Arrigo Arrigoni

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BACKGROUND A single flexible sigmoidoscopy at around the age of 60 years has been proposed as an effective strategy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. METHODS We conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening on CRC incidence and mortality. A questionnaire to assess the eligibility and interest in(More)
Biallelic germline mutations in the base excision repair gene MYH have been reported in patients with multiple colorectal adenomas and cancer and in sporadic FAP patients not showing a detectable APC germline mutation. In this study, the prevalence of the common Y165C and G382D germline variants of the MYH gene was examined in 70 FAP/AAPC patients with no(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is general consensus concerning the efficacy of colorectal cancer screening, there is a lack of agreement about which routine screening strategy should be adopted. We compared the participation and detection rates achievable through different strategies of colorectal cancer screening. METHODS From November 1999 through June 2001(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Inherited colorectal polyposis has been linked to constitutive mutations of the APC tumor suppressor gene. Recently, germline mutations in the base excision repair gene MYH have been associated with a recessively inherited form of the disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate germline mutation frequencies of both MYH and APC(More)
OBJECTIVES:Duodenal biopsy is the current gold standard for diagnosis of celiac disease. Videocapsule endoscopy examines the entire small bowel and allows visualization of mucosal villi. We evaluated the potential of videocapsule endoscopy in assessing the severity and extent of mucosal changes in patients with suspected celiac disease.METHODS:Consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are traditionally considered to be at high risk for duodenal-papillary and periampullary adenomas and cancer. AIM To evaluate prospectively the prevalence, histology and clinical significance of ampullary and periampullary macroscopic and microscopic lesions in our population of affected(More)
IMPORTANCE AND AIMS The role of CT colonography (CTC) as a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test is uncertain. The aim of our trial was to compare participation and detection rate (DR) with sigmoidoscopy (flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS)) and CTC in a screening setting. DESIGN SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS We conducted two randomised clinical trials (RCTs). (1)(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the value of the monoethylglicinexylidide assay, a dynamic liver function test based on the determination of the serum concentration of lidocaine major metabolite, as a predictor of survival in cirrhosis. For this purpose, the predictive value of monoethylglicinexylidide was evaluated in comparison with the Pugh score,(More)
We prospectively evaluated the diagnostic yield of push enteroscopy using either the Olympus SIF 10-LY fiberscope or the SIF-100 video enteroscope in 120 patients suspected of having small-bowel pathology. Insertion beyond the ligament of Treitz, checked by fluoroscopy, ranged from 30 to 150 cm (median 100). The source of bleeding was identified in 25 (41%)(More)
Inflammatory infiltration of intestinal myenteric plexuses (i.e. myenteric ganglionitis), along with severe intestinal motor abnormalities, may accompany paraneoplastic syndromes, neurological disorders and gastrointestinal infections, although rare cases can be idiopathic. In this report, we describe the case of a patient who presented with chronic(More)