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Intra-procedural dual phase cone beam computed tomography has a better diagnostic accuracy over pre-procedural MRI and MDCT in detection and characterization of HCC in cirrhotic patients undergoing TACE procedure.

Eur J Radiol 2020 Mar 24;124:108806. Epub 2019 Dec 24.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Diagnostic of Radiological, Oncological and Anatomopathological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale Del Policlinico, 155, 00161 Rome RM, Italy. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2019.108806DOI Listing
March 2020

Cavoportal Hemitransposition in Liver Transplantation: Toward a More Safe and Efficient Technique.

Liver Transpl 2020 Jan 22;26(1):92-99. Epub 2019 Nov 22.

University Pittsburgh Medical Center-Italy, Istituto Mediterraneo for Trapianto e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Palermo, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lt.25635DOI Listing
January 2020

Early and late effects of the sequential transfixed stich technique for the treatment of the symptomatic rectocele without rectal mucosa prolapse.

Minerva Chir 2020 Jan 29. Epub 2020 Jan 29.

General and Mini-Invasive Surgery Unit, San Camillo Hospital, Trento, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.23736/S0026-4733.20.08175-4DOI Listing
January 2020

Hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after acute liver allograft rejection treatment: A multicenter European experience.

Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2019 Dec 20;18(6):517-524. Epub 2019 May 20.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals Saint Luc, Université catholique Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hbpd.2019.05.006DOI Listing
December 2019

Composite hepatocellular and hemangiosarcomatous tumor: The prognosis is determined by the sarcomatous component.

Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2019 Dec 14. Epub 2019 Dec 14.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, Pôle de Chirurgie Expérimentale et Transplantation, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research [IREC], Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hbpd.2019.11.010DOI Listing
December 2019

Esophageal carcinoma cuniculatum: systematic review of the literature and report of two cases.

Pathol Res Pract 2019 Oct 17;215(10):152602. Epub 2019 Aug 17.

Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prp.2019.152602DOI Listing
October 2019

Minimally Invasive Approach in the Setting of ALPPS Procedure: a Systematic Review of the Literature.

J Gastrointest Surg 2019 Sep 13;23(9):1917-1924. Epub 2019 Jun 13.

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11605-018-04092-xDOI Listing
September 2019

Occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus infection: literature review and risk analysis.

Expert Opin Drug Saf 2019 07 20;18(7):603-610. Epub 2019 May 20.

i Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche Alma Mater Studiorum , Università di Bologna , Bologna , Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2019.1617272DOI Listing
July 2019

Hypothermic oxygenated perfusion for a steatotic liver graft.

Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2019 Jun 11. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hbpd.2019.05.012DOI Listing
June 2019

New insights in the management of the middle hepatic vein dilemma.

Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2019 Apr 1;18(2):101-102. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hbpd.2019.01.008DOI Listing
April 2019

Reply to "Association between donor age and risk of graft failure after liver transplantation: an analysis of the Eurotransplant database".

Transpl Int 2019 03 21;32(3):334-335. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University of Pisa Medical School Hospital, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/tri.13367
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March 2019

Which Is the True Role of Bridging Therapies for HCC Patients Waiting for Liver Transplantation?

Ann Surg 2018 12;268(6):e56-e57

Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy Starzl Unit Abdominal Transplantation University Hospital Saint Luc Université catholique Louvain, Brussels, Belgium Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, Padua; Italy Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, Padua; Italy Starzl Unit Abdominal transplantation University Hospital Saint Luc Université catholique Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002575DOI Listing
December 2018

Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after direct acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C virus infection: Literature review and risk analysis.

Dig Liver Dis 2018 11 11;50(11):1105-1114. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Dept. of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Gastroenterology Unit, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2018.08.001DOI Listing
November 2018

New trends and perspectives in hepatobiliary surgery: preface.

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 30;3:99. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

General Surgery and Organ Transplantation Unit, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy. (Email:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2018.11.06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6286894PMC
November 2018

Resection for hepatocellular cancer: overpassing old barriers.

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 17;3:64. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padua University, Padua, Italy.

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http://tgh.amegroups.com/article/view/4561/5334
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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2018.09.13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182022PMC
September 2018

Resection for intrahepatic cholangiocellular cancer: new advances.

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 12;3:60. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Disciplina de Transplante de Figado e Orgaos do Aparelho Digestivo, Departamento de Gastroenterologia, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2018.08.03DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182028PMC
September 2018

Transplantation for hepatocellular cancer: pushing to the limits?

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 14;3:61. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Padua University, Padua, Italy.

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http://tgh.amegroups.com/article/view/4555/5326
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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2018.09.07DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182031PMC
September 2018

Use of Elderly Donors in Liver Transplantation: A Paired-match Analysis at a Single Center.

Ann Surg 2018 08;268(2):325-331

Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University of Pisa Medical School Hospital, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002305DOI Listing
August 2018

Survivals after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Granular data for a better allocation process?

Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2018 Aug 24;17(4):374-375. Epub 2018 May 24.

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S14993872183010
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hbpd.2018.04.009DOI Listing
August 2018

Role of perfusion machines in the setting of clinical liver transplantation: A qualitative systematic review.

Clin Transplant 2018 08 25;32(8):e13310. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.13310DOI Listing
August 2018

Donor-to-recipient gender match in liver transplantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

World J Gastroenterol 2018 May;24(20):2203-2210

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00161, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v24.i20.2203DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5974582PMC
May 2018

Hybrid Partial ALPPS: a Feasible Approach in Case of Right Trisegmentectomy and Macrovascular Invasion.

Ann Surg 2018 04;267(4):e80-e82

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002219DOI Listing
April 2018

Reply.

Hepatology 2018 04 27;67(4):1639-1640. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hep.29757DOI Listing
April 2018

End-stage renal disease is a risk factor for complex laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients waiting for renal transplantation.

J Minim Access Surg 2018 Feb 27. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jmas.JMAS_145_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6438063PMC
February 2018

Radioembolization in the setting of liver transplantation: great expectations or hard times?

Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr 2018 Feb;7(1):58-60

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/hbsn.2017.12.10DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5835596PMC
February 2018

Recent innovations in the management of hepatocellular cancer in the setting of liver transplantation: preface.

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 6;3. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2018.01.10DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5847921PMC
February 2018

Donor diabetes and prolonged cold ischemia time increase the risk of graft failure after liver transplant: Should we need a redefinition of the donor risk index?

Dig Liver Dis 2018 01 13;50(1):100-101. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University of Pisa Medical School Hospital, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2017.09.132DOI Listing
January 2018

Des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin in hepatocellular cancer patients waiting for liver transplant: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Biol Markers 2017 Oct 31;32(4):e370-e374. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

 Starzl Abdominal Transplant Unit, University Hospitals Saint Luc, Université Catholique Louvain, Brussels - Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/ijbm.5000276DOI Listing
October 2017

Hepatocellular cancer and recurrence after liver transplantation: what about the impact of immunosuppression?

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 12;2:80. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2017.09.06DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5676205PMC
October 2017

The growing impact of alpha-fetoprotein in the field of liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer: time for a revolution.

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 16;2:72. Epub 2017 Sep 16.

Starzl Abdominal Transplant Unit, University Hospitals Saint Luc, Université catholique Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2017.09.05DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639034PMC
September 2017

Selection of patients with hepatocellular cancer: a difficult balancing between equity, utility, and benefit.

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 21;2:75. Epub 2017 Sep 21.

Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2017.09.04DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639024PMC
September 2017

Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer: an (almost) exclusive Eastern procedure?

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 29;2:68. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Digestive Organs Transplant Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2017.08.02DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590014PMC
August 2017

Proposal of a novel MELD exception point system for hepatocellular carcinoma: Dynamics better than tumor characteristics?

J Hepatol 2017 07 24;67(1):197-198. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, Université catholique Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2017.02.034DOI Listing
July 2017

Use of donors with genitourinary malignancies for liver transplantation: a calculated risk?

Transpl Int 2017 07 22;30(7):737-739. Epub 2017 May 22.

Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit, University of Pisa Medical School Hospital, Pisa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.12962DOI Listing
July 2017

Twenty years after: from Milan criteria to a "blended" approach.

Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017 21;2:62. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and Liver Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Umberto I Hospital, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tgh.2017.07.01DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5539393PMC
July 2017

Bortezomib-Containing Multimodality Treatment for Antibody-Mediated Rejection with Anti-HLA and Anti-AT1R Antibodies after Kidney Transplantation.

Yonsei Med J 2017 05;58(3):679-681

Organ Transplantation, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2017.58.3.679DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5368161PMC
May 2017

Infected Nonhealing Wound in a Kidney Transplant Recipient: Successful Treatment With Topical Homologous Platelet-Rich Gel.

Exp Clin Transplant 2017 04 15;15(2):222-225. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

>From the Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6002/ect.2014.0236DOI Listing
April 2017

Cystic presentation of a renal medullary carcinoma in a young woman.

Urologia 2015 Apr-Jun;82(2):124-6. Epub 2014 Nov 24.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome - Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/uro.5000097DOI Listing
March 2017

The forgotten place of radioembolization for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumour thrombosis.

Liver Int 2017 03 25;37(3):469-470. Epub 2016 Nov 25.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Unit, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/liv.13296DOI Listing
March 2017

Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma and Adult Liver Transplantation: Proposal for a Prognostic Score Based on the Analysis of the ELTR-ELITA Registry.

Transplantation 2017 03;101(3):555-564

1 Starzl Abdominal Transplant Unit, University Hospitals St. Luc, Université catholique Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. 2 Centre Hépatobiliaire Paul Brousse, Paris, France. 3 Medizinsche Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany. 4 Transplancenter IKEM, Prague, Czech Republic. 5 Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy. 6 Charité Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany. 7 Department of General Transplant and Liver Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. 8 UCJ Helsingfors, Helsinki, Finland. 9 Department Abdominal transplantation Surgery, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Gasthuisberg KULeuven, Belgium. 10 Rikshospitalet, Oslo Universitetssykehus, Oslo, Norway. 11 Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden. 12 University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000001603DOI Listing
March 2017

The use of robotic surgery in abdominal organ transplantation: A literature review.

Clin Transplant 2017 01 15;31(1). Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, University of L'Aquila, San Salvatore Hospital, L'Aquila, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12856DOI Listing
January 2017

A Novel Prognostic Index in Patients With Hepatocellular Cancer Waiting for Liver Transplantation: Time-Radiological-response-Alpha-fetoprotein-INflammation (TRAIN) Score.

Ann Surg 2016 Nov;264(5):787-796

*Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals Saint Luc, Université catholique Louvain, Brussels, Belgium†Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, L'Aquila University, L'Aquila‡Unit of Hepatobiliary surgery and Transplantation, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti," Torrette Ancona, Italy§Department of Radiology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti," Torrette Ancona, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001881DOI Listing
November 2016

Twenty years of Milan criteria: the wicked flee though no one pursues.

Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr 2016 Aug;5(4):377-8

Starzl Unit Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals Saint Luc, Université catholique Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/hbsn.2016.02.07DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4960418PMC
August 2016

Coupled Plasma Filtration Adsorption in Patients with a History of Kidney Transplantation: Report of Two Cases.

Blood Purif 2015 2;40(3):218-22. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, University of L'Aquila, San Salvatore Hospital, L'Aquila, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000437042DOI Listing
July 2016

The DESCARTES-Nantes survey of kidney transplant recipients displaying clinical operational tolerance identifies 35 new tolerant patients and 34 almost tolerant patients.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2016 06 12;31(6):1002-13. Epub 2016 Jan 12.

Nephrology-Renal Transplantation Department, Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfv437DOI Listing
June 2016

Preface.

Transplant Proc 2016 Mar;48(2):295

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.03.023DOI Listing
March 2016

Impact of multiple transarterial chemoembolization treatments on hepatocellular carcinoma for patients awaiting liver transplantation.

Liver Transpl 2016 Jan 9;22(1):136-7. Epub 2015 Dec 9.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lt.24184DOI Listing
January 2016

Proposal for an algorithm for liver transplantation in Caroli's disease and syndrome: putting an uncommon effort into a common task.

Clin Transplant 2016 Jan 19;30(1):3-9. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Starzl Unit Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals Saint Luc, Université catholique Louvain, UCL, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12640DOI Listing
January 2016

Delta-slope of alpha-fetoprotein improves the ability to select liver transplant patients with hepatocellular cancer.

HPB (Oxford) 2015 Dec 16;17(12):1085-95. Epub 2015 Sep 16.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals St. Luc, Université Catholique Louvain UCL, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hpb.12486DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4644360PMC
December 2015

Morphology does not tell us the entire story: biological behavior improves our ability to select patients with hepatocellular carcinoma waiting for liver transplantation.

Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2015 Dec;14(6):570-1

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, Universite catholique Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1499-3872(15)60028-5DOI Listing
December 2015

Selection tool alpha-fetoprotein for patients waiting for liver transplantation: How to easily manage a fractal algorithm.

World J Hepatol 2015 Jul;7(15):1899-904

Quirino Lai, Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, University Aquila, San Salvatore Hospital, 67010 Aquila, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4254/wjh.v7.i15.1899DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4517149PMC
July 2015

Abdominal wall hernia in cirrhotic patients: emergency surgery results in higher morbidity and mortality.

BMC Surg 2015 May 21;15:65. Epub 2015 May 21.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospital of Saint Luc, Université Catholique of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12893-015-0052-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4443633PMC
May 2015

Waiting time and transplantation for hepatocellular cancer: a balance between Tempus Fugit and Carpe Diem.

Hepatology 2015 Apr 9;61(4):1438-9. Epub 2015 Mar 9.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hep.27434DOI Listing
April 2015

ALPPS procedure for hepatocellular carcinoma with macrovascular thrombosis: a new opportunity?

J Hepatol 2015 Jan 6;62(1):241-2. Epub 2014 Sep 6.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2014.08.048DOI Listing
January 2015

Inflammation-based scores and hepatocellular carcinoma: "Faithful friends are hard to find".

Liver Transpl 2014 Dec;20(12):1527-8

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lt.23989DOI Listing
December 2014

Is minimal, [almost] steroid-free immunosuppression a safe approach in adult liver transplantation? Long-term outcome of a prospective, double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, investigator-driven study.

Ann Surg 2014 Nov;260(5):886-91; discussion 891-2

*Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation †Department of Pathology ‡Department Immunology, and §Department of Experimental Surgery, University Hospitals Saint-Luc, Université catholique Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium ¶Department of Liver Transplantation, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, Brazil ‖Department of Surgery, Section of Transplantation, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC **Hepatobiliary Unit, Imbanaco Medical center, Cali, Colombia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000000969DOI Listing
November 2014

Laparoscopy in Liver Transplantation: The Future has Arrived.

HPB Surg 2012 7;2012:148387. Epub 2012 Aug 7.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy.

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October 2014

α-Fetoprotein and hepatocellular cancer recurrence: a paradigm of the chaos theory.

Liver Transpl 2014 Oct;20(10):1283

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200, Brussels, Belgium; Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy.

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October 2014

Reply to 'neutrophil and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio: new predictors of dropout and recurrence after liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer?'.

Transpl Int 2014 Aug;27(8):e82-3

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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August 2014

Risk factors and surgical management of anastomotic biliary complications after pediatric liver transplantation.

Liver Transpl 2014 Aug;20(8):893-903

Pediatric Surgery and Transplant Unit, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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August 2014

From portal to splanchnic venous thrombosis: What surgeons should bear in mind.

World J Hepatol 2014 Aug;6(8):549-58

Quirino Lai, Jan Lerut, Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals Saint-Luc, Université Catholique Louvain, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium.

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August 2014

Response to locoregional treatment and alpha-fetoprotein trend in liver transplant candidates for HCC: dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants.

J Hepatol 2014 Jun 19;60(6):1331-2. Epub 2014 Feb 19.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

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June 2014

Hepatocellular cancer: how to expand safely inclusion criteria for liver transplantation.

Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2014 Jun;19(3):229-34

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals St. Luc, Université catholique Louvain - UCL, Brussels, Belgium.

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June 2014

Portal vein thrombosis before liver transplant does not alter postoperative patient or graft survival.

Exp Clin Transplant 2014 Jun;12(3):238-40

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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June 2014

Reply to: Cancer inflammation and inflammatory biomarkers: can neutrophil, lymphocyte, and platelet counts represent the complexity of the immune system?

Transpl Int 2014 May 3;27(5):e34-5. Epub 2014 Jan 3.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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May 2014

Tumor growth pattern as predictor of colorectal liver metastasis recurrence.

Am J Surg 2014 Apr 7;207(4):493-8. Epub 2013 Oct 7.

Department of Gastroenterology, University of São Paulo Medical School, Hospital das Clínicas, Rua Dr Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar, 255, 9° Andar-sala 9113/9114, CEP 05403-900, São Paulo, Brazil.

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April 2014

Bilateral ex vivo repair and kidney autotransplantation for complex renal artery aneurysms: a case report and literature review.

Int J Urol 2014 Feb 10;21(2):219-21. Epub 2013 Jul 10.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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February 2014

Complex hepatic outflow reconstruction in domino liver transplantation.

Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2014 Feb;13(1):98-100

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals Saint Luc,Universite catholique Louvain UCL Brussels, Belgium.

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February 2014

Graft macrosteatosis and time of T-tube removal as risk factors for biliary strictures after liver transplantation.

Clin Transplant 2013 May-Jun;27(3):E332-8. Epub 2013 May 6.

Gastroenterology Department of Clinical Medicine, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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January 2014

Liver splenosis mimicking hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic liver.

Liver Int 2014 Jan 8;34(1):162. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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January 2014

Neutrophil and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio as new predictors of dropout and recurrence after liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer.

Transpl Int 2014 Jan 30;27(1):32-41. Epub 2013 Sep 30.

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, University Hospitals St. Luc, Université catholique Louvain - UCL, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Hepatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Azienda Universitario-ospedaliera Pisana, Pisa, Italy.

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January 2014

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for a wait list patient is not a contraindication for orthotopic liver transplant outcomes.

Exp Clin Transplant 2013 Oct 6;11(5):426-8. Epub 2013 Jun 6.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

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October 2013

Alpha-fetoprotein and modified response evaluation criteria in solid tumors progression after locoregional therapy as predictors of hepatocellular cancer recurrence and death after transplantation.

Liver Transpl 2013 Oct;19(10):1108-18

Starzl Unit of Abdominal Transplantation, St. Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

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October 2013

Massive bleeding from a gastric varix coil migration in a liver transplant patient.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2013 Sep;22(3):249

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; Email:

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September 2013

Liver transplant using a severely lacerated graft treated by arterial embolization.

Exp Clin Transplant 2013 Aug 21;11(4):364-6. Epub 2013 Feb 21.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplant, Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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August 2013

A case of portal vein arterialization after a liver transplant.

Exp Clin Transplant 2013 Jun;11(3):287-9

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sapienza University, Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy.

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June 2013

Inferior vena cava interruption in a liver transplantation deceased donor.

Liver Int 2013 Apr 11;33(4):647. Epub 2012 Dec 11.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

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April 2013

Hepatitis C virus recurrence and immunosuppression-free state after liver transplantation.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2012 Sep;8(7):635-44

UOC Trapianti d'Organo, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.

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September 2012

Alpha-fetoprotein and novel tumor biomarkers as predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after surgery: a brilliant star raises again.

Int J Hepatol 2012 27;2012:893103. Epub 2012 Jun 27.

Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155 00161, Rome, Italy.

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August 2012