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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, Italy10-11 May 2012

  1. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S1

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

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

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S2

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S3

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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/...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S4

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S5

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The management of cutaneous metastases often represents a challenge because they may be widespread and may recur after radiotherapy or chemotherapy; breast cancer accounts for 51% of the total cases of cutaneo...

    Authors: Raffaella Benevento, Antonio Santoriello, Giuseppe Perna and Silvestro Canonico

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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).

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S8

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  9. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S9

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S10

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S12

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S13

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S14

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S15

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S16

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S17

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  18. Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S18

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S19

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S20

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Over the past years laser technology has played a predominant role in prostate surgery, for the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Various laser devices have been introduced in clinical practice, ...

    Authors: Fabrizio Iacono, Domenico Prezioso, Giovanni Di Lauro, Giuseppe Romeo, Antonio Ruffo, Ester Illiano and Bruno Amato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S21

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are associated with great emotional costs to individuals and substantial economic costs to society. This study seeks to evaluate the effe...

    Authors: Fabrizio Iacono, Domenico Prezioso, Ester Illiano, Antonio Ruffo, Giuseppe Romeo and Bruno Amato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S22

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Surgery 2016 16:23

  23. Content type: Research article

    Reduced libido is widely considered the most prominent symptomatic reflection of low testosterone (T) levels in men. Testosterone deficiency (TD) afflicts approximately 30% of men aged 40-79 years. This study ...

    Authors: Fabrizio Iacono, Domenico Prezioso, Ester Illiano, Giuseppe Romeo, Antonio Ruffo and Bruno Amato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S23

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  24. Content type: Research article

    We studied the possible correlation between age, testosterone deficiency, cavernosal fibrosis and erectile dysfunction (ED).

    Authors: Fabrizio Iacono, Domenico Prezioso, Antonio Ruffo, Ester Illiano, Leo Romis, G Di Lauro, Giuseppe Romeo and Bruno Amato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S24

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Peyronie’s disease is an acquired connective tissue disorder of the penile tunica albuginea with fibrosis and inflammation. The disease produces palpable plaques, penile curvature and pain during erections. Pa...

    Authors: Fabrizio Iacono, Domenico Prezioso, Antonio Ruffo, Ester Illiano, Giuseppe Romeo and Bruno Amato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S25

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Aortic pathology progression and/or procedure related complications following endovascular repair should always be considered mostly in older patients. We herein describe a hybrid procedure for treatment of ra...

    Authors: Vito Mannacio, Michele Mottola, Danilo Ruggiero, Andrea D’Alessio, Giuseppina Gabriella Surace, Ettorino Di Tommaso, Bruno Amato and Gabriele Iannelli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S26

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The biofragmentable anastomotic ring has been used to this day for various types of anastomosis in the gastrointestinal tract, but it has not yet achieved widespread acceptance among surgeons. The purpose of t...

    Authors: Luigi Marano, Bartolomeo Braccio, Michele Schettino, Giuseppe Izzo, Angelo Cosenza, Michele Grassia, Raffaele Porfidia, Gianmarco Reda, Marianna Petrillo, Giuseppe Esposito and Natale Di Martino

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S27

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  28. Content type: Research article

    A 71 years old Italian man had type 3 gastric cancer of the greater curvature. Total gastrectomy with splenectomy and D2 lymph node dissection were performed. After discharge chemotherapy ELF regimen was admin...

    Authors: Bruno Martella, Fabrizio Cardin, Renata Lorenzetti, Claudio Terranova, Bruno Amato and Carmelo Militello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S28

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Jejunal diverticulosis is an uncommon disease and usually asymptomatic. It can be complicated not only by diverticulitis, but by hemorrhage, perforation, intussusception, volvulus, malabsorption and even small...

    Authors: G Orlando, IM Luppino, R Gervasi, MA Lerose, B Amato, R Spagnuolo, R Marasco, P Doldo and A Puzziello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S29

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Anemia is the most common hematologic abnormality in older populations. Furthermore, iron deficiency anemia is common and merits investigation and treatment, as it usually results from chronic occult bleeding ...

    Authors: G Orlando, IM Luppino, MA Lerose, R Gervasi, B Amato, G Silecchia and A Puzziello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S30

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Restorative proctocolectomy with ileopouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the treatment of choice for intractable or complicated ulcerative colitis(UC). Elderly patients often present with acute colitis requiring ...

    Authors: Gianluca Pellino, Guido Sciaudone, Giuseppe Candilio, Silvestro Canonico and Francesco Selvaggi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S31

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  32. Content type: Research article

    To remark the feasibility of endovascular treatment of an aorto-caval fistula in a old high risk patient with “hostile” abdomen for previous surgeries.

    Authors: Antonio Rapacciuolo, Maria Carmen De Angelis, Elisa di Pietro, Roberto Puglia, Ettore Di Tommaso, Danilo Ruggiero, Bruno Amato and Gabriele Iannelli

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S32

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of ventral hernias is still a subject of debate. The affixing of a prosthesis and the subsequent introduction of laparoscopic treatment have reduced complications and recurrences. The high incide...

    Authors: Roberto Rea, Paolo Falco, Domenico Izzo, Maddalena Leongito and Bruno Amato

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S33

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The case presented by the authors gives the opportunity to discuss the medico-legal issues related to lack of prevention of falls in elderly hospitalized patients.

    Authors: Claudio Terranova, Fabrizio Cardin, Bruno Martella, Bruno Amato and Carmelo Militello

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S34

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer represents the most common malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. Owing to differences in dietary habits and lifestyle, this neoplasm is more common in industrialized countries than in dev...

    Authors: Mario Uccello, Giulia Malaguarnera, Francesco Basile, Velia D’agata, Michele Malaguarnera, Gaetano Bertino, Marco Vacante, Filippo Drago and Antonio Biondi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S35

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The Black Swan Theory was described by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book “The Black Swan”. This theory refers to “high-impact, hard-to-predict, and rare events beyond the realm of normal expectations”. Accordi...

    Authors: Marco Vacante, Velia D’Agata, Massimo Motta, Giulia Malaguarnera, Antonio Biondi, Francesco Basile, Michele Malaguarnera, Caterina Gagliano, Filippo Drago and Salvatore Salamone

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2012 12(Suppl 1):S36

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