A. Gramenzi

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BACKGROUND Alcoholic liver disease has a known aetiology but a complex and incompletely known pathogenesis. It is an extremely common disease with significant morbidity and mortality, but the reason why only a relatively small proportion of heavy drinkers progress to advanced disease remains elusive. AIM To recognize the factors responsible for the(More)
BACKGROUND Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is recommended in patients with cirrhosis. As α-fetoprotein (AFP) is considered a poor surveillance test, we tested the performance of its changes over time. METHODS Eighty patients were diagnosed with HCC (cases) during semiannual surveillance with ultrasonography and AFP measurement were(More)
The relationship between various diseases and immunisations and the risk of multiple myeloma was analysed using data from a hospital-based case-control study conducted in Northern Italy on 117 patients with multiple myeloma and 477 controls. Associations were observed for clinical history of scarlet fever (relative risk, RR = 2.0; 95% confidence interval,(More)
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