Francesco Costa

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Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Role of faecal calprotectin as non-invasive marker of intestinal inflammation
    F Costa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Pisa, Ospedale S Chiara, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 35:642-7. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Platelet serotonin transporter in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome both before and after treatment with alosetron
    Massimo Bellini
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Ospedale Santa Chiara, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2705-11. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Differential diagnosis between functional and organic intestinal disorders: is there a role for non-invasive tests?
    Francesco Costa
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:219-23. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline airway inflammation may be a determinant of the response to ozone exposure in asthmatic patients
    Maria Laura Bartoli
    Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Inhal Toxicol 25:127-33. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Transient sputum eosinophilia may occur over time in non-eosinophilic asthma and this is not prevented by salmeterol
    Elena Bacci
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Pneumology Section, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Respirology 17:1199-206. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Asthma control test (ACT): comparison with clinical, functional, and biological markers of asthma control
    Lorenza Melosini
    Section of Respiratory Diseases, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Asthma 49:317-23. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Neuroendocrine markers and psychological features in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Cristina Stasi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:1203-8. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori eradication: a randomized prospective study of triple therapy versus triple therapy plus lactoferrin and probiotics
    Nicola De Bortoli
    Department of Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:951-6. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Effects of oral prednisone on sputum eosinophils and cytokines in patients with severe refractory asthma
    Federico L Dente
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 104:464-70. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Radionuclide evaluation of the lower gastrointestinal tract
    Giuliano Mariani
    Regional Center of Nuclear Medicine, University of Pisa Medical School, Pisa, Italy
    J Nucl Med 49:776-87. 2008

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Role of faecal calprotectin as non-invasive marker of intestinal inflammation
    F Costa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Pisa, Ospedale S Chiara, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 35:642-7. 2003
    ..We assessed and compared the faecal calprotectin concentration in patients with organic and functional chronic intestinal disorders...
  2. ncbi request reprint Platelet serotonin transporter in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome both before and after treatment with alosetron
    Massimo Bellini
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Ospedale Santa Chiara, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2705-11. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Differential diagnosis between functional and organic intestinal disorders: is there a role for non-invasive tests?
    Francesco Costa
    Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 13:219-23. 2007
    ..Over the coming years, clinicians and researchers will be challenged to develop strategies to increase the patient's compliance and to reduce the economic and social costs of the intestinal diseases...
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline airway inflammation may be a determinant of the response to ozone exposure in asthmatic patients
    Maria Laura Bartoli
    Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Inhal Toxicol 25:127-33. 2013
    ..It is well known that ozone exposure decreases lung function and increases airway neutrophilia, but large variability has been observed among asthmatic patients...
  5. doi request reprint Transient sputum eosinophilia may occur over time in non-eosinophilic asthma and this is not prevented by salmeterol
    Elena Bacci
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Pneumology Section, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Respirology 17:1199-206. 2012
    ..Symptomatic, steroid-naïve asthmatic patients may have low sputum eosinophil numbers. The aim of the study was to determine whether low sputum eosinophil numbers persisted over time, during treatment with salmeterol monotherapy...
  6. doi request reprint Asthma control test (ACT): comparison with clinical, functional, and biological markers of asthma control
    Lorenza Melosini
    Section of Respiratory Diseases, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Asthma 49:317-23. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Neuroendocrine markers and psychological features in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Cristina Stasi
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:1203-8. 2013
    ..The key role of the brain-gut axis in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been recognized. The aim of this study was to assess the possible association between IBS, neuroendocrine markers, and psychological features...
  8. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori eradication: a randomized prospective study of triple therapy versus triple therapy plus lactoferrin and probiotics
    Nicola De Bortoli
    Department of Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:951-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether adding bovine lactoferrin (bLf) and probiotics (Pbs) to the standard triple therapy for H. pylori infection could improve the eradication rate and reduce side effects...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of oral prednisone on sputum eosinophils and cytokines in patients with severe refractory asthma
    Federico L Dente
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 104:464-70. 2010
    ..Severe asthma occurs in a heterogeneous group of patients in whom symptoms and airway inflammation persist despite maximal antiasthma treatment...
  10. doi request reprint Radionuclide evaluation of the lower gastrointestinal tract
    Giuliano Mariani
    Regional Center of Nuclear Medicine, University of Pisa Medical School, Pisa, Italy
    J Nucl Med 49:776-87. 2008
    ..Quantitation is particularly relevant for prognostic purposes and for monitoring the efficacy of therapy...
  11. pmc Influence of the serotonin transporter 5HTTLPR polymorphism on symptom severity in irritable bowel syndrome
    Rocchina Colucci
    Division of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e54831. 2013
    ..In addition, the present findings do not support an association of 5HTTLPR with IBS or its clinical presentation in terms of bowel habit predominance...
  12. pmc How many cases of laryngopharyngeal reflux suspected by laryngoscopy are gastroesophageal reflux disease-related?
    Nicola De Bortoli
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 18:4363-70. 2012
    ..To investigate the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with a laryngoscopic diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)...
  13. pmc Intestinal pseudo-obstruction in inactive systemic lupus erythematosus: An unusual finding
    Giulia Leonardi
    Giulia Leonardi, Nicola de Bortoli, Massimo Bellini, Maria Gloria Mumolo, Francesco Costa, Angelo Ricchiuti, Santino Marchi, Gastroenterology Unit, Cisanello Hospital, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther 1:135-6. 2010
    ..The patient is still in a good clinical condition. SLE-related CIP is generally reported as a complication of an active disease. In our case, CIP was the only clinical demonstration of the SLE...
  14. pmc Evaluation of latent links between irritable bowel syndrome and sleep quality
    Massimo Bellini
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Pisa, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 17:5089-96. 2011
    ..To examine the links between quality of sleep and the severity of intestinal symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  15. doi request reprint Management of Helicobacter pylori infection
    Francesco Costa
    Department of Gastroenterology, AOU Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:887-92. 2010
    ..Alternatively, bismuth-based quadruple therapy is recommended...
  16. pmc Efficacy of Nissen fundoplication versus medical therapy in the regression of low-grade dysplasia in patients with Barrett esophagus: a prospective study
    Mauro Rossi
    General Surgery IV, Regional Referral Center for Esophageal Pathology, Department of Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology, AOU Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    Ann Surg 243:58-63. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to compare the effect of medical and surgical treatment on the history of patients with Barrett esophagus (BE) and histologic evidence of low-grade dysplasia (LGD)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal manifestations in myotonic muscular dystrophy
    Massimo Bellini
    Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 12:1821-8. 2006
    ..Further studies concentrating on genetic aspects, early diagnostic techniques and the development of new therapeutic strategies are needed to improve our management of the gastrointestinal manifestations of MD...
  18. doi request reprint Magnitude of late asthmatic response to allergen in relation to baseline and allergen-induced sputum eosinophilia in mild asthmatic patients
    Federico L Dente
    Cardio Thoracic Department, Respiratory Pathophysiology, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 100:457-62. 2008
    ..Late asthmatic response (LAR) to allergen challenge is a validated method for studying the pathogenesis of and new treatments for asthma in the laboratory...
  19. ncbi request reprint Radionuclide gastroesophageal motor studies
    Giuliano Mariani
    Regional Center of Nuclear Medicine, University of Pisa Medical School, Pisa, Italy
    J Nucl Med 45:1004-28. 2004
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Acute administration of bronchodilators on exercise tolerance in treated COPD patients
    Barbara Vagaggini
    Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, Section of Pneumology, University of Pisa, Italy
    Pulm Pharmacol Ther 24:49-54. 2011
    ..In conclusion, although a single-dose BD+ICS did not improve ET in COPD patients under regular treatment, a subgroup of more severe patients may have some benefit from that...
  21. ncbi request reprint Relationship of TT virus and Helicobacter pylori infections in gastric tissues of patients with gastritis
    Fabrizio Maggi
    Department of Experimental Pathology, Virology Section and Retrovirus Center, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Med Virol 71:160-5. 2003
    ..pylori infection status. These findings pique interest in clarifying the role of TTV, alone or in association with H. pylori infection, in the pathogenesis of gastritis...
  22. pmc Increase in markers of airway inflammation after ozone exposure can be observed also in stable treated asthmatics with minimal functional response to ozone
    Barbara Vagaggini
    Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Respir Res 11:5. 2010
    ..The discrepancy between functional and inflammatory airway response to ozone has been reported in normal subjects, but few data are available for stable asthmatics regularly treated with inhaled corticosteroids...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of the efficacy of a pulmonary rehabilitation programme in patients with COPD
    Barbara Vagaggini
    Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 103:1224-30. 2009
    ..To identify predictors of success for an 8week pulmonary rehabilitation programme (PRP) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  24. ncbi request reprint The general practitioner's management of patients with a new diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome
    Massimo Bellini
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:87. 2006