Domenico Faleo

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BACKGROUND Diverticular disease and colorectal neoplasia share similar epidemiological features and risk factors. AIM To evaluate a possible association between diverticular disease and both adenomas and colorectal cancer in patients undergoing total colonoscopy. METHODS Overall, 630 consecutive patients were recruited from the 3 Units. Inclusion(More)
BACKGROUND Eradication rates of Helicobacter pylori with standard triple therapy are disappointing, and studies from several countries confirm this poor performance. AIM To assess the eradication rate of a new sequential treatment regimen compared with conventional triple therapy for the eradication of H. pylori infection. METHODS One thousand and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have found a fairly low Helicobacter pylori eradication rate using a standard 7-day triple therapy in Italy. Recently, two new therapeutic schedules have been proposed with an eradication rate higher than 90%. This study compared the efficacy of these two treatment regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 131 patients with(More)
TACE for HCC may be the triggering event for thrombosis of a mesenteric vein are unknown. One hypothesis is that an abrupt rise of the portal vein pressure after TACE can worsen the blood flow in the portal vein system, thus increasing the possibility of thrombosis of a peripheral vein. In cirrhotics with portal hypertension, stasis in the mesenteric bed(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that short-term triple therapy comprising a proton pump inhibitor, plus clarithromycin and amoxycillin be used as first choice in treating H. pylori infection, while eradication failure patients should be further treated with a quadruple therapy. Nevertheless, conflicting results have been reported using these treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, biliary sludge has been strongly correlated with 'idiopathic pancreatitis'. It is often diagnosed by trans-abdominal ultrasonography, despite the low sensitivity of this investigation. New scanners, using second harmonic imaging, may improve the quality of the echographic picture. AIM To verify the impact of this methodology on the(More)
Stool antigen test for Helicobacter pylori, a noninvasive assay, is emerging as a strong competitor to urea breath test (UBT). Nevertheless, although the UBT delta value is a semiquantitative indicator of H. pylori intragastric load, until now the H. pylori stool antigen test has been used only as a qualitative investigation. We report here the results of a(More)