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Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in infants can be secondary to food allergy. We have evaluated the frequency with which GER is associated with cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) in infants < 1 yr old and tried to indicate the laboratory and instrumental examinations useful in diagnosing GER + CMPA. We studied 140 infants (60 M, 80 F), mean age 6.0 +/- 2.8(More)
With the widespread use of ultrasonography (US) and computerized tomography (CT), the usefulness of alpha-fetoprotein assay in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has decreased. The aim of our study was to evaluate the best cut-off value for serum alpha-fetoprotein to discriminate between liver cirrhosis (LC) and HCC and the factors influencing(More)
BACKGROUND The possibility of assaying antiendomysial antibodies (EmA) on the human umbilical cord instead of monkey esophagus has recently been suggested. We therefore evaluated in patients with celiac disease (CD) the sensitivity and specificity of EmA and of antigliadin antibodies (AGA) for both umbilical cord and monkey esophagus. METHODS We studied(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed at investigating the respective impacts of virus-related chronic hepatitis (CH) and liver cirrhosis (LC) on glycemic homeostasis, with reference to grading and/or staging of liver disease and to contribution of the two main responsible viruses. MATERIAL AND METHODS The glycometabolic features of 82 patients with CH (B-related(More)
We investigated the efficacy and tolerability of three different types of interferon-alpha, administered with the same schedule to naive patients with chronic hepatitis C. One hundred and seven patients with histologically proven chronic hepatitis C were enrolled during a period of three years and randomly divided into three groups, to receive (a)(More)
PURPOSE Argininemia is a rare congenital disease caused by deficiency. We present here a case in which argininemia and buphthalmos are associated. CASE REPORT This female patient, who died at eighteen, had intraocular pressure correlated with her blood levels or arginine. Hyperammoniemia causes a change in pH that could explain an increase in aqueous(More)
Background: Liver cirrhosis increases portal vein pressure and alters the splanchnic circulation. With Doppler sonography, we investigated the hemodynamic changes in the portal vein, superior mesenteric artery, hepatic and splenic arteries and spleen size in a group of patients with end-stage liver disease before and after orthotopic liver transplantation(More)
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