Francesca Maria Jaboli

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OBJECTIVES The aims of this long-term, prospective randomized study were to evaluate the clinical usefulness of alpha-interferon in treating chronic HBV infection and to establish whether clearance of viral replication markers and normalization of liver function tests induced by alpha-interferon were sustained. METHODS Sixty-four patients with chronic(More)
BACKGROUND A solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas (SPTP) is a rare neoplasm. AIM We herein present five cases of SPTP diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided fine-needle biopsy (FNB) using a needle with side fenestration (ProCore-needle). METHODS From January 2011 to June 2012 in five patients with SPTP tissue acquisition was carried(More)
BACKGROUND Ursodeoxycholic acid is currently used for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis at 13-15 mg/kg/day, but liver tests of some patients do not return to normal at this dose. Studies reported here were designed to test whether a higher dose of ursodeoxycholic acid than is currently used would induce still greater biliary enrichment of(More)
BACKGROUND ESO-2 video capsule endoscopy provides images of the oesophageal mucosa and continues to transmit gastric, and often small bowel images, for up to 30 min. This study compares ESO capsule endoscopy capsule oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (Cap-OGD) with conventional endoscopy (OGD). METHODS 50 outpatients with uncomplicated dyspepsia underwent(More)
Cholestasis syndromes are characterized by a reflux of compounds usually excreted with bile. ATP dependent carriers and cytoskeleton proteins guarantee physiological bile flux. There are several clinical conditions in which this system is affected. Intrahepatic cholestasis is characterized by damage to hepatocytes or intrahepatic bile ducts. Primary biliary(More)
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