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BACKGROUND Radio-frequency ablation (RFA) has been employed in the treatment of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as curative treatments. AIM To assess the effectiveness and the safety of RFA in patients with early HCC and compensated cirrhosis. METHODS A cohort of 151 consecutive patients with early stage(More)
BACKGROUND Natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is partially characterized in patients from the Mediterranean area whose genetic background differs from that of Northern Europeans. OBJECTIVES We aimed to describe genetic susceptibility and clinical course of PBC in patients from Southern Italy. METHODS Socio-demographic, clinical,(More)
The Adolescents Surveillance System for Obesity prevention (ASSO) Project aimed at developing standardized and web-based tools for collecting data on adolescents' obesity and its potential determinants. This has been implemented and piloted in the local area of Palermo city, Italy. The aim of the present study is to provide an overview of the Project's(More)
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