Davide Giacomin

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BACKGROUND A screening colonoscopy is recommended in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of colorectal cancer patients; few prospective, controlled studies have evaluated colorectal findings in a population-based screening program. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of colorectal neoplasia (adenomas and adenocarcinomas) in this increased-risk population, to(More)
BACKGROUND Common etiopathogenic factors may explain the association of systemic sarcoidosis with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS We report two cases of such an association: one of sarcoidosis that developed 2 years after proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis and one of sarcoidosis and Crohn's colitis. Factors like increased cellular immunity or(More)
The influence of experimental colitis, induced by trinitrobenzenesulphonic acid with ethanol, on bone mineralisation and mineral metabolism was investigated in male rats. Three days after colitis induction, there was a significant rise (p < 0.01) in urinary calcium excretion, which was still present 20 days later (p < 0.05). Three weeks after colitis(More)
INTRODUCTION Intestinal duplication is rarely reported in adulthood and often remains undiagnosed until onset of complications. We describe the case of a 39 year old woman who came to our observation for acute abdomen due to a combination of double intestinal duplication (colon and ileum) and an incidental neuroendocrine tumor of the appendix. MATERIALS(More)
To contribute to a better understanding of the role of leukotrienes in inflammatory conditions of the upper gastrointestinal tract, leukotriene B4 (LTB4) levels were measured by specific radioimmunoassay in extracts of mucosal biopsies from the stomach and duodenum of control subjects and of patients with gastritis, benign gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.(More)
Obstructive jaundice due to an impacted stone in the common bile duct (CBD) was seen in a patient who had previously undergone Billroth II gastric resection and cholecystectomy. Surgical and endoscopic approaches to the common bile duct failed owing to pericholedochal adhesions and the excessive length of the duodenal loop. The patient was therefore treated(More)
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