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Gioia Mura, Paula C Zimbrean, Luigi Demelia, Mauro G Carta
Wilson's disease (WD) is a relatively rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder causing copper accumulation in different organs, mainly the liver and brain. Psychiatric disturbances represent a diagnostic and therapeutic issue in WD. A search for relevant articles was carried out on PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and Google Scholar, for papers focused on psychiatric disorders in WD published between 1985-2016. Ninety-two articles were included in this review, showing the findings from 35 observational and case-control studies and 57 case reports...
July 6, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
Francesca Gulli, Umberto Basile, Laura Gragnani, Elisa Fognani, Cecilia Napodano, Luigi Colacicco, Luca Miele, Nicoletta De Matthaeis, Paola Cattani, Anna Linda Zignego, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini
BACKGROUND: HCV can lead to both chronic liver disease and B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders. A strong association exists between HCV and mixed cryoglobulinaemia (MC). METHODS: Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA), rheumatoid factor Ig-G (RF-IgG), free light chain κ and λ (FLC-κ, FLC-λ) levels and κ/λ ratio were evaluated in 50/420 subjects unexpectedly resulted anti-HCV positive after routine screenings for non-hepathological procedures. RESULTS: Three/fifty patients had HCV-RNA undetectable in the serum and were excluded from the analysis...
August 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Otilia Gavrilescu, Mihaela Dranga, Cătălina Mihai, Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean
UNLABELLED: The aim of the study is to assess the impact of Crohn's Disease (CD) on quality of life (QoL) patients with and to identify the significant modifications in QoL, depending on both the development particularities of CD and the epidemiologic parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: a prospective study was conducted at the Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepathology Iaşi, between October 2011 and August 2014. The study enrolled 63 patients with CD. The CD diagnosis was based on clinical, biological, endoscopic and histological criteria...
April 2015: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Patrizia Alvisi, Sandra Brusa, Stefano Alboresi, Sergio Amarri, Paolo Bottau, Giovanni Cavagni, Barbara Corradini, Linda Landi, Leonardo Loroni, Miris Marani, Irene M Osti, Carlotta Povesi-Dascola, Carlo Caffarelli, Luca Valeriani, Carlo Agostoni
Weaning (or introduction of complementary feeding) is a special and important moment in the growth of a child, both for the family and the infant itself, and it can play a major role in the child's future health. Throughout the years, various weaning modes have come in succession, the latest being baby-led weaning; the timing for introducing foods and the requirements of which sort of nutrient for weaning have also changed over time. Furthermore, the role played by nutrition, especially in the early stages of life, for the onset of later non-communicable disorders, such as diabetes, obesity or coeliac disease has also been increasingly highlighted...
April 28, 2015: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
D Ang, W Luman, C J Ooi
INTRODUCTION: Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a novel procedure that allows complete visualisation, biopsy and treatment of small intestinal disorders. We describe our early experience with the use of DBE, evaluating the indications, diagnostic rates and complications. A secondary aim of the study was to compare the findings from DBE with wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE). METHODS: Retrospective study of patients referred to the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepathology at the Singapore General Hospital for evaluation of suspected small bowel diseases between February 2005 and May 2006 was done...
January 2007: Singapore Medical Journal
Milagros Dávalos, Rossana Román, Carla Bustios, Eduardo Zumaeta, Alejandro Yabar
Chronic liver disease is a clinical entity of different origins. It is most frequently caused by viral infection and alcohol consumption. The entities of immunological origin are listed in third place including autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliar cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, as well as superposition syndromes. In Peru report of cases relating to autoimmune hepatitis are very few and its frequency is unknown. In 2002, autoimmune etiology represented 13% of all the cases admitted in the Hepathology Unit of Edgardo Rebagliati Martins National Hospital ("HNERM") for chronic hepatic disease...
October 2004: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
János Fehér, Eszter Németh, Gabriella Lengyel
The metabolic syndrome is one of the most common disease of our era that may cause numerous complications. There are some studies showing the need to take attention to the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome besides its already well-known consequences. In most of the cases there are histopathological evidences for the presence of fatty liver and mainly non alcoholic steatohepatitis. These conditions can lead to hepatic cirrhosis, hepatic failure or even to hepatocellular carcinoma. The risk of these consequences is the greater the more severe the metabolic syndrome is and the more components of it are included...
July 18, 2004: Orvosi Hetilap
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July 1961: La Pediatria
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