Carolina Fischer

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AIM To assess the risk of colonic polyps, adenomas and advanced neoplastic lesions (ANL) in patients with sporadic gastric polyps, especially those with fundic gland polyps (FGP). METHODS Clinical records of patients who had performed an upper and a lower digestive endoscopy between September 2007 and August 2008 were retrospectively analyzed. A(More)
Proximal colorectal cancer may arise from sessile serrated adenomas (SSAs). Recognition of these lesions during colonoscopy can optimize the endoscopic approach. We aimed to identify specific endoscopic features of SSA with conventional colonoscopy. Patients undergoing screening colonoscopies from January 2011 to September 2012, in whom colonic polyps were(More)
INTRODUCTION The celiac disease (CD) is characterized by a permanent sensitivity to gluten. The treatment for this disease is the life-long strict compliance with a gluten-free diet (GFD). The average of compliance with GFD ranges between 15% and 80%. Antibodies' role in the follow up of these patients regarding the adherence to the GFD is not well(More)
OBJECTIVES The risk of developing metachronous advanced neoplastic lesions (ANLs) during surveillance after resection of sessile serrated adenomas (SSAs) has not been quantified. METHODS Patients with sporadic SSAs resected between 1 April 2007 and 31 December 2009 who underwent surveillance colonoscopy in our institution were prospectively evaluated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of serrated adenomas (SA), the frequency of high grade dysplasia (HGD) and adenocarcinoma in these polyps, and the association with synchronic (SNL) and metachronic neoplastic lesions (MNL). METHODS Reports from patients undergoing colonoscopy and polypectomy from January 2003 to April 2010, were obtained from our(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The association of celiac disease with colorectal neoplasia is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the risk of colorectal neoplasia among patients with celiac disease. METHODS We carried out a multicenter, retrospective case-control study, within four community hospitals. Celiac disease patients with a complete(More)
BACKGROUND Although small bowel and esophagus neoplasia are recognized to occur more frequently in patients with celiac disease, the association with colorectal cancer is still controversial. OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of colorectal neoplasia among patients with celiac disease. METHODS A case-control study was conducted using the gastroenterology(More)
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