Valentina Del Prete
University of Foggia
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23Publications
13H-index
326Citations
Publications 23
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#1Valentina Del PreteH-Index: 13
Last. Paolo TontiH-Index: 1
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Interventional endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is associated with complications such as bleeding.
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Valentina Del Prete (University of Foggia)H-Index: 13
Last. Sachin Wani (Anschutz Medical Campus)H-Index: 68
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Abstract Background and Aims There is currently limited evidence supporting the use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided through-the-needle biopsy for sampling pancreatic cystic lesions. The aim of this meta-analysis was to provide a pooled estimate of the diagnostic performance of through-the-needle biopsy for sampling of pancreatic cysts. Methods A bibliographic search on the main databases was performed through September 2019. Pooled effects were calculated using a random-effects model by means of...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Vincenzo Rosario Buccino (University of Foggia)H-Index: 7
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background and aims There are limited and conflicting data on the impact of fellow participation in improving colon adenoma detection rate. We performed a multicenter randomized-controlled trial to evaluate whether the fellow involvement might exert a beneficial effect on adenoma detection rate. Methods The trial was conducted at four tertiary hospitals between April and December 2019. Eight hundred twelve patients were randomized to undergo colonoscopy performed by a fellow under staff...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Vincenzo Rosario Buccino (University of Foggia)H-Index: 7
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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ABSTRACT Background Basic and clinical studies suggest that statins may prevent and even ameliorate acute pancreatitis. The present study was to evaluate whether statin decreases the risk of acute pancreatitis in patients undergoing endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of pancreatic cysts. Methods Out of 456 patients with pancreatic cysts referred to our center between 2006 and 2018, 365 were finally included in analyses: 86 were treated with statins and 279 were not at the time o...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Vincenzo Rosario Buccino (University of Foggia)H-Index: 7
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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BACKGROUND: Cirrhotic patients are at increased risk of adverse events (AEs) after invasive procedures. However, the safety profile of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) fine-needle aspiration in cirrhotic patients is still unknown. OBJECTIVES: To examine the AEs rate after EUS fine-needle aspiration in cirrhotic patients as compared to a control group of noncirrhotic patients. METHODS: Out of 735 patients with suspected abdominal lesions referred to our center between 2006 and 2018, after propensity-s...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Sumsum P. SunnyH-Index: 1
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background and Aims There is limited evidence on the diagnostic performance of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy in patients with subepithelial lesions. Aim of this meta-analysis was to compare EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy performance to fine-needle aspiration in patients with GI subepithelial lesions. Methods Computerized bibliographic search on the main databases was performed through May 2019. Primary endpoint was sample adequacy. Secondary outcomes were diagnostic acc...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Valentina Del Prete (University of Foggia)H-Index: 13
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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Background and study aims Although newer needle designs are thought to improve diagnostic outcomes of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy, there is limited evidence on their diagnostic performance. The aim of this meta-analysis was to provide a pooled estimate of the diagnostic performance and safety profile of Franseen and Fork-tip fine-needle biopsy needles. Patients and methods Computerized bibliographic search on the main databases was performed through March 2019. The primary en...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Valentina Del Prete (University of Foggia)H-Index: 13
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background /Objectives: Efficacy of repeat echoendoscopic celiac plexus neurolysis is still unclear. Aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of repeat celiac plexus neurolysis and to build an artificial neural network model able to predict pain response. Methods Data regarding 156 patients treated with repeat celiac plexus neurolysis between 2004 and 2019 were reviewed. Artificial neural network and logistic regression models were built to predict pain response after treatment. Perf...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Valentina Del Prete (University of Foggia)H-Index: 13
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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BACKGROUND AND AIM: Observational studies showed significant liver stiffness regression after sustained virological response, but long-term effects of antiviral therapy are still unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the magnitude of change in stiffness up to 5 years after therapy in hepatitis C patients undergoing antiviral treatment. METHODS: Data of 153 patients were retrieved. Stiffness was assessed by Fibroscan at baseline, end of treatment, 6 months after treatment, and every year h...
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#1Antonio Facciorusso (University of Foggia)H-Index: 19
#2Valentina Del Prete (University of Foggia)H-Index: 13
Last. Nicola Muscatiello (University of Foggia)H-Index: 22
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Background and Aim Full-spectrum endoscopy represents a new endoscopic platform allowing a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon but evidence of its superiority over standard colonoscopy is still lacking. Our study is the first meta-analysis comparing the efficacy of Full-spectrum endoscopy versus standard colonoscopy. Methods Through a systematic literature review until May 2017, we identified 8 randomized-controlled trials. Primary outcomes were polyp detection rate and adenoma detection rate...
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