Gianni Testino

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Many epidemiological studies have demonstrated a correlation between alcohol intake and the occurrence of cancer in humans. All types of alcoholic beverages are associated with an increased risk which suggests that ethanol itself is the crucial compound which causes that effect.The International Agency for Research for Cancer classified alcohol consumption(More)
Alcohol damages every organ and system in the body. The most important effects from a clinical point of view relate to diseases of the circulatory, nervous and hepato-gastrointestinal systems. In the digestive tract the effects range from increased intestinal transit time and gastrophaties, leading to classical early morning nausea and diarrhea, through to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Recent experiences suggest that interferon may significantly decrease the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma. We conducted a randomized study with interferon versus no therapy in hepatitis C virus Child A cirrhosis with abnormal alanine aminotransferase and HCV-RNA positive serum with the aim to investigate the incidence of hepatocellular(More)
Gastric epithelial dysplasia represents the only true histological marker of gastric cancer. In this bringing up to date, such subject is reproposed in consideration of taking into account the most recent acquisitions, subdividing gastric dysplasia into two degrees only: moderate and severe. For the first time an immunophenotypic study is made by means of(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress is implicated in pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). This study investigated the possible correlation among the erythrocyte indices of oxidative stress, the leukocyte panels of antioxidant proteins (metallothioneins), the serum biochemical parameters and the liver steatosis grade. METHODS A total of 118 cases(More)
Alcohol dependence (AD) is a major public health problem. Currently, three drugs for the treatment of AD have been approved by both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): acamprosate, disulfiram, and oral naltrexone. The FDA also approved the use of long-acting injectable naltrexone. In Austria and in Italy sodium(More)
Up to today no work has evaluated yet the importance of parameters such Body Mass Index (BMI), cholesterol, triglycerides (TGC) and hepatic percentage of steatosis in the response to therapy with Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a and Ribavirin in patients with recurrent hepatitis C (genotype 1). 30 consecutive prospectively followed patients diagnosed with(More)
Alcohol is the main risk factor for death and disability. The treatment of alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex activity as the variables are numerous; however, those which must necessarily be taken into account are the type of AD, the internal comorbidities and the presence of any psychiatric comorbidity. Liver problems are one of the most common causes of(More)