Maurizio Coscia

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The recent introduction of infliximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody against tumor necrosis factor-alpha, has greatly modified the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD). Data from the literature show encouraging results after intravenous infusion both for closure of intestinal or perianal fistulas and for induction and maintenance of remission in patients with(More)
Seventeen cases of Anderson and D'Alonzo Type II and "shallow" Type III fractures of the odontoid, treated by anterior screw fixation, were reviewed and compared with previously published series of fractures treated nonoperatively, treated with posterior C1-C2 arthrodeses, and with anterior screw fixation series. Although the nonunion rate (12%) and major(More)
Anterior screw fixation of dens fractures appears to be an optimal method of treatment for these injuries. Anatomic dens fracture reduction with stable internal screw fixation satisfies the established principles of the AO/ASIF. Iatrogenic trauma is minimized by the use of an anterior surgical approach, and no supplemental bone grafting is required. This(More)
AIM To evaluate if 3 mo oral supplementation with Eviendep® was able to reduce the number of duodenal polyps in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). METHODS Eleven FAP patients with IPAA and duodenal polyps were enrolled. They underwent upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy at the baseline and after 3 mo(More)
A 61 year old woman presented with profound hyponatremia and markedly low serum osmolality. Urine osmolality was greater than the serum osmolality, an abnormality that was corrected by water restriction, suggesting inappropriate ADH secretion. Although there were no physical signs of Cushing's syndrome, her serum potassium level was low and markedly(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. Dysplasia can be defined as neoplastic intraepithelial change, paralleling the location ofneoplasia, arising from chronic inflammation, divided in different grades from low to high grade. Different types of dysplasia have(More)