Ada Corbellini

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BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) frequently affects women during their reproductive years. Pregnancy outcome in women with IBD is well described, particularly in retrospective studies. AIM To evaluate the pregnancy outcome in patients with IBD in a prospective European multicentre case-control study. METHODS Inflammatory bowel disease(More)
INTRODUCTION Remarkable differences in quality of care (QoC) might be observed in different countries, affecting quality of life of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. The aim of this study was to assess patient and physician perceptions of the QoC in Italy. METHODS A multicentre observational study on the quality of care in IBD (SOLUTION-1) was(More)
BACKGROUND To establish if azithromycin, in association with omeprazole and metronidazole, is effective to eradicate Helicobacter pylori, compared to amoxicillin in triple therapy. METHODS Two hundred consecutive patients with duodenal ulcer and Helicobacter pylori infection were enrolled in the study: group a) 100 patients (69 males, 31 females; mean age(More)
Lactose malabsorption was assessed by the hydrogen breath test in 40 Italian patients with irritable bowel syndrome and 42 controls without abdominal disturbances. Sixty-five percent of patients were "low milk consumers" (0-250 ml milk per day) compared with 38% of controls (P less than 0.02). Lactose loads of 25 and 50 g caused malabsorption in 82.5 and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to evaluate any correlation between symptoms of the upper digestive tract, endoscopic findings and the clinical stage of disease. METHODS Thirty-four anti-HIV positive patients were enrolled and subdivided, according to CDC classification, as follows: 28 CDC II/III (asymptomatics) and 6 CDC IV (AIDS). The past medical(More)
Lactose malabsorption was assessed by the hydrogen breath test in 40 Italian patients with irritable bowel syndrome and 42 controls without abdominal disturbances. Sixty-five percent of patients were “low milk consumers” (0–250 ml milk per day) compared with 38% of controls (P<0.02). Lactose loads of 25 and 50 g caused malabsorption in 82.5 and 87.5%(More)
Thirty-six patients with hepatitis C virus-RNA positive chronic hepatitis were studied to evaluate whether recombinant alpha-2b interferon, in medium-high doses, (6-9 MU 3 times/week) over a long period (12-18 months), was more effective in reducing or normalizing alanine aminotransferase values, and in reducing the relapsing percentage than the historical(More)
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can improve cardiac hemodynamic performance in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). Little evidence is provided concerning the consequences of CR on atrial wave duration, and less is known about the link between pre-arrhythmogenic patterns and the cardiovascular performance improvement in these subjects. Twenty-six(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Measurement of health related quality of life (HRQoL) is a new tool to evaluate patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aims of this study were to verify reliability and responsiveness of a disease-specific questionnaire [Italian Questionnaire on Quality of Life (IQQoL)], and to assess the relationship between clinical and(More)