Luigi Benini
University of Verona
Internal medicineRadiologyEndocrinologySurgeryPathologyPancreatitisAcute pancreatitisPancreatic diseaseSteatorrheaAutoimmune pancreatitisMealPancreasDiseasePancreatic cancerTrypsinIn patientGastric emptyingRefluxMedicineGastroenterology
Publications 182
#1Luigi Benini (University of Verona)H-Index: 28
#2Armando Gabbrielli (University of Verona)H-Index: 26
Last. Roberto Salvia (University of Verona)H-Index: 52
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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
This case report describes the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of a 26-year-old patient with anorexia nervosa (AN) diagnosed with Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome (SRUS). To our knowledge, this is the first case report to document SRUS in AN, whose pathogenesis in this case seems to have been determined by the patient's malnourished and underweight state. Furthermore, SRUS symptoms appear to have interacted with the eating disorder psychopathology, increasing the need to exert con...
3 CitationsSource
#1Giovanni Barbara (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 69
#2Cesare Cremon (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 31
Last. Vincenzo Stanghellini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 77
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Objective Low-grade intestinal inflammation plays a role in the pathophysiology of IBS. In this trial, we aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety of mesalazine in patients with IBS. Design We conducted a phase 3, multicentre, tertiary setting, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in patients with Rome III confirmed IBS. Patients were randomly assigned to either mesalazine, 800 mg, or placebo, three times daily for 12 weeks, and were followed for additional 12 weeks. The primary...
62 CitationsSource
#1María Sánchez Castañón (University of Verona)H-Index: 1
#2Valeria ZulianiH-Index: 9
Last. Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
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Objectives Several serological markers have been reported in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) patients. However, only serum IgG4 (sIgG4) is available in clinical practice for AIP diagnosis. Antiamylase α antibodies (AMY-α Abs) have been proposed to diagnose AIP. This study evaluates the utility of AMY-α Abs and sIgG4 for AIP diagnosis. Methods Twenty-five AIP patients, 84 disease control groups (31 chronic pancreatitis, 30 acute pancreatitis, 23 pancreatic adenocarcinoma), and 59 healthy donors wer...
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#1Alessandro Federico (Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli)H-Index: 36
#2Gaetano Cotticelli (Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli)H-Index: 7
Last. Carmela Loguercio (Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli)H-Index: 45
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Alcohol has a direct impact on the digestive system due to its contact with mucosal lining and interference with digestive functions. Various diseases of the gastroin- testinal tract, including tumors, may be related to an excess of alcohol intake and the relation- ship between alcohol abuse and hepatic and pancreatic damage is well established. Ac- cording to WHO, alcohol and alcohol-related diseases represent a major health problem and will probably continue to do so in the fore- seeable futur...
8 Citations
#1Francesco VitaliH-Index: 2
#2Torsten HansenH-Index: 27
Last. Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
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ObjectivesA diagnosis of benign lesions (BLs) is reported in 5% to 21% of pancreatoduodenectomies performed for neoplasms; no data for body-tail resections are available. The aims were to investigate the frequency and characterize the BLs mimicking cancer in the head and the body-tail of the pancrea
12 CitationsSource
#1Tsukasa IkeuraH-Index: 19
#2Sönke Detlefsen (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 21
Last. Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
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The objective of this study was to compare the preoperative diagnosis by International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria (ICDC) with histological diagnosis in patients with focal autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) who underwent surgery.Thirty patients (type 1 AIP in 23 and type 2 AIP in 7) with a diagnosis of AIP based on histology of surgical specimens were classified according to ICDC based on their preoperative data.Pancreatic core biopsies and diagnostic steroid trial were not preoperatively performe...
13 CitationsSource
#1Angelo AndriulliH-Index: 73
#2Antonio IppolitoH-Index: 36
Last. Italo VantiniH-Index: 36
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Objective: To assess the prevalence of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) inpatients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Design: Meta-analysis of prospective, observational studies that used fecal elastase-1 estimation to determine PEI in patients with DM. Data extraction: A total of 11 studies out of 1156 retrieved references, published between 2000 and 2013, fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The primary outcome measure was proportions of patients with DM and PEI. Results: Of the 2891 patients en...
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#1Giulia De MarchiH-Index: 6
#2Antonio AmodioH-Index: 13
Last. Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
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#1Nicolò de PretisH-Index: 8
#2Antonio AmodioH-Index: 13
Last. Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
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