Claudio Camillo Cortelezzi

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Data about small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) come from studies involving small and highly selected populations. The study aim was to describe extent of use, indications, results, complications, and practical issues of SBCE in clinical practice in a Northern Italian Region (Lombardia). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three out of 29(More)
AIM To evaluate indications and frequency of prescriptions of pH-modifying and cytoprotective drugs in hospital departments. DESIGN OF THE STUDY Multicentre cohort transverse relevation. MATERIALS AND METHODS On a randomly selected day the clinical charts of 3685 inpatients were reviewed by a gastroenterologist and data were collected concerning the(More)
BACKGROUND Few data are available on the safety and efficacy of infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. METHODS A prospective, multicenter, cohort study using a structured database. RESULTS Consecutive patients (313 Crohn's disease and 234 ulcerative colitis) were enrolled from 31 referral centers; 311(More)
BACKGROUND Data about strategies for improving the diagnostic ability of capsule endoscopy readers are lacking. AIM (1) To evaluate the detection rate and the interobserver agreement among readers with different experience; (2) to verify the impact of a specific training (hands-on training plus expert tutorial) on these parameters. METHODS 17 readers(More)
BACKGROUND Self-expanding metal stents are frequently used for the palliation of malignant dysphagia. Recently, a new stent design, the Evolution stent (Cook Medical, Limerick, Ireland), was developed. The stent has an internal and external silicone coating to resist tissue ingrowth and uncoated dual flanges on both ends to prevent migration. Its(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Perception of quality of care is important in the management of patients with chronic diseases, particularly inflammatory bowel disease. AIMS AND METHODS This longitudinal study aimed to investigate variations of the Quality of Care through the Patients' Eyes (QUOTE-IBD) questionnaire scores one year after the basal evaluation in the(More)
Thrombosis, mainly venous, is a rare and well-recognized extraintestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We describe a 25-year-old Caucasian man affected by ulcerative colitis and sclerosing cholangitis with an episode of right middle cerebral arterial thrombosis resolved by intraarterial thrombolysis. We perform a brief review of the(More)