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Articles by Walter Ricciardi
Based on 3 articles published since 2009
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Between 2009 and 2019, W. Ricciardi wrote the following 3 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Clinical Trial Investigating the synergistic interaction of diabetes, tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, and hypercholesterolemia on the risk of pancreatic cancer: a case-control study in Italy. 2014

La Torre, Giuseppe / Sferrazza, Antonella / Gualano, Maria Rosaria / de Waure, Chiara / Clemente, Gennaro / De Rose, Agostino Maria / Nicolotti, Nicola / Nuzzo, Gennaro / Siliquini, Roberta / Boccia, Antonio / Ricciardi, Walter. ·Sapienza university of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy. · Institute of Public Health, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. · Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. · Department of Surgery, Hepatobiliary Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy. ·Biomed Res Int · Pubmed #24877100.

ABSTRACT: The aims of the present research are to investigate the possible predictors of pancreatic cancer, in particular smoking status, alcohol consumption, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes mellitus, in patients with histologically confirmed pancreatic carcinoma and to examine the synergism between risk factors. A case-control study (80 patients and 392 controls) was conducted at the Teaching Hospital "Agostino Gemelli" in Rome. A conditional logistic regression was used for the statistical analysis and results were presented as odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). We also investigated the possible interactions between risk factors and calculated the synergism index (SI). The multivariate analysis revealed that hypercholesterolemia and alcohol consumption resulted in important risk factors for pancreatic cancer even after the adjustment for all variables (OR: 5.05, 95% CI: 2.94-8.66; OR: 2.25, 95% CI: 1.30-3.89, resp.). Interestingly, important synergistic interactions between risk factors were found, especially between ever smoking status and alcohol consumptions (SI = 17.61) as well as alcohol consumption and diabetes (SI = 17.77). In conclusion, the study confirms that hypercholesterolemia and alcohol consumption represent significant and independent risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Moreover, there is evidence of synergistic interaction between diabetes and lifestyle factors (drinking alcohol and eating fatty foods).

2 Article Prevalence and risk factors of extrapancreatic malignancies in a large cohort of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas. 2013

Larghi, A / Panic, N / Capurso, G / Leoncini, E / Arzani, D / Salvia, R / Del Chiaro, M / Frulloni, L / Arcidiacono, P G / Zerbi, A / Manta, R / Fabbri, C / Ventrucci, M / Tarantino, I / Piciucchi, M / Carnuccio, A / Boggi, U / Costamagna, G / Delle Fave, G / Pezzilli, R / Bassi, C / Bulajic, M / Ricciardi, W / Boccia, S. ·Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. ·Ann Oncol · Pubmed #23676419.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study are to estimate prevalence and incidence of extrapancreatic malignancies (EPMs) among intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas, and to identify risk factors for their occurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted multicentric cohort study in Italy from January 2010 to January 2011 including 390 IPMN cases. EPMs were grouped as previous, synchronous (both prevalent) and metachronous (incident). We calculated the observed/expected (O/E) ratio of prevalent EPMs, and compared the distribution of demographic, medical history and lifestyle habits. RESULTS: Ninety-seven EPMs were diagnosed in 92 patients (23.6%), among them 78 (80.4%) were previous, 14 (14.4%) were synchronous and 5 (5.2%) were metachronous. O/E ratios for prevalent EPMs were significantly increased for colorectal carcinoma (2.26; CI 95% 1.17-3.96), renal cell carcinoma (6.00; CI 95% 2.74-11.39) and thyroid carcinoma (5.56; CI 95% 1.80-12.96). Increased age, heavy cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption and first-degree family history of gastric cancer are significant risk factors for EPMs, while first-degree family history of colorectal carcinoma was borderline. CONCLUSION: We report an increased prevalence of EPMs in Italian patients with IPMN, especially for colorectal carcinoma, renal cell and thyroid cancers. A systematic surveillance of IPMN cases for such cancer types would be advised.

3 Article Does quality of observational studies affect the results of a meta-analysis?: the case of cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer. 2009

La Torre, Giuseppe / de Waure, Chiara / Specchia, Maria Lucia / Nicolotti, Nicola / Capizzi, Silvio / Bilotta, Antonella / Clemente, Gennaro / Ricciardi, Walter. ·Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Hygiene, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. giuseppe.latorre@rm.unicatt.it ·Pancreas · Pubmed #19307925.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis of observational studies on association between cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer was performed to focus, particularly, on the role of the studies' quality in affecting meta-analysis results. METHODS: A bibliographic search was carried out on PubMed and EMBASE databases until February 15, 2008. Key words were "pancreatic neoplasms," "pancreatic cancer," "smoking," "smoke," "cigarette," "case-control studies," and "cohort studies." Studies about cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer were selected and assessed on quality. STATA 9.0 was used. RESULTS: Six cohort studies and 24 case-control studies were selected, with median quality scores of 8 (range, 3) and 10 (range, 8), respectively. Pooled case-control studies' odds ratio (OR) and cohort studies' risk ratio were, respectively, 1.45 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.33-1.57) and 1.78 (95% CI, 1.64-1.92). After stratifying for quality scoring, high-quality-scored case-control studies yielded an OR of 1.38 (95% CI, 1.27-1.49), whereas the others gave an OR of 1.52 (95% CI, 1.34-1.73). The results of meta-analysis for cohort studies showed a risk ratio of 1.74 (95% CI, 1.61-1.90) and of 2.10 (95% CI, 1.64-2.67), respectively, for high- and low-quality score studies. CONCLUSIONS: There is evidence that cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for pancreatic cancer, but the estimate of the association greatly relies on the studies' quality.