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Clostridium difficile-related postinfectious IBS: a case of enteroglial microbiological stalking and/or the solution of a conundrum?

Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia Medical School , Perugia , Italy 2 Department of Medicine, University of Perugia Medical School , Perugia , Italy 3 Gabrio Bassotti Post-infectious

Chronic constipation diagnosis and treatment evaluation: the “CHRO.CO.DI.T.E.” study

Francesca Galeazzi 6 Edda Battaglia 5 Pietro Alduini 4 Elisabetta Buscarini 8 Gabrio Bassotti 7 ChroCoDiTE Study Group AIGO 0 Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Pisa , Via

The pathophysiology of chagasic megacolon: beyond ICC…

To the editor:Dear Sir,We read with interest the recent article by Adad et al. [1] in which they reported a reduction of the number of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the colonic myenteric plexus and circular muscle areas of chagasic patients with or without megacolon. This reduction was much more pronounced in patients with megacolon, where it was also accompanied by a...

Altered Expression Pattern of Molecular Factors Involved in Colonic Smooth Muscle Functions: An Immunohistochemical Study in Patients with Diverticular Disease

Background The pathogenesis of diverticular disease (DD) is thought to result from complex interactions among dietary habits, genetic factors and coexistence of other bowel abnormalities. These conditions lead to alterations in colonic pressure and motility, facilitating the formation of diverticula. Although electrophysiological studies on smooth muscle cells (SMCs) have...

Self-Expandable Metal Stenting of Refractory Upper Gut Corrosive Strictures: A New Role for Endoscopy?

Caustic strictures of the gastrointestinal tract are often difficult to treat, since relapses are frequent after medical or endoscopic treatment. Thus, novel approaches are needed. We report here our experience with self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) as a new endoscopic approach in three patients with corrosive strictures of the upper gastrointestinal tract.