Giuseppa Giacobbe

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS This study examines efficacy, outcome, and complications of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for large (> or = 20 mm) and giant (> or = 40 mm) sessile and flat colorectal polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS All EMRs carried out at our institution over a 9-year period, for large and giant sessile and flat colorectal polyps with an(More)
AIM As it is a non-invasive method, magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRCP) has almost completely replaced endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of pancreato-biliary diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate sensitivity, specificity, diagnostic accuracy, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of(More)
In an attempt to evaluate ten years of surgical treatment of gynaecomastia, we analysed the incidence of complications and the quality of the results in a group of patients classified according to Simon. Over the decade 1992-2002, 107 patients with gynaecomastia aged from 17 to 79 years were treated. The prevalent surgical approach was subcutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term outcome of antireflux operations as well as pre- and postoperative parameters able to predict their clinical results are still controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate long-term quality of life of patients undergoing open fundoplication for chronic GERD and to investigate pre- and early postoperative functional(More)
BACKGROUND Even though many types of reconstruction after total gastrectomy have been proposed to reduce postgastrectomy syndromes, choosing a method that would further improve the quality of life and nutrition of the gastrectomized patient is controversial. Hunt-Lawrence single pouch reconstruction seems to obtain better results compared with the more(More)
AIM To examine the efficacy and complications of colonoscopic resection of colorectal polypoid lesions. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 1354 polypectomies performed on 1038 patients over a ten-year period. One hundred and sixty of these were performed for large polyps, those measuring > or = 20 mm. Size, shape, location, histology, the technique of(More)
The present study aimed to elucidate the differences in depression, anxiety, anger, and quality of life in a sample of non-psychiatric IBS patients, starting from the hypothesis that IBS subtypes may have different symptomatic expressions of negative emotions with different outcomes on quality of life measures. Forty-two constipation-predominant IBS (C-IBS)(More)
AIM The aim of this paper was to evaluate the outcome of endoscopic resection (ER) for pedunculated and non-pedunculated colorectal neoplasms exceeding 4 cm in size. METHODS All patients with a colorectal neoplasms measuring 4 cm or more, who underwent ER at our institution between January 1996 and December 2008 were included in the study. RESULTS In(More)
Gastric varices (GV) are less common than esophageal varices, but their management represents a particular challenge. When bleeding occurs is usually severe, requiring immediate supportive intensive care and has a high mortality rate. The best management of GV is supposed to be with a multidisciplinary approach and close cooperation between(More)
PURPOSE Optical coherence tomography is a technique using infrared light in tissues of the gastrointestinal tract and human colon affected by inflammatory diseases. We evaluated whether there are specific patterns of optical coherence tomography for inflammatory bowel disease and compared the technique performance to the histology. METHODS Optical(More)