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Helicobacter pylori infection induces antibodies cross-reacting with human gastric mucosa.
The authors' previous observation that many of the monoclonal antibodies against Helicobacter pylori cross-react with the cells of the human gastric mucosa prompted them to investigate theExpand
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Guidelines for the management of Helicobacter pylori infection in Italy: The III Working Group Consensus Report 2015.
Knowledge on the role of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection is continually evolving, and treatment is becoming more challenging due to increasing bacterial resistance. Since the management of HPExpand
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Clinical Trial on the Efficacy of a New Symbiotic Formulation, Flortec, in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Multicenter, Randomized Study
Objectives Efficacy of symbiotics in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) remains unknown. Methods Patients were randomized to a prebiotic (n=135), or a symbiotic formulation containingExpand
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Biliary sludge: the sluggish gallbladder.
Biliary sludge is a mixture of particulate matter which has precipitated from bile. It generally consists of cholesterol monohydrate crystals, calcium bilirubinate or other calcium salts. In aExpand
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Postprandial gallbladder motor function: refilling and turnover of bile in health and in cholelithiasis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Impaired gallbladder emptying is implicated in gallstone disease. Ultrasonography and scintigraphy have shown conflicting results because the former is influenced by postprandialExpand
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Colorectal cancer screening: results of a 5-year program in asymptomatic subjects at increased risk.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The province of Ferrara has one of the highest incidences of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Italy. In January 2000, we set up a colonoscopy screening program focussing on first-degreeExpand
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Elevated Expression of A3 Adenosine Receptors in Human Colorectal Cancer Is Reflected in Peripheral Blood Cells
Purpose: Adenosine is a ubiquitous nucleoside that accumulates at high levels in hypoxic regions of solid tumors, and A3 adenosine receptors have been recently demonstrated to play a pivotal role inExpand
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Frequent Aberrant Methylation of the CDH4 Gene Promoter in Human Colorectal and Gastric Cancer
Gene promoter methylation causes loss of tumor suppressor genes function in human cancer. Here, we show that the CDH4 gene, a member of the cadherin family encoding for R-cadherin, contains a CpGExpand
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Validation of the 13C-urea breath test for the diagnosis of helicobacter pylori infection in children: a multicenter study
OBJECTIVE:The 13C-urea breath test (13C-UBT) is a safe, noninvasive, and accurate test for the detection of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in adults. The aim of this study was to evaluateExpand
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