Fabrizio Tremolaterra

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Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are functional disorders in which altered somatic and or visceral perception thresholds have been found. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of FM in a group of patients with IBS and the possible association of FM with patterns and severity of the intestinal disorder. One hundred(More)
Fifty-six postmenopausal women aged 52.4 +/- 6.7 years (SD) were treated for 12 months with L-glutamine calcium monofluorophosphate. Each patient received four tablets/day, providing a total dose of 20 mg of fluoride and 600 mg of elemental calcium. Bone mineral density was measured at baseline and after 6 and 12 months of treatment by dual photon(More)
Visceral hypersensitivity is often considered to play a major etiologic role in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome in adults, and some authors argue that this increased sensitivity is mainly due to psychological factors. In contrast, there are no data in children with irritable bowel syndrome which confirm this relationship. The aim of the(More)
Gastrointestinal involvement is frequent in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc); however, studies on the proximal stomach and its regulation are lacking. It has been hypothesized that the primary event in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal involvement in SSc is an early neural lesion. This study investigates proximal stomach function and its relation(More)
OBJECTIVES:We sought to evaluate colonic gas accommodation, ileocecal competence, and colonic clearance in subgroups patients with abdominal bloating.METHODS:Thirty-six patients complaining of abdominal bloating (12 constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C), 12 diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), and 12 functional(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Abdominal bloating is a frequent complaint in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but its underlying mechanism remains uncertain. Our aim was to determine whether the abdominal wall, specifically its adaptation to intra-abdominal volumes, plays a role. METHODS In 12 patients complaining of abdominal bloating (8 IBS and 4 functional bloating)(More)
AIMS Ovarian granulosa cell tumour (OGCT) is a sex-cord stromal tumour with a general trend toward late relapse and/or metastasis. However, mortality rate corrected for long-term follow-up shows that about 50% of patients die within 20 years of diagnosis. Classical clinicopathological parameters are unable to predict the biological behaviour of OGCT. The(More)
The intestine propels and evacuates large gas loads without detectable phasic contractions by manometry. We hypothesized that intestinal gas motion is produced by changes in gut tone and capacitance. In 13 healthy subjects, changes in duodenal tone were measured by a barostat during continuous perfusion of lipids (Intralipid, 1 kcal min(-1)) into the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to report the series of cystic malformation of the lung (CAML) detected at the Center for Prenatal Diagnosis of the University of Naples Federico II and compare the data with the current literature. METHODS In the period 1994-1997, ten cases of CAML have been detected at our unit. For each case, the following(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with abdominal bloating and distension exhibit impaired transit of intestinal gas which may lead to excessive gas retention and symptoms. Furthermore, we have previously shown that intestinal gas transit is normally accelerated by rectal distension. We hypothesise that in patients with functional bloating this modulatory mechanism fails(More)