Affiliation: Second University of Naples
- Oxidative stress in viral and alcoholic hepatitisCarmela Loguercio
Gastroenterology School, 2nd University of Naples, and Inter University Research Center of Alimentary Intake, Nutrition and Digestive Tract CIRANAD, Naples, Italy
Free Radic Biol Med 34:1-10. 2003..By enhancing the antioxidant ability of hepatocytes, through transgene vectors, one could counteract oxidative/nitrosative stress and, in this way, contribute to blocking the progression of liver disease...
- Emerging drugs for non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseAlessandro Federico
Via Alcide De Gasperi 80, 84018 Scafati SA, Italy
Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 13:145-58. 2008..This last form may evolve to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
- Cyclic treatment of chronic hepatic encephalopathy with rifaximin. Results of a double-blind clinical studyC Loguercio
Gastroenterology School, Second University of Naples, Naples
Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 49:53-62. 2003..Chronic hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a frequent and serious complication of chronic liver disease. Aim of the study is to comparatively evaluate the effect of rifaximin, lactitol and their combination in treating chronic HE...
- Herbal products: benefits, limits, and applications in chronic liver diseaseAnna Del Prete
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Interuniversity Research Centre on Food, Nutrition and the Gastrointestinal Tract CIRANAD, 2nd University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:837939. 2012....
- Coeliac disease and C virus-related chronic hepatitis: a non associationAntonietta Gerarda Gravina
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Surgery F Magrassi e A Lanzara Hepato Gastroenterology Division and C I R A N A D, Second University of Naples, Via Pansini 5, Naples 80131, Italy
BMC Res Notes 5:533. 2012....
- Focus on irritable bowel syndromeA Scalera
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Naples, Italy
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 16:1155-71. 2012..Many studies have shown that inflammation and immune dysregulation affect the sensitivity of nerve fibers so it is vital to build on this argument for the development of effective therapies to control the symptoms of this syndrome...
- Silybin combined with phosphatidylcholine and vitamin E in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized controlled trialCarmela Loguercio
Department F Magrassi e A Lanzara, Second University of Naples, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Free Radic Biol Med 52:1658-65. 2012..Treatment with RA but not P for 12 months was associated with improvement in liver enzymes, insulin resistance, and liver histology, without increases in body weight. These findings warrant further investigation...
- Glutathione supplementation improves oxidative damage in experimental colitisC Loguercio
Gastroenterology Unit, School of Medicine, 2nd University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 35:635-41. 2003..The pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease is due, in part, to enhanced free-radical production and reduced antioxidant potential in mucosa cells...
- Beneficial effects of a probiotic VSL#3 on parameters of liver dysfunction in chronic liver diseasesCarmela Loguercio
Department of Internistica Clinica e Sperimentale F Magrassi e A Lanzara, Inter University Research Center on Foods, Nutrition, and Gastrointestinal Tract CIRANAD, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
J Clin Gastroenterol 39:540-3. 2005..To evaluate whether chronic therapy with probiotics affects plasma levels of cytokines and oxidative/nitrosative stress parameters, as well as liver damage, in patients with various types of chronic liver disease...
- Silybin and the liver: from basic research to clinical practiceCarmela Loguercio
Gastroenterology School Interuniversity Research Centre on Foods, Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Tract CIRANAD, 2nd University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
World J Gastroenterol 17:2288-301. 2011..On the basis of literature data, silybin seems a promising drug for chronic liver disease...
- Management of chronic liver disease by general practitioners in southern Italy: unmet educational needsCarmela Loguercio
Interuniversity Center for Research on Food, Nutrition and Digestive Tract, Gastroenterology School Second University, Naples, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 43:736-41. 2011..Despite chronic liver diseases represent an important cause of illness in Italy, data from family practice are poor...
- Alcoholic beverages and gastric epithelial cell viability: effect on oxidative stress-induced damageC Loguercio
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca su Alimenti, Nutrizione e Apparato Digerente Dipartimento Medico Chirurgico di Internistica Clinica e Sperimentale F Magrassi e A Lanzara, Seconda Universita di Napoli, Italia
J Physiol Pharmacol 60:87-92. 2009..Pre-treatment with red wine, but not with dealcoholate red wine, significantly and time-dependently prevented oxidative stress-induced cell damage...
- The effect of a silybin-vitamin e-phospholipid complex on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a pilot studyCarmela Loguercio
Interuniversity Research Center on Foods, Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Tract CIRANAD, Unit of Gastroenterology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Dig Dis Sci 52:2387-95. 2007..Our data suggest that silybin conjugated with vitamin E and phospholipids could be used as a complementary approach to the treatment of patients with chronic liver damage...
- Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in human carcinogenesisAlessandro Federico
Division of Gastroenterology, F Magrassi and A Lanzara Medical Surgical Department, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Int J Cancer 121:2381-6. 2007..This review focalizes some of these intricate events by discussing the relationships occurring among oxidative/nitrosative/metabolic stress, inflammation and cancer...
- Alcoholic Liver Disease and Hepatitis C Chronic InfectionAlessandro Federico
Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Rev Recent Clin Trials 11:201-7. 2016..Finally we paid attention to the oncogenetic mechanisms inducing hepatocellular carcinoma and variability of response to antiviral therapy that derives from alcohol abuse in a subject affected by C hepatitis. ..
- Epidemiology and Natural History of Alcoholic Liver DiseaseMario Masarone
Internal Medicine and Hepatology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Medicine of Salerno, Salerno, Via Alessandro Manzoni 26b, 80123, Naples, Italy
Rev Recent Clin Trials 11:167-74. 2016..In this brief review we will report on the global burden of ALD, the principal factors influencing its prevalence among populations and the different presentations of its natural history. ..
- Focus on emerging drugs for the treatment of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseAlessandro Federico
Alessandro Federico, Claudio Zulli, Ilario de Sio, Anna Del Prete, Marcello Dallio, Carmela Loguercio, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine F Magrassi e A Lanzara, Hepatogastroenterology Division, Interuniversity Research Centre on Food, Nutrition and the Gastrointestinal Tract CIRANAD Second University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
World J Gastroenterol 20:16841-57. 2014..Urgently, new pharmacological approaches are needed. Here, we will focus on the challenges facing actual therapeutic strategies and the most recent investigated molecules. ..
- Intestinal permeability in patients with chronic liver diseases: Its relationship with the aetiology and the entity of liver damageRita Cariello
Department of Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 42:200-4. 2010..Alteration in intestinal permeability may be an important factor in the pathogenesis of both the progression of some chronic liver diseases and the onset of some complications in patients with liver cirrhosis...
- The impact of diet on liver fibrosis and on response to interferon therapy in patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitisCarmela Loguercio
Department of Internal Medicine and Hepatogastroenterology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Am J Gastroenterol 103:3159-66. 2008..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether dietary composition affects the severity of liver damage and response to therapy in patients with HCV-related chronic hepatitis...
- Heat shock protein 27 expression in patients with chronic liver damageAlessandro Federico
Centro Interuniversitario per Ricerche su Alimenti, Nutrizione e Apparato Digerente CIRANAD, Cattedra di Gastroenterologia, II Universita di Napoli, Via Pansini 5, Napoli, Italy
Immunobiology 209:729-35. 2005..The present data are the first showing that, particularly in conditions of enhanced oxidative stress, lymphomonocytes from liver disease patients present an increased expression of HSP27...
- Reactivation of hepatitis B virus in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy for solid tumors. Is the prophylaxis really required?Alessandro Federico
Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy Electronic address
Dig Liver Dis 49:197-201. 2017..Reactivation of hepatitis B virus during cancer chemotherapy for non-hematological tumors is not fully clear...
- Secondary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Duodenum: An Unusual Endoscopic PresentationAntonietta Gerarda Gravina
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Second University of Naples, Italy These authors contributed equally to this work
Gastroenterology Res 6:110-111. 2013..The final diagnosis was multiple myeloma IgA lambda, stage II A, with secondary duodenal EMP. To our knowledge this is the first report showing duodenal involvement by EMP with the aspect of multiple non-polypoid lesions...
- Silybin-Phosphatidylcholine Complex Protects Human Gastric and Liver Cells from Oxidative StressAlessandro Federico
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
In Vivo 29:569-75. 2015....
- Non alcoholic fatty liver: epidemiology and natural historyMario Masarone
Via Alessandro Manzoni 26b, 80123, Naples, Italy
Rev Recent Clin Trials 9:126-33. 2014..In this review we will report on the global and regional prevalence of NAFLD, the principal risk factors and the natural history of its different presentations. ..
- Targeting gut-liver axis for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: translational and clinical evidenceAlessandro Federico
Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Transl Res 167:116-24. 2016..In this review, we summarized the evidence regarding the role of gut-liver axis in the pathogenesis of NASH and discussed the potential therapeutic role of gut microbiota modulation in the clinical setting...
- Telaprevir may induce adverse cutaneous reactions by a T cell immune-mediated mechanismAlessandro Federico
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Ann Hepatol 14:420-4. 2015..05). In conclusion, adverse cutaneous reactions of our patient were caused by a telaprevir-induced T-cell dependent immune mechanism. ..
- Eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection: which regimen first?Alessandro Federico
Alessandro Federico, Antonietta Gerarda Gravina, Agnese Miranda, Carmela Loguercio, Marco Romano, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Second University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy
World J Gastroenterol 20:665-72. 2014..A first-line eradication regimen should be based on what works best in a defined geographical area and must take into account the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in that region. ..
- Nutritional supplementation with branched-chain amino acids in advanced cirrhosis: a double-blind, randomized trialGiulio Marchesini
Department of Internal Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Gastroenterology 124:1792-801. 2003..The role of oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) in advanced cirrhosis is far from settled. A nutritional approach might prevent progressive liver failure and improve nutritional parameters and quality of life...
- Gut-liver axis: a new point of attack to treat chronic liver damage?Carmela Loguercio
Am J Gastroenterol 97:2144-6. 2002