Gianalberto Grasso

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OBJECTIVES Nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a frequent reason for ordinary hospital admission. In Italy the use of prognostic scores to stratify the risk has not been adequately validated: the impact on clinical management of a rating system like the Rockall score remains to be established. RING is a 'register' that has been collecting(More)
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disease of unknown aetiology characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal wall and increased peripheral blood eosinophilia. The frequent finding of concomitant extradigestive involvement calls for differential diagnosis to distinguish some multisystemic pathologies, such as connective tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Thiopurines are the most commonly used immunomodulatory drugs in inflammatory bowel diseases. AIM To evaluate the use, the therapeutic and safety profiles of thiopurines in a large sample of IBD patients. METHODS We reviewed 3641 case histories of IBD patients. Thiopurines were prescribed in 582 patients (16.0%); the analysis was performed on(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Perception of quality of care is important in the management of patients with chronic diseases, particularly inflammatory bowel disease. AIMS AND METHODS This longitudinal study aimed to investigate variations of the Quality of Care through the Patients' Eyes (QUOTE-IBD) questionnaire scores one year after the basal evaluation in the(More)
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