Claudio Camillo Cortelezzi

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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 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)
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 This study aimed to explore the relationship between K-ras status, anti-tumour treatments, and the complications of colorectal self-expandable metallic stenting in colorectal cancer. METHODS This is a retrospective, multicentre study of 91 patients with obstructive advanced colorectal cancer palliated with enteral stents between 2007 and 2011.(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)