Fabio Aiello

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Purpose There is no consensus about the correct definition of uncomplicated diverticulitis (UD) in clinical practice. We evaluated therefore whether clinical picture of UD differs from complicated diverticulitis (CD). Fifty consecutive eligible patients (21 males, 29 females, mean age 63.6 years, range 47–75 years) were studied. Symptoms, the inflammatory(More)
The role of probiotics in the treatment of diverticulitis is still not known. The aim of our study was to investigate whether balsalazide and/or VSL#3 is effective in preventing diverticulitis recurrence. In this pilot study, 30 consecutive patients (19 males, 11 females, mean age 60.1 years, range 47–75 years) affected by uncomplicated diverticulitis of(More)
SIR – In a recent association study carried out in US patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Ingram et al, have detected linkage disequilibrium (LD) with a mutation of HOXA1, a homeotic gene playing a role in early brain formation. This finding is noteworthy since a dysfunction of the HOXA1 gene (or its coexpressed partner, HOXB1, in hindbrain) is(More)
The main goal of meta-analysis is to combine data across studies or data sets to obtain summary estimates. In this paper, the novelty is to propose a statistical tool to assess a possible covariate imbalance in baseline variables to investigate similarity of trials. We conducted the detection of the covariate imbalance, first, through some graphical(More)
BACKGROUND The global burden of neurodegenerative diseases is increasing. Previous studies reported differences related to age, gender and socioeconomic status. We calculated the cognitive performances of a Sicilian population aged 65 years or older, by means of a door-to-door population-based survey in Bagheria city, Sicily. METHODS A door-to-door survey(More)
BACKGROUND Acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (AUD) may show histologic and serologic signs of inflammation. GOALS To assess whether serologic markers of inflammation may be predictive of abnormal histology in AUD. STUDY Twenty-one consecutive patients affected by AUD were studied (15 Males, 6 Females, mean age 66.19 y, range 43 to 85 y). Diagnosis of(More)
We assessed the onset of malignant and nonmalignant complications in a cohort of celiac disease (CD) patients under gluten-free diet (GFD). Five hundred and forty-nine CD patients were retrospectively assessed. Two hundred and fifty-one (45.7%) showed classical, 262 (47.7%) subclinical, and 36 (6.6%) silent form of CD at the time of the diagnosis. The mean(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the independent and interactive effects of possession strategy, pitch location, and game period on the offensive actions performed by the winning teams in the 2012 European Football Championship. The non-clinical magnitude-based inferences method was used to interpret the true effect of the performance indicators on the(More)
BACKGROUND Budesonide is a steroid with low systemic effect and high effectiveness in the treatment of Crohn's Disease (CD). Beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) is also a steroid with the same systemic effects, but it has been never investigated in CD. MATERIAL/METHODS To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of BDP versus budesonide in treating CD,(More)
Aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between height in young adult age and Parkinson's disease (PD) risk. We included 266 persons affected by idiopathic PD. Patients were matched by age and sex to 266 controls by a random selection from the municipality of residence. We collected information about height preceding PD from official documents(More)