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In uncomplicated diverticular disease, treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of mesalazine for symptomatic relief of uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon. Two hundred sixty-eight consecutive eligible outpatients (122 male, 146 female; age, 66.1 years; range, 31-81 years) were enrolled(More)
We aimed to improve symptoms by means of mesalazine in symptomatic colonic diverticular disease patients. One hundred seventy outpatients (98 M, 72 F; age, 67.1 years; range, 39-84 years) were assigned to four different schedules: rifaximin, 200 mg bid (Group R1: 39 pts), rifaximin, 400 mg bid (Group R2: 43 pts), mesalazine, 400 mg bid (Group M1: 40 pts),(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Data about small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) come from studies involving small and highly selected populations. The study aim was to describe extent of use, indications, results, complications, and practical issues of SBCE in clinical practice in a Northern Italian Region (Lombardia). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three out of 29(More)
BACKGROUND Cure rates for eradication of Helicobacter pylori appear to be decreasing, thus more effective therapies must be identified. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of bovine lactoferrin in the treatment of H. pylori infection. METHODS In a multicentered prospective study, 402 (mean age 52.4, range 19-84 years) H. pylori-positive patients were assigned(More)
BACKGROUND Curcumin is the principal element of turmeric powder extracted from the root of Curcuma longa. Studies on curcumin have demonstrated some anti-Helicobacter pylori activity as well as immunomodulating properties. N-acetylcysteine and lactoferrin with their respective mucolytic and antibacterial activities might also be effective in H. pylori(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is an effective therapeutic technique well-standardized worldwide for the treatment of gastrointestinal neoplasm limited to the mucosal layer. To date, no study has compared technical and clinical differences based on the number of EMRs performed per year. This study aimed to compare EMR technical success,(More)
BACKGROUND Even though the cause of irritable bowel sindrome (IBS) is not yet known, alterations of the intestinal microflora may be important in its pathogenesis. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of rifaximine alone or in association with the probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium longum W11 in reducing symptoms in patients with IBS. METHODS We performed a(More)
AIM To compare peptic ulcer prevalence in patients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in two Italian hospitals in pre-Helicobacter era and ten years after the progressive diffusion of eradication therapy. METHODS We checked all the endoscopic examinations consecutively performed in the Gastroenterology Unit of Padova during 1986-1987 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of disease pattern and involvement of the margins on early and late results of enteric resections with hand-sewn anastomosis for Crohns disease. BACKGROUND Bowel sparing is one of the aims of the surgery for CD. When strictureplasties are not possible, "minimal surgery" (the resection just of the grossly involved tract of(More)
AIMS To investigate the survival benefit of extended lymphadenectomy (D2) in EGC patients in one European Institution. METHODS A review was made of our prospective gastric database from January 1980 to December 2001. Of 527 patients with primary gastric adenocarcinoma, 119 with EGC underwent potentially curative resection (R0) with D2 lymphadenectomy. (More)