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BACKGROUND Clinical trials have shown that the combination of pegylated interferon/ribavirin induces a sustained virological response in 54-63% of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, but its effectiveness in day-to-day clinical practice is less clear. AIM To verify if the efficacy of pegylated interferon/ribavirin combination in 'real(More)
We read with great interest the article by Worthley et al that recently appeared in your Journal, and the subsequent letter on the same subject. We would like to make some comments on this interesting topic. Worthley et al reported a new autosomal dominant syndrome that they named gastric adenocarcinoma and proximal polyposis of the stomach (GAPPS). GAPPS(More)
Elderly patients with chronic hepatitis C have a reduced responsiveness to antiviral therapy with Peg-interferon and ribavirin. The dose reduction or the discontinuation of ribavirin due to the occurrence of anaemia is one of the most important causes for the low sustained viral response observed in older patients. We aimed to evaluate the relationship(More)
Hair disorders that have been described in association with pegylated interferon-ribavirin combination treatment include canities, hypertrichosis, telogen effluvium, and the most common cutaneous side-effect by far, alopecia. Alopecia is a heterogeneous disease characterized by hair loss on the scalp or any hair-bearing surface with a wide range of clinical(More)
It is not clear whether aspecific ileitis may represent an early manifestation or a milder variant of Crohn’s disease or not. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of aspecific ileitis. Subjects with at least one of the following signs at retrograde ileoscopy: erythema, nodularity, aftae, erosions, and ulcers were considered. They(More)
We describe our experience with a new over-the-scope clip (OTSC) system (Padlock Clip?) in the treatment of 14 patients. Eight of the 14 patients were treated for closure of gastrointestinal fistulas (n?=?4), iatrogenic gastrointestinal perforations (n?=?2), or hemostasis of post-polypectomy bleeding (n?=?2). The site of clipping was the lower(More)
BACKGROUND Fundic Gland Polyps (FGPs) are small sessile (2-5 mm) usually multiple polyps arising in the gastric, acid-secreting mucosa, described both in a sporadic form, prevalently in middle aged females, and associated with familial adenomatosis coli (FAP)-Gardner's syndrome and their attenuated variants (syndromic form). AIMS We performed an(More)