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Alfonso Torquati

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InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentGeneral Surgery
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    My Scopus ID is 6602171178.
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    1. Shantavasinkul PC, Omotosho P, Corsino L, Portenier D, Torquati A. Predictors of weight regain in patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Nov; 12(9):1640-1645. PMID: 27989521.
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    2. Chen Y, Corsino L, Shantavasinkul PC, Grant J, Portenier D, Ding L, Torquati A. Gastric Bypass Surgery Leads to Long-term Remission or Improvement of Type 2 Diabetes and Significant Decrease of Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications. Ann Surg. 2016 Jun; 263(6):1138-42. PMID: 26599565.
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    3. Shantavasinkul PC, Torquati A, Corsino L. Post-gastric bypass hypoglycaemia: a review. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Jul; 85(1):3-9. PMID: 26840207.
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    4. Omotosho P, Mor A, Shantavasinkul PC, Corsino L, Torquati A. Gastric bypass significantly improves quality of life in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jul; 30(7):2857-64. PMID: 26823053; PMCID: PMC4912933 [Available on 07/01/17].
    5. Omotosho PA, Rodriguez JA, Jain-Spangler K, Mor A, Torquati A. Predictors of long-term success after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in African-American women. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Feb; 12(2):253-6. PMID: 26833185.
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    6. Fisichella PM, DeMeester SR, Hungness E, Perretta S, Soper NJ, Rosemurgy A, Torquati A, Sachdeva AK, Patti MG. Emerging Techniques in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Pros and Cons. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jul; 19(7):1355-62. PMID: 25678255.
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    7. Mor A, Omotosho P, Torquati A. Cardiovascular risk in obese diabetic patients is significantly reduced one year after gastric bypass compared to one year of diabetes support and education. Surg Endosc. 2014 Oct; 28(10):2815-20. PMID: 24853843.
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    8. Khoo CM, Muehlbauer MJ, Stevens RD, Pamuklar Z, Chen J, Newgard CB, Torquati A. Postprandial metabolite profiles reveal differential nutrient handling after bariatric surgery compared with matched caloric restriction. Ann Surg. 2014 Apr; 259(4):687-93. PMID: 23787216; PMCID: PMC3901799.
    9. Torquati A. Comment on: Risk prediction of complications of metabolic syndrome before and 6 years after gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Jul-Aug; 10(4):582-3. PMID: 25012774.
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    10. Khoo CM, Chen J, Pamuklar Z, Torquati A. Effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or diabetes support and education on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Ann Surg. 2014 Mar; 259(3):494-501. PMID: 23732262; PMCID: PMC3883916.
    11. Mor A, Tabone L, Omotosho P, Torquati A. Improved insulin sensitivity after gastric bypass correlates with decreased total body fat, but not with changes in free fatty acids. Surg Endosc. 2014 May; 28(5):1489-93. PMID: 24317547; PMCID: PMC4780750.
    12. Jain-Spangler K, Portenier D, Torquati A, Sudan R. Conversion of vertical banded gastroplasty to stand-alone sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Apr; 17(4):805-8. PMID: 23417740.
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    13. Corbin KD, Abdelmalek MF, Spencer MD, da Costa KA, Galanko JA, Sha W, Suzuki A, Guy CD, Cardona DM, Torquati A, Diehl AM, Zeisel SH. Genetic signatures in choline and 1-carbon metabolism are associated with the severity of hepatic steatosis. FASEB J. 2013 Apr; 27(4):1674-89. PMID: 23292069; PMCID: PMC3606533.
    14. Mor A, Lutfi R, Torquati A. Esophageal acid-clearance physiology is altered after Nissen-Collis gastroplasty. Surg Endosc. 2013 Apr; 27(4):1334-8. PMID: 23073687.
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    15. Mor A, Keenan E, Portenier D, Torquati A. Case-matched analysis comparing outcomes of revisional versus primary laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb; 27(2):548-52. PMID: 22806534.
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    16. Mor A, Sharp L, Portenier D, Sudan R, Torquati A. Weight loss at first postoperative visit predicts long-term outcome of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass using Duke weight loss surgery chart. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Sep-Oct; 8(5):556-60. PMID: 22920966; PMCID: PMC3633210.
    17. Chen JG, Spagnoli A, Torquati A. Adipogenic differentiation of adipose tissue-derived human mesenchymal stem cells: effect of gastric bypass surgery. Surg Endosc. 2012 Dec; 26(12):3449-56. PMID: 22648117; PMCID: PMC3587137.
    18. Chen J, Spagnoli A, Torquati A. Omental gene expression of adiponectin correlates with degree of insulin sensitivity before and after gastric bypass surgery. Obes Surg. 2012 Mar; 22(3):472-7. PMID: 22161113; PMCID: PMC3381935.
    19. Cheregi JR, Tiesenga F, Torquati A, Lutfi R. Initial learning experience of laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) gastric banding: finding predictors of success. Obes Surg. 2012 Mar; 22(3):433-6. PMID: 22116594.
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    20. Chen J, Pamuklar Z, Spagnoli A, Torquati A. Serum leptin levels are inversely correlated with omental gene expression of adiponectin and markedly decreased after gastric bypass surgery. Surg Endosc. 2012 May; 26(5):1476-80. PMID: 22179449; PMCID: PMC3391743.
    21. Park CW, Torquati A. Physiology of weight loss surgery. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Dec; 91(6):1149-61, vii. PMID: 22054145; PMCID: PMC3382055.
    22. Pamuklar ZN, Chen J, Muehlbauer M, Spagnoli A, Torquati A. Necdin-E2F4 interaction provides insulin-sensitizing effect after weight loss induced by gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Jan-Feb; 9(1):94-9. PMID: 22138333; PMCID: PMC3302937.
    23. Evans S, Pamuklar Z, Rosko J, Mahaney P, Jiang N, Park C, Torquati A. Gastric bypass surgery restores meal stimulation of the anorexigenic gut hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 and peptide YY independently of caloric restriction. Surg Endosc. 2012 Apr; 26(4):1086-94. PMID: 22044971; PMCID: PMC3302936.
    24. Talarico JA, Torquati A, McCarthy EM, Bonomo S, Lutfi RE. Pre-Lap-Band group education in Medicaid population: does it really make a difference? Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 6(4):356-60. PMID: 20189467.
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    25. Torquati A, Wright K, Melvin W, Richards W. Effect of gastric bypass operation on Framingham and actual risk of cardiovascular events in class II to III obesity. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 May; 204(5):776-82; discussion 782-3. PMID: 17481482.
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    26. Torquati A, Lutfi RE, Richards WO. Predictors of early quality-of-life improvement after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Am J Surg. 2007 Apr; 193(4):471-5. PMID: 17368291.
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    27. Torquati A, Richards WO. Endoluminal GERD treatments: critical appraisal of current literature with evidence-based medicine instruments. Surg Endosc. 2007 May; 21(5):697-706. PMID: 17401603.
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    28. Youssef Y, Richards WO, Sharp K, Holzman M, Sekhar N, Kaiser J, Torquati A. Relief of dysphagia after laparoscopic Heller myotomy improves long-term quality of life. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Mar; 11(3):309-13. PMID: 17458603.
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    29. Youssef Y, Richards WO, Sekhar N, Kaiser J, Spagnoli A, Abumrad N, Torquati A. Risk of secondary hyperparathyroidism after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in obese women. Surg Endosc. 2007 Aug; 21(8):1393-6. PMID: 17318692.
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    30. Urbach DR, Horvath KD, Baxter NN, Jobe BA, Madan AK, Pryor AD, Khaitan L, Torquati A, Brower ST, Trus TL, Schwaitzberg S. A research agenda for gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. Surg Endosc. 2007 Sep; 21(9):1518-25. PMID: 17287915.
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    31. Sekhar N, Torquati A, Youssef Y, Wright JK, Richards WO. A comparison of 399 open and 568 laparoscopic gastric bypasses performed during a 4-year period. Surg Endosc. 2007 Apr; 21(4):665-8. PMID: 17285374.
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    32. Youssef YK, Shekar N, Lutfi R, Richards WO, Torquati A. Long-term evaluation of patient satisfaction and reflux symptoms after laparoscopic fundoplication with Collis gastroplasty. Surg Endosc. 2006 Nov; 20(11):1702-5. PMID: 16960664.
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    33. Rothstein R, Filipi C, Caca K, Pruitt R, Mergener K, Torquati A, Haber G, Chen Y, Chang K, Wong D, Deviere J, Pleskow D, Lightdale C, Ades A, Kozarek R, Richards W, Lembo A. Endoscopic full-thickness plication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease: A randomized, sham-controlled trial. Gastroenterology. 2006 Sep; 131(3):704-12. PMID: 16952539.
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    34. Berch BR, Torquati A, Lutfi RE, Richards WO. Experience with the optical access trocar for safe and rapid entry in the performance of laparoscopic gastric bypass. Surg Endosc. 2006 Aug; 20(8):1238-41. PMID: 16865629.
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    35. Eckhauser A, Torquati A, Youssef Y, Kaiser JL, Richards WO. Internal hernia: postoperative complication of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Am Surg. 2006 Jul; 72(7):581-4; discussion 584-5. PMID: 16875078.
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    36. Silver HJ, Torquati A, Jensen GL, Richards WO. Weight, dietary and physical activity behaviors two years after gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2006 Jul; 16(7):859-64. PMID: 16839483.
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    37. Lutfi R, Torquati A, Sekhar N, Richards WO. Predictors of success after laparoscopic gastric bypass: a multivariate analysis of socioeconomic factors. Surg Endosc. 2006 Jun; 20(6):864-7. PMID: 16738971.
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    38. Torquati A, Richards WO, Holzman MD, Sharp KW. Laparoscopic myotomy for achalasia: predictors of successful outcome after 200 cases. Ann Surg. 2006 May; 243(5):587-91; discussion 591-3. PMID: 16632992; PMCID: PMC1570561.
    39. Torquati A, Lutfi R, Khaitan L, Sharp KW, Richards WO. Heller myotomy vs Heller myotomy plus Dor fundoplication: cost-utility analysis of a randomized trial. Surg Endosc. 2006 Mar; 20(3):389-93. PMID: 16437281.
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    40. Hansen EN, Torquati A, Abumrad NN. Results of bariatric surgery. Annu Rev Nutr. 2006; 26:481-511. PMID: 16704354.
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    41. Sekhar N, Torquati A, Lutfi R, Richards WO. Endoscopic evaluation of the gastrojejunostomy in laparoscopic gastric bypass. A series of 340 patients without postoperative leak. Surg Endosc. 2006 Feb; 20(2):199-201. PMID: 16333555.
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    42. Berch BR, Nava RD, Torquati A, Sharp KW, Richards WO. Myotomy: follow-up study of 50 patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2005 Dec; 9(9):1326-31. PMID: 16332490.
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    43. Torquati A, Lutfi R, Abumrad N, Richards WO. Is Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery the most effective treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus in morbidly obese patients? J Gastrointest Surg. 2005 Nov; 9(8):1112-6; discussion 1117-8. PMID: 16269382.
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    44. Richards WO, Torquati A, Lutfi R. The current treatment of achalasia. Adv Surg. 2005; 39:285-314. PMID: 16250557.
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    45. Lutfi RE, Torquati A, Kaiser J, Holzman M, Richards WO. Three year's experience with the Stretta procedure: did it really make a difference? Surg Endosc. 2005 Feb; 19(2):289-95. PMID: 15624052.
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    46. Grande M, Torquati A, Tucci G, Rulli F, Adorisio O, Farinon AM. Preoperative risk factors for common bile duct stones: defining the patient at high risk in the laparoscopic cholecystectomy era. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2004 Oct; 14(5):281-6. PMID: 15630944.
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    47. Richards WO, Torquati A, Holzman MD, Khaitan L, Byrne D, Lutfi R, Sharp KW. Heller myotomy versus Heller myotomy with Dor fundoplication for achalasia: a prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial. Ann Surg. 2004 Sep; 240(3):405-12; discussion 412-5. PMID: 15319712; PMCID: PMC1356431.
    48. Torquati A, O'rear L, Longobardi L, Spagnoli A, Richards WO, Daniel Beauchamp R. RUNX3 inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis by reinstating transforming growth factor beta responsiveness in esophageal adenocarcinoma cells. Surgery. 2004 Aug; 136(2):310-6. PMID: 15300196.
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    49. Dassinger MS, Torquati A, Houston HL, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Richards WO. Laparoscopic fundoplication: 5-year follow-up. Am Surg. 2004 Aug; 70(8):691-4; discussion 694-5. PMID: 15328802.
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    50. Torquati A, Houston HL, Kaiser J, Holzman MD, Richards WO. Long-term follow-up study of the Stretta procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surg Endosc. 2004 Oct; 18(10):1475-9. PMID: 15791372.
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    51. Lutfi RE, Torquati A, Richards WO. Endoscopic treatment modalities for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surg Endosc. 2004 Sep; 18(9):1299-315. PMID: 15803228.
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    52. Lutfi RE, Torquati A, Richards WO. The endoscopic radiofrequency approach to management of GERD. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Jun; 12(3):191-6. PMID: 15167028.
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    53. Richards WO, Houston HL, Torquati A, Khaitan L, Holzman MD, Sharp KW. Paradigm shift in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Ann Surg. 2003 May; 237(5):638-47; discussion 648-9. PMID: 12724630; PMCID: PMC1514514.
    54. Torquati A, Richards W. The Stretta procedure for the treatment of gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2002 Jan; 11(5-6):271-277. PMID: 28561610.
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    55. Farinon AM, Stroppa I, Torquati A, D'Antini P. Acute pseudo-obstruction of the colon (Ogilvie's syndrome): advances in management. Ann Ital Chir. 1997 May-Jun; 68(3):331-6; discussion 337-8. PMID: 9419909.
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    56. Tucci G, Torquati A, Grande M, Stroppa I, Sianesi M, Farinon AM. Major acute inflammatory complications of diverticular disease of the colon: planning of surgical management. Hepatogastroenterology. 1996 Jul-Aug; 43(10):839-45. PMID: 8884300.
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    57. Farinon AM, Grande M, Torquati A, D'Antini P. Multivariate analysis for predicting the presence of bacteria in bile in patients with acute cholecystitis. Eur J Surg. 1993 Oct; 159(10):531-4. PMID: 8286510.
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    58. Grande M, Torquati A, Farinon AM. Wound infection after cholecystectomy. Correlation between bacteria in bile and wound infection after operation on the gallbladder for acute and chronic gallstone disease. Eur J Surg. 1992 Feb; 158(2):109-12. PMID: 1350211.
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    59. Grande M, Torquati A, Bellisario A. [Computers in surgery]. G Chir. 1990 Nov-Dec; 11(11-12):607-11. PMID: 2091719.
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