Stefano Francesco Crinò
University of Verona
Internal medicineRadiologySurgeryPathologyBiopsyPancreatitisFine-needle aspirationRadiofrequency ablationEndoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographyEndoscopyPancreasNeuroendocrine tumorsSampling (medicine)MEDLINESingle CenterPancreatic cancerEndoscopic ultrasoundFine needle biopsyNuclear medicineIn patientConfidence intervalGeneral surgeryMedicineGastroenterologyMeta-analysis
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Background and study aims COVID-19 has dramatically impacted endoscopy practice because upper endoscopy procedures can be aerosol-generating. Most elective procedures have been rescheduled. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is frequently performed in emergency or urgent settings in which rescheduling is not possible. We evaluated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ERCP in Italy during the SARS-CoV-2 lockdown, in areas with high incidence of COVID-19. Patients and methods ...
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#1Mihai Rimbas (UMFCD: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy)H-Index: 9
Last. Alberto Larghi (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 30
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Background and Study Aims On contrast-enhanced imaging studies, nonhypovascular (i. e., isovascular and hypervascular) patterns can be observed in solid pancreatic lesions (SPLs) of different nature, prognosis, and management. We aimed to identify endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) features of nonhypovascular SPLs associated with malignancy/aggressiveness. The secondary aims were EUS tissue acquisition (EUS-TA) outcome and safety in this setting of patients. Patients and Methods This prospective observ...
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#1A. Mariani (University of Milan)H-Index: 6
#2G. Capurso (University of Milan)H-Index: 2
Last. Rocco Maurizio Zagari (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Background and aims The present study was aimed to assess the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and associated factors among HCWs in endoscopy centres in Italy. Methods All members of the Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED) were invited to participate to a questionnaire-based survey during the first month of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy. Results 314/1306 (24%) SIED members accounting for 201/502 (40%) endoscopic centres completed the survey. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) we...
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#1Babu P. Mohan (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Last. Douglas G. AdlerH-Index: 65
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BACKGROUND Mucinous pancreatic cysts are well reported to transform into pancreatic adenocarcinoma, whereas nonmucinous cysts are mostly benign with low risk for malignant transformation. Nonsurgical methods of differentiating mucinous and nonmucinous pancreatic cysts are challenging and entail a multi investigational approach. Low intracystic glucose levels have been evaluated in multiple studies for its accuracy in differentiating mucinous from nonmucinous cysts of the pancreas. METHODS Multip...
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#2Serena AmmendolaH-Index: 2
Last. Erminia ManfrinH-Index: 25
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Abstract Background/objectives Studies comparing EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) for the evaluation of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are lacking. We aimed at comparing EUS-FNA with EUS-FNB in terms of Ki-67 proliferative index (PI) estimation capability, cellularity of the samples, and reliability of Ki-67 PI/tumor grading compared with surgical specimens. Methods Patients diagnosed with pNETs on EUS and/or surgical specimens we...
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#1Jessica Cassiani (University of Verona)
#2Stefano Francesco Crinò (University of Verona)H-Index: 13
Last. Corrado Pedrazzani (University of Verona)H-Index: 33
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A 57-year-old woman with epigastric pain was diagnosed with a 6-cm abdominal cystic lesion of unclear origin on cross-sectional imaging. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) demonstrated a unilocular cyst located between the pancreas, gastric wall, and left adrenal gland, with a regular wall filled with dense fluid with multiple hyperechoic floating spots. A 19-G needle was used to puncture the cyst, but no fluid could be aspirated. Therefore, EUS-guided through-the-needle biopsy (EUS-TTNB) was performed...
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Abstract Background We aimed to assess factors impacting the endoscopic minor papilla sphincterotomy (EMPS) success rate, clinical efficacy, and safety in a large cohort of patients with symptomatic pancreas divisum (PD). Methods Retrospective study including patients with PD referred to the Pancreas Institute of Verona from May 2009 to May 2020 to undergo EMPS. The whole population was analyzed to assess EMPS technical success, defined as the rate of deep cannulation of the dorsal duct. Patient...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
Last. Luca BarresiH-Index: 22
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There is limited evidence on the role of chronic statin therapy in the prevention of acute pancreatitis after ERCP. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of statins in the prop...
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#1Antonio FacciorussoH-Index: 19
#2Babu P Mohan (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 3
Last. Nicola MuscatielloH-Index: 21
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BACKGROUND AND AIM Evidence of a superior efficacy of EndoRings over standard colonoscopy in improving colon adenoma detection rate is lacking. We aimed to compare EndoRings and standard colonoscopy through a pairwise meta-analysis of randomized trials. METHODS We searched the PubMed/Medline and Embase database through July 2020 and identified five randomized controlled trials (recruiting 2751 patients). The primary outcome was adenoma detection rate; secondary outcomes included advanced and ses...
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