Rudy De Bastiani

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AIMS To compare a two-week dual therapy to a one-week triple therapy for the healing of duodenal ulcer and the eradication of the Helicobacter pylori infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 165 patients with active duodenal ulcer were enrolled in the study. At entry, endoscopy, clinical examination and laboratory tests were performed. Histology and the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggested an association between CagA-positive H. pylori strains and ischemic stroke. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and CagA status in patients with atherosclerotic stroke in the primary care setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 106 consecutive patients (age 76.6(More)
We have observed an adenocarcinoma of the stomach which developed on the site where an apparently benign active gastric ulcer had been diagnosed radiologically 10 and 7 years previously. The patient had complained of recurrent episodes of epigastric pain over ten years, which were well controlled by the medical treatment. The length of clinical history in(More)
BACKGROUND Incidence of adenocarcinoma of distal oesophagus and gastric cardia, probably arising from areas of intestinal metaplasia, has been increasing rapidly. AIMS To define prevalence of intestinal metaplasia of distal oesophagus, oesophagogastric junction and gastric cardia and to evaluate potential associated factors, by means of a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Cure rates for eradication of Helicobacter pylori appear to be decreasing, thus more effective therapies must be identified. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of bovine lactoferrin in the treatment of H. pylori infection. METHODS In a multicentered prospective study, 402 (mean age 52.4, range 19-84 years) H. pylori-positive patients were assigned(More)
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