Gaetano Bertino

Gaetano Bertino

Department Of Internal Medicine And Systemic Diseases, University Of Catania, Catania, Italy School Of Nephrology, University Of Catania, Catania, Italy Research Center ?the ...

Direct Impact

Concepts for which Gaetano Bertino has direct influence:

hepatocellular carcinoma
chronic hepatitis
serum markers
southern italy
hepatic coma
pregnant women
epoetin alpha

External impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for which Gaetano Bertino has influence:

chronic hepatitis
hepatocellular carcinoma
electronic cigarettes
preliminary opinion
bladder cancer
quitting activity
critical appraisal

Prominent publications by Gaetano Bertino

KOL-Index: 125 Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer. The main risk factors for HCC are alcoholism, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cirrhosis, aflatoxin, hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease and hemophilia. Occupational exposure to chemicals is another risk factor for HCC. Often the relationship between occupational ...
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Virus Hepatitis | Carcinoma Occupational | Exposure Hepatocellular
KOL-Index: 87 BACKGROUND: In preparation for the 2021 revision of the European Union Tobacco Products Directive, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has posted its Preliminary Opinion on Electronic Cigarettes. They concluded that e-cigarettes only achieve a sub-optimal level of protection of human health. In this paper, we provide evidence that the Opinion's ...
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Discuss | Emerging Scheer | Hypotheses Gateway | Ends Substitution
KOL-Index: 74 Over the last years it has started a real revolution in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. This occurred for the availability of direct-acting antiviral agents that allow to reach sustained virologic response in approximately 90% of cases. In the near future further progress will be achieved with the use of pan-genotypic drugs with high efficacy but without side effects.
KOL-Index: 70 BACKGROUND: Despite the clear risks of tobacco use, millions of people continue to smoke. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), commonly called e-cigarettes, have been proposed as a substitute for those who are unwilling or unable to quit. Current systematic and narrative reviews on the health effects of ENDS use, particularly respiratory and cardiovascular effects, have come to ...
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Updated Reviews | Conclusions Substitution | Published Conducted | People Smoke
KOL-Index: 62 BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common and lethal malignant tumors worldwide. Over the past 15 years, the incidence of HCC has more than doubled. Due to late diagnosis and/or advanced underlying liver cirrhosis, only limited treatment options with marginal clinical benefit are available in up to 70% of patients. During the last decades, no effective conventional ...
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Therapy Immunotherapy | Hcc Knowledge | Advanced Liver
KOL-Index: 60 Anorectal melanoma is an uncommon and aggressive mucosal melanocytic malignancy. Due to its rarity, the pre-operative diagnosis remains difficult. The first symptoms are non-specific such as anal bleeding, anal mass or pain. Although anorectal melanoma carries a poor prognosis; optimal therapeutics strategies are unclear. Surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment. The optimal ...
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Resection Remains | Optimal Surgical
KOL-Index: 51 BackgroundBenign liver tumors are common. They do not spread to other areas of the body, and they usually do not pose a serious health risk. In fact, in most cases, benign liver tumors are not diagnosed because patients are asymptomatic. When they are detected, it’s usually because the person has had medical imaging tests, such as an ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) scan, or ...
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Infection Hcc | Liver Rare | Areas Increasing
KOL-Index: 49 Hepatic cavernous hemangioma accounts for 73% of all benign liver tumors with a frequency of 0.4-7.3% at autopsy and is the second most common tumor seen in the liver after metastases. Patients affected by hemangioma usually have their tumor diagnosed by ultrasound abdominal examination for a not well defined pain, but pain persist after treatment of the hemangioma. The causes of pain can be ...
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Indications Surgery | Hemangiomas Indication
KOL-Index: 48 BACKGROUND: The health status of employees with chronic hepatitis C has major implications for organizations and labour market. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of Acetyl-L-Carnitine administration on work productivity, daily activity, and fatigue in subjects with chronic hepatitis C treated with Pegylated-Interferon-α2b and Ribavirin. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, ...
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Acetyl Carnitine | Hepatitis Pegylated | Activity Fatigue | Major Implications
KOL-Index: 48 BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus infection and interferon treatment have shown to be risk factors for sleep disorder health-related quality of life. AIM: To determine whether the effects of resveratrol on sleep disorders were associated with different tests in subjects with chronic hepatitis C treated with Peg-IFN-α and RBV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, placebo ...
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Poms | Hepatitis Treated | Pittsburgh Sleep Inventory | Mood Sleep Disorders

Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy School of Nephrology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy Research Center ?The extreme senescence?, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

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