Irritable Bowel Syndrome and lactose intolerance. A challenging overlap.
Authors: Adriani A, Saracco GM, Pellicano R PMID: 33016665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - October 7, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Quercetin Phytosome ® as a potential drug for Covid-19.
Quercetin Phytosome® as a potential drug for Covid-19. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2020 Oct 05;: Authors: Di Pierro F, Khan A, Bertuccioli A, Maffioli P, Derosa G, Khan S, Khan BA, Nigar R, Ujjan I, Devraian BR Abstract When looking for new antiviral compounds aimed to counteract the COVID-19, a disease caused by the recently identified novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the knowledge of the main viral proteins is fundamental. The major druggable targets of SARS-CoV-2 include 3-chymotrypsin-like protease (3CLpro), papain-like protease (PLpro), RNA-dependent 26 RNA polymerase, and spike (S) protein. ...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - October 7, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

The efficacy of fasting regimens on health outcomes: a systematic overview.
CONCLUSIONS: Fasting regimens showed potential beneficial effects on several health indicators in adult populations. Nevertheless, evidence on some specific health dimensions (cognitive function, well-being, quality of life) is limited. Thus, in the future, further RCTs or cohort studies with good methodological quality and larger sample sizes are warranted to better understand the underlying biological mechanism and the benefits on multidimensional aspects of health. PMID: 32914941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - September 13, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Fatty pancreas and pancreatic cancer: a new player on the field?
Authors: Sbeit W, Mari A, Pellicano R, Khoury T PMID: 32883052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - September 6, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Probiotics in COVID-19 pandemic: when evidence lacks, rationale can still ease the way.
Authors: Pagnini C, Di Paolo MC, D'alba L, Urgesi R, Pallotta L, Villotti G, D'ambra G, Delle Fave G, Graziani MG PMID: 32883053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - September 6, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
CONCLUSIONS: PEG placement is as an effective, safe nutritional method with a low complication rate in patients with ALS, with or without non-invasive ventilation. The BMI and albumin levels stabilize after PEG placement, indicating benefits of early placement. PMID: 32724029 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis.
Authors: De Pretis N, De Marchi G, Frulloni L Abstract Hypertriglyceridemic acute pancreatitis is an emerging issue in gastroenterology, frequently underdiagnosed in clinical practice. Despite the rarity of the disease, hypertriglyceridemia should be considered as a leading cause of acute pancreatitis, especially in defined subsets of patients. Primary and secondary forms of hypertriglyceridemia need to be considered and excluded during the diagnostic work-up of all patients with acute pancreatitis. An accurate diagnosis is crucial to establish an appropriate treatment and to reduce the risk of recurrences. The aim...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Authors: Buzás GM Abstract Helicobacter pylori is the most prevalent infection worldwide, while non-alcoholic fatty liver disease emerged as the most frequent liver disease. The common occurrence can be either by chance or due to certain pathogenetic factors. Epidemiologic studies revealed that the risk of non-alcoholic liver disease is increased in patients infected with Helicobacter pylori. DNA fragments of Helicobacter pylori were rarely identified in human samples of liver carcinoma and fatty liver. Helicobacter pylori could influence the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver either by hormonal (ghrel...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Fibromax and inflamatory markers cannot replace liver biopsy in the evaluation of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Authors: Lardi LL, Lul RM, Port GZ, Coral GP, Peres A, Dorneles GP, Branco F, Fernandes S, Leães CG, Mattos AA, Buss C, Tovo CV Abstract BACKGROUND: To evaluate the performance of a non-invasive test (Fibromax™) and inflamatory markers (IL-1 beta, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-alpha, MCP-1) in the diagnosis and staging of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. METHODS: Patients older than 18 years with steatosis were prospectively evaluated at a tertiary hospital in southern Brazil. Liver biopsy, Fibromax™ test and inflamatory markers (IL 1 beta, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-alpha, MCP-1) were performed. Meas...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 25, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Noninvasive diagnosis of fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: diagnostic accuracy of different scores.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings demonstrated that the most accurate scores, compared to TE, were NFS and FIB 4. PMID: 32700500 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 25, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Impact of E-cadherin and its transcription regulators on assessing epithelial-mesenchymal transition in chronic HCV infection.
CONCLUSIONS: E-cadherin and its transcriptional regulators; snail and slug may serve as indicators for assessing the stage of fibrosis and the progression of HCC associated with HCV infection but not for assessing the degree of hepatitis activity. Therefore, the snail family could be a promising target for designing effective preventive and therapeutic strategies for chronic HCV infection and its serious co-morbidities. PMID: 32677416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Groove pancreatitis: a case report with a brief review of this diagnostic challenge.
Authors: Valentini G, Surace M, Grosso S, Vernetto A, Serra AM, Andria I, Mazzucco D Abstract Groove Pancreatitis is an uncommon and still under-recognized form of recurrent or chronic pancreatitis that involves the space between the pancreatic head, the duodenum and the common bile duct, the so called groove area. Its importance is that it can mimic pancreatic carcinoma, it may coexist with it or even masks it and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic masses or duodenal stenosis. Groove Pancreatitis represents a diagnostic challenge because, from a clinical point of view, its manifestati...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Ocular manifestations of inflammatory bowel diseases: an update for gastroenterologists.
Authors: Castellano F, Alessio G, Palmisano C Abstract Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), that includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, can affect not only the gastrointestinal tract but a wide spectrum of organs. The extra-intestinal manifestations (EIMs) are one of the most challenging aspect of IBD, playing a significant role for the life-time care and the quality-life of patients. Ocular manifestations are the third most frequent EIMs, preceded by articular and dermatological ones. The aim of this narrative review is to describe the different types of ocular involvements, focusing on their clinical mana...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Small bowel capsule endoscopy: where do we stand after 20 years of clinical use?
Authors: Pennazio M, Rondonotti E, Pellicano R, Cortegoso Valdivia P Abstract Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) was introduced into clinical practice almost 20 years ago and, nowadays, it is an essential tool for the study of the small bowel. SBCE allows a radiation-free examination of the entire mucosal surface of the small bowel with high-quality images, limited invasivity and a good safety profile. Nevertheless, the main limitation of SBCE is the lack of any possible direct therapeutic intervention. Indications for SBCE have evolved throughout the years, from "old" ones such as suspected small bowel...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Elastography for characterization of focal liver lesions: current evidence and future perspectives.
Authors: Martelletti C, Armandi A, Caviglia GP, Saracco GM, Pellicano R Abstract Focal liver lesions (FLLs) are a common finding during routine abdominal ultrasound (US). The differential diagnosis between diverse types of FLLs, especially between benign and malignant ones, is extremely important and can often be particularly challenging. Radiological techniques with contrast administration and/or liver biopsy are mostly necessary for establishing diagnosis, but they have several contraindications or complications. Due to limitations of these tools, there is urgent and still unmet need to develop a first line, non-...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

COVID-19 and obesity.
Authors: Devecchi A, Ippolito M, Merlo FD, Pira C, Rahimi F PMID: 32677421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Alcohol related liver disease and Covid-19 emergency: interaction between hepatologist and primary care physician.
Authors: Testino G, Adriani A PMID: 32677422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Conservative treatment and radiological follow-up in a case of pneumatosis intestinalis associated with enteral tube feeding.
Authors: Brandi N, Parmeggiani A, Brocchi S, Balacchi C, Gaudiano C, Golfieri R Abstract Pneumatosis Intestinalis (PI) is a rare radiological finding and is defined as the presence of extra- luminal gas within the intestinal wall. PI can be distinguished in a benign form and a life-threatening form, burdened with high mortality. The correct management of PI must always take into account patient's history, his clinical context, laboratory test results and radiological findings, in order to administrate a proper therapy and avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. The pathogenesis of primary PI is still unknown and s...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Inpatients bowel preparation: with team work we can win.
Authors: Iabichino G, Eusebi LH, Palamara MA, Luigiano C PMID: 32623868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Rheumatic manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease.
Authors: Finucci A, Ditto MC, Parisi S, Borrelli R, Priora M, Realmuto C, Fusaro E Abstract Rheumatic manifestations are the most frequent extra-intestinal manifestations (EIMs) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients, and they are responsible for a relevant reduction of quality of life. IBD is associated with a variety of musculoskeletal manifestations such as arthritis and non-inflammatory pain as well as with metabolic diseases, such as osteoporosis. Different imaging techniques (primarily ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and X-rays) can help the clinician to correctly identify the nature of manifesta...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

The relationship between Helicobacter pylori and chronic kidney disease: update 2020.
Authors: Zizzi CF, Pellicano R, Biancone L Abstract A number of studies has confirmed that the epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is changing worldwide, with a decrease especially in developed Countries. Nevertheless, since this Gram-negative bacterium infects almost 50% of the world's population, it remains a global problem. Beyond its role in the pathogenesis of the main gastroduodenal diseases, including gastritis, peptic ulcer and gastric cancer, H. pylori has been suspected to be involved in several extra-gastroduodenal disorders. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) present gastric mucosal ...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Proteins daily distribution and body composition changes in weight-loss.
Authors: Aimasso U, Ippolito M, Pira C, Devecchi A PMID: 32623871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Management of functional dyspepsia in the year 2020. A clinical point of view.
Authors: Mosso E, Bonetto S, Longobardi G, Abenavoli L, Ribaldone DG, Saracco GM, Pellicano R Abstract Dyspepsia is a disorder that refers mainly to central upper abdominal pain or discomfort. When a cause of this symptom is not identified the condition is termed functional dyspepsia (FD), that affects a large part of the general population. The relevance of FD is due to its high prevalence, but also to its chronic or intermittent course. This induces a significant burden for each national healthcare system. The pathogenesis of FD is complex and multifactorial, depending on cultural, environmental and biological fa...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and lactose intolerance: the importance of differential diagnosis. A monocentric study.
Authors: Catanzaro R, Sciuto M, Singh B, Pathak S, Marotta F Abstract BACKGROUND: Nowadays Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Lactose Intolerance (LI) are two very frequent diseases. IBS is a functional disorder, while LI is caused by the inability to digest lactose. LI is often incorrectly diagnosed as IBS. The aim of our study is to identify LI patients among IBS patients, so as to set up a correct therapy. METHODS: We enrolled 259 patients with IBS and we compared them to a control group of 108 patients. All patients underwent H2 Breath-Test (HBT) and two questionnaires regarding the symptoms associated with...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography related perforations: there is a plenty to discover?
Authors: Khoury T, Mari A, Sbeit W PMID: 32623874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - July 8, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Role of Compositum Zeolite ® in management of inflammatory bowel disease: a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Compositum Zeolite® has a compliance rate similar to the other prescribed therapies and is a good addon therapy to improve activity indexes, mainly in Crohn's disease. It also seems to improve inflammatory indexes, even if maybe dose or time of therapy were insufficient to reach a full negativization of these parameters. PMID: 32518220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - June 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension in inflammatory bowel disease.
Authors: Mir AS, Sorrentino D Abstract With the increasing incidence and prevalence of IBD, its complications and associated morbidity also continue to rise. One of these is non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. There is an increasing need of recognizing and understanding the pathophysiology of this condition in the clinical setting of IBD, especially in long standing cases. Due to multiple potential factors, patients with IBD appear to be at a higher risk of developing portal hypertension even in the absence of liver cirrhosis. Portal hypertension is usually diagnosed when complications (such as ascites, variceal ble...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - June 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

COVID emergency: an opportunity to increase the interaction between hepatologist and primary care physician.
Authors: Casella G, Ingravalle F, Ingravalle A, Monti C, Bonetti F, Limonta A Abstract The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide had evidenced the opportunity to increase the interaction between Specialist and Primary Care Physician (PCP). COVID 19, started in December 2019 in China, has been considered a public health emergency by the Department of Health and Human Services and, at the moment, it is a pandemic disease with worldwide diffusion. The Covid 19 crisis permits to increase the role of Telemedicine as a tool for the delivery of health care services at distance and to slow down the viru...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - June 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Management of nutritional consultations in local clinics during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Authors: Accardi F, Cammarata I, Canaletti F, Bachini I, Demagistris A PMID: 32492996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - June 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Intestinal perforations after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the United States: a 16-year study using the national inpatient sample.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients who have ERCP related perforations have longer hospital stays and have a higher mortality risk. Older patients and those who had ERCP in teaching hospitals are at a higher risk of perforation. PMID: 32492997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - June 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Potential role of fecal gluten immunogenic peptides to assess dietary compliance in celiac patients.
Authors: Larussa T, Boccuto L, Luzza F, Abenavoli L PMID: 32403893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - May 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Pilot study on non-celiac gluten sensitivity: effects of Bifidobacterium longum ES1 co-administered with a gluten-free diet.
CONCLUSIONS: Although carried out on a small number of patients, our pilot trial leads us to conclude that a combined strategy of naturally gluten-free diet therapy with administration of the probiotic strain ES1 appears to offer a greater advantage than the dietary regime alone in improving the clinical symptomatic picture and in stabilizing the intestinal microbiota. PMID: 32397695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - May 15, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Endoscopic resection of a giant colonic lipoma with endoloop-assisted-snare polypectomy.
Authors: Valentini G, Surace M, Mazzucco D PMID: 32327623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Diet high in protein-rich foods with structured sport activity may be useless to lose fat mass and maintain fat-free mass.
CONCLUSIONS: The models of lifestyle changes that are currently circulating were for the most part ineffective. It does not appear to be necessary to increase the protein content of the diet above that recommended by guidelines in order to lose weight. Even prescribing specific physical activity is not necessary to maintain muscle mass. PMID: 32327624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Salivary pepsin for the diagnosis of gastro-esophageal reflux disease: any role in 2020?
Authors: Mari A, Pellicano R, Khoury T PMID: 32327625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Management of inflammatory bowel disease during COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Ribaldone DG, Astegiano M, Actis GC, Pellicano R PMID: 32327626 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and primary care physicians.
Authors: Abenavoli L, Procopio AC, Medić-Stojanoska M, Luzza F PMID: 32283879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatic diseases.
Authors: Ribaldone DG PMID: 32283880 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Is it time to recommend water load test before Nissen fundoplication?
Authors: Mari A, Mahamid M, Khoury T PMID: 32283881 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Role of a berberine-based nutritional supplement in reducing diarrhea in subjects with functional gastrointestinal disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients, especially those preferring "natural" therapy, can be successfully treated, when affected by a gut functional disease characterized by diarrhea, by berberine-based products. PMID: 32283882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a nutraceutical supplement containing highly standardized perilla and ginger extracts in patients with functional dyspepsia.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite all the limitations of our pragmatic study, we believe that the perilla and ginger supplement we have used can be considered a valid tool for an empirical approach to treating patients with FD, especially when a non-conventional drug treatment is preferable to the patient and considered suitable by the physician. PMID: 32283883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

A place for probiotics and prebiotics in the studies on human microbiota and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Authors: Lo Pumo S PMID: 32283884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

An unexpected case of bifid esophagus.
Authors: Caranti A, Budini M, Visentini I, Cimatti A PMID: 32283885 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Impact of a two-bacterial-strain formula, containing Bifidobacterium animalis lactis BB12 and Enterococcus faecium L3, administered before and after triple or quadruple therapy for helicobacter pylori eradication.
CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, administration of BB12 and L3 strains as an adjuvant regimen during Hp eradication therapy has better success than conventional therapy (antibiotics plus a PPI) alone. PMID: 32272820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Acute pancreatitis. Literature review and update.
Authors: Le'clerc JN, Romano L, Giuliani A PMID: 32272821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Something new in management of acute pancreatitis: brief review of recent guidelines and practical tips.
Authors: Valentini G, Surace M, Andria I, Mazzucco D Abstract Improvement in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques has led to revision of past guidelines on the management of Acute Pancreatitis (AP), still not uniformely applied on the territory, partly due to the different distribution of resources to the various centers, partly due to the lack of unequivocal conduct in the approach itself. We had tried to outline most important changes emerged from the revision of recent and authoritative guidelines, focusing on what we believe are still critical points and identifying attitudes more equally shared than others. B...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

One minute liver "digitopsy" for point of care risk stratification of fibrosis in non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
One minute liver "digitopsy" for point of care risk stratification of fibrosis in non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2020 Apr 08;: Authors: Salmi A PMID: 32272823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - April 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption in the Covid-19 Era.
Authors: Testino G, Pellicano R PMID: 32221278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - March 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Application of mineral waters in the complex treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The obtained data confirm the prospects of using highly mineralized mineral waters in the complex treatment of GERD patients. PMID: 32218417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - March 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research

Content of some redox homeostasis parameters in blood of patients with liver cirrhosis, depending on its severity according to the criteria of C. H. Child-R. N. Pugh and their connection with endothelial dysfunction development.
CONCLUSIONS: The cirrhotic patients have the significant abnormalities in the redox homeostasis that becomes the background of the endothelial dysfunction - common trigger mechanism for the syntropic comorbid diseases and early pathophysiologic symptom of the unfavorable prognosis for such patients. PMID: 32218418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica)
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - March 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research