Angelo Franzé

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We aimed to improve symptoms by means of mesalazine in symptomatic colonic diverticular disease patients. One hundred seventy outpatients (98 M, 72 F; age, 67.1 years; range, 39–84 years) were assigned to four different schedules: rifaximin, 200 mg bid (Group R1: 39 pts), rifaximin, 400 mg bid (Group R2: 43 pts), mesalazine, 400 mg bid (Group M1: 40 pts),(More)
There are few diseases whose incidence varies as greatly worldwide as that of diverticulosis. Its prevalence is largely age-dependent: the disease is uncommon in those under the age of 40, the prevalence of which is estimated at approximately 5%; this increases to 65% in those > or =65 years of age. Of patients with diverticula, 80-85% remain asymptomatic,(More)
In uncomplicated diverticular disease, treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of mesalazine for symptomatic relief of uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon. Two hundred sixty-eight consecutive eligible outpatients (122 male, 146 female; age, 66.1 years; range, 31–81 years) were enrolled(More)
Diverticular disease includes a spectrum of conditions sharing the underlying pathology of acquired diverticula of the colon: symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease, recurrent symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease, and complicated diverticular disease. Goals of therapy in diverticular disease should be to improve symptoms and to prevent(More)
BACKGROUND No procedure has yet been identified as the standard for the detection and management of choledocholithiasis in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS A prospective study involved 1305 patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Intravenous cholangiography was performed on all patients except those with(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The efficacy of 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalamine) in the treatment of flare-ups of Crohn's disease is controversial. In previous studies, different locations and pathological behavior of Crohn's disease could have obscured the efficacy of these drugs that deliver their substance in different intestinal sites. The present study tested two(More)
Italy's shift to a tertiary economy has modified the working market, concentrating demand also on unqualified one, which includes most immigrants. It is also well established that low socio-economical conditions are associated with an increased prevalence of H. pylori infection. The aims of this study were to compare: (1) the efficacy of a 7 days triple(More)
Fifty-nine patients with ulcerative colitis localised in the rectum, sigmoid and colon entered the trial. Thirty were treated with BDP and twenty-nine with 5-Aminosalicylic (enemas and suppositories) for 8 weeks, in a doubleblind, controlled study. Clinical, endoscopic and histological assessment was carried out before and after 4 and 8 weeks of treatment.(More)
  • Giuseppe Comparato, Libera Fanigliulo, +9 authors Francesco Di Mario
  • Digestive diseases
  • 2007
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QoL) is becoming a major issue in the evaluation of any therapeutic intervention. AIMS To assess the QoL in patients with uncomplicated symptomatic diverticular disease (DD) and to elucidate the influence of two different treatments either on symptoms or QoL. MATERIALS AND METHODS 58 outpatients affected by uncomplicated(More)
Surgical and functional results after abdominoperineal resection and total anorectal reconstruction by electrostimulated gracilis muscle transposition are still poorly documented. This study prospectively evaluated surgical and functional outcome over time in our patients. Twenty-three patients underwent abdominoperineal resection, coloperineal pullthrough,(More)