Massimo Montalto

Summary

Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Direct visualization of intestinal villi by high-resolution magnifying upper endoscopy: a validation study
    Giovanni Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Pathology, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:732-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Fructose, trehalose and sorbitol malabsorption
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:26-9. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Role of fecal calprotectin in gastrointestinal disorders
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:1569-82. 2013
  4. doi request reprint NSAID enteropathy: could probiotics prevent it?
    Massimo Montalto
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Policlinico A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    J Gastroenterol 48:689-97. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Management and treatment of lactose malabsorption
    Massimo Montalto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 12:187-91. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic aspirin therapy does not increase faecal calprotectin concentrations
    Massimo Montalto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:965-7. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Classification of malabsorption syndromes
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 26:104-11. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal involvement in a case of hereditary angioedema: could the early weaning have had a role?
    Massimo Montalto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Med Sci 334:231-3. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Adverse reactions to food: allergies and intolerances
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 26:96-103. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Fecal calprotectin concentrations in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 26:183-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Direct visualization of intestinal villi by high-resolution magnifying upper endoscopy: a validation study
    Giovanni Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Pathology, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:732-8. 2004
    ..New generation videoendoscopes potentially may visualize duodenal villi. This study compared endoscopic findings with this type of instrument to the histopathologic evaluation of duodenal villi...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fructose, trehalose and sorbitol malabsorption
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:26-9. 2013
    ..This is because the large amount of intestinal bacteria may unspecifically ferment sugars, causing an abnormal H2 production and consequently a misleading diagnosis of sugar malabsorption. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Role of fecal calprotectin in gastrointestinal disorders
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:1569-82. 2013
    ..Fecal calprotectin (FC) has been proposed as a useful and non-invasive marker of acute intestinal inflammation...
  4. doi request reprint NSAID enteropathy: could probiotics prevent it?
    Massimo Montalto
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Policlinico A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    J Gastroenterol 48:689-97. 2013
    ..Larger and well-designed studies should be performed to evaluate the actual role of probiotics in NSAID enteropathy, the eventual differences among probiotic strains, dose-responses, and optimal duration of therapy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Management and treatment of lactose malabsorption
    Massimo Montalto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 12:187-91. 2006
    ..In this review the usefulness of these approaches is discussed and a therapeutic management with a flow chart is proposed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic aspirin therapy does not increase faecal calprotectin concentrations
    Massimo Montalto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:965-7. 2006
    ..The aim of our pilot study was to evaluate calprotectin concentrations in patients on treatment with low-dose aspirin...
  7. doi request reprint Classification of malabsorption syndromes
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 26:104-11. 2008
    ..A comment about the mechanisms responsible for malabsorption is given for all the cited diseases...
  8. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal involvement in a case of hereditary angioedema: could the early weaning have had a role?
    Massimo Montalto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Med Sci 334:231-3. 2007
    ..We suppose that an early weaning might have influenced his phenotype, making his gastrointestinal tract a "vulnerable organ," in which hereditary angioedema could express itself...
  9. doi request reprint Adverse reactions to food: allergies and intolerances
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 26:96-103. 2008
    ..g. beta-galactosidases in lactose malabsorption) are available in case of primary intolerance...
  10. doi request reprint Fecal calprotectin concentrations in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 26:183-6. 2008
    ..In our pilot study we evaluate fecal calprotectin concentrations (FCC) in patients with SIBO in order to identify a possible presence of subclinical intestinal inflammation...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Autoimmune enteropathy in children and adults
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 44:1029-36. 2009
    ..Recently, biological agents have been introduced, with apparent beneficial effects...
  13. pmc Can chronic gastritis cause an increase in fecal calprotectin concentrations?
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 16:3406-10. 2010
    ..To evaluate fecal calprotectin concentrations (FCCs) in subjects with chronic gastritis and the correlation between FCCs and gastritis activity score...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Endometriosis, need for a multidisciplinary clinical setting: the internist's point of view
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 5:463-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, multidisciplinary care should be encouraged to ensure correct evaluation and improve the management of these patients...
  16. doi request reprint Fecal calprotectin concentrations in alcoholic patients: a longitudinal study
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:76-80. 2011
    ..Moreover, FCCs in the alcoholics were compared with the FCCs in healthy controls...
  17. ncbi request reprint Normalisation of high CA 19-9 values in autoimmune hepatitis after steroidal treatment
    M Montalto
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 18:603-7. 2005
    ..After steroids, the clinical picture improved and all the laboratory parameters normalised...
  18. ncbi request reprint Anisakis infestation: a case of acute abdomen mimicking Crohn's disease and eosinophilic gastroenteritis
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:62-4. 2005
    ..In cases of acute abdomen, in the presence of a positive history of raw fish ingestion, it is therefore reasonable to consider the possibility of anisakiasis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Systemic inflammatory diseases and silicone breast prostheses: report of a case of adult still disease and review of the literature
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Med Sci 327:102-4. 2004
    ..We report a case of adult Still disease in a patient with a silicone gel breast implant. The disease regressed with steroidal treatment, and the patient is now no longer steroid-dependent, although the implant is still in place...
  20. ncbi request reprint Lactobacillus acidophilus protects tight junctions from aspirin damage in HT-29 cells
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, IT 00168 Italy
    Digestion 69:225-8. 2004
    ..We determined, in vitro, whether the heat-killed Lactobacillus acidophilus strain LB (LaLB) with its spent culture supernatant protects tight junctions of HT-29 cells from aspirin (ASA) damage...
  21. ncbi request reprint Atypical mole syndrome and congenital giant naevus in a patient with celiac disease
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Panminerva Med 45:219-21. 2003
    ..This is the 1(st) report concerning celiac disease and congenital disorders of the pigmentary system...
  22. ncbi request reprint Non-life-threatening sepsis: report of two cases
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Med Sci 327:275-7. 2004
    ..bovis from the gut in patients with gastrointestinal neoplasms or chronic liver disease and provides clinical recommendations for patients with S. bovis infections...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Probiotics: history, definition, requirements and possible therapeutic applications]
    Massimo Montalto
    Istituto di Medicina Interna, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli di Roma
    Ann Ital Med Int 17:157-65. 2002
    ..Probiotics can improve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and of lactose malabsorption. Finally, it has been suggested that such microorganisms may play a role in the prevention of carcinogenesis and of tumor growth...
  24. ncbi request reprint Probiotic treatment increases salivary counts of lactobacilli: a double-blind, randomized, controlled study
    M Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Digestion 69:53-6. 2004
    ..Moreover, lactobacilli were administered in liquid and in capsule form to determine the role of direct contact with the oral cavity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Immunohistochemical analysis of ZO-1 in the duodenal mucosa of patients with untreated and treated celiac disease
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Digestion 65:227-33. 2002
    ..We evaluated the expression and distribution of ZO-1 in patients with celiac disease before and after a gluten-free diet...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Functional dyspepsia: definition, classification, clinical and therapeutic management]
    Massimo Montalto
    Istituto di Medicina Interna e Geriatria, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Policlinico A Gemelli
    Ann Ital Med Int 19:84-9. 2004
    ..Prokinetic agents are more effective in the dysmotility-like dyspepsia. Further studies will be necessary to confirm the efficacy of emerging therapeutic strategies...
  28. ncbi request reprint Faecal calprotectin concentrations in untreated coeliac patients
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 42:957-61. 2007
    ..The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate FCCs in untreated coeliac patients and to correlate them with clinical score and histological characteristics...
  29. ncbi request reprint Fecal calprotectin in first-degree relatives of patients with ulcerative colitis
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:132-6. 2007
    ..Our aim was to evaluate fecal calprotectin concentrations (FCCs) in first-degree relatives of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC)...
  30. doi request reprint Intestine: organ or apparatus?
    Giovanni Gasbarrini
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Dis 26:92-5. 2008
    ..In consideration of the complexity of intestinal components, together with the emergent role of microflora, we think that we could start to consider gut as a real apparatus, and not only as an organ...
  31. doi request reprint Water-immersion technique during standard upper endoscopy may be useful to drive the biopsy sampling of duodenal mucosa in children with celiac disease
    Giovanni Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine, Agostino Gemelli University Hospital, Endoscopy Unit, Institute of Histopathology, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 49:411-6. 2009
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of the water-immersion technique during upper endoscopy in recognizing the duodenal villous pattern in a series of children who were undergoing endoscopy to obtain duodenal biopsy for histological analysis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Looking for celiac disease in italian women with endometriosis: a case control study
    Luca Santoro
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, 00168 Rome, Italy Integrated Complex Columbus Gemelli Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Via Giuseppe Moscati 31, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2014:236821. 2014
    ..4% versus 2.4%; P < 0.001). Our results confirm that also in Italian population an increased prevalence of celiac disease among patients with endometriosis is found, although this trend does not reach the statistical significance. ..
  33. ncbi request reprint Reliability of the "immersion technique" during routine upper endoscopy for detection of abnormalities of duodenal villi in patients with dyspepsia
    Giovanni Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Institute of Histopathology, Catholic University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:223-8. 2004
    ..Upper endoscopy is not routinely performed to directly detect abnormalities of the duodenal villi. The reliability of the immersion technique for assessment of duodenal villi was evaluated in a series of patients with dyspepsia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Eradication of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and oro-cecal transit in diabetics
    Lucio Cuoco
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:1582-6. 2002
    ..Aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of eradication of small-intestine bacterial overgrowth on oro-cecal transit time in diabetic patients in order to identify a possible role of bacterial overgrowth on dysmotility...
  35. doi request reprint Increased intestinal permeability and tight junction alterations in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Luca Miele
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Hepatology 49:1877-87. 2009
    ..In patients with NAFLD, both gut permeability and the prevalence of SIBO correlated with the severity of steatosis but not with presence of NASH...
  36. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of familial Mediterranean fever: an Italian overview
    R Manna
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 13:51-3. 2009
    ..Two types of risk factors, genetic and non-genetic, have been identified for this complication. Currently, the only effective treatment of FMF is the colchicine. New drugs in a few colchicine resistant patients are under evaluation..
  37. ncbi request reprint Hypokalemic nephropathy in an adult patient with partial empty sella: a classic Bartter's syndrome, a Gitelman's syndrome or both?
    G Addolorato
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Panminerva Med 48:137-42. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of effects (symptoms and palatability) after ingestion of "Gran Soleil" in healthy volunteers
    G Gasbarrini
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 22:201-5. 2008
    ..In conclusion, it is possible to suppose that a product with a good palatability, able to support and maintain a good digestive condition, derives from the mixture of digestive herbs, citrus juices, liquor and other ingredients...
  39. 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...
  40. 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
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Hypercreatininemia and hyperglycemia: diabetic nephropathy or "inverted peritoneal auto-dialysis"?
    R Manna
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Nephrol 63:167-9. 2005
    ..Discharged diagnosis was intraperitoneal rupture of inguino-scrotal hernia of the bladder in patient with recent onset of diabetes mellitus...
  42. pmc Clopidogrel-induced neutropenia after coronary stenting: is cilostazol a good alternative?
    Massimo Montalto
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Int J Vasc Med 2011:867964. 2011
    ..We report a case of clopidogrel-induced bone marrow toxicity manifesting with severe neutropenia in a patient treated with multiple coronary stents and provide suggestions for an alternative treatment...
  43. ncbi request reprint Worsening of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in professional singers during performances
    Giovanni Cammarota
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 36:403-4. 2003
    ..To our knowledge, these are the first case reports of worsening of GERD symptoms in professional singers during performances...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological and clinical basis of treatment of Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) with colchicine or analogues: an update
    C Cerquaglia
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy 4:117-24. 2005
    ..Since our data showed that 10-15% of FMF patients seem are non-responders or intolerant to colchicine, today we are working in the design of colchicine analogues which may have lesser toxicities and a larger therapeutic window...
  45. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary bypass in man: role of the intestine in a self-limiting inflammatory response with demonstrable bacterial translocation
    Marco Rossi
    Department of Anesthesia, Unit of Cardiac Anesthesia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:612-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible role of the intestine in the pathogenesis and development of this reaction...
  46. ncbi request reprint Association of myasthenia gravis and antisynthetase syndrome: a case report
    M Diaco
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 17:395-9. 2004
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report on the association of Myasthenia gravis with antisynthetase syndrome...
  47. ncbi request reprint Sjogren's syndrome in a celiac patient: searching for environmental triggers
    F d'Onofrio
    Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 19:445-8. 2006
    ..In this report, we describe the case of a young woman affected by celiac disease in which an Ascaris lumbricoides infestation and estrogen therapy could have played a role in the development of Sjogren's syndrome...
  48. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of symptoms and palatability in healthy volunteers after ingestion of an iced dessert by using different flavours
    A Gallo
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Catholic University, Rome
    J Biol Regul Homeost Agents 23:127-31. 2009
    ....
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Third-line rescue therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection
    Rossella Cianci
    World J Gastroenterol 12:2313-9. 2006
    ..Different possibilities of empirical treatment exist and the available third-line strategies are herein reviewed...