Bastianello Germanà

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OBJECTIVE Low-grade intestinal inflammation plays a role in the pathophysiology of IBS. In this trial, we aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety of mesalazine in patients with IBS. DESIGN We conducted a phase 3, multicentre, tertiary setting, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in patients with Rome III confirmed IBS. Patients were(More)
A technique for determining pepsinogen group I (PGI) concentrations in endoscopic gastroduodenal biopsies is described and validated. This method has a good precision (intra-assay CVs 4.1% to 8.4%; between-assay CVs 4.6% to 9.3%), and analytical recovery is satisfactory (94% to 102%). Results were uninfluenced by the storage interval of the samples. At(More)
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