Annarosa Floreani

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Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Autoimmune hepatitis: Contrasts and comparisons in children and adults - a comprehensive review
    Annarosa Floreani
    Dept of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy Electronic address
    J Autoimmun 46:7-16. 2013
  2. doi Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: new insights into its pathogenesis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 26:1410-5. 2013
  3. doi Hepatic Methionine-enkephalin may interfere with response to antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis C
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:427-30. 2012
  4. ncbi Hepatobiliary phospholipid transporter ABCB4, MDR3 gene variants in a large cohort of Italian women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Padua University, Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 40:366-70. 2008
  5. ncbi Is osteoporosis a peculiar association with primary biliary cirrhosis?
    Annarosa Floreani
    Div Gastroenterologia, Via Giustiniani, 2, Padova 35128, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 11:5347-50. 2005
  6. ncbi Fatal hepatic decompensation in a bone marrow transplant recipient with HBV-related cirrhosis following lamivudine withdrawal
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Gastroenterol Clin Biol 30:307-9. 2006
  7. ncbi Primary biliary cirrhosis: when and why does the disease develop?
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:272-5. 2006
  8. ncbi Is hepatitis C virus a risk factor for thyroid autoimmunity?
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 13:272-7. 2006
  9. ncbi A novel multidrug-resistance protein 2 gene mutation identifies a subgroup of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis and pruritus
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 43:1152-4. 2006
  10. doi A 35-year follow-up of a large cohort of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis seen at a single centre
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Liver Int 31:361-8. 2011

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  1. ncbi Autoimmune hepatitis: Contrasts and comparisons in children and adults - a comprehensive review
    Annarosa Floreani
    Dept of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy Electronic address
    J Autoimmun 46:7-16. 2013
    ..Post transplant de novo AIH affects children and adults and responds well to the same treatment schedule used for classical AIH, but not to that used for acute rejection. ..
  2. doi Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: new insights into its pathogenesis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 26:1410-5. 2013
    ..To search a specific gene expression profile in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) and to evaluate the maternal and foetal outcome...
  3. doi Hepatic Methionine-enkephalin may interfere with response to antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis C
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:427-30. 2012
    ..Thus, it was hypothesized that liver-derived endogenous opioids, which also bind to opioid receptors, may interfere with the response to antiviral therapy with interferon...
  4. ncbi Hepatobiliary phospholipid transporter ABCB4, MDR3 gene variants in a large cohort of Italian women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, Padua University, Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 40:366-70. 2008
    ..Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is a multifactorial disorder of pregnancy associated with a genetic background...
  5. ncbi Is osteoporosis a peculiar association with primary biliary cirrhosis?
    Annarosa Floreani
    Div Gastroenterologia, Via Giustiniani, 2, Padova 35128, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 11:5347-50. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi Fatal hepatic decompensation in a bone marrow transplant recipient with HBV-related cirrhosis following lamivudine withdrawal
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Gastroenterol Clin Biol 30:307-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, this case shows that physicians should avoid discontinuing nucleoside therapy in patients with HBV infection who undergo immunosuppression for concomitant neoplastic conditions...
  7. ncbi Primary biliary cirrhosis: when and why does the disease develop?
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:272-5. 2006
    ..A temporal association between Borrelia Burgdorferi infection and diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis was observed...
  8. ncbi Is hepatitis C virus a risk factor for thyroid autoimmunity?
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    J Viral Hepat 13:272-7. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi A novel multidrug-resistance protein 2 gene mutation identifies a subgroup of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis and pruritus
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 43:1152-4. 2006
    ..This heterozygous mutation was significantly associated with the presence of pruritus...
  10. doi A 35-year follow-up of a large cohort of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis seen at a single centre
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Liver Int 31:361-8. 2011
    ..The natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is still debated...
  11. ncbi Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: three novel MDR3 gene mutations
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1649-53. 2006
    ..The aetiology of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is unknown, but more than 10 different MDR3 gene mutations have recently been identified...
  12. ncbi Type I autoimmune hepatitis: clinical course and outcome in an Italian multicentre study
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24:1051-7. 2006
    ..Many reports of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) were written in the 'pre-Hepatitis C era' and data on the natural history are still incomplete...
  13. doi Mass spectrometry measurement of plasma hepcidin for the prediction of iron overload
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 49:197-206. 2011
    ..The aims of the study were 1) to assess the performance of this method in different conditions of iron metabolism disorders; 2) to assess the diagnostic validity of non-invasive serum biomarkers in the identification of iron overload...
  14. doi Performance and utility of transient elastography and noninvasive markers of liver fibrosis in primary biliary cirrhosis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 43:887-92. 2011
    ..The performance of transient elastography in primary biliary cirrhosis has yet to be fully established...
  15. ncbi A 4-year treatment with clodronate plus calcium and vitamin D supplements does not improve bone mass in primary biliary cirrhosis
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:544-8. 2007
    ..5 t-score as a cut-off for medical treatment, while no treatment is recommended in the case of osteopenia (t-scores ranging from -1.0 to -2.5)...
  16. ncbi Liver diseases in the elderly: an update
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Dig Dis 25:138-43. 2007
    ..Moreover, some therapeutic approaches, especially antiviral therapy and liver transplantation, should be discussed also in selected groups of elderly patients...
  17. doi Retreatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C relapsers to a previous antiviral treatment
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:711-5. 2011
    ..The efficacy of retreatment with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) plus ribavirin for patients relapsing after a previous treatment remains to be fully elucidated, although extended treatment seems to be the best option in such cases...
  18. doi Performance of enhanced liver fibrosis plasma markers in asymptomatic individuals with ZZ α1-antitrypsin deficiency
    Sabina Janciauskiene
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:716-20. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that the plasma markers for liver fibrosis, necrosis, and apoptosis may identify AATD individuals at higher risk for liver diseases...
  19. ncbi An open population screening study for HFE gene major mutations proves the low prevalence of C282Y mutation in Central Italy
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padu, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 26:577-86. 2007
    ..The C282Y mutation in the HFE gene is responsible for most cases of hereditary haemochromatosis...
  20. doi Hepatic expression of endocannabinoid receptors and their novel polymorphisms in primary biliary cirrhosis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    J Gastroenterol 45:68-76. 2010
    ..The endocannabinoid system (EC) has emerged as a crucial mediator in a variety of pathophysiological conditions...
  21. ncbi Long-term persistence of anti-HBs after vaccination against HBV: an 18 year experience in health care workers
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Vaccine 22:607-10. 2004
    ..Overall, the anti-HBs seroprotection rate was 95.4% (102 subjects). Based on GMT results, no booster dose is necessary in healthy adults for at least 10 years after primary immunization...
  22. ncbi Sex hormone profile and endometrial cancer risk in primary biliary cirrhosis: a case-control study
    Annarosa Floreani
    Division of Gastroenterologia, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 103:154-7. 2002
    ..To investigate the sex hormone profile and endometrial histology in primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)...
  23. ncbi Prevalence of coeliac disease in primary biliary cirrhosis and of antimitochondrial antibodies in adult coeliac disease patients in Italy
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 34:258-61. 2002
    ..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...
  24. doi Female patients in fertile age with chronic hepatitis C, easy genotype, and persistently normal transaminases have a 100% chance to reach a sustained virological response
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2 35128 Padova, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:997-1003. 2011
    ..Patients with chronic hepatitis C and persistently normal alanine transaminase levels have recently been included in the guidelines for antiviral treatment...
  25. doi Pegylated interferon alpha-2b plus ribavirin for naive patients with HCV-related cirrhosis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:734-7. 2008
    ..Data on the efficacy of antiviral therapy in patients with HCV-related compensated cirrhosis are generally drawn from analyzing subgroups in larger trials...
  26. ncbi Preventative therapy in primary biliary cirrhosis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Clin Liver Dis 7:911-21. 2003
    ..For the time being, however, the only practical preventative management is in regards to the complications of PBC, namely osteopenia and portal hypertension...
  27. ncbi Therapy of chronic hepatitis C with PEG-IFN α-2b plus ribavirin in patients with genotype 2 or 3: 16 versus 24 weeks, clinical outcome and direct cost analyses
    Paolo Fabris
    aDepartment of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, S Bortolo Hospital bDepartment of Infectious Diseases, Schio, Vicenza cGastroenterology Unit, Gorizia Hospital, Gorizia dDepartment of Gastroenterology, AASL2, San Paolo Hospital, Savona eInstitute of Hygiene fDepartment of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:1396-401. 2013
    ..Short antiviral therapy has been proposed for patients with chronic hepatitis C, easy genotypes, low fibrosis score, low viral load at baseline, and rapid virological response (RVR). However, this approach is not completely accepted...
  28. ncbi Lack of higher frequency of the chemokine receptor 5-delta32/delta32 genotype in hepatitis C
    Anna Maria Tommasi
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:440-3. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to verify whether this mutation occurs in an Italian population with hepatitis C and whether it is an adverse host factor indicative of severity of liver disease and response to antiviral therapy...
  29. doi Plasma adiponectin levels in primary biliary cirrhosis: a novel perspective for link between hypercholesterolemia and protection against atherosclerosis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:1959-65. 2008
    ..High serum adiponectin levels appear to play a protective role in the development of either metabolic syndrome or cardiovascular disease...
  30. pmc Hepatitis C and pregnancy
    Annarosa Floreani
    Annarosa Floreani, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 19:6714-20. 2013
    ..Both interferon and ribavirin are contraindicated during pregnancy. Viral clearance prior to pregnancy increases the likelihood that a woman remains non-viremic in pregnancy with a consequent reduced risk of vertical transmission. ..
  31. ncbi Primary biliary cirrhosis and hepatitis C virus infection
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2757-62. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) by comparison to patients with both antimitochondrial (AMA) positive and AMA negative PBC...
  32. ncbi Occupational risk of blood-borne viruses in healthcare workers: a 5-year surveillance program
    Vincenzo Baldo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:325-7. 2002
    ..This study presents the results of a 5-year surveillance program involving the prospective follow-up of healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Veneto region of Italy exposed to blood-borne viruses...
  33. doi Endogenous interferon-alpha level is increased in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive pregnant women
    Delia Maria Paternoster
    Department of Gynecological Science and Human Reproduction, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:204-7. 2008
    ..However, other cofactors influencing the vertical transmission are still debated...
  34. ncbi Clinical course and outcome of autoimmune hepatitis/primary sclerosing cholangitis overlap syndrome
    Annarosa Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:1516-22. 2005
    ..Autoimmune hepatitis/primary sclerosing cholangitis (AIH/PSC) overlap syndrome is a relatively uncommon variant of PSC...
  35. ncbi Epidemiological aspects of biliary tree tumors in a region of northern Italy: emerging trends and sex-based differences
    Annarosa Floreani
    aDepartment of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology bLaboratory of Public Health and Population Studies, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova cNational Centre for Health and Gender Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:1347-51. 2013
    ..Epidemiological data point to an increase in the incidence of CCA in both western and eastern countries; however, data on more recent years are lacking...
  36. ncbi Epidemiological aspect of traumatic brain injury in Northeast Italy
    Vincenzo Baldo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1059-63. 2003
    ..Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) remain an important public health problem in developed countries. Hospital records were reviewed to ascertain the epidemiology of TBIs in Northeast Italy...
  37. ncbi Intra-hepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in hepatitis C virus infection
    Delia M Paternoster
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Padua, Italy
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:99-103. 2002
    ....
  38. ncbi Circulating soluble-CD30 (sCD30) in patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis and in patients with alcoholic liver disease
    Franca De Lazzari
    Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Surgery and Gastroenterological Science, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:231-4. 2002
    ..The aims were: 1) to evaluate sCD30 levels in patients with (a) alcoholic liver diseases and (b) HCV-related chronic hepatitis before and after interferon treatment; 2) to correlate sCD30 concentrations with IgE and IgA serum levels...
  39. pmc Immunogenicity of three different influenza vaccines against homologous and heterologous strains in nursing home elderly residents
    Vincenzo Baldo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Via Loredan 18, 35151 Padua, Italy
    Clin Dev Immunol 2010:517198. 2010
    ....
  40. doi Liver disorders in the elderly
    Annarosa Floreani
    Dept of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 23:909-17. 2009
    ..The age of an end stage liver disease will increase over the next years, thus we will expects an increasing number of decompensated liver disease and hepatocellular carcinomas...
  41. ncbi Chronic cholestasis associated with Turner's syndrome
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Digestion 60:587-9. 1999
    ..A review of the few cases described in the literature and our own case reports support the hypothesis that liver disease in Turner's syndrome may have a variety of expressions including cholestasis...
  42. ncbi Response of influenza vaccines against heterovariant influenza virus strains in adults with chronic diseases
    V Baldo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Clin Immunol 27:542-7. 2007
    ....
  43. ncbi HCV infection in haemodialysed patients: a role for serum IL-10 and TGF-beta1 in liver damage?
    P Burra
    Gastroenterology Section, Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 40:827-33. 2008
    ..IL-10 and TGF-beta1 could play a role in this setting as, IL-10 down-regulates hepatic fibrosis, while TGF-beta1 is a pro-fibrotic cytokine...
  44. ncbi Bone metabolism and gonad function in male patients undergoing liver transplantation: a two-year longitudinal study
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 12:749-54. 2001
    ..Thus a high proportion of men with end-stage liver disease do have osteoporosis. After OLTx, an early recovery of gonad function is observed, followed by an increase in bone mass, which occurs from the sixth month onward...
  45. ncbi Plasma antioxidant levels in chronic cholestatic liver diseases
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 14:353-8. 2000
    ..It has been suggested that oxygen-derived free radicals may be involved in the pathogenesis of chronic liver damage...
  46. ncbi Treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis with low-dose ursodeoxycholic acid: results of a retrospective Italian multicentre survey
    L Okolicsanyi
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 35:325-31. 2003
    ..Ursodeoxycholic acid has been shown to be a useful agent, however the drug dosage and its effect on the clinical course are still under debate...
  47. ncbi Autosomal dominant benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC) unlinked to 18q21 and 2q24
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Med Genet 95:450-3. 2000
    ..Segregation of haplotypes excluded the two regions in our family. These findings suggest further genetic heterogeneity of the origin of BRIC...
  48. ncbi Comparison of three different influenza vaccines in institutionalised elderly
    V Baldo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Via Loredan 18, 35151, Padua, Italy
    Vaccine 19:3472-5. 2001
    ..Our results suggest that immune response to influenza vaccination in institutionalised elderly is satisfactory...
  49. ncbi Cytokine, infiltrating macrophage and T cell-mediated response to development of primary and secondary human liver cancer
    M Bortolami
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 34:794-801. 2002
    ....
  50. ncbi Hepatic and extrahepatic malignancies in primary biliary cirrhosis
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Hepatology 29:1425-8. 1999
    ..HCC has a relatively high prevalence in PBC and HCV superinfection may play an important part in favoring HCC. The incidence of breast cancer is not significantly higher in PBC than in the general population of the same area...
  51. ncbi Relationship between apoptosis, tumour necrosis factor, and cell proliferation in chronic cholestasis
    A Floreani
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 33:570-5. 2001
    ..Lymphocytic infiltration and apoptosis have both been suggested to mediate the destruction of hepatocytes and biliary epithelium in primary biliary cirrhosis...
  52. ncbi MF59-adjuvanted influenza vaccine confers superior immunogenicity in adult subjects (18-60 years of age) with chronic diseases who are at risk of post-influenza complications
    V Baldo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Vaccine 25:3955-61. 2007
    ....
  53. doi Gender medicine: a task for the third millennium
    Giovannella Baggio
    Internal Medicine Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Via Giustiniani 2, Padua 35125, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 51:713-27. 2013
    ..In conclusion this review emphasizes the urgency of basic science and clinical research to increase our understanding of the gender differences of diseases...
  54. doi Sleep-Wake profiles in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis
    Sara Montagnese
    Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Liver Int 33:203-9. 2013
    ..Impaired sleep quality and daytime sleepiness have been described in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). However, no information is available on their sleep timing/diurnal preference...
  55. ncbi Gastroduodenal and intestinal permeability in primary biliary cirrhosis
    Vincenza Di Leo
    Department of Surgical and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 15:967-73. 2003
    ....
  56. ncbi Imaging of primary sclerosing cholangitis: preliminary results by two new non-invasive techniques
    V Macchi
    Section of Anatomy, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 36:614-21. 2004
    ..Computerised tomographic cholangiography is another non-invasive technique which has been used in assessing abnormal biliary tree, but has never been applied to evaluating primary sclerosing cholangitis...
  57. ncbi Epidemiology of HCV infection
    V Baldo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 14:1646-54. 2008
    ..4%). HCV prevention relies on identifying and counseling uninfected persons at risk of contracting hepatitis C...
  58. ncbi Viral load in HCV RNA-positive pregnant women
    D M Paternoster
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Hygiene, University of Padua, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:2751-4. 2001
    ..Quantitative PCR testing is expensive and pointless. Any decision for elective cesarean section in HCV RNA+ mothers should be confirmed by other studies...
  59. ncbi Mucosal IgA defect in primary biliary cirrhosis
    Annarosa Floreani
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:508-10. 2002
  60. doi Changing epidemiology of HCV and HBV infections in Northern Italy: a survey in the general population
    Paolo Fabris
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, S Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:527-32. 2008
    ....
  61. ncbi Alcohol is an important co-factor for both steatosis and fibrosis in Northern Italian patients with chronic hepatitis C
    Paolo Fabris
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, S Bortolo Hospital, Viale Rodolfi 37, Vicenza, Italy
    J Hepatol 41:644-51. 2004
    ..To evaluate: (1) the relationship between steatosis and either host or viral factors; (2) the correlation between steatosis and fibrosis in patients with CHC...
  62. ncbi Intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus infection
    Eliseo Minola
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Bergamo Hospital, Bergamo, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:293-7. 2006
    ..The role of intrafamilial HCV transmission is still controversial...
  63. ncbi Are elderly patients poor candidates for pegylated interferon plus ribavirin in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C?
    Annarosa Floreani
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:549-50. 2006
  64. ncbi HLA class II alleles, genotypes, haplotypes, and amino acids in primary biliary cirrhosis: a large-scale study
    Peter T Donaldson
    School of Clinical Medical Sciences Hepatology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, and Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital, London, UK
    Hepatology 44:667-74. 2006
    ..042, OR=0.65 in the UK patients; and 10% versus 31%, P=.00092, OR=0.25 in the Italian patients). In conclusion, a complex relationship exists between HLA and PBC, and some genetic associations may be population specific...
  65. ncbi Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 single nucleotide polymorphisms and haplotypes in primary biliary cirrhosis
    Peter Donaldson
    Centre for Liver Research, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, The Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:755-60. 2007
    ..However, there has been considerable debate over the validity of these associations and the precise location of the disease-promoting polymorphism...
  66. ncbi Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio for the noninvasive diagnosis of esophageal varices: results of a multicenter, prospective, validation study
    Edoardo G Giannini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:2511-9. 2006
    ..In this multicenter, international study, our aim was to prospectively validate the use of the platelet count/spleen diameter ratio for the noninvasive diagnosis of EV...
  67. ncbi Primary biliary cirrhosis: report of a focus study group
    Nora V Bergasa
    State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Hepatology 40:1013-20. 2004
  68. ncbi Response to influenza vaccine in people with non-protective HI antibody titers
    Vincenzo Baldo
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:843-5. 2006
    ..31; 95% CI: 1.37-3.89). The results suggest that antibody response to vaccine is satisfactory in elderly people previously lacking a protective antibody titer, and that the adjuvanted vaccine reveals a better immunogenicity...