A Gasbarrini

Summary

Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rifaximin-based regimens for eradication of Helicobacter pylori: a pilot study
    Antonio Gasbarrini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli University Hospital, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 24:195-200. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic function assessment
    L Laterza
    Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Department, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:65-71. 2013
  3. pmc Origin of celiac disease: how old are predisposing haplotypes?
    Giovanni Gasbarrini
    Ricerca in Medicina Foundation NGO, Falcone and Borsellino Gallery, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:5300-4. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Colitides
    A Tortora
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1795-805. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint New insights into the pathophysiology of IBS: intestinal microflora, gas production and gut motility
    A Gasbarrini
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:111-7. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Rescue therapy by portal infusion of autologous stem cells in a case of drug-induced hepatitis
    A Gasbarrini
    Department of Medical Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Gemelli 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:878-82. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Nutritional aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection
    G Vitale
    Internal Medicine Department, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 57:369-77. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Methodology and indications of H2-breath testing in gastrointestinal diseases: the Rome Consensus Conference
    A Gasbarrini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 29:1-49. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Eradication of Helicobacter pylori: are rifaximin-based regimens effective?
    Antonio Gasbarrini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli University Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Digestion 73:129-35. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori and extragastric diseases--other Helicobacters
    Antonio Gasbarrini
    Internal Medicine Institute, Catholic University, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Helicobacter 9:57-66. 2004

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Rifaximin-based regimens for eradication of Helicobacter pylori: a pilot study
    Antonio Gasbarrini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli University Hospital, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 24:195-200. 2006
    ..Poor compliance and antibiotic resistance are the main causes of treatment failure. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of rifaximin, a poorly absorbed antibiotic, for H. pylori eradication...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic function assessment
    L Laterza
    Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Department, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:65-71. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Origin of celiac disease: how old are predisposing haplotypes?
    Giovanni Gasbarrini
    Ricerca in Medicina Foundation NGO, Falcone and Borsellino Gallery, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:5300-4. 2012
    ..2 and DQ2.5, specifically associated to CD. She displayed HLA DQ 2.5, the haplotype associated to the highest risk of CD. This is the first report showing the presence of a HLA haplotype compatible for CD in archaeological specimens...
  4. ncbi request reprint Colitides
    A Tortora
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1795-805. 2012
    ..This Review provides an overview of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, histopathology, clinical characteristics of non-IBD forms of colitis over than some preliminary therapeutic evidences...
  5. ncbi request reprint New insights into the pathophysiology of IBS: intestinal microflora, gas production and gut motility
    A Gasbarrini
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:111-7. 2008
    ..New therapies can be developed only on the basis of a better understanding of the heterogeneous picture of the pathophysiology of IBS...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rescue therapy by portal infusion of autologous stem cells in a case of drug-induced hepatitis
    A Gasbarrini
    Department of Medical Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Gemelli 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:878-82. 2007
    ..Intrahepatic injection of peripheral-blood stem cells seemed safe and produced good periprocedural results with improvement of synthetic profile, suggesting a possible role of stem cells in the regeneration process...
  7. ncbi request reprint Nutritional aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection
    G Vitale
    Internal Medicine Department, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 57:369-77. 2011
    ..pylori is also associated with childhood malnutrition in developing countries either for the occurrence of malabsorption or for an increased susceptibility to enteric infections caused by hypochlorhydria...
  8. doi request reprint Methodology and indications of H2-breath testing in gastrointestinal diseases: the Rome Consensus Conference
    A Gasbarrini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 29:1-49. 2009
    ..There are many differences in the methodology, and the tests are increasingly popular...
  9. ncbi request reprint Eradication of Helicobacter pylori: are rifaximin-based regimens effective?
    Antonio Gasbarrini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli University Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Digestion 73:129-35. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori and extragastric diseases--other Helicobacters
    Antonio Gasbarrini
    Internal Medicine Institute, Catholic University, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Helicobacter 9:57-66. 2004
    ..In this paper, taxonomy, detection and characterisation of Helicobacter spp. will be reviewed, together with the most important data issued this year on other Helicobacters and animal models...
  11. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a multistep strategy for Helicobacter pylori eradication
    A Gasbarrini
    Medical Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 14:79-83. 2000
    ..Helicobacter pylori eradication therapies do not achieve 100% success rates. Antibiotic resistant strains are among the major causes of failure. Current recommendations concerning the management of treatment failures are not fully clear...
  12. ncbi request reprint Five-day regimens containing ranitidine bismuth citrate plus high-dose clarithromycin and either amoxycillin or tinidazole for Helicobacter pylori infection
    G Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 14:73-7. 2000
    ..Ranitidine bismuth citrate (RBC)-based triple therapies for a period of 7 days have proved to be an effective treatment for Helicobacter pylori...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effect of oral administration of Lactobacillus GG on antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal side-effects during Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy
    A Armuzzi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 15:163-9. 2001
    ..04). CONCLUSIONS: Lactobacillus GG supplementation showed a positive impact on H. pylori therapy-related side-effects and on overall treatment tolerability...
  14. ncbi request reprint Moxifloxacin-based strategies for first-line treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection
    E C Nista
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:1241-7. 2005
    ..Standard anti-Helicobacter pylori therapy may not achieve a satisfactory eradication rate. Fluoroquinolones, such as moxifloxacin, are safe and promising agents for H. pylori eradication...
  15. ncbi request reprint How does human stem cell therapy influence gene expression after liver injury? Microarray evaluation on a rat model
    A C Piscaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:952-63. 2005
    ..Tissue homeostasis is guaranteed by stem proliferating reserve, depending on dynamic changes in gene expression. A high plasticity is shown by the haematopoietic stem cells, potential source for liver regeneration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of two one-week rabeprazole/levofloxacin-based triple therapies for Helicobacter pylori infection
    G Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 14:1339-43. 2000
    ..One-week low-dose proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapies have usually proved to be effective treatments for Helicobacter pylori infection...
  17. ncbi request reprint Association between Helicobacter pylori cytotoxic type I CagA-positive strains and migraine with aura
    A Gasbarrini
    Angiology Department, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Cephalalgia 20:561-5. 2000
    ..A higher inflammatory response of the gastric mucosa to more virulent strains could release substances that may act as triggers of vasospasm in peculiar cerebral arterial districts, probably implicated in the 'aura' phenomenon...
  18. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori CagA-positive strains affect oxygen free radicals generation by gastric mucosa
    S Danese
    Dept. of Clinical Chemistry, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 36:247-50. 2001
    ..Assessment of CagA status might be useful to discriminate patients in which H. pylori eradication is advisable...
  19. ncbi request reprint 13C-methionine breath tests for mitochondrial liver function assessment
    M Candelli
    Internal Medicine Department, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:245-9. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint Improvement of mortality rate and decrease in histologic hepatic injury after human cord blood stem cell infusion in a murine model of hepatotoxicity
    C Di Campli
    Department of Medical Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2707-10. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the efficacy of a hematopoietic stem cell infusion to decrease the histologic damage and the mortality rate of animals previously damaged by allyl alcohol...
  21. doi request reprint Low-dose lactose in drugs neither increases breath hydrogen excretion nor causes gastrointestinal symptoms
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 28:1003-12. 2008
    ..Up to now, only a few case reports have described the onset of gastrointestinal symptoms in lactose malabsorbers following the ingestion of these drugs. It has been suggested that capsules/tablets contain no more than 400 mg of lactose...
  22. ncbi request reprint Rifaximin dose-finding study for the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
    E C Lauritano
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22:31-5. 2005
    ..Few controlled studies assessing choice and duration of antibiotic therapy for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth are available...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effect of oral supplementation with Lactobacillus reuteri or tilactase in lactose intolerant patients: randomized trial
    V Ojetti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 14:163-70. 2010
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  24. ncbi request reprint Human cordonal stem cell intraperitoneal injection can represent a rescue therapy after an acute hepatic damage in immunocompetent rats
    A C Piscaglia
    Dept of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2711-4. 2005
    ..We sought to explore the hepatic differentiation potential of hematopoietic stem cells from human cord blood, after toxic liver damage induced by allyl-alcohol in immunocompetent rats...
  25. ncbi request reprint Bacillus clausii therapy to reduce side-effects of anti-Helicobacter pylori treatment: randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial
    E C Nista
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 20:1181-8. 2004
    ..During anti-H. pylori therapy, probiotics have been successfully used to reduce the incidence of side-effects...
  26. ncbi request reprint The decrease in cytokine concentration during albumin dialysis correlates with the prognosis of patients with acute on chronic liver failure
    C Di Campli
    Department of Medical Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2551-3. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to measure the plasma levels of TNF-alpha, IL-6, and IL-1beta in patients with ALF after each MARS treatment to evaluate the relationship between variations in cytokines levels and patient prognosis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Levofloxacin-based triple therapy vs. quadruple therapy in second-line Helicobacter pylori treatment: a randomized trial
    E C Nista
    Internal Medicine Department, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 18:627-33. 2003
    ..Levofloxacin has been shown to be effective in Helicobacter pylori eradication. Two 10-day levofloxacin-based triple therapies were compared with standard 7- and 14-day quadruple regimens in second-line treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic therapy in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: rifaximin versus metronidazole
    E C Lauritano
    Internal Medicine Department, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 13:111-6. 2009
    ..Aim of the study was to assess efficacy, safety and tolerability of rifaximin with respect to metronidazole for the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth...
  29. ncbi request reprint Rifaximin treatment for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in children with irritable bowel syndrome
    E Scarpellini
    Internal Medicine Department and Pediatric Department, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:1314-20. 2013
    ..Aims of the study were to assess the effects of rifaximin treatment on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) prevalence and gastrointestinal symptoms...
  30. doi request reprint Prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in children with irritable bowel syndrome: a case-control study
    E Scarpellini
    Internal Medicine Department, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr 155:416-20. 2009
    ..To assess the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in children affected by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Increased carotid intima-media thickness in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    A Papa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22:839-46. 2005
    ..Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of thrombotic complications; moreover, mesenteric microvascular thrombosis has been hypothesized as a contributing factor in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characterization of gene expression profile in rat Kupffer cells stimulated with IFN-alpha or IFN-gamma
    M A Zocco
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:563-77. 2006
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate Kupffer cell gene expression after interferon-alpha or interferon-gamma stimulation in order to investigate a link between these cytokines and macrophage activation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Hydrogen glucose breath test to detect small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: a prevalence case-control study in irritable bowel syndrome
    A Lupascu
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22:1157-60. 2005
    ..Moreover, no data exist on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth prevalence in a significant population of healthy non-irritable bowel syndrome subjects...
  34. ncbi request reprint Early atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    A Papa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 10:7-11. 2006
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Abnormal breath tests to lactose, fructose and sorbitol in irritable bowel syndrome may be explained by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
    G Nucera
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:1391-5. 2005
    ..The lactulose breath test is a reliable and non-invasive test for the diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The lactose, fructose and sorbitol hydrogen breath tests are widely used to detect specific sugar malabsorption...
  36. ncbi request reprint Gender affects 13C-ketoisocaproic acid breath test
    M Candelli
    Internal Medicine Department, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 11:401-6. 2007
    ..Aim of this study is to evaluate whether gender affects mithocondrial oxidation by means of 13C-Kica-BT in healthy subjects in basal conditions and after an acute oxidative stress induced by ethanol...
  37. ncbi request reprint High dosage rifaximin for the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
    E Scarpellini
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 25:781-6. 2007
    ..Rifaximin is a broad spectrum non-absorbable antibiotic used for treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Doses of 1200 mg/day showed a decontamination rate of 60% with low side-effects incidence...
  38. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of Lactobacillus GG in maintaining remission of ulcerative colitis
    M A Zocco
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1567-74. 2006
    ..Aminosalicylates are the mainstay of therapy to prevent relapse of quiescent ulcerative colitis. The rationale for using probiotics is based on the evidence implicating intestinal bacteria in the pathogenesis of this disorder...
  39. ncbi request reprint Atrophic gastritis as a cause of hyperhomocysteinaemia
    L Santarelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:107-11. 2004
    ..It is often related to low levels of vitamin B12 and/or folate, enzymatic co-factors of methionine metabolism. Atrophic gastritis, often caused by Helicobacter pylori infection, may impair vitamin absorption...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the K469E polymorphism of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 gene in Italian patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    A Papa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Catholic University of Rome, A Gemelli University Hospital, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 36:528-32. 2004
    ..Intercellular adhesion molecule 1 gene lies on chromosome 19p13, implicated in determining susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Recently, the polymorphism K469E of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 gene has been identified...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for Helicobacter pylori infection among healthcare workers at a teaching hospital in Rome: the Catholic University Epidemiological Study
    A Gasbarrini
    Department of Medical Pathology, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 13:185-9. 2001
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of and the risk factors for Helicobacter pylori in a population of medical and non-medical workers at a teaching hospital in Rome, Italy...
  42. ncbi request reprint Beta-lactamase inhibitor enhances Helicobacter pylori eradication rate
    V Ojetti
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Gemelli Teaching Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Intern Med 255:125-9. 2004
    ..Recently, it was reported that the amoxicillin-clavulanate combination had a slightly higher activity than amoxicillin alone against H. pylori, and that beta-lactamase inhibitors had 'in-vitro' antibacterial activity against H. pylori...
  43. ncbi request reprint A highly accurate method for monitoring histological recovery in patients with celiac disease on a gluten-free diet using an endoscopic approach that avoids the need for biopsy: a double-center study
    G Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    Endoscopy 39:46-51. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Improvement of mitochondrial function evaluated by ketoisocaproic acid breath test in patients with HCV infection undergoing albumin dialysis
    M A Zocco
    Department of Medical Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2554-6. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the improvement of mitochondrial function measured by KICA in patients undergoing MARS for acute-on-chronic HCV liver failure...
  45. ncbi request reprint 13C-breath tests in the study of microsomal liver function
    E C Nista
    Internal Medicine Dept, Catholic University Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 8:33-46. 2004
    ..The aim of this review is to describe the clinical applications of microsomal liver breath tests in different hepatic diseases...
  46. ncbi request reprint The natural history and risk factors for progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis
    L Miele
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 9:273-7. 2005
    ..Even if we need non-invasive markers able to describe the progression of liver disease, only meaning of liver biopsy is useful to characterize the stigmata of worsening such as inflammation and fibrosis...
  47. ncbi request reprint Link between Helicobacter pylori infection and iron-deficiency anaemia in patients with coeliac disease
    L Cuoco
    Dept of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 36:1284-8. 2001
    ..Recent investigations have identified Helicobacter pylori infection as a factor responsible for iron deficiency. We investigated the potential relationship between H. pylori and iron-deficiency anaemia in patients with coeliac disease...
  48. doi request reprint Acute decompensation and absence of brain and kidney dysfunction predict long-term efficacy of plasma exchange in hyper-bilirubinemic cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplantation
    B E Annicchiarico
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1929-31. 2008
    ..PE did not significantly modify the grade of HE or the renal function. PE seemed to be a safe, long-term, effective therapeutic option for acute decompensation among subjects with chronic liver disease without brain or renal dysfunction...
  49. doi request reprint Post-translational modulation of CD133 expression during sodium butyrate-induced differentiation of HT29 human colon cancer cells: implications for its detection
    A Sgambato
    Institute of General Pathology, Giovanni XXIII Cancer Research Center, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Cell Physiol 224:234-41. 2010
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of antibiotics in patients undergoing H. pylori eradication
    S Danese
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:465-7. 2001
    ..Quadruple therapy, which appear highly efficacious as a second line therapy, is associated with a significantly higher incidence of side effects when compared to first-line treatment...
  51. ncbi request reprint Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies and coeliac disease
    M Candelli
    Dept of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 38:1191-2. 2003
  52. ncbi request reprint The role of intestinal microbiota and the immune system
    F Purchiaroni
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:323-33. 2013
    ..Several data confirm that gut microbiota is engaged in a dynamic interaction with the intestinal innate and adaptive immune system, affecting different aspects of its development and function...
  53. ncbi request reprint A case-control study comparing methylene blue directed biopsies and random biopsies for detecting pre-cancerous lesions in the follow-up of gastric cancer patients
    V Ojetti
    Department of Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 11:291-6. 2007
    ..To compare the accuracy of Methylene Blue (MB) targeted biopsies with random biopsies in detecting intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia in the follow-up of patients after gastrectomy for gastric cancer...
  54. doi request reprint Donor risk index and organ patient index as predictors of graft survival after liver transplantation
    A W Avolio
    Department of Surgery, Transplantation Service, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1899-902. 2008
    ..01). The OPI predicted outcomes better than DRI, increasing the gap in the long-term graft survival between the low- and the high-risk class. The inclusion of the MELD in the new index allowed better prediction of graft survival...
  55. ncbi request reprint 13C-breath tests in the study of mitochondrial liver function
    M Candelli
    Internal Medicine Dept, Catholic University Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 8:23-31. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Catholic university experience with molecular adsorbent recycling system in patients with severe liver failure
    C Di Campli
    Department of Medical Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2547-50. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of a MARS device in a consecutive series of hepatic failure patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of factor V Leiden and the G20210A prothrombin-gene mutation in inflammatory bowel disease
    A Papa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 11:499-503. 2000
    ..Factor V Leiden and the G20210A prothrombin-gene mutation do not seem to play a major role in the pathogenesis of IBD or be associated with an increased incidence of thrombotic complications, but with limited data...
  58. ncbi request reprint No evidence of hematopoietic stem cell mobilization in patients submitted to hepatectomy or in patients with acute on chronic liver failure
    C Di Campli
    Department of Medical Pathology, Hepato Biliary Surgery Unit, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2563-6. 2005
    ..We investigate bone marrow stem cell migration to the liver in patients undergoing hepatectomy or with acute on chronic liver failure...
  59. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection affects eosinophilic cationic protein in the gastric juice of patients with idiopathic chronic urticaria
    V Ojetti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 125:66-72. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Although H. pylori infection affects gastric juice ECP and eosinophil infiltration of ICU patients, the role of the bacterium in the pathogenesis of this skin disorder still remains uncertain...
  60. pmc Pre- and posttherapy assessment of intestinal soluble mediators in IBD: where we stand and future perspectives
    F Scaldaferri
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Policlinico A Gemelli Hospital, Roma, Italy
    Mediators Inflamm 2013:391473. 2013
    ..This approach is meant to help in the difficult task of identifying "good candidates" for healing signatures, which could also be possible new therapeutic targets for clinical management of IBD patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint Hepatic steatosis and vascular disease
    A Santoliquido
    Department of Angiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 9:269-71. 2005
    ..Because of the potential serious public health impact, the comprehension of these patophysiological pathways will be crucial to design new preventive measures and therapeutic strategies...
  62. ncbi request reprint Adhesion molecules in inflammatory bowel disease: therapeutic implications for gut inflammation
    S Danese
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University School of Medicine, L go Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:811-8. 2005
    ..This paper reviews the major molecules that mediate leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and summarises the results of the most recent clinical trials targeting adhesion molecules in inflammatory bowel disease...
  63. ncbi request reprint Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells and hepatic differentiation: old concepts and future perspectives
    M A Puglisi
    GI and Liver Stem Cell Research Group GILSteR, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 15:355-64. 2011
    ..Aim of this review is to critically analyze the possible sources of MSCs suitable for liver repopulation and the molecular mechanisms underlying MSC hepatic differentiation...
  64. pmc Severe imbalance of cell proliferation and apoptosis in the left colon and in the rectosigmoid tract in subjects with a history of large adenomas
    M Anti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Gut 48:238-46. 2001
    ..Alterations in epithelial proliferation and apoptosis in colonic mucosa are associated with an increased risk of colon cancer. It is unclear if these alterations represent a generalised "field defect"...
  65. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic and therapeutic impact of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in a series of 100 patients with suspected small bowel diseases
    I A Cazzato
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Hearth, Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:483-7. 2007
    ..Double-balloon enteroscopy is a newly developed endoscopic method allowing non-surgical full-length exploration of the small bowel, biopsies sample and endoscopic treatment of previously inaccessible lesions...
  66. doi request reprint Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection with pegylated interferon and ribavirin in cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplantation
    B E Annicchiarico
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:1918-20. 2008
    ..However, one must carefully consider the high risk for severe adverse events...
  67. ncbi request reprint Molecular adsorbent recirculating system in liver transplantation: Safety and efficacy
    R Gaspari
    Department of Anesthesiology Intensive Care Unit, Catholic University of Rome, Largo A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:3544-51. 2006
    ..In terms of survival, the use of MARS alone was not effective due to the high rate of multiple organ failure. Nevertheless, the association of MARS with a transplant/retransplantation procedure was highly effective...
  68. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection and ischaemic heart disease: an overview of the general literature
    F Franceschi
    Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:301-8. 2005
    ..Based on these concepts, can we state that H. pylori infection may cause the same effect in patients with ischaemic heart disease as in healthy subjects? Further studies are needed in order to clarify this issue...
  69. ncbi request reprint Primary autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and coeliac disease
    M Gabrielli
    Dept of Internal Medicine and Angiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 39:605-6. 2004
  70. ncbi request reprint Transdifferentiation of stem cells in pancreatic cells: state of the art
    G Di Gioacchino
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2662-3. 2005
    ..These findings might open the way to a successful human investigation...
  71. ncbi request reprint Role of Helicobacter pylori CagA+ infection in determining oxidative DNA damage in gastric mucosa
    A Papa
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Giovanni XXIII Cancer Research Center and Institute of General Pathology, Institute of Pathology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 37:409-13. 2002
    ..pylori status and cytotoxic associated gene product A (CagA); 2) to determine the relationship between ROS generation and amount of 8-OHdG...
  72. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori eradication: how can I choose an appropriate therapy?
    F Franceschi
    Internal Medicine, Policlinico Gemelli, Catholic University of Rome, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:259-61. 2006
  73. ncbi request reprint Effect of exogenous beta-galactosidase in patients with lactose malabsorption and intolerance: a crossover double-blind placebo-controlled study
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:489-93. 2005
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of the addition to milk, 5 min and 10 h before its consumption, of a lactase obtained from Kluyveromyces lactis in lactose malabsorbers with intolerance...
  74. doi request reprint Reflux symptoms in wind instrument players
    G Cammarota
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 31:593-600. 2010
    ..An occupation-related susceptibility of orchestral wind instrument players to gastro-oesophageal reflux was hypothesized...
  75. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of non-erosive reflux disease (NERD)
    A Papa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 50:215-26. 2004
    ..In conclusion, many data indicate that NERD is a disorder in its own right that shares symptoms with other GERD groups. However further studies are needed to better define the natural history and improve the treatment of this disorder...
  76. doi request reprint Clinical trial: the effects of a probiotic mixture on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug enteropathy - a randomized, double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled study
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 32:209-14. 2010
    ..Intestinal micro-organisms are necessary for the development of NSAID-induced small bowel lesions and hence it has been suggested that probiotics could protect against NSAID enteropathy...
  77. ncbi request reprint Post-traumatic basilar artery thrombosis in a young man with atrial septum aneurysm and prothrombin gene G20210A polymorphism
    A Santoliquido
    Department of Angiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 10:389-92. 1999
    ..We suggest that in selected cases of cerebellar ischemia a prothrombin gene G20210A polymorphism should be considered...
  78. ncbi request reprint High efficacy of 1-week doxycycline- and amoxicillin-based quadruple regimen in a culture-guided, third-line treatment approach for Helicobacter pylori infection
    G Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:789-95. 2004
    ..Helicobacter pylori infection may persist after both first- and second-line current treatments...
  79. ncbi request reprint High accuracy and cost-effectiveness of a biopsy-avoiding endoscopic approach in diagnosing coeliac disease
    G Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:61-9. 2006
    ..The 'immersion' technique during upper endoscopy allows the visualization of duodenal villi and the detection of total villous atrophy...
  80. ncbi request reprint Allocation of nonstandard livers to transplant candidates with high MELD scores: Should this practice be continued?
    A W Avolio
    Department of Surgery, A Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:3567-71. 2006
    ..In standard livers no variable was able to predict GS. In nonstandard livers the MELD-PELD score was the unique variable able to predict GS. We suggest avoiding the use of nonstandard livers for patients with high MELD scores...
  81. ncbi request reprint New therapeutic approach in inflammatory bowel disease
    A Papa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 13:33-5. 2009
    ..In this review, the indications to the use of anti-TNF-alpha molecules in IBD are briefly reported and the potential benefits and disadvantages of a more aggressive approach are discussed...
  82. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of laryngeal examination during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for premalignancy screening: prospective study in patients with and without reflux symptoms
    G Cammarota
    Dept of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    Endoscopy 38:376-81. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of laryngeal examinations during routine upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as a method of screening for major laryngeal injury in a series of patients with reflux symptoms...
  83. ncbi request reprint Study of liver function in healthy elderly subjects using the 13C-methacetin breath test
    R Ciccocioppo
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of L Aquila, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 17:271-7. 2003
    ..The issue of whether or not liver function is compromised in the healthy elderly population remains unsolved...
  84. ncbi request reprint Use of oxycodone in polytrauma patients: the "Gemelli" experience
    F Franceschi
    Emergency Department, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:123-6. 2008
    ..Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of oxycodone for the treatment of acute pain. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of oxycodone administration in polytrauma patients, with minor injuries...
  85. ncbi request reprint The Italian experience on paediatric liver transplantation: 1988-1999 report
    M Pompili
    Dept of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 34:649-55. 2002
    ..Liver transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage liver disease in both adult and paediatric patients. The Italian experience in paediatric liver transplantation during the period 1988-1999 is reported herein...
  86. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of MELD score and donor quality in liver transplantation: implications for the donor recipient match
    A W Avolio
    Transplant Unit, A Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1059-62. 2006
    ..01). We strongly suggest that the utilization of nonstandard organs should be avoided for patients with high MELD scores...
  87. ncbi request reprint The nonstandard liver, a hidden resource that cannot be overlooked: implications for the identification of the best recipient
    A W Avolio
    Transplant Unit, A Gemelli Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 38:1055-8. 2006
    ....
  88. doi request reprint Molecular adsorbent recirculating system (Mars) in patients with primary nonfunction and other causes of graft dysfunction after liver transplantation in the era of extended criteria donor organs
    R Gaspari
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 41:253-8. 2009
    ..Thus, MARS is a safe, therapeutic option for the treatment of liver dysfunction after OLT. Further studies are necessary to confirm whether this treatment is able to improve both graft and patient survival...
  89. ncbi request reprint Mono, dual and triple moxifloxacin-based therapies for Helicobacter pylori eradication
    S Di Caro
    Internal Medicine Department, Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 16:527-32. 2002
    ..Moxifloxacin is a broad spectrum fluoroquinolone with single daily administration, currently used, above all, for respiratory tract infections...
  90. ncbi request reprint The K469E polymorphism of the ICAM-1 gene is a risk factor for peripheral arterial occlusive disease
    E Gaetani
    Department of Internal Medicine and Angiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 13:483-8. 2002
    ..Our data support the hypothesis that inflammatory mechanisms are important in the pathophysiology of vascular diseases with an atherosclerotic basis...
  91. ncbi request reprint Infliximab in the treatment of steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis
    A Armuzzi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 8:231-3. 2004
    ..Limited and contrasting data are available on effectiveness of anti-TNF alpha therapy in ulcerative colitis. We evaluated the efficacy of infliximab in the management of steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis...
  92. ncbi request reprint Increased blood pressure variability in menopause
    A Migneco
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 12:89-95. 2008
    ..Menopausal status, aging and BMI increase may all, independently, contribute to the enhanced blood pressure variability we found in menopausal women...
  93. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to Saccharomyces cerevisiae: are they useful in clinical practice?
    M Candelli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:718-20. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of antibodies to Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Crohn's disease in an Italian population and to evaluate their clinical role...
  94. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of CD133+ cell population within human primary and metastatic colon cancer
    M A Puglisi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Giovanni XXIII Cancer Research Center, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 13:55-62. 2009
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the presence of a CD133+ cell fraction in samples of colon cancer and liver metastasis from colon cancer and evaluate their potential as tumor-initiating cells...
  95. ncbi request reprint Hyperhomocysteinemia and prevalence of polymorphisms of homocysteine metabolism-related enzymes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    A Papa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:2677-82. 2001
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection and diabetes
    V Ojetti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Med 101:115-9. 2010
    ..pylori strain selection. Finally, a higher H. pylori re-infection rate in DM patients than in general population has been shown...