Alessandro Fugazza
Humanitas University
Internal medicineRadiologyLumen (anatomy)SurgeryRandomized controlled trialAdverse effectZenker's diverticulumEndoscopic submucosal dissectionEndoscopyStentSingle CenterEndoscopic ultrasoundPooled analysisIn patientStent placementConfidence intervalGeneral surgeryDrainageMedicineGastroenterology
251Publications
17H-index
1,067Citations
Publications 270
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#1Alessandro FugazzaH-Index: 17
#2Roberto Gabbiadini (Humanitas University)H-Index: 3
Last. Andrea AnderloniH-Index: 29
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#1Mihai Rimbas (UMFCD: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy)H-Index: 9
#2Andrea AnderloniH-Index: 29
Last. Gianenrico Rizzatti (CUA: The Catholic University of America)H-Index: 12
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Background and study aims Feasibility of EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CDS) using available lumen-apposing stents (LAMS) is limited by the size of the common bile duct (CBD) (≤ 12 mm, cut-off for experts; 15 mm, cut-off for non-experts). We aimed to assess the prevalence and predictive factors associated with CBD size ≥ 12 and 15 mm in naive patients with malignant distal biliary obstruction (MDBO). null null null null null Patients and methods This was a prospective cohort study involv...
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#1Carlo Fabbri (AUSL: Academy for Urban School Leadership)H-Index: 23
#2Chiara Coluccio (AUSL: Academy for Urban School Leadership)H-Index: 1
Last. Ilaria Tarantino (ISMETT)H-Index: 22
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Background and objectives null EUS-guided transluminal drainage has increasingly developed, especially after the era of lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS): a fully covered, barbell-shaped, metal stent with anti-migratory properties allowing direct therapeutic interventions through a wide and short channel. The aim of this survey is to investigate the current management of patients undergoing LAMS placement nationwide. null Materials and methods null Forty-eight questions were submitted to Italian...
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#8PJ Belletrutti (Humanitas University)H-Index: 4
#9Alessandro FugazzaH-Index: 17
Last. Calogero Cammà (University of Palermo)H-Index: 77
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Background Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage is becoming an option for palliation of malignant biliary obstruction. Lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS) are replacing self-expandable metal stents (SEMS). The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of LAMS and SEMS for EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CDS). Methods A meta-analysis was performed using PRISMA protocols. Electronic databases were searched for studies on EUS-CDS. The primary outcome was...
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#1Marco Spadaccini (Humanitas University)H-Index: 16
#2Andrea Iannone (University of Bari)H-Index: 17
Last. Piera Alessia GaltieriH-Index: 10
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Summary null null Background null Computer-aided detection (CADe) techniques based on artificial intelligence algorithms can assist endoscopists in detecting colorectal neoplasia. CADe has been associated with an increased adenoma detection rate, a key quality indicator, but the utility of CADe compared with existing advanced imaging techniques and distal attachment devices is unclear. null null null Methods null For this systematic review and network meta-analysis, we did a comprehensive search...
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#1G. DonatoH-Index: 1
#2Pietro OcchipintiH-Index: 12
Last. Guido Costamagna (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 84
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Background and study aims Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a complex procedure with a relatively high rate of adverse events. Data on training of operators and fulfillment of quality indicators in Italy are scarce. The goal of this study was to assess the overall quality of ERCP in Italy compared to international standards. Patients and methods This was a prospective, observational study from different Italian centers performing ERCP. Operators answered a questionnaire, t...
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#1Alessandro FugazzaH-Index: 17
#2Andrea AnderloniH-Index: 29
Last. Alessandro Repici (Humanitas University)H-Index: 5
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Introduction Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with surgically altered anatomy (SAA) is technically challenging and associated with a significant number of failures. We examined the feasibility and efficacy of a novel technique for the management of bile duct stones (BDSs), called underwater cap-assisted ERCP (u-ERCP). Methods Between June 2019 and February 2020 all patients with SAA with jaundice or cholangitis secondary to BDSs who underwent u-ERCP were enrolled...
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