Rodrigo Cosenza

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The association of primary sclerosing cholangitis and celiac disease is uncommon. Herein, we report on 2 different cases which developed this association. Case 1 was a 59 year-old female who firstly complained of symptoms of cholestasis. The diagnosis of primary cholangitis was made on liver biopsy, and the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography(More)
Mesenteric vein thrombosis is a rare disorder which can develop rapidly with intestinal infarction or subacutely with abdominal pain due to intestinal ischemia. Despite the availability of modern diagnostic tools, which allow an early diagnosis in most cases, the mortality from this disease has not significantly diminished over the years. The problem is(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the success of circumferential ablation of atrial fibrillation and to investigate possible clinical and electroanatomic predictors of recurrence of cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS 104 consecutive patients free of structural heart disease and refractory to at least two antiarrhythmic drugs, and undergoing circumferential ablation for the(More)
BACKGROUND Although the role of cholesterol in tumourigenesis is unclear, it is used by the tumoural cells for biosynthetic processes and for steroid synthesis. AIM To accertain whether plasma cholesterol levels might be a reliable neoplastic marker of a developing hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with liver cirrhosis. PATIENTS Plasma cholesterol(More)
The pathogenetic agents which cause encephalopathy due to fulminant hepatic failure are still under debate. Ammonia and benzodiazepine-like compounds are two of the most important agents considered, so far. Herein, we report the levels of benzodiazepine-like compounds in serum and in urine and of venous ammonia measured during the course of the disease (30(More)
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