Raffaella Nisi

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A subpopulation of pancreas divisum patients may have pancreatic pain or pancreatitis as a result of a stenotic minor papilla. This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of minor papilla sphincterotomy in 52 pancreas divisum patients who had disabling chronic pancreatic pain (n = 24), acute recurrent pancreatitis (n = 17), or chronic pancreatitis (n(More)
Pancreatitis is a common complication of endoscopic sphincterotomy. Cautery-induced papillary edema has been implicated as a possible cause. The objective of this study was to determine whether prophylactic stenting of the main pancreatic duct after endoscopic sphincterotomy in high-risk patients would reduce the incidence of pancreatitis. High-risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe clinical decision-making for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy from the perspective of patients, caregivers, and physicians. DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PATIENTS All patients aged 60 and older receiving percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies in a defined community over a 16-month period. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become the preferred method to provide enteral tube feeding to older adults who have difficulty eating, but the impact of PEG on patient outcomes is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to describe changes in nutrition, functional status, and health-related quality of life among older(More)
Multipolar electrocoagulation is an effective therapy for patients with endoscopic evidence of active upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage or a non-bleeding visible vessel in an ulcer crater. The use of this therapy for endoscopic sphincterotomy-induced hemorrhage has not been reported previously. This prospective study attempted to assess the efficacy of(More)
This paper describes several art based eco-feedback concepts conceived around the potential of emotional attachment between people and the natural environment. Starting from a sensor-infrastructure that looks at how families consume electricity in their homes, we investigate several artistic visualizations of the Madeiran local landscapes exploring the(More)
A review of the charts of 79 patients with urticaria was conducted in a residency-based family practice center. All patients seen with urticaria in 7 years who were identified by the practice-data retrieval system were included in the review. The annual incidence of urticaria was 0.27 percent. Female patients predominated (76 percent), and 70 percent of the(More)
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