Sebastiano BiondoYear of primary qualification: 1985

Current institution: Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

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Trainee Round Table Session: Case presentation - Diverticulitis

Learning objectives: Diagnosis and treatment with special focus on emergent surgical management

Clinical/research background

  • Main Investigations: current status of the ostomy care in patients with colorectal cancer: a prospective study in Spanish coloproctology surgery units.
  • Hereditary cancer: towards an accurate estimate of risk. Supported by a grant of the Spanish Association Against Cancer.
  • Multidisciplinary group: Phase II study of bevacizumab, capecitabine and radiotherapy in advanced resectable rectal cancer.
  • Spanish multicenter project: Local recurrence rate and survival of patients with rectal cancer undergoing total mesorectal excision.
  • Investigator of the European Multicenter Study: a phase III, randomised, double-blind, dose-response, stratified, placebo-controlled study evaluating the Ssfety and efficacy of SPD476 versus placebo over 104 weeks in the revention of recurrence of diverticulitis.
  • Randomized clinical trial comparing two treatment strategies in patients with acute diverticulitis. Hospital versus home management. Spanish multicenter study. Supported by a Spanish Government Grant
  • Randomized prospective clinical study on post-operative complications and quality of life in rectal cancer surgery comparing hand sewn colo-anal anastomosis with ileostomy and colo-anal anstomosis in two time according to Turnbull-Cutait technique without ileostomy.
  • Clinical double-blind randomized prospective therapeutic usefulness of Gastrografin on postoperative ileus in colorectal surgery. Supported by Spanish Government
  • Grant Randomised clinical study of gastrografin administration in patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction. Supported by a scientific foundation grant.
  • Principal investigator Prognostic factors for survival in complicated colon cancer. Multicenter randomized study in patients with colorectal cancer with unresectable metastases. Impact of resection vs. no resection of the primary tumour as a survival factor.

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Biondo S, Lopez Borao J, Millan M, Kreisler E, Eduardo Jaurrieta E. Current status of the treatment of acute colonic diverticulitis: a systematic review. Colorectal Dis. 2012;14(1):e1-e11.
  2. Lopez-Borao J, Kreisler E, Millan M, Trenti L, Jaurrieta E, Rodriguez-Moranta F, Miguel B, Biondo S. Impact of age on recurrence and severity of left colonic diverticulitis. Colorectal Dis. 2012;14:e407-12.
  3. Biondo S, Borao JL, Kreisler E, Golda T, Millan M, Frago R, Fraccalvieri D, Guardiola J, Jaurrieta E. Recurrence and virulence of colonic diverticulitis in immunocompromised patients. Am J Surg. 2012;204:172-179.
  4. Biondo S, Frago R, Codina Cazador A, Farres R, Olivet F, Golda T, Miguel B, Kreisler E. Long term functional results from a randomized clinical study of transverse coloplasty versus colon J-pouch after low anterior resection for rectal cancer. Surgery. 2013;153:383-92.
  5. Biondo S, Golda T, Kreisler E, Espin E, Vallribera F, Oteiza F, Codina-Cazador A, Pujadas M, Flor B. Outpat


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