Cristina Lucanto

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We wished to investigate the urodynamic characteristics and colonic motility in a group of children with severe chronic constipation and lower urinary tract symptoms. We performed colonic manometry using an endoscopically placed catheter. The urodynamic studies consisted of cystometry, electromyography of the external urethral sphincter, measurement of(More)
BACKGROUND The somatostatin analogue octreotide has been proposed as a possible therapeutic agent in patients with abnormal gastrointestinal motility. This study was conducted to study the effects of 0.5 microg/kg and 1.0 microg/kg subcutaneous octreotide on antroduodenal motility in children with chronic gastrointestinal disorders. METHODS Twenty-three(More)
BACKGROUND In earlier studies, erythromycin stimulated but octreotide inhibited gastric antral contractions, as each drug induced phase 3-like episodes. METHODS To assess the effect of erythromycin pretreatment on octreotide-induced changes in antroduodenal motility, 16 patients were studied (mean age, 8.7 +/- 1.5 years, 8 male): 6 with severe(More)
Aims of this study were to investigate menarcheal age (MA) and menarcheal determinants in 25 girls with cystic fibrosis (CF) and to compare their MA with their respective mothers'. Patients' MA (13.3 +/- 1.1 yr) was on average significantly higher (p<0.0005) than that of the respective mothers (12.2 +/- 1.0 yr) and positively related to it (r=0.055,(More)
In our study, we evaluated whether the combination of two endoscopic abnormalities in the duodenum (the "mosaic" appearance and loss of duodenal folds) is significantly associated with duodenal villous atrophy secondary to celiac sprue in adults. Fourteen patients referred for esophagogastroduodenoscopy for suspected celiac sprue and 146 for suspected(More)
OBJECTIVE The loss of pancreatic beta-cells is thought to be one of the principal causes of diabetes mellitus (DM) in cystic fibrosis (CF), but the role of peripheral insulin resistance (IR) in the pathogenesis of DM in CF remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether eventual changes of glucose tolerance (GT) over time were associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disease affecting the Caucasian population, with a birth incidence ranging between 1:2,500 and 1:1,800. It is caused by mutations in the CF transmembrane regulator gene which is localized on 7 chromosomes. Renal disease is reported as a relatively rare complication in adult patient with(More)
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