Nicolò de Pretis
University of Verona
EpidemiologyCancerInternal medicineEtiologyPathologyIntensive care medicinePancreatitisIntraductal papillary mucinous neoplasmAcute pancreatitisAzathioprineAutoimmune pancreatitisMaintenance therapyTherapeutic approachJaundicePancreasDiseasePancreatic cancerRituximabGeneral surgeryMedicineGastroenterology
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#1Nicolò de Pretis (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
#2Giulia De MarchiH-Index: 6
Last. Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
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Purpose of review Clinical management of autoimmune pancreatitis changed over the last years. The lack of high-quality studies, probably due to the relative rarity of the disease, has not fully clarified many diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Aim of this review is to overview the literature from a clinical point of view, focusing on diagnostic and therapeutic approach to this complicated disease. Recent findings They have been focused mainly on the risk of misdiagnosing a cancer. Many signific...
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#1Saurabh Mukewar (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 19
#2Ayush Sharma (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 11
Last. Suresh T. Chari (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 103
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Background & Aims A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in a first-degree relative increases an individuals’ risk of this cancer. However, it is not clear whether this cancer risk increases in individuals with pancreatic cystic lesions who have a first-degree relative with pancreatic cancer. The Fukuoka criteria are used to estimate risk of pancreatic cancer for patients with pancreatic cystic lesions: individuals with cysts with high risk or worrisome features (Fukuoka positive) have a higher risk o...
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#1Nicolò de Pretis (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
#2Antonio Amodio (University of Verona)H-Index: 13
Last. Luca Frulloni (University of Verona)H-Index: 58
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Autoimmune Pancreatitis (AIP) is a peculiar form of pancreatitis different from all other type of pancreatitis (‘one like no one pancreatitis’) and characterized by a dramatic response to steroids. AIP can be classified histologically in type 1, included in a larger group of diseases named IgG4-related disease, and type 2. At imaging, AIP may involve all (diffuse form) or only a part (focal form) of the pancreatic gland.Areas covered: In this article, the clinical approach ...
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#1Luca Frulloni (University of Verona)H-Index: 58
#2Nicolò de Pretis (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
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#1Stefano Francesco Crinò (University of Verona)H-Index: 14
#2Maria Cristina Conti Bellocchi (University of Verona)H-Index: 5
Last. Armando Gabbrielli (University of Verona)H-Index: 26
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Abstract Background Early detection of small solid pancreatic lesions is increasingly common. To date, few and contradictory data have been published about the relationship between lesion size and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) diagnostic yield. The aim of this study was to assess the relation between the size of solid pancreatic lesions and the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA using a 25-gauge needle in a center without available rapid on-site evaluation. Methods In th...
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#1Nicolò de Pretis (University of Verona)H-Index: 8
#2Antonio Amodio (University of Verona)H-Index: 13
Last. Luca Frulloni (University of Verona)H-Index: 58
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Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis (HTGP) typically occurs in patients with an underlying dyslipidemia (such as type I, IV or V dyslipidemia) and in the presence of a secondary condition, such as inadequately controlled diabetes, excess alcohol consumption or medication use. Although the symptoms of HTGP are similar to those of acute pancreatitis from other etiologies, HTGP is often associated with greater clinical severity and rate of complications. Therefore, accurate diagnosis of HTGP is essen...
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Chronic pancreatitis has been considered over the past years as a single disease, alcohol-induced and different from acute pancreatitis, in terms of etiology and prognosis. Actually, the introduction of a new concept of chronic pancreatitis, now considered as a fibroinflammatory process caused by multiple factors (toxic-metabolic, genetic, immunologic, obstructive), allow to better understand the pathogenesis of this complex disease. Furthermore, the discover of peculiar forms of chronic pancrea...
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#1Laura Bernardoni (University of Verona)H-Index: 10
#2Stefano Francesco Crinò (University of Verona)H-Index: 14
Last. Armando Gabbrielli (University of Verona)H-Index: 26
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Background and study aims Pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) are cystic tumors of the pancreas characterized by a malignant potential. IPMN have been associated with recurrent pancreatitis (RP). Obstruction of the main pancreatic duct by thick mucus has been postulated to be the cause of pancreatitis. In a few isolated reports, pancreatic sphincterotomy (PS) has been reported to reduce the frequency of pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of PS i...
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#1Saurabh Mukewar (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 19
#2Nicolò de Pretis (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 8
Last. Suresh T. Chari (Mayo Clinic)H-Index: 103
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Objective Fukuoka consensus guidelines classify pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) presumed to be intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) into Fukuoka positive (FP) (subgroups of high-risk (HR) and worrisome features (WFs)) and Fukuoka negative (FN) (non-HR feature/WF cysts). We retrospectively estimated 5-year risk of pancreatic cancer (PC) in FN, WF and HR cysts of patients with PCL-IPMN. Design From Mayo Clinic databases, we randomly selected 2000 patients reported to have a PCL; we ex...
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#1Luca FrulloniH-Index: 58
#2Nicolò de PretisH-Index: 8
Last. Antonio AmodioH-Index: 13
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Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a fibro-inflammatory disease of the pancreas with a postulated immune-mediated mechanism (1,2). Two different histologic subtypes have been described, type 1 and type 2 AIP (3). Type 1 AIP is a more aggressive disease in terms of recurrences and extra-pancreatic organ involvement. International consensus diagnostic criteria (ICDC) have been established to classify the disease without definitive histology (4). ICDC introduced not otherwise specified (NOS) AIP as a...
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