Giorgio Cavallini
University of Verona
EpidemiologyInternal medicineEndocrinologySurgeryPathologyIntensive care medicineProspective cohort studyImmunologyPancreatitisAcute pancreatitisPancreatic diseasePancreasDiseasePancreatic cancerIn patientRisk factorDiabetes mellitusMedicineBiologyGastroenterology
Publications 169
#1P. De Rai (Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico)H-Index: 4
#2Alessandro ZerbiH-Index: 57
Last. V. Di CarloH-Index: 50
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#1Paolo De RaiH-Index: 9
#2Alessandro ZerbiH-Index: 57
Last. Valerio Di CarloH-Index: 34
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Objective This study aimed to evaluate the surgical treatment of acute pancreatitis in Italy and to assess compliance with international guidelines.
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#1P. De RaiH-Index: 4
#2Alessandro ZerbiH-Index: 57
Last. V. Di CarloH-Index: 50
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#1Luca Frulloni (University of Verona)H-Index: 58
#2Armando Gabbrielli (Università Campus Bio-Medico)H-Index: 26
Last. Giorgio Cavallini (University of Verona)H-Index: 52
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Abstract Background No data on chronic pancreatitis in Italy are available yet. Aim To evaluate demographic, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects in patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis. Patients and methods Eligible patients were prospectively enrolled from 2000 to 2005. Information concerning demographic data, lifestyle risk factors, family and clinical history, associated factors (alcohol, autoimmunity, cystic dystrophy of the duodenal wall, obstruction, genetic mutations) con...
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#1Giorgio Cavallini (University of Verona)H-Index: 52
#2Luca FrulloniH-Index: 11
Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammation of the exocrine pancreas, characterized by progressive and irreversible destruction of the whole organ, resulting in exocrine (maldigestion, steatorrhoea) and endocrine (diabetes) insufficiency.
#1Luca FrulloniH-Index: 11
#2Giorgio Cavallini (University of Verona)H-Index: 52
The natural history of chronic pancreatitis (CP) is characterised by the appearance of clinical symptoms of acute pancreatitis, that recur and, later, develop towards the chronic more advanced phase, characterised by ductal dilatation, intraductal calcification, and clinical signs of exocrine and endocrine insufficiency.
#1Giorgio Talamini (University of Verona)H-Index: 39
#2Claudio Bassi (University of Verona)H-Index: 110
Last. Italo Vantini (University of Verona)H-Index: 36
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Objective: Cigarette smoking is associated with a higher risk of developing chronic pancreatitis (CP) and increases the likelihood of developing pancreatic calcifications. The aim of this study was to know whether smoking cessation modifies the course of the disease. Methods: Patients with CP who had been followed up for more than 6 years from clinical onset and who had not developed calcifications after 5 years were analyzed. We studied smokers, never-smokers, and patients who had given up smok...
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#1Raffaele Pezzilli (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 54
Last. V. Di CarloH-Index: 50
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Abstract Background The Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas released a diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm for acute pancreatitis in 1999. Aim This study focused on the analysis of the therapeutic approach for the treatment of acute pancreatitis in Italy. Patients One thousand, one hundred and seventy-three patients were recruited: 1006 patients (85.8%) had mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) and 167 (14.2%) had the severe acute pancreatitis (SAP); 161 patients showed pancreatic necrosi...
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#1G. UomoH-Index: 10
#2Raffaele Pezzilli (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 54
Last. V. Di CarloH-Index: 50
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Abstract Background and aim Up till now, only one study providing practically complete information on acute pancreatitis in Italy has been published. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, in terms of diagnostic assessment and outcome, of a large series of patients affected by acute pancreatitis in Italy. Materials and methods The study involved 56 Italian centres, homogeneously distributed throughout the entire national territory. Each participating cent...
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#1G. Bianchi PorroH-Index: 61
#2M. LazzaroniH-Index: 20
Last. A. CalacroH-Index: 1
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SUMMARY A 24-week, double-blind, randomized study at 13 centres compared the efficacy and safety of 20 mg famotidine nocte and 150 mg ranitidine h.s. for the prevention of duodenal ulcer recurrence. All participants had been successfully treated for an acute duodenal ulcer with 40 mg famotidine nocte. Patients were endoscoped at baseline and at 24 weeks, unless symptoms warranted earlier examination: of the 208 patients enrolled, 86 who received famotidine and 84 who received ranitidine met all ...
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