Patrizia Cutela

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Data from previous studies on gastric acid secretion in patients with hepatic cirrhosis are controversial, due, at least in part, to the possible interference of liver failure and altered gastric mucosal microcirculation on the pharmacological action of the substances used to stimulate the parietal cell. For this reason, we wished to(More)
This study was carried out to assess the effects on gastric acidity of placebo twice daily (bid), nizatidine 150 mg bid, nizatidine 300 mg bid, and ranitidine 300 mg bid by means of continuous 24-hour intragastric pH monitoring. Twelve patients with duodenal ulcer in remission were randomized to receive in single-blind fashion the above medications on four(More)
Gastric acidity of 12 patients with healed duodenal ulcers was continuously monitored over 24 h in order to assess the antisecretory effects of two different administration times of a single daily dose of ranitidine 300 mg. Each patient orally received either (a) placebo at 08.00 h and 22.00 h; (b) ranitidine 300 mg at 08.00 h and placebo at 22.00 h, or (c)(More)
The occurrence of duodenal ulcer is characterized by seasonal variation, for poorly understood reasons. No previous study has assessed whether 24-h intragastric acidity and Helicobacter pylori infection have similar seasonal fluctuations in patients with this disorder. For this reason, we evaluated retrospectively the circadian gastric pH in 319 new(More)
This study was carried out in order to perform a combined prospective assessment of the individual pharmacodynamic response and of duodenal ulcer healing in patients treated with three different doses of omeprazole. Ninety-nine patients with endoscopically proven duodenal ulcers were subdivided into three parallel groups of 33 cases, who were randomly(More)
We used continuous 24-h pH monitoring to compare the circadian intragastric acidity of 36 patients with prepyloric ulcers (PPU) with that of 101 normal subjects (NS) and that of 206 patients with duodenal ulcer (DU). The ulcer crater was endoscopically ascertained in all cases, and PPU were located within an area up to 2 cm proximal to the pylorus. The pH(More)
We monitored 24-hour gastric acidity in 16 resistant duodenal ulcer patients treated with ranitidine 300 mg hora somni (9 cases) and famotidine 40 mg hora somni (7 cases) for 3 months. Data obtained in these patients were compared with those of a group of unselected duodenal ulcer patients who responded to a 4-week course of the same H2-antagonist regimens.(More)
This study was carried out to assess the efficacy of intravenous (IV) famotidine in suppressing gastric secretion over a 48-hour period. Twenty postoperative patients requiring a nasogastric tube received famotidine 20 mg IV every 12 hours and gastric pH was measured continuously by means of an indwelling probe. A baseline recording was performed over the(More)
There is much experimental work on the occurrence of tolerance to the antisecretory effect of H2-receptor antagonists in healthy subjects, while data on its development in patients with duodenal ulcer are poor and conflicting. Moreover, this phenomenon has not been studied previously with 24 h gastric pH-metry in patients with active duodenal ulcer. For(More)
Prolonged esophageal pH-metry has become an irreplaceable investigative tool in diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux. Given the presence of episodes of acid reflux even under physiological circumstances, it is of primary importance to define the range of normal values in order to correctly identify the condition of disease. This task is complicated by the(More)