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BACKGROUND Primary clarithromycin resistance markedly reduces Helicobacter pylori eradication rate following standard therapies. Prevalence of primary clarithromycin resistance in H. pylori is increasing, and three point mutations are mainly involved. AIM. To assess both the prevalence of primary clarithromycin resistance in Italy, and the distribution of(More)
BACKGROUND Pleural mesothelioma is a rare condition with a poor prognosis. The area of Monfalcone, North East Italy, provided a unique opportunity to study the disease because of its past heavy exposure to asbestos in local harbors and shipyards and its high necropsy rates. METHODS The effects of various patient and tumor characteristics on survival were(More)
BACKGROUND Following standard triple therapy, up to 20% of patients require further Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment. Data regarding the efficacy of re-treatment in these patients are scarce. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of a triple therapy after one or more consecutive treatment failures. METHODS A total of 51 patients with persistent H.(More)
We present an 82-year-old woman with a 3-month history of progressive dysphagia and a normal initial upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The diagnosis of pseudoachalasia was suspected by oesophageal manometric and barium swallow studies, and confirmed by biopsies revealing an intestinal type carcinoma of the stomach at a repeated endoscopy. In view of the(More)
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