Volume 12 Supplement 1

Selected articles from the XXV National Congress of the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery

Research

Edited by Silvestro Canonico, Bruno Amato and Beatrice Sensi

This supplement has not been supported by sponsorship or other external funding.

XXV National Congress of the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery. Go to conference site.

Padova, Italy

10-11 May 2012

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  1. Research article

    RETRACTED ARTICLE: Peripheral blood mono-nuclear cells implantation in patients with peripheral arterial disease: a pilot study for clinical and biochemical outcome of neoangiogenesis

    Substantial progresses in the management of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have been made in the past two decades. Progress in the understanding of the endothelial-platel...

    Bruno Amato, Rita Compagna, Gianni Antonio Della Corte, Giovanni Martino, Tommaso Bianco, Guido Coretti, Roberto Rossi, Antonio Braucci, Giovanni Aprea, Pio Zeppa, Alessandro Puzziello and Claudio Terranova

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 15 November 2012

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2016 16:24

  2. Research article

    Feasibility of inguinal hernioplasty under local anaesthesia in elderly patients

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and the safety of hernioplasty under local anaesthesia in elderly patients with significant comorbidity.

    Bruno Amato, Rita Compagna, Gianni Antonio Della Corte, Giovanni Martino, Tommaso Bianco, Guido Coretti, Roberto Rossi, Francesca Fappiano, Giovanni Aprea and Alessandro Puzziello

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  3. Research article

    Diverticular disease hospital cost impact analysis: evaluation of testings and surgical procedures in inpatient and outpatient admissions

    Diverticular Disease (DD) is a common condition in Italy and in other western countries. There is not much data concerning DD’s impact on budget and activity in hospitals.

    Giovanni Aprea, Antonio Giugliano, Alfonso Canfora, Fabrizio Cardin, Antonio Ferronetti, Francesco Guida, Antonio Braun, Melania Battaglini Ciciriello, Federica Tovecci, Giovanni Mastrobuoni and Bruno Amato

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  4. Research article

    GERD in elderly patients: surgical treatment with Nissen-Rossetti laparoscopic technique, outcome

    The gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most frequent disease of the upper gastro-entheric tract. Surgical treatment is reserved to selected patients, affected by severe forms of disease and/...

    Giovanni Aprea, Antonio Ferronetti, Alfonso Canfora, Fabrizio Cardin, Antonio Giugliano, Francesco Guida, Antonio Braun, Melania Battaglini Ciciriello, Federica Tovecci, Giovanni Mastrobuoni and Bruno Amato

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  5. Research article

    Morpho-functional gastric pre-and post-operative changes in elderly patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstone related disease

    Cholecystectomy, gold standard treatment for gallbladder lithiasis, is closely associated with increased bile reflux into the stomach as amply demonstrated by experimental studies. The high prevalence of galls...

    Giovanni Aprea, Alfonso Canfora, Antonio Ferronetti, Antonio Giugliano, Francesco Guida, Antonio Braun, Melania Battaglini Ciciriello, Federica Tovecci, Giovanni Mastrobuoni, Fabrizio Cardin and Bruno Amato

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  6. Research article

    Elevated serum levels of Chromogranin A in hepatocellular carcinoma

    During the past three decades, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States has tripled. The neuroendocrine character has been observed in some tumor cells within some hepatocellular carcinom...

    Antonio Biondi, Giulia Malaguarnera, Marco Vacante, Massimiliano Berretta, Velia D’Agata, Michele Malaguarnera, Francesco Basile, Filippo Drago and Gaetano Bertino

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  7. Research article

    Early outcomes of colon laparoscopic resection in the elderly patients compared with the younger

    The aim of this study was to define any benefits in terms of early outcome for laparoscopic colectomy in patients over 75 years old (OP) compared with the outcomes of a younger populations (YP).

    Vincenzo Bottino, Maria Grazia Esposito, Arianna Mottola, Giampaolo Marte, Vittorio Di Maio, Valerio Sciascia, Marco Nunziante, Giovanni Fregola, Salvatore Cuzzovaglia, Francesco Galante, Federica Andreoli, Alfredo Breglia, Maria Elena Giuliano, Domenico Papaleo, Paola Della Rocca and Pietro Maida

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  8. Research article

    Difficult colonoscopies in the propofol era

    To study the relationship between endoscopic practice and adverse events during colonoscopy under standard deep sedation induced and monitored by an anesthetist.

    Fabrizio Cardin, Nadia Minicuci, Federico Campigotto, Alessandra Andreotti, Elisa Granziaera, Barbara Donà, Bruno Martella, Claudio Terranova and Carmelo Militello

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  9. Research article

    Quality of life and depression in a cohort of female patients with chronic disease

    Differences in health-related quality of life perception in patients with chronic disease may depend on pre-existing differences in personality profile. The purpose of the study was to investigate in a cohort ...

    Fabrizio Cardin, Francesco Ambrosio, Piero Amodio, Lina Minazzato, Giancarlo Bombonato, Sami Schiff, Katiuscia Finotti, Daria Giuliani, Tonino Bianco, Claudio Terranova, Carmelo Militello and Carlo Ori

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  10. Research article

    Usefulness of a fast track list for anxious patients in a upper GI endoscopy

    To determine whether patients with no alarm signs who ask the endoscopist to shorten their waiting time due to test result anxiety, represent a risk category for a major organic pathology.

    Fabrizio Cardin, Alessandra Andreotti, Manuel Zorzi, Claudio Terranova, Bruno Martella, Bruno Amato and Carmelo Militello

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  11. Research article

    Comparative study between Levobupivacaine and Bupivacaine for hernia surgery in the elderly

    The inguinal hernia is one of the most common diseases in the elderly. Treatment of this type of pathology is exclusively surgical and relies almost always on the use of local anesthesia. While in the past her...

    Rita Compagna, Gabriele Vigliotti, Guido Coretti, Maurizio Amato, Giovanni Aprea, Alessandro Puzziello, Carmelo Militello, Fabrizio Iacono, Domenico Prezioso and Bruno Amato

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S12

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  12. Research article

    The role of atherectomy in the treatment of lower extremity peripheral artery disease

    The incidence of lower extremity peripheral artery disease (LE-PAD) continues to increase and associated morbidity remains high. Despite the significant development of percutaneous revascularization strategies...

    Anna Franzone, Marco Ferrone, Giuseppe Carotenuto, Andreina Carbone, Laura Scudiero, Federica Serino, Fernando Scudiero, Raffaele Izzo, Raffaele Piccolo, Savio Saviano, Bruno Amato, Cinzia Perrino, Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni Esposito

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S13

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  13. Research article

    Depression in older breast cancer survivors

    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women .The 5-year survival rate for this tumour is nowadays 85%, and the 61% of these women are still alive at 15 years. When depression symptoms ...

    Paola Frazzetto, Marco Vacante, Michele Malaguarnera, Ernesto Vinci, Francesca Catalano, Emanuela Cataudella, Filippo Drago, Giulia Malaguarnera, Francesco Basile and Antonio Biondi

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S14

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  14. Research article

    Use of statins in lower extremity artery disease: a review

    Lower extremity artery disease (LE-PAD) is one of the most common manifestations of atherosclerosis, particularly in elderly patients, and it is related to a high cardiovascular risk.

    Giuseppe Gargiulo, Giuseppe Giugliano, Linda Brevetti, Anna Sannino, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Federica Serino, Andreina Carbone, Fernando Scudiero, Marco Ferrone, Roberto Corrado, Raffaele Izzo, Lorenzo Chiariotti, Cinzia Perrino, Bruno Amato, Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni Esposito

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S15

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  15. Research article

    Thyroid surgery in geriatric patients: a literature review

    Thyroid disease is common in the elderly population. The incidence of hypothyroidism and multinodular goitre gradually increases with age. In view of a growth of aging population, we performed a literature rev...

    Rita Gervasi, Giulio Orlando, Maria Antonietta Lerose, Bruno Amato, Giovanni Docimo, Pio Zeppa and Alessandro Puzziello

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S16

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  16. Research article

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients affected by intermittent claudication: prevalence and clinical predictors

    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a frequent cause of death among elderly. Patients affected by lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (LE-PAD) seem to be particularly at high risk for AAA. We aimed this...

    Giuseppe Giugliano, Eugenio Laurenzano, Carlo Rengo, Giovanna De Rosa, Linda Brevetti, Anna Sannino, Cinzia Perrino, Lorenzo Chiariotti, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Federica Serino, Marco Ferrone, Fernando Scudiero, Andreina Carbone, Antonio Sorropago, Bruno Amato, Bruno Trimarco…

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S17

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  17. Research article

    Ankle/brachial index to everyone

    In the last years significant attention has been paid in identifying markers of subclinical atherosclerosis or of increased cardiovascular risk.

    Giuseppe Giugliano, Anna Sannino, Linda Brevetti, Cinzia Perrino, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Anna Franzone, Federica Serino, Marco Ferrone, Fernando Scudiero, Andreina Carbone, Michele De Paulis, Raffaele Izzo, Bruno Amato, Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni Esposito

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S18

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  18. Research article

    Endovascular treatment of lower extremity arteries is associated with an improved outcome in diabetic patients affected by intermittent claudication

    Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (LE-PAD) is a highly prevalent condition among diabetic patients, associated with reduced walking capacity and a high incidence of cardiovascular events. Endovascula...

    Giuseppe Giugliano, Cinzia Perrino, Vittorio Schiano, Linda Brevetti, Anna Sannino, Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Federica Serino, Marco Ferrone, Fernando Scudiero, Andreina Carbone, Antonio Bruno, Bruno Amato, Bruno Trimarco and Giovanni Esposito

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S19

    Published on: 15 November 2012

  19. Research article

    Major postoperative complications and survival for colon cancer elderly patients

    Increased life expectancy has led to elevating the mean age of the patients at the time of diagnosis of colon cancer and subsequent treatment. Differences in complication rates and outcome between elderly and ...

    Giuseppe Grosso, Antonio Biondi, Stefano Marventano, Antonio Mistretta, Giorgio Calabrese and Francesco Basile

    BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S20

    Published on: 15 November 2012

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