Patrizia Doldo

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Crohn' s disease (CD) is a chronic intestinal inflammatory disorder characterized by aberrant mucosal Th1 cell activation and production of IL-12, the major Th1-driving factor. The T cell response to IL-12 is dependent on the expression of a specific receptor composed of two subunits, termed IL-12Rbeta1 and IL-12Rbeta2. The content of IL-12Rbeta2, as(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and encompass Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. IBD are often associated with extraintestinal manifestations affecting multiple organs including the liver. Increased levels of serum aminotransferases, possibly related to(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, two genetic variants, DEPDC5 rs1012068 and MICA rs2596542, were associated with the onset of HCC in Asian subjects with chronic HCV infection. The aim of the present study was to analyze whether DEPDC5 and MICA genetic variants were(More)
We present clinical cases, which underline some difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Case report #1 shows a patient who avoided clinical follow-up for HCV until the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. In this patient, non-invasive procedures did not allow to make a differential diagnosis between hydatidosis and(More)
BACKGROUND Jejunal diverticulosis is an uncommon disease and usually asymptomatic. It can be complicated not only by diverticulitis, but by hemorrhage, perforation, intussusception, volvulus, malabsorption and even small bowel obstruction due to enteroliths formed and expelled from these diverticula. METHODS We describe a case of an occult bleeding(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of GnRH agonist plus raloxifene administration in women with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. METHODS Fifty pre-menopausal women with uterine leiomyomas were treated with leuprolide acetate depot at dose of 3.75 mg/28 days and raloxifene hydrochloride at 60 mg/day for 18 cycles. At(More)
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