Luca Frulloni
University of Verona
Internal medicineRadiologySurgeryPathologyRetrospective cohort studyIntensive care medicineImmunologyPancreatitisAcute pancreatitisPancreatic diseaseAutoimmune pancreatitisJaundicePancreasDiseasePancreatic ductPancreatic cancerIn patientIncidence (epidemiology)Diabetes mellitusMedicineGastroenterology
Publications 234
#1J-Matthias Löhr (Karolinska University Hospital)H-Index: 11
#2Ulrich Beuers (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 77
Last. Heiko Witt (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 44
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The overall objective of these guidelines is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related digestive disease in adults and children. IgG4-related digestive disease can be diagnosed only with a comprehensive work-up that includes histology, organ morphology at imaging, serology, search for other organ involvement, and response to glucocorticoid treatment. Indications for treatment are symptomatic patients with obstructive jaundice, ...
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#1Luca Barresi (ISMETT)H-Index: 22
#2Matteo Tacelli (ISMETT)H-Index: 5
Last. EndoscopistsH-Index: 1
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BackgroundAutoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare, and relatively new, form of chronic pancreatitis. The management of AIP can vary considerably among different centres in daily clinical practice.O...
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#1Raffaele PezzilliH-Index: 56
Last. Massimo FalconiH-Index: 107
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Abstract Introduction A prospective survey to evaluate the diagnostic workup of cystic pancreatic neoplasms (CPNs) according to the Italian guidelines. Methods An online data sheet was built. Results Fifteen of the 1385 patients (1.1%) had non cystic neoplastic lesions. Forty percent (518/1295) had at least one 1st degree relative affected by a solid tumor of the digestive and extra-digestive organs. Symptoms/signs associated with the cystic lesion were present in 24.5% of the patients. The cyst...
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#1Simona Panelli (University of Milan)H-Index: 9
#2Enrica Capelli (UNIPV: University of Pavia)H-Index: 15
Last. Rachele Ciccocioppo (University of Verona)H-Index: 30
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Background: Growing evidence suggests that an altered microbiota composition contributes to the pathogenesis and clinical features in celiac disease (CD). We performed a comparative analysis of the gut microbiota in adulthood CD to evaluate whether: (i) dysbiosis anticipates mucosal lesions, (ii) gluten-free diet restores eubiosis, (iii) refractory CD has a peculiar microbial signature, and (iv) salivary and fecal communities overlap the mucosal one. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study wher...
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#1Tommaso Giuliani (University of Verona)H-Index: 5
#2Stefano Andrianello (University of Verona)H-Index: 15
Last. Roberto Salvia (University of Verona)H-Index: 51
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Abstract Background Scores predicting postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) mainly use intraoperative predictors. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of pancreatic exocrine function expressed by fecal elastase (FE-1) as preoperative predictor of POPF. Methods Patients scheduled for PD at the Department of General and Pancreatic Surgery, University of Verona Hospital, from April 2017 to July 2018 were prospectively enrolled. FE-1 was measured in a...
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#1A. Balduzzi (University of Verona)H-Index: 4
#2Giovanni Marchegiani (University of Verona)H-Index: 29
Last. Claudio Bassi (University of Verona)H-Index: 111
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Abstract Background Paraduodenal pancreatitis is a focal form of chronic pancreatitis that affects the groove area between the duodenum and the head of the pancreas. Consensus regarding surgical or nonsurgical management as the best treatment option is still lacking. Methods We retrospectively evaluated all patients managed for PP at The Pancreas Institute of the University Hospital Trust of Verona from 1990 to 2017. The outcomes of surgical vs. medical treatment with regard to pain control, qua...
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#1Nicolò de Pretis (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
#2Luca Frulloni (University of Verona)H-Index: 58
The correct identification of etiology in patients with acute pancreatitis is crucial for the outcome of the patient in clinical practice. Biliary acute pancreatitis is the predominant form of the disease, and it is characterized by a transient elevation of transaminases. Other etiologies, such as alcohol consumption, hypertriglyceridemia, drugs, parenchymal, and ductal abnormalities/lesions, need to be excluded in patients with normal transminases before considering the acute pancreatitis as id...
Background and Aims EUS-guided through-the-needle biopsy (TTNB) sampling has been reported to improve diagnostic yield compared with cytology for the evaluation of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). The number of macroscopically visible tissue samples needed to reach an adequate diagnosis is still unknown. Methods This is a retrospective, single-center study on consecutive patients with PCLs with risk features (cyst >3 cm, thickened wall, cyst growth during follow-up, and mural nodules) who under...
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#1Sara Caldrer (University of Verona)H-Index: 4
#2Gabriella Bergamini (University of Verona)H-Index: 9
Last. Paola MelottiH-Index: 20
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Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator functional evaluations in a G542X+/- IVS8Tn:T7/9 patient with acute recurrent pancreatitis
Last. M. SaiaH-Index: 1
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OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate trends in hospitalizations and outcomes of acute pancreatitis (AP) according to first admitting hospital unit and hospital volumes. METHODS: Hospital discharge records of patients with AP admitted in the Veneto Region (Northeast Italy) during the period 2001-2015 were examined. RESULTS: A total of 23,389 patients (54% males; mean age, 62.2 years; standard deviation, 19.3 years) were admitted for AP. Both hospitalization (32.4 to 29.5/100,000 inhabitants p...