P. A. Ferrari

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Although alcohol intake and hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) infections are the major determinants of liver cirrhosis (LC) in western countries, the joint effect of these factors on LC risk has not yet been adequately studied. Data from three case-control studies performed in Italy were used. Cases were 462 cirrhotic patients admitted to Hospitals for(More)
Nonulcer dyspepsia remains to this date a clinical disease entity that is diagnosed and treated empirically by considering such patients potential ulcer carriers and treating them accordingly with H2 antagonists. The purpose of this study was to assess the therapeutic effectiveness of sulglycotide in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia in a random double-blind(More)
BACKGROUND Since the mid 1970s, a striking reduction in alcohol-related problems has been observed in many Western countries. Liver cirrhosis mortality is considered to be a major indicator of alcohol-related problems in the general population. The aim of the present study is to describe liver cirrhosis mortality trends in European countries between 1970(More)
In an open multicenter comparative study aimed at the evaluation of the efficacy of defibrotide in the prophylaxis of postsurgical deep vein thromboses (DVT) an ad interim evaluation has been made on 2626 patients thus far enrolled. 1323 had received defibrotide (200 mg q.i.d. by IV route from day -1 to day +7th postoperative), 941 calcium heparin (5000 IU(More)
In an open multicenter comparative study aimed at the evaluation of the efficacy of defibrotide and calcium heparin in the prophylaxis of postoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) an evaluation has been made on 4810 patients. 2810 patients received defibrotide (800 mg/die: 400 mg b.i.d. or 200 mg q.i.d. by IV route); 2000 patients(More)
In 103 patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limbs, coagulation and fibrinolytic parameters were evaluated to identify hemostatic abnormalities characteristic of this patient population. PAD was defined as clinically stable Leriche stage 2 (based on clinical history, peripheral pulses, ankle-arm index, and treadmill test) for at least(More)