R Pezzilli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune pancreatitis. A case mimicking carcinoma
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 5:527-30. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Steroid responsiveness and treatment regimen of steroids in acute autoimmune pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 54:407-14. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Fecal calprotectin levels in patients with colonic polyposis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti, 9, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 53:47-51. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and clinical indicators for chronic pancreatitis patients in a 2-year follow-up study
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 34:191-6. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune pancreatitis associated with anisakis infection
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:273. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Pancreatectomy for pancreatic disease and quality of life
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
    JOP 8:118-31. 2007
  7. pmc Management of acute pancreatitis: current knowledge and future perspectives
    Lorenzo Fantini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    World J Emerg Surg 1:16. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Diabetic control after total pancreatectomy
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:420-2. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The quality of life in chronic pancreatitis: the clinical point of view
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 7:113-6. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint New approaches for the treatment of acute pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Italy
    JOP 7:79-91. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune pancreatitis. A case mimicking carcinoma
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 5:527-30. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Steroid responsiveness and treatment regimen of steroids in acute autoimmune pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 54:407-14. 2008
    ..In this article, the authors will review recent updates in the steroid treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fecal calprotectin levels in patients with colonic polyposis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti, 9, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 53:47-51. 2008
    ..The usefulness of stool calprotectin determination in diagnosis of inflammatory disease of the colon has been reported; information about its usefulness for patients with polyposis are scarce, however...
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and clinical indicators for chronic pancreatitis patients in a 2-year follow-up study
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 34:191-6. 2007
    ..There are no data available that evaluate the possible modifications of the quality of life during the clinical course of chronic pancreatitis. To evaluate the outcome for patients with chronic pancreatitis in a 2-year follow-up study...
  5. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune pancreatitis associated with anisakis infection
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:273. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Pancreatectomy for pancreatic disease and quality of life
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
    JOP 8:118-31. 2007
    ..Despite the scarcity of studies assessing the quality of life in patients who underwent pancreatic surgery, there is the need to routinely assess well-being in patients who have been operated on...
  7. pmc Management of acute pancreatitis: current knowledge and future perspectives
    Lorenzo Fantini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    World J Emerg Surg 1:16. 2006
    ..Of course, also in this case, we need adequate studies to test this hypothesis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diabetic control after total pancreatectomy
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:420-2. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The quality of life in chronic pancreatitis: the clinical point of view
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 7:113-6. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint New approaches for the treatment of acute pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Italy
    JOP 7:79-91. 2006
    ..Even if some studies exist on this issue, the question of optimal treatment is still unanswered. As in other diseases, obtaining results when treating patients with acute pancreatitis is difficult and will take continuous small steps...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Lipase/amylase ratio and liver function tests for the etiological assessment of acute pancreatitis: facts and fiction]
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    Recenti Prog Med 97:477-80. 2006
    ..In this paper we will assess the markers able to early identify the etiology of this acute illness such as the liver function tests and the lipase/amylase ratio...
  12. ncbi request reprint The quality of life in patients with chronic pancreatitis evaluated using the SF-12 questionnaire: a comparative study with the SF-36 questionnaire
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti, 9, Bologna 40138, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:109-15. 2006
    ..In clinical practice there is the need to utilise a time saving questionnaire to assess the quality of life...
  13. ncbi request reprint Obesity and the risk of pancreatic cancer: an italian multicenter study
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 31:221-4. 2005
    ..The purpose of this work was to determine whether obesity is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer...
  14. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic assessment and outcome of acute pancreatitis in Italy: results of a prospective multicentre study. ProInf-AISP: Progetto informatizzato pancreatite acuta, Associazione Italiana Studio Pancreas, phase II
    G Uomo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:829-37. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, in terms of diagnostic assessment and outcome, of a large series of patients affected by acute pancreatitis in Italy...
  15. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of acute pancreatitis: the position statement of the Italian Association for the study of the pancreas
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna
    Dig Liver Dis 40:803-8. 2008
    ..The refeeding is a crucial topic in patients who have recovered from an acute episode of mild acute pancreatitis, but there are very few studies on this issue...
  16. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with chronic pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:181-9. 2005
    ..Health-related quality of life is becoming a major issue in the evaluation of any therapeutic intervention in patients with chronic or hard to cure diseases...
  17. doi request reprint Practical guidelines for acute pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, IT 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Pancreatology 10:523-35. 2010
    ..The following is a summary of the official guidelines of the Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas regarding the medical, endoscopic and surgical management of acute pancreatitis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Coffee and cancer of the pancreas: an Italian multicenter study
    L Gullo
    Institute of Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, St. Orsola Hospital, Italy
    Pancreas 11:223-9. 1995
    ..The results of this study, one of the largest of its type so far published, suggest that a causal relationship may exist between coffee consumption and pancreatic cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk of pancreatic cancer associated with cholelithiasis, cholecystectomy, or gastrectomy
    L Gullo
    Department of Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, St. Orsola Hospital, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 41:1065-8. 1996
    ..14; 95% confidence interval, 0.64-2.05). In conclusion, our study, one of the largest on this topic, has found no evidence for an association between cholelithiasis, cholecystectomy, or gastrectomy and pancreatic cancer...
  20. doi request reprint Evaluation of patient-reported outcome in subjects treated medically for acute pancreatitis: a follow-up study
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreatology 9:375-82. 2009
    ..To explore the quality of life in patients treated medically during the acute phase of pancreatitis as well as at 2 and 12 months after discharge from the hospital...
  21. ncbi request reprint Rhabdomyolysis and acute pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Emergency Department of Central Laboratory, Sant Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:168-71. 1999
    ..To establish the incidence of rhabdomyolysis in patients with acute pancreatitis and to determine the effectiveness of myoglobin in assessing the severity of the disease...
  22. ncbi request reprint Serum prostate-specific antigen in pancreatic disease
    R Pezzilli
    Emergency Department, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ital J Gastroenterol Hepatol 31:580-3. 1999
    ..In recent years, it has been reported that prostate-specific antigen may also be found in pancreatic tissue; however, very little evidence of serum levels of this protein in pancreatic disease has been forthcoming...
  23. ncbi request reprint Behaviour of serum pancreatic enzymes in chronic pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Emergency Department, Sant Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 32:233-7. 2000
    ..To establish whether serum pancreatic enzyme determination is useful in the identification of patients with chronic pancreatitis and in revealing the presence of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency..
  24. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune pancreatitis: the classification puzzle
    L Fantini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Adv Med Sci 52:71-5. 2007
  25. doi request reprint Gastric endocrine tumors type I: treatment with long-acting somatostatin analogs
    D Campana
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Gastroenterologia and Dipartimento Clinico di Scienze Radiologiche ed Istopatologiche, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 15:337-42. 2008
    ..This therapeutic approach should be considered as a valid option in selected patients with multiple type I gastric endocrine tumors...
  26. doi request reprint Usefulness of serum IgG4 in the diagnosis and follow up of autoimmune pancreatitis: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis
    Antonio M Morselli-Labate
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:15-36. 2009
    ..However, the heterogeneity of the studies published until now means that more studies are necessary in order to better evaluate the true accuracy of IgG4 in discriminating AIP versus other autoimmune diseases...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic involvement in systemic sarcoidosis. A case report
    E Romboli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 36:222-7. 2004
    ..Endoscopic ultrasonography represents the technique of choice used to confirm the clinical suspicion of pancreatic inflammation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Clinical usefulness of the serum carboxypeptidase B activation peptide in acute pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Emergency Department, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Central Laboratory, Sant Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
    JOP 1:58-68. 2000
    ..To assess the sensitivity and specificity of the serum carboxypeptidase B activation peptide in diagnosing and determining the severity of acute pancreatitis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the quality of life in chronic pancreatitis using Sf-12 and EORTC Qlq-C30 questionnaires
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:1077-86. 2007
    ..SF-12 Health Survey, and European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of life Questionnaire-C30 are the two main questionnaires proposed and validated for assessing the quality of life in chronic pancreatitis...
  30. ncbi request reprint Time-course and clinical value of the urine trypsinogen-2 dipstick test in acute pancreatitis
    R Pezzilli
    Emergency Department, Sant Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 13:269-74. 2001
    ..Urine trypsinogen-2 has been suggested as a marker of damage due to acute pancreatitis. Our aim was to assess the time-course and the clinical value of this test in acute pancreatitis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Early activation of peripheral lymphocytes in human acute pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, St Orsola M Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 36:360-3. 2003
    ..The CD69 antigen is an indicator of early lymphocyte activation...
  32. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes and gut dysmotility in functional gastrointestinal disorders
    R F Cogliandro
    Department of Clinical Medicine, S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 23:1084-91. 2011
    ..The present study compared clinical features, small bowel motility, and quality of life (QoL) in patients with CIIP or severe functional gastrointestinal disorders (SFGID), compared to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Oil-lubricated colonoscopy: easier and less painful?
    E Brocchi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Endoscopy 37:340-5. 2005
    ..Methods of lubrication are rarely considered to be a matter for study in gastrointestinal endoscopy. We evaluated a new technique, i. e. the release of seed oil in discrete amounts from the tip of the scope during colonoscopy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of chronic hyperamylasemia
    M Ventrucci
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, St. Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 36:1517-22. 1991
    ..In the patients with elevated pancreatic isoamylase, there was no clinical evidence of pancreatic damage, although a subclinical pancreatic involvement could not be excluded in some...
  35. doi request reprint SPINK1 and PRSS1 mutations in benign pancreatic hyperenzymemia
    Lucio Gullo
    Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 37:31-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether mutations in SPINK1/PRSS1 genes are associated with benign pancreatic hyperenzymemia (BPH)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Fecal calprotectin and elastase 1 determinations in patients with pancreatic diseases: a possible link between pancreatic insufficiency and intestinal inflammation
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    J Gastroenterol 42:754-60. 2007
    ..Our aim was to assess fecal calprotectin in order to evaluate the presence of intestinal inflammation in patients with pancreatic disease...
  37. ncbi request reprint A prospective multicentre survey on the treatment of acute pancreatitis in Italy
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 39:838-46. 2007
    ..The Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas released a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm for acute pancreatitis in 1999...
  38. doi request reprint Pancreatic and extrapancreatic lesions in patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas: a single-centre experience
    L Calculli
    Department of Radiology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Radiol Med 115:442-52. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Multicentre comparative study of two schedules of gabexate mesilate in the treatment of acute pancreatitis. Italian Acute Pancreatitis Study Group
    R Pezzilli
    Emergency Department, Sant Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 33:49-57. 2001
    ..To compare the efficacy of two different schedules of gabexate mesilate (900 mg/day, or 1,500 mg/day) in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis in children. An Italian multicentre study
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 34:343-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the clinical, morphological and aetiological aspects of acute pancreatitis in children in Italy...
  41. pmc Acute recurrent pancreatitis: an autoimmune disease?
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti, 9, Bologna 40138, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 14:999-1006. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Exocrine pancreatic function during the early recovery phase of acute pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 8:316-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to prospectively assess the exocrine pancreatic function in patients with acute pancreatitis at the time of their refeeding...
  43. ncbi request reprint The concept of autoimmune pancreatitis and its immunological backgrounds
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Expert Rev Clin Immunol 6:125-36. 2010
    ..Finally, we have revised the current literature data on the imaging feature of AIP and the therapeutic modalities for curing AIP patients...
  44. doi request reprint Are there prognostic factors related to recurrence in pancreatic endocrine tumors?
    Riccardo Casadei
    Dipartimenti di Scienze Chirurgiche, Alma Mater Studiorum, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreatology 10:33-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate, site, time of recurrence and prognostic factors related to the appearance of recurrences in patients affected by pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs)...
  45. doi request reprint Value of both WHO and TNM classification systems for patients with pancreatic endocrine tumors: results of a single-center series
    Riccardo Casadei
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Anestesiologiche, Chirurgia Generale Minni, Alma Mater Studiorum, Universita di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti n 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    World J Surg 33:2458-63. 2009
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the clinical relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and tumor node metastasis (TNM) classifications in patients affected by pancreatic endocrine tumors...
  46. doi request reprint Serum leptin, but not adiponectin and receptor for advanced glycation end products, is able to distinguish autoimmune pancreatitis from both chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic neoplasms
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 45:93-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this paper was to evaluate the circulating concentrations of receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE), leptin and adiponectin in patients with chronic pancreatic diseases...
  47. pmc Etiology of chronic pancreatitis: has it changed in the last decade?
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:4737-40. 2009
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint JOP. Journal of the Pancreas: "Is it easier to steer a Ferrari than to steer an online journal?" Considerations on a 'pancreatic' electronic journal at the beginning of its 8th year of publication
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti, 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    JOP 8:263-7. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint The imaging of pancreatic exocrine solid tumors: the role of computed tomography and positron emission tomography
    Lucia Calculli
    Departments of Radiology, Internal Medicine, and Surgery, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
    JOP 8:77-84. 2007
    ..In this paper, we describe the accuracy of computed tomography and positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic cancer...
  50. ncbi request reprint Exocrine pancreatic function after alcoholic or biliary acute pancreatitis
    Marina Migliori
    Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 28:359-63. 2004
    ..The aim of this work was to study pancreatic function in patients who had had acute alcoholic or acute biliary pancreatitis...
  51. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy for acute pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Ospedale Sant Orsola Malpighi, Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Gastroenterologia, Bologna, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 10:2999-3014. 2009
    ..Thus, analgesia, supportive care, and treatment of the pulmonary and renal complications remain the cornerstones of the treatment of acute pancreatitis, especially in the severe form of the disease...
  52. pmc Patient-reported outcomes in subjects with neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti, 9, Bologna 40138, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:5067-73. 2009
    ..To assess the patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) patients...
  53. ncbi request reprint Thrombosed splenic artery aneurysm simulating a pancreatic body mass: can two entities be distinguished preoperatively thus avoiding diagnostic and therapeutic mistakes?
    Riccardo Casadei
    Department of Surgical and Anesthesiological Sciences, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    JOP 8:235-9. 2007
    ..Spiral computed tomography is the most sensitive diagnostic technique for this disease. Its primary treatment is interventional radiology; surgery is indicated in selected cases...
  54. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic involvement in Salmonella infection
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 4:200-6. 2003
    ..Salmonella has been identified as a causative agent of acute pancreatitis...
  55. doi request reprint Serum adhesion molecules in acute pancreatitis: time course and early assessment of disease severity
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, S Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 37:36-41. 2008
    ..Fifteen consecutive acute pancreatitis patients (10 patients with the mild and 5 with the severe disease) admitted to the hospital within 6 hours after the onset of pain and 15 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects...
  56. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic involvement in Von Hippel-Lindau disease: the role of integrated imaging
    Lucia Calculli
    Department of Radiology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 6:375-9. 2005
  57. ncbi request reprint Is the pancreas affected in patients with septic shock?--a prospective study
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 10:191-5. 2011
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Tyrosine kinase inhibitors, pancreatic hyperenzymemia and acute pancreatitis: a review
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 5:165-8. 2011
    ..Recent patents on tyrosine kinase inhibitors and acute pancreatitis are pointed out in this review...
  59. ncbi request reprint Echo-enhanced ultrasonography: is it the future gold standard of imaging in acute pancreatitis?
    Emilio Brocchi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 6:464-6. 2005
    ..Most importantly, this technique should be also useful for following-up patients and it may be also an alternative to MRI in those patients in whom contrast-enhanced computed tomography cannot be carried out...
  60. ncbi request reprint Assessment of complications according to the Clavien-Dindo classification after distal pancreatectomy
    Riccardo Casadei
    Department of Surgery, Alma Mater Studiorum University of di Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital Bologna, Italy
    JOP 12:126-30. 2011
    ..The absence of a definition and a widely accepted ranking system to classify surgical complications has hampered proper interpretation of the surgical outcome...
  61. pmc Alcoholic pancreatitis: pathogenesis, incidence and treatment with special reference to the associated pain
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2763-82. 2009
    ..Finally, recent therapeutic studies which have shown medical or surgical approaches capable of reducing the pain episodes in chronic pancreatitis patients will be described...
  62. doi request reprint Chronic asymptomatic pancreatic hyperenzymemia is a benign condition in only half of the cases: a prospective study
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna, Italy
    Scand J Gastroenterol 44:888-93. 2009
    ..Prospectively to evaluate patients with chronic asymptomatic pancreatic hyperenzymemia in order to identify possible pancreatic and non-pancreatic diseases...
  63. pmc Chronic pancreatitis: maldigestion, intestinal ecology and intestinal inflammation
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Pancreas Unit, Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 15:1673-6. 2009
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic solid-cystic papillary tumor: clinical features, imaging findings and operative management
    Riccardo Casadei
    Department of Surgery, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 7:137-44. 2006
    ..Surgery is the treatment of choice; it should be conservative in localized tumors, and aggressive, in non-localized tumors. The prognosis is very good, with long-term survival also in patients with metastases or unresectable tumors...
  65. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes in patients with endocrine tumors of the ileum
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:689-94. 2010
    ..Patients with ileal endocrine tumors have a good survival rate...
  66. ncbi request reprint An update on recurrent acute pancreatitis: data from five European countries
    Lucio Gullo
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:1959-62. 2002
    ..In this study, we have sought to determine the relative frequency and mortality of recurrent acute pancreatitis, and also to update our knowledge of its etiological factors...
  67. doi request reprint Total pancreatectomy: indications, operative technique, and results: a single centre experience and review of literature
    Riccardo Casadei
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Anestesiologiche, Chirurgia Generale Minni, Alma Mater Studiorum, Universita di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti n 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Updates Surg 62:41-6. 2010
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Pancreatic endocrine tumors less than 4 cm in diameter: resect or enucleate? a single-center experience
    Riccardo Casadei
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Anestesiologiche, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 39:825-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the postoperative and long-term survival of patients undergoing enucleation in small PETs...
  69. ncbi request reprint The role of inflammation in patients with intraductal mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas and in those with pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Anticancer Res 30:3801-5. 2010
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Time course of proadrenomedullin in the early phase of septic shock. A comparative study with other proinflammatory proteins
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Panminerva Med 54:211-7. 2012
    ..It has been shown that pro-adrenomedullin is a good marker of the severity of septic shock but there are no data on the early changes in serum pro-adrenomedullin concentrations in patients with shock...
  71. ncbi request reprint Relapses of biliary acute pancreatitis in patients with previous attack of biliary pancreatitis and gallbladder in situ
    P Billi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola M Malpigli Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 35:653-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate relapse of acute pancreatitis in patients with biliary pancreatitis in whom coexisting diseases or patient refusal have excluded cholecystectomy...
  72. doi request reprint Effect of early antibiotic prophylaxis with ertapenem and meropenem in experimental acute pancreatitis in rats
    Fausto Catena
    Transplant, General and Emergency Surgery DPT, St Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:328-32. 2009
    ..The effect of two antibiotic treatments for early prophylaxis was studied in the taurocholate model of necrotizing pancreatitis in the rat...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in periampullary and pancreatic tumor resection in elderly patients
    R Casadei
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Anestesiologiche, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    World J Surg 30:1992-2001; discussion 2002-3. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to determine whether age alone or age plus some prognostic factors constitute contraindications to major pancreatic resections...
  74. doi request reprint Abdominal pain and ECG alteration: a simple diagnosis?
    R Pezzilli
    Department of Digestive, Diseases and Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Adv Med Sci 55:333-6. 2010
    ..Physicians should keep in mind the possibility of an attack of pancreatitis in a patient with abdominal pain and ECG modifications who is a heavy drinker...
  75. ncbi request reprint Does gabexate mesilate affect serum concentrations of acute phase proteins after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography examination?
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:851-5. 2003
    ..To explore the possibility that the preventive effect of gabexate mesilate on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related acute pancreatitis may be mediated by its modulation of acute phase proteins...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effect of secretin on serum pancreatic enzymes and on the Wirsung duct in chronic nonpathological pancreatic hyperenzymemia
    Lucio Gullo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreatology 3:191-4. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to increase our understanding of this condition by determining the serum pancreatic enzyme response as well as changes in the caliber of the Wirsung duct after secretin stimulation...
  77. ncbi request reprint Air in the Wirsung duct. An unusual finding
    Carla Brindisi
    Department of Radiology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 9:534-7. 2008
  78. ncbi request reprint Anesthesiological risk and endoscopic sphincterotomy in acute biliary pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola M Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 26:334-8. 2003
    ..The rate of complications after endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) is about 10%, and early complications have been reported in 20% of patients considered unfit for surgery...
  79. ncbi request reprint Exocrine pancreatic function assessed by secretin cholangio-Wirsung magnetic resonance imaging
    Lucia Calculli
    Department of Radiology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna, Italy
    Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 7:192-5. 2008
    ..However, extensive data on this method are lacking. This study aimed to determine whether MRCP with secretin administration is able to simultaneously detect alterations of both the pancreatic ducts and exocrine pancreatic function...
  80. ncbi request reprint Does acute alcoholic pancreatitis precede the chronic form or is the opposite true? A histological study
    Marina Migliori
    Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Bologna, Sant Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:272-5. 2004
    ..Our objective is to clarify the relation between acute and chronic alcoholic pancreatitis by histologic study of the pancreas in a group of patients having a first attack of acute alcoholic pancreatitis...
  81. ncbi request reprint Mutations of the CFTR gene in pancreatic disease
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 27:332-6. 2003
    ..An association has been found between CFTR gene mutations and chronic pancreatitis; however, there is a lack of information about the frequency of CFTR gene mutations in acute pancreatitis and in pancreatic cancer...
  82. ncbi request reprint A meal stimulation test in the diagnosis of pancreatic endocrine tumors in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1
    M Migliori
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, S Orsola Hospital, Italy
    Endocrine 17:229-32. 2002
    ..The determination of serum PP and gastrin levels after a meal stimulation test in patients with MEN 1 adds no information about the presence of pancreatic endocrine tumors over that provided by basal values of the two peptides...
  83. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic involvement during the early phase of shock
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Gastroenterologia, Ospedale Sant Orsola, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 3:139-43. 2002
    ..There is a lack of data concerning pancreatic involvement during shock...
  84. ncbi request reprint Mutations of the CFTR gene in idiopathic pancreatic hyperenzymemia
    Lucio Gullo
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Center for Applied Biomedical Research, University of Bologna, St Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Pancreas 31:350-2. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene may have a role in the etiology of this hyperenzymemia...
  85. ncbi request reprint Imaging techniques for acute necrotizing pancreatitis: multidetector computed tomography
    Lucia Calculli
    Department of Radiology, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 7:104-9. 2006
  86. ncbi request reprint Medical treatment of endocrine gastroenteropancreatic tumors
    Paola Tomassetti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 7:145-9. 2006
  87. ncbi request reprint Chromogranin A: is it a useful marker of neuroendocrine tumors?
    Davide Campana
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 25:1967-73. 2007
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint A prospective study on radiofrequency ablation locally advanced pancreatic cancer
    Riccardo Casadei
    Department of Surgery, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 9:306-11. 2010
    ..This study aimed to prospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of intraoperative RFA in patients with unresectable, locally advanced, non-metastatic carcinoma of the pancreatic head...
  89. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms involved in the onset of post-ERCP pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola M Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    JOP 3:162-8. 2002
    ..Nonetheless, factors related to the patient and the physician will be considered. Finally, the hypothesis of activation of chemokines by endoscopic maneuvers as a cause of acute pancreatitis will be described...
  90. ncbi request reprint CCK-1 receptor blockade for treatment of biliary colic: a pilot study
    A Malesci
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, Milano, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 18:333-7. 2003
    ..Loxiglumide is a potent and selective cholecystokinin-1 (CCK-1) receptor antagonist able to inhibit gall-bladder contraction...
  91. ncbi request reprint Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
    Paola Tomassetti
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 11:5423-32. 2005
    ..Medical treatment can be the best palliative therapy and should be used, when possible, in association with surgery, in a multimodal therapeutic approach...
  92. ncbi request reprint Immune-manipulation of the inflammatory response in acute pancreatitis. What can be expected?
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sant Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JOP 5:115-21. 2004
    ..In this paper, we review the recent literature data on the possible manipulation of the immune response in acute pancreatitis...
  93. doi request reprint Serous cystic tumors of the pancreas: when to observe and when to operate: a single-center experience
    Nicola Zanini
    Department of Emergency, General and Transplantation Surgery, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Dig Surg 25:233-9; discussion 240. 2008
    ..Pancreatic serous cystic tumors are considered to have a benign biological and clinical course with only few malignant cases...
  94. doi request reprint Standardized uptake values of (68)Ga-DOTANOC PET: a promising prognostic tool in neuroendocrine tumors
    Davide Campana
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Nucl Med 51:353-9. 2010
    ..Therefore, we prospectively investigated whether (68)Ga-[1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid]-1-NaI3-octreotide ((68)Ga-DOTANOC) PET SUVmax could be used as an accurate noninvasive marker for disease prognosis...
  95. ncbi request reprint A search for acute necrotic pancreatitis in early stages of alcoholic chronic pancreatitis
    Lucio Gullo
    Institutes of Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Pathology, University of Bologna, St Orsola Hospital, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 40:435-9. 2006
    ..The aim of this work is to study pancreatic histology in early stages of the disease to search for evidence of these acute episodes...
  96. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of tumor M2-pyruvate kinase in neuroendocrine tumors. A comparative study with chromogranin A
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Sant Orsola M Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
    Anticancer Res 23:2969-72. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to establish the diagnostic role of tumor M2-PK (TM2-PK) in patients with neuroendocrine tumors and to compare its diagnostic value with that of chromogranin A (CgA) which is well-established...
  97. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis: clinical and histological assessment
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    JOP 6:609-11. 2005
  98. ncbi request reprint Etiology of acute pancreatitis: beware of the lipase/amylase ratio!
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    Gastroenterology 128:2179-80. 2005
  99. ncbi request reprint Probiotics and severe acute pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    JOP 7:92-3. 2006
  100. ncbi request reprint IgG4 as a serological marker of autoimmune pancreatitis: the latest news
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    JOP 5:531-3. 2004
  101. ncbi request reprint New insights into the pathology and treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis
    Raffaele Pezzilli
    JOP 6:197-9. 2005