Luca Frulloni
University of Verona
Internal medicineRadiologySurgeryPathologyRetrospective cohort studyIntensive care medicineImmunologyPancreatitisAcute pancreatitisPancreatic diseaseAutoimmune pancreatitisJaundicePancreasDiseasePancreatic ductPancreatic cancerIn patientIncidence (epidemiology)Diabetes mellitusMedicineGastroenterology
Publications 234
#1S.F. CrinòH-Index: 1
#1Erminia Manfrin (University of Verona)H-Index: 25
Last. Stefano Francesco Crinò (University of Verona)H-Index: 13
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Background and Objectives: Despite rarely, serous cystic adenoma (SCA) can assume a pseudo-solid aspect mimicking other pancreatic neoplasm as neuroendocrine tumor. EUS-FNA cytology has low diagnostic accuracy due to the scant cellularity of the collected samples. Histological diagnosis is usually made after resection. Recently, end-cutting needles for EUS-fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB), which obtain tissue cores by penetrating the lesions, have been developed. We aimed to assess the capability of...
3 CitationsSource
#1Nicolò de Pretis (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
#2Filippo Vieceli (University of Verona)H-Index: 3
Last. Luca Frulloni (University of Verona)H-Index: 58
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Abstract Background Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a well-recognized fibroinflammatory disease of the pancreas. Despite the significant number of studies published on AIP type 1 and 2, no studies have been focused on AIP type not otherwise specified (NOS) and therefore very little is known about clinical features and long-term outcomes of these patients. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiological features of AIP type NOS-patients. Methods Patients classified as AIP type...
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#1Luigi Benini (University of Verona)H-Index: 28
#2Armando Gabbrielli (University of Verona)H-Index: 26
Last. Roberto Salvia (University of Verona)H-Index: 51
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Abstract Background Pancreatico-enteric anastomosis after pancreaticoduodenectomy can be performed using either a pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) or pancreaticogastrostomy (PG). Differences in surgical outcomes are still a matter of debate, and less is known about long-term functional outcomes. Methods Twelve years after the conclusion of a comparative study evaluating the surgical outcomes of PJ and PG (Bassi et al., Ann Surg 2005), available patients underwent morphological and functional pancreat...
7 CitationsSource
#1Matteo Tacelli (University of Palermo)H-Index: 5
#2Ciro Celsa (University of Palermo)H-Index: 10
Last. Calogero Cammà (University of Palermo)H-Index: 78
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Background & Aims Risk for relapse after induction of remission with steroid therapy has been studied extensively in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), but findings have been equivocal. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the relapse rate of AIP after initial remission after steroid treatment and to identify factors associated with relapse. Methods Three reviewers searched MEDLINE, SCOPUS, and EMBASE until July 2018 to identify studies on rate of relapse of A...
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#1Antonio AmodioH-Index: 13
#2Giulia De MarchiH-Index: 6
Last. Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
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OBJECTIVES: Chronic asymptomatic pancreatic hyperenzymemia (CAPH) was described as a benign disease. However, we already described clinically relevant findings requiring surgery or follow-up in half of the subjects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of CAPH in terms of symptoms and evolution toward chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Subjects previously enrolled in the first phase of the study (from 2005 to 2010) were reinvestigated from December 2013 to January 2017 with a ...
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#1Salvatore Paiella (University of Verona)H-Index: 23
#2Gabriele CapursoH-Index: 54
Last. Alessandro ZerbiH-Index: 57
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Surveillance programs on high-risk individuals (HRIs) can detect pre-malignant lesions or early pancreatic cancer (PC). We report the results of the first screening round of the Italian multicenter program supported by the Italian Association for the study of the Pancreas (AISP). The multicenter surveillance program included asymptomatic HRIs with familial (FPC) or genetic frailty (GS: BRCA1/2, p16/CDKN2A, STK11/LKB1or PRSS1, mutated genes) predisposition to PC. The surveillance program included...
16 CitationsSource
#1Raffaele PezzilliH-Index: 56
#2Fabio Caputo (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 28
Last. Emanuele ScafatoH-Index: 41
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Current estimates of the prevalence of chronic pancreatitis, one of the most common causes of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, are in the range of 3-10 per 100,000 people in many parts of the world. Alcohol consumption is a very important risk factor for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and is involved in nearly half of all cases. The main hypothesis regarding the role of chronic alcohol consumption in pancreatitis is that there must be additional environmental or genetic risk factors involve...
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#2Alberto LarghiH-Index: 30
Last. Erminia ManfrinH-Index: 25
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OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of solid pancreatic lesions (SPLs). Cytological samples can also be obtained using touch imprint cytology (TIC) on EUS fine-needle biopsy (FNB) specimens. We aimed to compare sample quality and diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA-standard cytology (EUS-FNA-SC) to that of EUS-FNB-TIC in a series of patients with SPLs. METHODS: Thirty-two consecutive patients referred for EUS-tissue acquisition...
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#1Cristian Caimmi (University of Verona)H-Index: 12
#2Eugenia BertoldoH-Index: 4
Last. Ombretta ViapianaH-Index: 31
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Objective To evaluate the relationship between fecal calprotectin (FC) and interstitial lung disease (ILD) in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Methods The study enrolled 129 outpatients with SSc. Data about disease characteristics, in particular lung involvement, were collected and FC was measured. Results Patients with ILD (35, 27.1%) had higher values of FC (p Conclusion ILD is independently associated with increased FC levels in SSc.
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BackgroundInnovative approaches to improve diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue acquisition (EUS-TA) have focused on needle design with development of fine-needle biopsy (FNB) needles with microcore-acquisition technology. Recently, a 20-gauge (20G) antegrade-cutting-side-bevelled biopsy needle (ProCore®) was developed for EUS-TA, but data about its diagnostic performance and histological capability are scant.ObjectivesWe assessed the diagnostic performance and histologic retr...
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