Luca Cicalese, MD, FACS

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1990 …2018
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Research Output 1990 2018

  • 2090 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
  • 104 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Review article
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2018

Response to the Comments on Cicalese et al. “An Ecological Study of the Association between Air Pollution and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence in Texas”

Raun, L., Shirafkan, A., Campos, L., Zorzi, D., Montalbano, M., Rhoads, C., Gazis, V., Ensor, K., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Apr 12 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Liver Cancer.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollution
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Incidence
2017
11 Citations (Scopus)

A diffuse interface method for the Navier–Stokes/Darcy equations:  Perfusion profile for a patient-specific human liver based on MRI scans

Stoter, S. K. F., Müller, P., Cicalese, L., Tuveri, M., Schillinger, D. & Hughes, T. J. R., Jul 1 2017, In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 321, p. 70-102 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

liver
Liver
Imaging techniques
profiles
Boundary value problems
6 Citations (Scopus)

An Ecological Study of the Association between Air Pollution and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence in Texas

Cicalese, L., Raun, L., Shirafkan, A., Campos, L., Zorzi, D., Montalbano, M., Rhoads, C., Gazis, V., Ensor, K. & Rastellini, C., Aug 29 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Liver Cancer. p. 287-296 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollution
Liver Neoplasms
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Vinyl Chloride
Incidence
2 Citations (Scopus)

Hazardous air pollutants and primary liver cancer in Texas

Cicalese, L., Curcuru, G., Montalbano, M., Shirafkan, A., Georgiadis, J. & Rastellini, C., Oct 1 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 10, e0185610.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollutants
liver neoplasms
Liver Neoplasms
Liver
pollutants
5 Citations (Scopus)

Role of Glypican-3 in the growth, migration and invasion of primary hepatocytes isolated from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Montalbano, M., Rastellini, C., McGuire, J. T., Prajapati, J., Shirafkan, A., Vento, R. & Cicalese, L., Dec 4 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Cellular Oncology. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glypicans
Hepatocytes
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Growth
Furin
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)

Increased risk of death for patients on the waitlist for liver transplant residing at greater distance from specialized liver transplant centers in the USA

Cicalese, L., Shirafkan, A., Jennings, K., Zorzi, D. & Rastellini, C., Aug 3 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Transplantation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Liver Transplantation
Transplants
Liver
Mortality
Rural Population
4 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling of hepatocytes proliferation isolated from proximal and distal zones from human hepatocellular carcinoma lesion

Montalbano, M., Curcurù, G., Shirafkan, A., Vento, R., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Apr 1 2016, In : PLoS One. 11, 4, e0153613.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hepatoma
lesions (animal)
hepatocytes
Hepatocytes
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
3 Citations (Scopus)

Transformation of primary human hepatocytes in hepatocellular carcinoma

Montalbano, M., Rastellini, C., Wang, X., Gorgun, T., Eltorky, M. A., Vento, R. & Cicalese, L., Mar 1 2016, In : International Journal of Oncology. 48, 3, p. 1205-1217 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatocytes
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver
Glypicans
Primary Cell Culture
2015
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence of Absorptive Function in vivo in a Neo-Formed Bio-Artificial Intestinal Segment Using a Rodent Model

Cicalese, L., Gorgun, T., Stevenson-Lerner, H., Damiano, G., Tuveri, M., Zorzi, D., Montalbano, M., Shirafkan, A. & Rastellini, C., Oct 13 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intestines
Xylose
Rodentia
Microvilli
Mucous Membrane
9 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of islet size on pancreatic islet transplantation and potential interventions to improve outcome

Zorzi, D., Phan, T., Sequi, M., Lin, Y., Freeman, D. H., Cicalese, L. & Rastellini, C., 2015, In : Cell Transplantation. 24, 1, p. 11-23 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
Immunosuppression
Pancreas
Transplants
Transplantation

Pancreatic pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma

Shirafkan Md, A., Boroumand Md, N., Komak Md, S., Duchini Md, A. & Cicalese, L., Jun 18 2015, In : International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 13, p. 33-36 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhabdomyosarcoma
Pancreas
Liver
Biliary Tract
Neoplasms
16 Citations (Scopus)

Reduced Incidence of Dementia in Solid Organ Transplant Patients Treated with Calcineurin Inhibitors

Taglialatela, G., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Jul 24 2015, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 47, 2, p. 329-333 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Calcineurin
Transplants
Incidence
2014
20 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of INK4A promoter methylation using pyrosequencing and circulating cell-free DNA from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

Huang, G., Krocker, J. D., Kirk, J. L., Merwat, S. N., Ju, H., Soloway, R. D., Wieck, L. R., Li, A., Okorodudu, A., Petersen, J. R., Abdulla, N. E., Duchini, A., Cicalese, L., Rastellini, C., Hu, P. C. & Dong, J., 2014, In : Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. 52, 6, p. 899-909 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methylation
Cyclin-Dependent Kinases
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
DNA
Biomarkers
2013
31 Citations (Scopus)

Biomarker discovery for early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C-Infected patients

Mustafa, M. G., Petersen, J. R., Ju, H., Cicalese, L., Snyder, N., Haidacher, S. J., Denner, L. & Elferink, C., Dec 2013, In : Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 12, 12, p. 3640-3652 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomarkers
Hepatitis C
Viruses
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Hepacivirus
400 Citations (Scopus)

Tivantinib for second-line treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: A randomised, placebo-controlled phase 2 study

Santoro, A., Rimassa, L., Borbath, I., Daniele, B., Salvagni, S., Van Laethem, J. L., Van Vlierberghe, H., Trojan, J., Kolligs, F. T., Weiss, A., Miles, S., Gasbarrini, A., Lencioni, M., Cicalese, L., Sherman, M., Gridelli, C., Buggisch, P., Gerken, G., Schmid, R. M., Boni, C. & 8 others, Personeni, N., Hassoun, Z., Abbadessa, G., Schwartz, B., Von Roemeling, R., Lamar, M. E., Chen, Y. & Porta, C., Jan 2013, In : The Lancet Oncology. 14, 1, p. 55-63 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Placebos
Therapeutics
Neutropenia
ARQ 197
2012
3 Citations (Scopus)

Hepatitis A vaccination in healthcare personnel

Guturu, P., Cicalese, L. & Duchini, A., 2012, In : Annals of Hepatology. 11, 3, p. 326-329 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatitis A
Vaccination
Delivery of Health Care
Hepatitis A Vaccines
Human Influenza
17 Citations (Scopus)

Increase in mortality rate of liver transplant candidates residing in specific geographic areas: Analysis of UNOS data

Zorzi, D., Rastellini, C., Freeman, D. H., Elias, G., Duchini, A. & Cicalese, L., Aug 2012, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 12, 8, p. 2188-2197 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Dissemination
Transplants
Mortality
Liver
Waiting Lists
2011
16 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-Criteria Decision Making support system for pancreatic islet transplantation

La Scalia, G., Aiello, G., Rastellini, C., Micale, R. & Cicalese, L., Apr 2011, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 38, 4, p. 3091-3097 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transplants
Decision making
Insulin
Decision support systems
Fuzzy logic
2010
9 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic morpho-functional damage as a consequence of transient ischemia/reperfusion injury of the small bowel

Morini, S., Elias, G., Brown, M., Subbotin, V., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Mar 2010, In : Histology and Histopathology. 25, 3, p. 277-286 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reperfusion Injury
Reperfusion
Ischemia
Xylose
Transforming Growth Factors
2009
142 Citations (Scopus)

Visualizing Hepatitis C Virus Infections in Human Liver by Two-Photon Microscopy

Liang, Y., Shilagard, T., Xiao, S. Y., Snyder, N., Lau, D., Cicalese, L., Weiss, H., Vargas, G. & Lemon, S. M., Oct 2009, In : Gastroenterology. 137, 4, p. 1448-1458 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Virus Diseases
Photons
Hepacivirus
Microscopy
Liver
2008
9 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic expression profile during acute cellular rejection in clinical intestinal transplantation

Bradley, S. P., Banner, B., Elias, G., Pahari, M. P., Brown, M., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Oct 15 2008, In : Transplantation. 86, 7, p. 998-1001 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transplantation
Transplants
Dendritic Cells
Interferons
Biopsy
2007
6 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a bioartificial new intestinal segment using an acellular matrix scaffold [5]

Pahari, M. P., Brown, M. L., Elias, G., Nseir, H., Banner, B., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Jun 2007, In : Gut. 56, 6, p. 885-886 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bioartificial Organs
Surgical Anastomosis
Short Bowel Syndrome
Tissue Engineering
Small Intestine
30 Citations (Scopus)

Revascularization and remodelling of pancreatic islets grafted under the kidney capsule

Morini, S., Brown, M. L., Cicalese, L., Elias, G., Carotti, S., Gaudio, E. & Rastellini, C., May 2007, In : Journal of Anatomy. 210, 5, p. 565-577 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

islets of Langerhans
Islets of Langerhans
Capsules
vessel
kidneys
18 Citations (Scopus)

Successful long-term repair of hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm following liver transplantation with primary stent-grafting

Elias, G., Rastellini, C., Nsier, H., Nazarey, P., Brown, M., Pahari, M., Shick, L., Kim, D. & Cicalese, L., Sep 2007, In : Liver Transplantation. 13, 9, p. 1346-1348 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatic Artery
False Aneurysm
Liver Failure
Liver Transplantation
Stents
2006
13 Citations (Scopus)

Acellular Dermal Matrix Provides a Good Option for Abdominal Wall Closure Following Small Bowel Transplantation: A Case Report

Asham, E., Uknis, M. E., Rastellini, C., Elias, G. & Cicalese, L., Jul 2006, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 38, 6, p. 1770-1771 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acellular Dermis
Abdominal Wall
Transplantation
Fascia
Transplants
17 Citations (Scopus)

A Novel Approach for Intestinal Elongation Using Acellular Dermal Matrix: An Experimental Study in Rats

Pahari, M. P., Raman, A., Bloomenthal, A., Costa, M. A., Bradley, S. P., Banner, B., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Jul 2006, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 38, 6, p. 1849-1850 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acellular Dermis
Regeneration
Inbred ACI Rats
Transplants
Myofibroblasts
2 Citations (Scopus)

Gene Expression Profiles Characterize Early Graft Response in Living Donor Small Bowel Transplantation: A Case Report

Bradley, S. P., Pahari, M., Uknis, M. E., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Jul 2006, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 38, 6, p. 1742-1743 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Living Donors
Transcriptome
Transplantation
Transplants
Regeneration

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia following pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplantation

Rastellini, C., Brown, M. L. & Cicalese, L., Mar 2006, In : Clinical Transplantation. 20, 2, p. 156-158 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
Pancreatectomy
Thrombocytopenia
Heparin
Chronic Pancreatitis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Intragraft Gene Expression Profile During Acute Cellular Rejection in Clinical Small Bowel Transplantation: A Case Report

Bradley, S. P., Pahari, M., Elias, G., Uknis, M. E., Misra, M. V., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Jul 2006, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 38, 6, p. 1740-1741 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transcriptome
Transplantation
Transplants
Matrix Metalloproteinases
Genes
4 Citations (Scopus)

Magnification Endoscopy as a Reliable Tool for the Early Diagnosis of Rejection in Living Related Small Bowel Transplants: A Case Report

Misra, M. V., Bhattacharya, K., Nompleggi, D. J., Uknis, M. E., Rastellini, C. & Cicalese, L., Jul 2006, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 38, 6, p. 1738-1739 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endoscopy
Early Diagnosis
Transplants
Biopsy
Mucous Membrane
35 Citations (Scopus)

Morphological changes of isolated rat pancreatic islets: A structural, ultrastructural and morphometric study

Morini, S., Braun, M., Onori, P., Cicalese, L., Elias, G., Gaudio, E. & Rastellini, C., Sep 2006, In : Journal of Anatomy. 209, 3, p. 381-392 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

islets of Langerhans
Glucose Tolerance Test
Islets of Langerhans
glucose
tolerance
2005
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of perioperative antioxidant therapy on suboptimal islet transplantation in rats

Brown, M. L., Braun, M., Cicalese, L. & Rastellini, C., Jan 2005, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 37, 1, p. 217-219 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
Pyruvic Acid
Antioxidants
Perioperative Period
Glucose Tolerance Test
38 Citations (Scopus)

Gene silencing in the endocrine pancreas mediated by short-interfering RNA

Bradley, S. P., Rastellini, C., Da Costa, M. A., Kowalik, T. F., Bloomenthal, A. B., Brown, M., Cicalese, L., Basadonna, G. P. & Uknis, M. E., Nov 2005, In : Pancreas. 31, 4, p. 373-379 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gene Silencing
Islets of Langerhans
Small Interfering RNA
Insulin
RNA Interference
5 Citations (Scopus)

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: Biliary cast syndrome

Canete, J. J., Aidlen, J. T., Uknis, M. E. & Cicalese, L., 2005, In : Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia). 20, 5, p. 791 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Intrahepatic Cholestasis
Liver Abscess
Cholangitis
Liver Transplantation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Management of complex vascular access in intestinal transplantation: Should we wait for it?

Cicalese, L., Jun 27 2005, In : Transplantation. 79, 12, p. 1644 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indwelling Catheters
Postoperative Care
Small Intestine
Blood Vessels
Transplantation
16 Citations (Scopus)

Successful incorporation of short-interfering RNA into islet cells by in situ perfusion

Bradley, S. P., Kowalik, T. F., Rastellini, C., Da Costa, M. A., Bloomenthal, A. B., Cicalese, L., Basadonna, G. P. & Uknis, M. E., Jan 2005, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 37, 1, p. 233-236 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islets of Langerhans
Small Interfering RNA
Perfusion
Tail
Pancreas
2002
43 Citations (Scopus)

Bacterial translocation and intestinal morphological findings in jaundiced rats

Sileri, P., Morini, S., Sica, G. S., Schena, S., Rastellini, C., Gaspari, A. L., Benedetti, E. & Cicalese, L., 2002, In : Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 47, 4, p. 929-934 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Translocation
Jaundice
Ileum
Obstructive Jaundice
Bile Ducts
40 Citations (Scopus)

Combined liver and (heart-)lung transplantation in liver transplant candidates with refractory portopulmonary hypertension

Pirenne, J., Verleden, G., Nevens, F., Delcroix, M., Van Raemdonck, D., Meyns, B., Herijgers, P., Daenen, W., De Leyn, P., Aerts, R., Coosemans, W., Decaluwe, H., Koek, G., Vanhaecke, J., Schetz, M., Verhaegen, M., Cicalese, L. & Benedetti, E., Jan 15 2002, In : Transplantation. 73, 1, p. 140-142 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart-Lung Transplantation
Hypertension
Transplants
Liver
Lung
4 Citations (Scopus)

Early living related segmental intestinal transplantation for trauma-induced ultra-short gut syndrome

Cicalese, L., Sileri, P., Rastellini, C., Abcarian, H. & Benedetti, E., 2002, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 34, 3, p. 914 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Short Bowel Syndrome
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Living Donors
Fluid Therapy
Homologous Transplantation
10 Citations (Scopus)

Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion injury produces chronic abnormalities of absorptive function

Sileri, P., Morini, S., Schena, S., Rastellini, C., Abcarian, H., Benedetti, E. & Cicalese, L., 2002, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 34, 3, p. 984 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inbred ACI Rats
Mesenteric Arteries
Xylose
Intestinal Absorption
In Situ Nick-End Labeling
11 Citations (Scopus)

Morphologic adaptation following segmental living related intestinal transplantation

Jao, W., Sileri, P., Holaysan, J., Morini, S., Chejfec, G., Rastellini, C., Benedetti, E. & Cicalese, L., 2002, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 34, 3, p. 924 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organ Preservation
Intestinal Diseases
Living Donors
Acclimatization
Homologous Transplantation

Mucosal morphologic changes of intestinal transplant recipients with severe cholestasis

Sileri, P., Jao, W., Holaysan, J., Morini, S., Chejfec, G., Rastellini, C., Abcarian, H., Benedetti, E. & Cicalese, L., 2002, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 34, 3, p. 925 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cholestasis
Homologous Transplantation
Bilirubin
Intestines
Retrospective Studies
54 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of weight gain and cardiovascular risk in a cohort of racially diverse kidney transplant recipients

Baum, C. L., Thielke, K., Westin, E., Kogan, E., Cicalese, L. & Benedetti, E., 2002, In : Nutrition. 18, 2, p. 139-146 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Gain
African Americans
Kidney
Graft Survival
Kidney Transplantation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Proposed protocol to reduce bacterial infectious complications in living related small bowel transplant recipients

Cicalese, L., Sileri, P., Coady, N., Asolati, M., Rastellini, C., Abcarian, H. & Benedetti, E., 2002, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 34, 3, p. 950 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Administration Schedule
Cefoxitin
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Living Donors
Homologous Transplantation
18 Citations (Scopus)

Quality of life after living related small bowel transplantation

Rovera, G. M., Sileri, P., Rastellini, C., Knight, P., Benedetti, E. & Cicalese, L., 2002, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 34, 3, p. 967-968 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

119 Citations (Scopus)

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for kidney transplantation

Horgan, S., Vanuno, D., Sileri, P., Cicalese, L. & Benedetti, E., May 15 2002, In : Transplantation. 73, 9, p. 1474-1479 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Robotics
Nephrectomy
Kidney Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Living Donors
9 Citations (Scopus)

Small bowel transplantation and staged abdominal wall reconstruction after shotgun injury

Tzoracoleftherakis, E., Cohen, M., Sileri, P., Cicalese, L. & Benedetti, E., Oct 1 2002, In : Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 53, 4, p. 770-776 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surgical Wound Dehiscence
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Abdominal Injuries
Gunshot Wounds
Living Donors
2001
90 Citations (Scopus)

Acute pancreatitis and bacterial translocation

Cicalese, L., Sahai, A., Sileri, P., Rastellini, C., Subbotin, V., Ford, H. & Lee, K., 2001, In : Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 46, 5, p. 1127-1132 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Translocation
Pancreatitis
Pancreas
Microspheres
Laparotomy
124 Citations (Scopus)

Bacterial translocation in clinical intestinal transplantation

Cicalese, L., Sileri, P., Green, M., Abu-Elmagd, K., Kocoshis, S. & Reyes, J., May 27 2001, In : Transplantation. 71, 10, p. 1414-1417 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Translocation
Transplantation
Cold Ischemia
Colon
Immunosuppression
1 Citation (Scopus)

Construction of an optimal facility for clinical pancreatic islet isolation

Rastellini, C., Braun, M., Cicalese, L. & Benedetti, E., 2001, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 33, 7-8, p. 3524 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Facility Design and Construction
Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
Cell Separation
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Islets of Langerhans