Arrigo Battocchia

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Radiofrequency ablation is useful for local destruction of primary and secondary hepatic tumors. However there is little information about long-term outcome for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. The aims of this study included the analysis of efficacy in local control of tumors, patterns of recurrence and survival rate(More)
Although adverse effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs occur in only a small proportion of users, the widespread use of these drugs has resulted in a substantial overall number of affected persons who experience serious gastrointestinal complications. Dyspeptic symptoms are estimated to occur in 10-60% of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug users(More)
BACKGROUND Data concerning the usefulness and type of drugs employed to treat patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis are controversial. Ursodeoxycholic acid has been shown to be a useful agent, however the drug dosage and its effect on the clinical course are still under debate. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of low-dose ursodeoxycholic acid in the(More)
Primitive actinomycotic abscess of the liver is extremely rare: in the world literature are reported twenty cases. The authors report a case of a 73-year-old patient admitted at our hospital in poor general conditions, with twelve kilograms weight loss in the last year, recurrent fever and tenderness in right hypochondrium. CT scan, ultrasonography and(More)