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      Caterina Longo

      Azienda Sanitaria Locale, IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica‐Dermatologia, Reggio Emilia, Italy | Department of Dermatology, University ...



      KOL Resume for Caterina Longo


      Azienda Sanitaria Locale, IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica‐Dermatologia, Reggio Emilia, Italy


      Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale-IRCCS di Reggio, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Department of Dermatology, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

      University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

      Dermatology and Skin Cancer Unit, First Medical Department, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Reggio Emilia, Italy


      University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale - IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica-Dermatologia, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Electronic address:

      High Diagnostic Technology Oncology Center - IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

      Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica, Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale‐IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy


      Dermatology Unit, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy


      Skin Cancer Unit, IRCCS Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy

      IRCCS Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia.

      Dermatology and Venereology Department.



      Caterina Longo: Influence Statistics

      Sample of concepts for which Caterina Longo is among the top experts in the world.
      Concept World rank
      key feature trichoblastoma #1
      pink lesion #1
      dermoscopy cutaneous lymphomas #1
      comparative approach #1
      regression hm #1
      78 comedos #1
      143 sccs #1
      linear dermis #1
      solitary pink lesion #1
      pinkus fep #1
      presence pigmentation #1
      junctional nesting #1
      keratosis seborrheic #1
      confocal criteria #1
      843 treated areas #1
      features lm #1
      skin melanoma metastasis #1
      maligna pigmented #1
      clinical dermoscopic examination #1
      brown tan #1
      aging signs aim #1
      melanoma types #1
      dermoscopic confocal #1
      melanoma ahm #1
      therapies actinic cheilitis #1
      ears dermoscopy #1
      larger infundibular diameter #1
      hypomelanotic melanoma hm #1
      confocal pathology surgical #1
      dermoscopic globules #1
      noninvasive bcc diagnosis #1
      rcm excision specimen #1
      pinkus umbilicus #1
      common pigmentation #1
      diagnosis skin cancers #1
      45 aks #1
      punch biopsy bcc #1
      10 417 fep #1
      dermoscopy clinical #1
      confocal neoplasms #1
      comparative approach dermoscopy #1
      melanoma hm #1
      hair ahm patients #1
      aminolevulinic acidlaser #1
      melanosis common #1
      carcinoma basal #1
      healthy skin control #1
      dermoscopy clinical diagnosis #1
      confocal microscopy digital #1
      hm 2580 #1


      Prominent publications by Caterina Longo

      KOL-Index: 13223

      BACKGROUND: In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a promising non-invasive skin imaging technique that could facilitate early diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) instead of routine punch biopsies. However, the clinical value and utility of RCM vs. a punch biopsy in diagnosing and subtyping BCC is unknown.

      OBJECTIVE: To assess diagnostic accuracy of RCM vs. punch biopsy for diagnosing and subtyping clinically suspected primary BCC.

      METHODS: A prospective, consecutive cohort ...

      Known for Basal Cell | Punch Biopsy | Bcc Rcm | Confocal Microscopy | Reference Standard
      KOL-Index: 11970

      IMPORTANCE: Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) studies have been performed to identify criteria for diagnosis of skin neoplasms. However, RCM-based diagnosis is operator dependent. Hence, reproducibility of RCM criteria needs to be tested.

      OBJECTIVE: To test interobserver reproducibility of recognition of previously published RCM descriptors and accuracy of RCM-based skin cancer diagnosis.

      DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Observational retrospective web-based study of a set of RCM ...

      Known for Reflectance Confocal Microscopy | Sensitivity Specificity | Confocal Nevus | Skin Cancer Diagnosis | Rcm Images
      KOL-Index: 11889

      Urine is a potential source of diagnostic biomarkers for detection of diseases, and is a very attractive means of non-invasive biospecimen collection. Nonetheless, proteomic measurement in urine is very challenging because diagnostic biomarkers exist in very low concentration (usually below the sensitivity of common immunoassays) and may be subject to rapid degradation. Hydrogel nanoparticles functionalized with Cibacron Blue F3G-A (CB) have been applied to address these challenges for ...

      Known for Hgh Urine | Cibacron Blue | Low Abundance Biomarkers | Growth Hormone | Hydrogel Nanoparticles
      KOL-Index: 11434

      BACKGROUND: Whether machine-learning algorithms can diagnose all pigmented skin lesions as accurately as human experts is unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms with human readers for all clinically relevant types of benign and malignant pigmented skin lesions.

      METHODS: For this open, web-based, international, diagnostic study, human readers were asked to diagnose dermatoscopic images selected randomly in ...

      Known for Learning Algorithms | Human Readers | Pigmented Skin | Lesion Classification | Seborrheic Keratosis
      KOL-Index: 10631

      BACKGROUND: Several dermoscopic and in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) diagnostic criteria of lentigo maligna (LM)/lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) have been identified. However, no study compared the diagnostic accuracy of these techniques.

      OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopy and RCM for LM/LMM using a holistic assessment of the images.

      METHODS: A total of 223 facial lesions were evaluated by 21 experts. Diagnostic accuracy of the clinical, dermoscopic ...

      Known for Confocal Microscopy | Lm Lmm | Dermoscopy Rcm | Lentigo Maligna | Techniques Diagnosis
      KOL-Index: 10363

      BACKGROUND: Frozen histological sections are used for intraoperative margin assessment during Mohs surgery. Fluorescence confocal microscopy (FCM) is a new tool that offers a promising and faster alternative to frozen histology.

      OBJECTIVES: To evaluate prospectively in a clinical setting the accuracy of FCM vs. frozen sections in margin assessment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC).

      METHODS: Patients with BCC scheduled for Mohs surgery were prospectively enrolled. Freshly excised surgical ...

      Known for Confocal Microscopy | Basal Cell | Frozen Sections | Mohs Surgery | 753 Margins
      KOL-Index: 10292

      BACKGROUND: Amelanotic melanomas are often difficult to diagnose.

      OBJECTIVES: To find and test the best methods of diagnosis using dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) tools.

      METHODS: We selected consecutive, difficult-to-diagnose, light-coloured and amelanotic skin lesions from three centres (in Australia and Italy). Dermoscopy and RCM diagnostic utility were evaluated under blinded conditions utilizing 45 melanomas (16 in situ, 29 invasive), 68 naevi, 48 basal cell ...

      Known for Skin Lesions | Confocal Microscopy | Dermoscopy Rcm | Diagnosis Bcc | Specificity Melanoma
      KOL-Index: 10244

      BACKGROUND: Nodular lesions pose diagnostic challenges because nodular melanoma may simulate all kinds of melanocytic and nonmelanocytic lesions. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a novel technique that allows visualization of the skin at nearly histological resolution although limited laser depth penetration hampers visualization of the deep dermis.

      OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess whether the diagnostic accuracy of RCM was comparable to histopathology for the diagnosis of nodular ...

      Known for Confocal Microscopy | Nodular Lesions | Valuable Tool | Basal Cell Carcinoma | Histopathological Diagnosis
      KOL-Index: 10196

      BACKGROUND: The management of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) depends, among other factors, on its histopathologic subtype. Although dermoscopic criteria of BCC have been investigated, the possible role of dermoscopy in predicting the tumor subtype remains unclear.

      OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopic criteria for differentiating superficial BCC (sBCC) from other BCC subtypes.

      METHODS: Dermoscopic images of histopathologically confirmed BCCs were ...

      Known for Dermoscopic Criteria | Basal Cell | Needle Carcinoma | Diagnosis Sbcc | Bcc Subtypes
      KOL-Index: 9896

      BACKGROUND: In most cases dermoscopy is performed only on lesions selected by clinical inspection which present worrying clinical features or appear to deviate from the patient's average type of naevus. Thus, possible early malignant melanomas (MMs) or MM precursors, lacking typical clinical characteristics, may elude the dermoscopic examination.

      OBJECTIVES: To perform a comparison between two different approaches to the patient's examination, one based on a clinical preselection of ...

      Known for Melanocytic Lesions | Suspicious Lesion | Melanoma Microscopy | Surgical Excision | Differential Humans
      KOL-Index: 9836

      Fractionated carbon dioxide (CO2) laser resurfacing is an effective treatment of skin aging. Several studies investigated the morphologic changes due to this laser treatment by using skin biopsies or animal model. Recently, reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) has emerged as a new tool that can “optically” scan the skin in vivo with a nearly histologic resolution and in a totally noninvasive modality. Our study aims to analyze the skin changes following the ablative fractional CO2 laser ...

      Known for Confocal Microscopy | Collagen Remodeling | Laser Treatment | Skin Aging | 3 Weeks
      KOL-Index: 9816

      Importance: The accuracy of melanoma-specific dermoscopic criteria has been tested mainly in studies including invasive tumors. Scarce evidence exists on the usefulness of these criteria for the diagnosis of melanoma in situ (MIS).

      Objective: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of dermoscopic criteria for the diagnosis of MIS.

      Design, Setting, and Participants: A diagnostic accuracy study with retrospective patient enrollment was conducted in 3 centers specializing in skin cancer ...

      Known for Dermoscopic Criteria | Diagnosis Melanoma | Atypical Network | Prominent Skin Markings | Scarce Evidence
      KOL-Index: 9662

      OBJECTIVES: To identify in vivo microscopic substrates of the dermoscopic patterns of melanocytic lesions and to correlate them with histopathologic features.

      DESIGN: Before excision, lesion areas that showed characteristic dermoscopic patterns were imaged by dermoscopy and confocal microscopy and directly correlated with histopathologic features.

      SETTING: Departments of Dermatology of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Hospital Clínico of Barcelona, between July 2006 and ...

      Known for Melanocytic Lesions | Vivo Confocal | Dermoscopic Features | Histopathologic Analysis | Pigmented Globules
      KOL-Index: 9519

      BACKGROUND: Dermatoscopy increases both the sensitivity and specificity of melanoma diagnosis. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a noninvasive technique that complements dermatoscopy in the evaluation of equivocal lesions at cellular resolution.

      OBJECTIVES: To determine prospectively the potential impact of confocal microscopy when implemented in a routine melanoma diagnosis workflow.

      METHODS: Patients referred to a single melanoma clinic were consecutively enrolled. At ...

      Known for Confocal Microscopy | Unnecessary Excisions | Rcm Examination | Equivocal Lesions | Melanoma Diagnosis
      KOL-Index: 9506

      BACKGROUND: Although in the majority of melanomas there is no evidence of pre-existing melanocytic nevus, it is believed that malignant transformation may sometimes occur within a benign precursor.

      OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the morphologic features of de novo melanoma and melanoma arising from nevi by means of in vivo confocal microscopy, and to correlate them with their corresponding histopathologic features.

      METHODS: A total of 113 consecutive, histopathologically proven ...

      Known for Confocal Microscopy | Novo Melanoma | Dysplastic Nevi | Aged Nevus | Skin Neoplasms

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      Caterina Longo:Expert Impact

      Concepts for whichCaterina Longohas direct influence:Confocal microscopy,  Reflectance confocal microscopy,  Basal cell carcinoma,  Basal cell,  Confocal nevus,  Reflectance confocal,  Cell carcinoma,  Melanocytic lesions.

      Caterina Longo:KOL impact

      Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Caterina Longo has influence:Confocal microscopy,  Skin cancer,  Basal cell carcinoma,  Cutaneous melanoma,  Actinic keratosis,  Dermoscopic features,  Artificial intelligence.



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      Azienda Sanitaria Locale, IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecnologia Diagnostica‐Dermatologia, Reggio Emilia, Italy | Department of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy | Centro Oncologico ad Alta Tecno

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