La risposta virologica deve orientare la durata del trattamento dell’epatopatia cronica HCV+. Una review.

Review article: the role of rapid virologic response in determining treatment duration for chronic hepatitis C.Poordad FF. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print] Background: For patients with chronic hepatitis C, attaining rapid virologic response (RVR) is highly predictive of attaining SVR. Aim: To consider the predictive value of RVR in terms of…

Elettrogastrografia nella dispepsia: un RCT

Clinical trial: interferential electric stimulation in functional dyspepsia patients – a prospective randomized study.Köklü S, Köklü G, Ozgüçlü E, Kayani GU, Akbal E, Hasçelik Z. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 May;31(9):961-8.  BACKGROUND: There are several studies reporting the beneficial effects of transcutaneous electrical stimulation in patients with gastroparesis and chronic constipation.

Fattori di rischio di commettere errori nella somministrazione dei farmaci

Association of interruptions with an increased risk and severity of medication administration errors. Westbrook JI, Woods A, Rob MI, Dunsmuir WT, Day RO. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Apr 26;170(8):683-90.  BACKGROUND: Interruptions have been implicated as a cause of clinical errors, yet, to our knowledge, no empirical studies of this relationship exist. We tested the hypothesis that…

Fattori di rischio per lo sviluppo di K gastrico in pazienti con gastrite atrofica

Risk factors for progression to gastric neoplastic lesions in patients with atrophic gastritis. Vannella L, Lahner E, Osborn J, Bordi C, Miglione M, Delle Fave G, Annibale B. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 May;31(9):1042-50. BACKGROUND: Atrophic gastritis, involving the gastric body mucosa, predisposes to gastric neoplastic lesions (GNL). However, regular gastroscopic-histological follow-up for GNL is not…