Elisabetta Lolli

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Small-intestine contrast ultrasonography (SICUS) is a radiation-free technique that can detect intestinal damage in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of SICUS in determining the site, extent, and complications of CD, compared with computed tomography (CT) enteroclysis as the standard. METHODS We(More)
The presence of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) proviral DNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of three groups (group 1, more than 500 CD4+ T cells per microliter; group 2, between 200 and 499 CD4+ T cells per microliter; group 3, fewer than 200 CD4+ T cells per microliter) of HIV-1-infected patients, in different stages of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric metastases from lung adenocarcinoma are rare and usually associated with disseminated disease. The great majority is asymptomatic and in few cases discovered during autopsy studies. Reports of single metachronous metastases during the lifetime are anecdotal. We describe a case of solitary gastric metastasis 5 years after lung surgery.(More)
The effect of linkage between a chromosome mutation producing partially sterile heterozygotes and a neutral locus in reducing the gene flow at the neutral locus is studied using a two-population deterministic model. Chromosome mutations are more efficient in reducing gene flow with low migration rates than with high ones. The interaction between high values(More)
In this study we took into consideration the neuroendocrine alterations caused by surgical stress, studying the cortisol and prolactin's course in plasma, during the period between preanesthesia and the morning after operation. Our research was particularly interested in identifying the influence of anxiety, pain and drugs. At this purpose, twenty-four(More)
BACKGROUND The development of symptomatic strictures in Crohn's Disease after anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-α antibodies is undefined. AIM To assess, in a prospective longitudinal study, the frequency of sub/obstructions in Crohn's Disease patients after treatment with Infliximab or Adalimumab. Changes of small bowel lesions after these biological therapies(More)
AIM To investigate the prevalence of proximal small bowel (SB) lesions detected by wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) in Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS WCE was performed in 64 patients: 32 with CD of the distal ileum, and 32 controls with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) or diarrhea. WCE was performed using the Given SB-WCE, followed by small intestine contrast(More)
BACKGROUND Colonic metaplasia has been described in pouchitis. In a prospective study, we investigated whether colonic phenotype may develop in Crohn's disease (CD) ileum. The expression of sulfomucins (colonic mucin), sialomucins, and CD10 (small intestine mucin and phenotype) was evaluated before and after ileocolonic resection for CD. METHODS From(More)
The authors in this study, after a short survey of the most important therapeutic techniques for cancer pain, report their results in the treatment of 18 patients suffering from incurable disease. It was impossible to dismiss them from hospital care on account of a painful symptomatology not controllable by oral morphine or owing to excessive collateral(More)
Spondyloarthritis (SpA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are chronic autoinflammatory diseases that partially share the genetic predisposition and the unchecked inflammatory response linking the gut to the joints. The coexistence of both conditions in patients and the increased cross-risk ratios between SpA and IBD strongly suggest a shared(More)