyrie, Carlo Ruotolo, Stefano Michelagnoli, Michele Antonello, Francesco Speziale, Pierfrancesco Veroux, Mauro Gargiulo, Andrea Gaggiano,

<h4>Background</h4>Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is currently accepted as an alternative to open repair for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Approximately 40-60% of AAA patients are not considered eligible for EVAR due to unfavorable anatomy. There is currently no consensus on the definition of "hostile" aortic neck for EVAR ... Read more >>

Ann Vasc Surg (Annals of vascular surgery)
[2020, 62:173-182]

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