Giuseppe C Gizzi

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We report on 3 cases in which ano-rectal lesions were associated with chronic administration of suppositories containing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). Lesions were characterized by erosions or ulcer in the rectum and by stenosis of the anal verge. Erosions or ulcers were observed in patients taking the drugs for a relatively short time. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Laterally spreading tumors (LSTs) are increasingly recognized as important precursors of colorectal carcinoma. The clinical behavior of these large nonpolypoid lesions is still uncertain. The aim of the present study was to assess prevalence and clinico-pathological features of LSTs in a large Italian cohort of patients. METHODS(More)
Diabetic microangiopathy leads to lower limb ulcers that are very slow to heal. Pycnogenol was evaluated on diabetic ulcers in a controlled trial. Ulcer medications were used in 4 groups (30 patients): (1) systemic Pycnogenol and local application; (2) local Pycnogenol only; (3) oral Pycnogenol; and (4) medications only (control group). Ulcerated areas and(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of nonpolypoid lesions (NPLs) in Italy and their risk of containing neoplasia or advanced histology. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a multicenter cross-sectional observational study on consecutive patients undergoing total colonoscopy over a 3-month period in 80 Italian centers. (More)
The aim of this independent study was to investigate differences in efficacy between oxerutins (Venoruton) and 500 mg micronized diosmin + hesperidin (D+H) (Daflon) in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), evaluating venous-related quality of life (Ve-QOL). A first group of 90 patients with severe venous hypertension (CVI, ankle swelling) was(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of oral Pycnogenol (Horphag Research Ltd., UK) in patients with severe chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in comparison to the combination of diosmin and hesperidin (Daflon, Servier, France). A group of 86 patients with severe chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), venous hypertension, ankle(More)
Superficial vein thrombosis is characterized by clotting of superficial veins (ie, following direct trauma) with minimal inflammatory components. Superficial thrombophlebitis is a minimally thrombotic process of superficial veins associated with inflammatory changes and/or infection. Treatments generally include analgesics, elastic compression,(More)
The presence of edema in different phases and stages of essential hypertension may be due to antihypertensive treatment. Some drugs may cause edema by inducing vasodilatation, increasing the capillary exchange surface and capillary filtration. Pycnogenol has an important anti-edema effect in diabetic microangiopathy and chronic venous insufficiency. This(More)
AIM This registry evaluation was conducted in post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) patients (with a minimum five-year follow up). The study evaluated: 1) variations in peripheral edema with an analogue scoring system; 2) ankle circumference at the PTS limb in comparison with the normal contralateral limb. METHODS The difference was expressed in percent increase(More)