Gianpiero Manes

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Prevalence of H. pylori antibiotic resistance is increasing worldwide, and it is the main factor affecting efficacy of current therapeutic regimens. Our aim was to review recent data on H. pylori resistance towards antibiotics in different countries. METHODS A systematic review of studies concerning primary H. pylori antibiotic(More)
This paper gives practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis. Statements have been elaborated by working teams of experts, by searching for and analysing the literature, and submitted to a consensus process by using a Delphi modified procedure. The statements report recommendations on clinical and nutritional approach,(More)
Epidemiological studies on pancreaticpseudocysts are retrospective analyses on alcoholicpatients. The aims of this study were to investigate theincidence, natural history, and predictors of theappearance and disappearance of pancreatic fluidcollections and pseudocysts after nonalcoholic acutepancreatitis. We carried out a prospective cohort studyin a series(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Squamous papilloma of the esophagus is a rare benign tumor; less than 200 cases have been reported in the literature. The prevalence of endoscopically diagnosed squamous papilloma of the esophagus has been reported in only a very few series, and varies from 0.01 to 0.43%. Clinical relevance and possible association with other pathological(More)
AIM The study compared the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a low-volume picosulphate/magnesium citrate preparation with that of polyethylene glycol plus ascorbic acid (PEG + ASC) in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). METHOD A multicentre randomized, single-blinded study was designed. Adult outpatients undergoing colonoscopy received either(More)
BACKGROUND Cold polypectomy techniques (without electrocautery) by means of biopsy forceps or snare are widely adopted for the removal of subcentimetric polyps. However, few data are available on the safety of this approach. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of cold polypectomy for subcentimetric polyps, as well as the rate of advanced(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Capsule endoscopy is considered the diagnostic procedure of choice in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). Double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) offers both diagnostic and therapeutic potential, but is invasive, complex, and time-consuming. The aim was to evaluate diagnostic agreement between capsule endoscopy and DBE(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori eradication rate following standard triple therapy is decreasing worldwide. A quadruple therapy with lactoferrin and a levofloxacin-based triple therapy has been found to achieve a very high (>90%) cure rate. This study aimed to confirm these encouraging results. METHODS This was a prospective, open-label, randomised,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A levofloxacin-based triple therapy and a rifabutin-based regimen are advised as second-line and rescue therapies in the current Italian guidelines for H. pylori eradication. However, no data are available for the efficacy of these treatments in clinical practice. METHODS A total of 86 consecutive patients who failed a standard,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the short- and long-term efficacy of self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs) in patients with colorectal obstruction and incurable cancer and the related factors that affect outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of SEMS placement for incurable colorectal obstruction in a 3-year period. SETTING Five tertiary care endoscopic centers.(More)