Germana de Nucci

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Although numerous non-invasive tests are currently available to explore liver function and disease activity in patients with HCV-related chronic diseases, none of these indicate the likelihood of disease progression in the individual patient. We aimed at assessing the prognostic ability of (13)C(2)-aminopyrine breath test ((13)C-ABT) in(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole has considerably increased, with a corresponding decrease in the eradication rate for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. Primary resistance to amoxicillin is extremely low, and esomeprazole was found to exert a noteworthy antimicrobial activity in vitro against H. pylori. A(More)
BACKGROUND Low-volume preparations are gaining attention for higher acceptability but have been never evaluated in IBD. We compare the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a 2-L PEG with a 4-L PEG solution in patients with ulcerative colitis. METHODS This is a multicenter, randomized, single-blind study. Adult outpatients with ulcerative colitis(More)
Gastric carcinogenesis is a multistep process triggered by Helicobacter pylori and characterized by accumulation of molecular alterations. Two mechanisms are implicated in cancer-related molecular alterations: genetic and epigenetic. The former includes changes in the DNA sequence, the latter occurs without changes of DNA sequence. However, the most(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphocytic and collagenous colitis are emerging as common findings in subjects undergoing colonoscopy for chronic non-bloody diarrhea (CNBD). Data concerning microscopic colitis (MC) are still limited and affected by controversial epidemiological evidences. Recent converging lines of evidence suggest that MC correlates a lower risk of colorectal(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB) is recognized world-wide as a common cause of emergency hospitalization, and it often represents a life-threatening event. The purpose of this prospective study was to assess in-hospital mortality in NVUGIB Forrest 1 patients admitted to the emergency unit owing to active bleeding. MATERIAL(More)
Gastric cancer remains a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in many parts of the world. At present, prevention seems to be the most effective means to reduce its the incidence and mortality rate. Gastric atrophy is considered the first relevant step in the histogenesis of gastric adenocarcinoma. However, whether screening for and surveillance of(More)
Endoscopic resection is a valuable therapeutic option for early colorectal cancer (CRC), especially in high risk surgical patients [1]. A novel endoscopic full-thickness resection device (FTRD; Ovesco Endoscopy, Tübingen, Germany) has been developed recently to achieve complete endoscopic resection of early CRC [2,3]. Here, we report the case of a(More)
AIM To establish the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in patients with a bleeding peptic ulcer after consumption of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS A very early upper endoscopy was performed to find the source of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and to take biopsy specimens for analysis of H. pylori infection(More)
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