Maria Letizia Gabrieli

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UNLABELLED The role played by the gut in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is still a matter of debate, although animal and human studies suggest that gut-derived endotoxin may be important. We investigated intestinal permeability in patients with NAFLD and evaluated the correlations between this phenomenon and the stage of the disease, the integrity(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The association between NAFLD and psoriasis has never been explored in prospective epidemiological studies. The aim of this 2-phase study was to study the clinical features of NAFLD in patients with psoriasis. METHODS Phase 1: Investigation of prevalence and characteristics of NAFLD in an unselected cohort of 142 adult Italian outpatients(More)
BACKGROUND Determinants of intrafamilial HCV transmission are still being debated. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlates of HCV seropositivity among familial contacts of HCV positive patients in Italy. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted with 175 HCV positive patients (index cases), recruited from Policlinico Gemelli in Rome as(More)
Lasthénie de Ferjol syndrome is a very rare psychiatric illness that occurs mainly in women. It is characterized by severe recurrent iron-deficiency anemia caused be repeated episodes self-induced blood-letting. We report the case of a young homosexual male repeatedly admitted to various hospitals for severe hypochromic anemia. We discovered that the anemia(More)
INTRODUCTION Abdominal angina is usually caused by atherosclerotic disease, and other causes are considered uncommon. This is the first report of a case of abdominal angina secondary to neoplastic vascular stenosis caused by local recurrence of an adenocarcinoma of the papilla of Vater. CASE PRESENTATION An 80-year-old woman of Caucasian origin presented(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a worldwide medical problem characterized by a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic modifications involving peripheral insulin resistance. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) represents the liver expression of this pathological condition. Both MS and NASH are characterized by proinflammatory status and increased(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to a wide picture of liver damage, ranging from steatosis to steatohepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis. The epidemiological studies demonstrated an association of NAFLD with obesity, type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Under this light the metabolic syndrome (MS), including NAFLD, obesity, central fat(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition of increasing incidence in western Countries seldom associated to other diseases of high prevalence in general population (i.e. diabetes and obesity). NAFLD ranges from simple fatty liver to steatohepatitis (NASH), which may lead to cryptogenic cirrhosis and in some cases hepatocellular carcinoma(More)
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