Massimo Falconi
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
CancerInternal medicineRadiologySurgeryPathologyOncologyPancreatitisPancreatic diseasePancreatectomyPancreasPancreaticoduodenectomyNeuroendocrine tumorsDiseasePancreatic cancerPancreatic fistulaAdenocarcinomaIn patientGeneral surgeryMedicineGastroenterology
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#1Francesca MuffattiH-Index: 14
#2S. PartelliH-Index: 2
Last. Massimo FalconiH-Index: 107
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#1Piera Leon (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 3
#2Fabio Giannone (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 2
Last. Fabrizio Panaro (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 22
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The aim of this study was to assess the impact of clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) on patient disease-specific survival and recurrence after curative distal pancreatectomy (DP) for pancreatic cancer. This was a retrospective case-control analysis. We examined the data of adult patients with a diagnosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) of the body and tail of the pancreas undergoing curative DP, over a 10-year period in 12 European surgical departments, fro...
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#1Bradley N. Reames (UNMC: University of Nebraska Medical Center)H-Index: 2
#1Bradley N. Reames (UNMC: University of Nebraska Medical Center)H-Index: 19
Last. Jin He (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 38
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MiniAn international survey of high-volume pancreas cancer surgeons revealed wide variations in management preferences, attitudes regarding contraindications to surgery, and the propensity to offer exploration. When presented with 6 hypothetical clinical vignettes using details from real patients th
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#1Giovanni Marchegiani (University of Verona)H-Index: 29
#2Stefano Andrianello (University of Verona)H-Index: 15
Last. Roberto Salvia (University of Verona)H-Index: 51
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BACKGROUND Despite the low malignant potential of pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs), surgery is still performed. The aim of this pragmatic study was to assess the outcome of surgery and surveillance for patients presenting with a presumed MCN at the first evaluation. METHODS Data for patients with a presumed MCN observed from 2000 to 2016 at the Verona Pancreas Institute and San Raffaele Hospital were extracted from prospective databases. The endpoints were risk of malignancy at pathol...
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#1Alex B. Blair (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 17
#2Robert W. KrellH-Index: 17
Last. Bradley N. Reames (UNMC: University of Nebraska Medical Center)H-Index: 3
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is limited high-level evidence to guide locally advanced pancreas cancer (LAPC) management. Recent work shows that surgeons' preferences in LAPC management vary broadly. We sought to examine whether surgeon volume was associated with attitudes regarding LAPC management. METHODS An electronic survey was distributed by email to an international cohort of pancreas surgeons to evaluate practice patterns regarding LAPC management. Clinical vignette-based questions evaluat...
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#1Irvin M. Modlin (Yale University)H-Index: 81
#2Mark KiddH-Index: 65
Last. Alexandra KitzH-Index: 2
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Introduction Surgery is the only cure for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), with R0 resection being critical for successful tumor removal. Early detection of residual disease is key for optimal management, but both imaging and current biomarkers are ineffective post-surgery. NETest, a multigene blood biomarker, identifies NETs with >90% accuracy. We hypothesized that surgery would decrease NETest levels and that elevated scores post-surgery would predict recurrence. Methods This was a multicenter ev...
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#1Fateme Rajabiyazdi (Carleton University)H-Index: 1
#2Roshni Alam (MUHC: McGill University Health Centre)H-Index: 2
Last. Julio F. Fiore (MUHC: McGill University Health Centre)H-Index: 23
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Importance Postoperative recovery is difficult to define or measure. Research addressing interventions aimed to improve recovery after abdominal surgery often focuses on measures such as duration of hospital stay and complication rates. Although these clinical parameters are relevant, understanding patients' perspectives regarding postoperative recovery is fundamental to guiding patient-centered care. Objective To elucidate the meaning of recovery from the perspective of patients undergoing abdo...
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#1Emanuel Della-Torre (UniSR: Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)H-Index: 27
#2Marco Lanzillotta (UniSR: Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)H-Index: 16
Last. Lorenzo Dagna (UniSR: Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)H-Index: 37
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ABSTRACT Background The 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) represent a fundamental tool for patient enrollment in research studies and in clinical trials but their usefulness in daily clinical practice remains unknown. Objective To validate the 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for IgG4-RD in a real-life setting and to anticipate their utility for orienting disease diagnosis and patient management. Methods Four experts were asked to classify 200 patien...
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INTRODUCTION: The organization of the healthcare system has significantly changed after the recent COVID-19 outbreak, with a negative impact on the management of oncological patients. The present survey reports data collected by the Italian Association for Neuroendocrine Tumors on the management of patients with neuroendocrine neoplasia (NEN) during the pandemic dissemination. METHODS: A survey with 57 questions was sent to NEN-dedicated Italian centers regarding the management of patients in th...
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#1Laura Maggino (University of Verona)H-Index: 14
#2Andrea SchmidtH-Index: 1
Last. Sébastien GaujouxH-Index: 42
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: MINI: The characteristics of cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (cPanNENs) are largely unknown, and their clinical management remains unclear; specifically, an observational strategy for asymptomatic cPanNENs ≤2 cm has been proposed by recent guidelines, but evidence is scarce and limited to single institutional series. In this international cohort study of 263 resected cPanNENs from 16 institutions worldwide, a preoperative size >2 cm was independently associated with aggressive behav...
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