Gianmario Borroni

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BACKGROUND/AIMS beta-blockers effectively prevent first variceal bleeding (FVB) in cirrhotic patients. In patients with ascites, however, their use might be precluded by a high rate of contraindications and side effects. We compared the efficacy and applicability of nadolol and isosorbide-mononitrate (IsMn) in preventing FVB in a population of cirrhotic(More)
Three patients with ANLL developed Fournier’s gangrene as an early complication after allo-BMT (two cases) and auto-BMT (one case); two patients were in first CR, the third had resistant disease. Patients developed fever, perineal pain, swelling and blistering of the genital area. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated from the lesions and patients received(More)
OBJECTIVE Models based on logistic regression analysis are proposed as noninvasive tools to predict cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. However, none showed to be sufficiently accurate to replace liver biopsy. Artificial neural networks (ANNs), providing a prediction based on nonlinear algorithms, can improve the diagnosis of cirrhosis, a(More)
Hair disorders that have been described in association with pegylated interferon-ribavirin combination treatment include canities, hypertrichosis, telogen effluvium, and the most common cutaneous side-effect by far, alopecia. Alopecia is a heterogeneous disease characterized by hair loss on the scalp or any hair-bearing surface with a wide range of clinical(More)
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