Maria Di Girolamo

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Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are very effective in inhibiting acid secretion and are extensively used in many acid related diseases. They are also often used in patients with cirrhosis sometimes in the absence of a specific acid related disease, with the aim of preventing peptic complications in patients with variceal or hypertensive gastropathic bleeding(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of granulocyte colony stimulating factors (G-CSF) in liver transplanted patients with hepatitis C (HCV) recurrence and Pegylated-IFN alpha-2b induced neutropenia, and to evaluate the impact of G-CSF administration on virological response. METHODS Sixty-eight patients undergoing antiviral treatment for post-liver(More)
The release of adenosine by isolated rat adipocytes into the incubation medium was studied in relation to fat cell size and concentration. Incubations were carried out for 60 min at 37 degrees C in Krebs-Ringer bicarbonate-albumin medium containing 6 mM glucose. 2'-Deoxycoformycin was added to inhibit endogenous adenosine deaminase activity (maximal(More)
A prospective series of 200 patients with persistent hypercalcemia had an abbreviated diagnostic work-up consisting of parathormone radioimmunoassay, chest roentgenogram, intravenous pyelography, and serum protein electrophoresis. All patients with hypercalcemia and hyperparathormonism had neck exploration if roentgenograms failed to reveal evidence of(More)