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BACKGROUND/AIMS Treatment of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is based on vasoconstrictors. Terlipressin is the one with the soundest evidence. Noradrenalin has been suggested as an effective alternative. The current study was aimed at assessing the efficacy and safety of noradrenalin vs terlipressin in patients with HRS. METHODS Twenty-two consecutive… (More)
BACKGROUND Although an association between primary biliary cirrhosis and coeliac disease has recently been reported in Northern Europe, there are still conflicting data concerning this issue. AIM To evaluate both the prevalence of coeliac disease in a series of primary biliary cirrhosis patients and that of antimitochondrial antibodies in a series of… (More)
BACKGROUND Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; still, its biomarker pattern has been poorly evaluated so far. The aim of this study was to measure the inflammatory activation, neurohormonal status and kidney and myocardial damage in patients with CRS compared to patients with heart failure (HF)… (More)
The authors report a case of mesenteric liposarcomas in a 70-year-old patient, describing the instrumental diagnostic procedure in order to show the importance of Computed Tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of this tumor.
BACKGROUND Acute variceal haemorrhage (AVH) is associated with significant mortality. AIMS To determine outcome and factors associated with hospital mortality (HM) in patients with AVH admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) and to compare outcomes of patients requiring transfer to a tertiary ICU (transfer group, TG) to a local in-patient group (LG). … (More)
Hibernoma is a rare hypervascular benign tumour that originate from brown fat. A case of hibernoma of the thigh, examined by xeroradiography, ultrasound, CT and angiography, is reported. The characteristics of this tumour are considered.