Professor Mario Rizzetto


Mario Rizzetto was born in 1945 in Padova, Italy, and qualified in medicine and surgery from the University of Padova in 1969. He completed his internship in medicine at the University of Torino, and subsequently completed a research fellowship in immunology at Middlesex Hospital School of Medicine in London. Professor Rizzetto was a visiting researcher at the Laboratory for Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health from 1978 to 1979. He served for three years as Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at Moriziano hospital in Torino, then as a Visiting Professor at the Infectious Diseases Laboratory in the Hepatitis Section of the US National Institutes of Health in Besethda, MD, and the Department of Virology at Georgetown University Medical School in Rockville, MD. He is currently Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Torino and San Jiovani Patista University Hospital.

Professor Rizzetto’s seminal contributions to hepatitis research culminated in his discovery – in 1977 – of the delta antigen (now known as hepatitis delta virus or HDV) and the elucidation of its role in fulminant and chronic hepatitis. The delta agent, which replicates only in the presence of the hepatitis B virus, had bewildered hepatitis researchers for many years. Its discovery was a major breakthrough that quickly amassed clinical, epidemiological and immunologic data characterizing the new agent.



  • Chair of Gastroenterology 
  • Institute of Internal Medicine, 
  • University of Turin
  • Date and place of birth : Padua, June 4, 1945
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery , Padua, July 1969
  • Specialization in Gastroenterology , Turin, December 1971
  • Specializing in Hepatology , Milan, July 1981




  1. 1984 Chianciano International Award for Research hepatology (Italy).
  2. International Prize "King Faisal" for Medicine 1985 (Saudi Arabia).
  3. International Award "Fiuggi" for Medicine 1986 (Italy).
  4. International Robert Koch Prize for Medicine, 1987 (Germany).
  5. William Beaumont Award in Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, 1988 (USA).
  6. Gold Medal for Health, Ministry of Health, 1988 (Italy).
  7. International Award of the Foundation "Guido lenghi and Flaviano Magrassi", for Virology, 1989 (Italy).
  8. Prize "Christopher Columbus Discovery" for Biomedical Research, 1992 (Italy and USA).
  9. City of Livorno Prize for Infectious Diseases, 1992 (Italy).
  10. Prize "Hans Popper" for Hepatology, 1992 (Switzerland)
  11. International Prize "Fernando De Ritis" 1998 (Italy)
  12. EASL Recognition Award, for the outstanding medical and scientific contribution of a European member of EASL in the field of liver disease, 2006.
  13. Ismar-Boas medal, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Verdauungs Stoffwechselkrankheiten und Hannover 13 September 2006 (Germany).
  14. Kowsar award for Hepatology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 2009.
  15. AISF prize (Italian Association Study of the Liver) to scientific research, 25/02/2010.



Scientific Societies :

  1.  Italian Society of Gastroenterology.
  2. Italian Association Study of the Liver (AISF) (Secretary 1983-1984).
  3. European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). (Secretary 1988-1989).
  4. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
  5. International Association for the Study of the Liver (IASL).
  6. Professor of the Academy of Medicine of Turin.







List of Publications

  • 1: Martini S, Sacco M, Strona S, Arese D, Tandoi F, Dell Olio D, Stradella D, Cocchis D, Mirabella S, Rizza G, Magistroni P, Moschini P, Ottobrelli A, Amoroso A, Rizzetto M, Salizzoni M, Saracco GM, Romagnoli R. Impact of Viral Eradication with Sofosbuvir-based Therapy on the Outcome of Post-Transplant Hepatitis C with Severe Fibrosis. Liver Int. 2016 Jun 25. doi: 10.1111/liv.13193. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27344058.
  • 2: Romagnoli R, Martini S, Tandoi F, Dell Olio D, Magistroni P, Bertinetto FE, Dametto E, Rizzetto M, Salizzoni M, Amoroso A. Early reduced liver graft survival in hepatitis C recipients identified by two combined genetic markers. Transpl Int. 2016 May 12. doi: 10.1111/tri.12795. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27172242.
  • 3: Rizzetto M. Chronic Hepatitis D; at a Standstill? Dig Dis. 2016;34(4):303-7. doi: 10.1159/000444467. Epub 2016 May 11. PubMed PMID: 27170382.
  • 4: Manns M, Samuel D, Gane EJ, Mutimer D, McCaughan G, Buti M, Prieto M, Calleja JL, Peck-Radosavljevic M, Müllhaupt B, Agarwal K, Angus P, Yoshida EM, Colombo M, Rizzetto M, Dvory-Sobol H, Denning J, Arterburn S, Pang PS, Brainard D, McHutchison JG, Dufour JF, Van Vlierberghe H, van Hoek B, Forns X; SOLAR-2 investigators. Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir plus ribavirin in patients with genotype 1 or 4 hepatitis C virus infection and advanced liver disease: a multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 2 trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Jun;16(6):685-97. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00052-9. Epub 2016 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 26907736.
  • 5: Rizzetto M. The adventure of delta. Liver Int. 2016 Jan;36 Suppl 1:135-40. doi: 10.1111/liv.13018. Review. PubMed PMID: 26725911.
  • 6: Rizzetto M. Hepatitis D Virus: Introduction and Epidemiology. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2015 Jul 1;5(7):a021576. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a021576. Review. PubMed PMID: 26134842.
  • 7: Risso A, Alessandria C, Mezzabotta L, Elia C, Andrealli A, Spandre M, Di Luigi P, Barbui A, Evangelista A, Morgando A, Serra R, Ciccone G, Marzano A, Rizzetto M. Adrenal function and microbial DNA in noninfected cirrhotic patients with ascites: Relationship and effect on survival. Dig Liver Dis. 2015 Aug;47(8):702-8. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2015.04.010. Epub 2015 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 25990615.
  • 8: Simondi D, Ribaldone DG, Bonagura GA, Foi S, Sapone N, Garavagno M, Villanacci V, Bernardi D, Pellicano R, Rizzetto M, Astegiano M. Helicobacter pylori in celiac disease and in duodenal intraepithelial lymphocytosis: Active protagonist or innocent bystander? Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec;39(6):740-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clinre.2015.03.005. Epub 2015 May 5. PubMed PMID: 25956489.
  • 9: Bruno M, Marengo A, Elia C, Caronna S, Debernardi-Venon W, Manfrè SF, Musso A, Puglisi F, Sguazzini C, Rizzetto M, De Angelis C. Antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs management before gastrointestinal endoscopy: do clinicians adhere to current guidelines? Dig Liver Dis. 2015 Jan;47(1):45-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2014.10.017. Epub 2014 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 25464898.
  • 10: Rizzetto M, Smedile A. Pegylated interferon therapy of chronic hepatitis D: in need of revision. Hepatology. 2015 Apr;61(4):1109-11. doi: 10.1002/hep.27585. Epub 2015 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 25348580.
  • 11: Marengo A, Marietti M, Rizzetto M, Marzano A. Letter: renal effects of tenofovir in adefovir dipivoxil-experienced HBV patients. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Aug;40(3):324. doi: 10.1111/apt.12839. PubMed PMID: 25040751.
  • 12: Rosina F, Tosti ME, Borghesio E, Masocco M, Mele A, Coppola C, Milella M, Borgia G, Andreone P, Koch M, Zignego AL, Romano M, Carrara M, Almasio PL, Azzola E, Nardone G, Benedetti A, Carosi G, Mazzotta F, Sagnelli E, Rizzetto M; AIFA Study Group; Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF); Italian Society for Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT); Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists (AIGO); Italian Society of Gastroenterology (SIGE); Italian Association for the Study of the Liver AISF; Italian Society for Infectious and Tropical Diseases SIMIT; Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists AIGO; Italian Society of Gastroenterology SIGE. Pegylated interferon α plus ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C: a multicentre independent study supported by the Italian Drug Agency. Dig Liver Dis. 2014 Sep;46(9):826-32. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2014.05.014. Epub 2014 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 24986781.
  • 13: Burdino E, Ruggiero T, Proietti A, Milia MG, Olivero A, Caviglia GP, Marietti M, Rizzetto M, Smedile A, Ghisetti V. Quantification of hepatitis B surface antigen with the novel DiaSorin LIAISON XL Murex HBsAg Quant: correlation with the ARCHITECT quantitative assays. J Clin Virol. 2014 Aug;60(4):341-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2014.05.013. Epub 2014 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 24930708.
  • 14: Rizzetto M, Grotzinger K, Theodore D, Demuth D, Irving WL, Manns M, Roughley A, Forssen UM. Reasons for nonuse of antiviral treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection and thrombocytopaenia: a retrospective chart review from five European countries. J Viral Hepat. 2014 Oct;21(10):e129-34. doi: 10.1111/jvh.12256. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 24698004.
  • 15: Buti M, Agarwal K, Horsmans Y, Sievert W, Janczewska E, Zeuzem S, Nyberg L, Brown RS Jr, Hézode C, Rizzetto M, Paraná R, De Meyer S, De Masi R, Luo D, Bertelsen K, Witek J. Telaprevir twice daily is noninferior to telaprevir every 8 hours for patients with chronic hepatitis C. Gastroenterology. 2014 Mar;146(3):744-753.e3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.11.047. Epub 2013 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 24316262.
  • 16: Alberti A, Colombo M, Craxì A, Rizzetto M. The dilemma for patients with chronic hepatitis C: treat now or warehouse? Dig Liver Dis. 2014 Jan;46(1):27-9. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2013.10.006. Epub 2013 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 24268949.
  • 17: Gaia S, Olivero A, Smedile A, Ruella M, Abate ML, Fadda M, Rolle E, Omedè P, Bondesan P, Passera R, Risso A, Aragno M, Marzano A, Ciancio A, Rizzetto M, Tarella C. Multiple courses of G-CSF in patients with decompensated cirrhosis: consistent mobilization of immature cells expressing hepatocyte markers and exploratory clinical evaluation. Hepatol Int. 2013 Oct;7(4):1075-83. doi: 10.1007/s12072-013-9473-9. Epub 2013 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 26202037.
  • 18: Ciancio A, Rizzetto M. Chronic hepatitis D at a standstill: where do we go from here? Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Jan;11(1):68-71. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2013.164. Epub 2013 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 24019153.
  • 19: Rizzetto M, Alavian SM. Hepatitis delta: the rediscovery. Clin Liver Dis. 2013 Aug;17(3):475-87. doi: 10.1016/j.cld.2013.05.007. Epub 2013 Jul 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 23905817.
  • 20: Brunello F, Cantamessa A, Gaia S, Carucci P, Rolle E, Castiglione A, Ciccone G, Rizzetto M. Radiofrequency ablation: technical and clinical long-term outcomes for single hepatocellular carcinoma up to 30 mm. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jul;25(7):842-9. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e32835ee5f1. PubMed PMID: 23442417.
  • 21: Pallavicino F, Pellicano R, Reggiani S, Simondi D, Sguazzini C, Bonagura AG, Cisarò F, Rizzetto M, Astegiano M. Inflammatory bowel diseases and primary sclerosing cholangitis: hepatic and pancreatic side effects due to azathioprine. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Jan;17(1):84-7. PubMed PMID: 23329527.
  • 22: Rizzetto M. Current management of delta hepatitis. Liver Int. 2013 Feb;33 Suppl 1:195-7. doi: 10.1111/liv.12058. Review. PubMed PMID: 23286865.
  • 23: Rizzetto M, Ciancio A. Epidemiology of hepatitis D. Semin Liver Dis. 2012 Aug;32(3):211-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1323626. Epub 2012 Aug 29. Review. PubMed PMID: 22932969.
  • 24: Rizzetto M. Hepatitis D(delta). Semin Liver Dis. 2012 Aug;32(3):193-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1323625. Epub 2012 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 22932966.
  • 25: Rizzetto M. Treatment of hepatitis B virus cirrhosis. Hepat Mon. 2012 May;12(5):309-11. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.6113. Epub 2012 May 30. PubMed PMID: 22783340; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3389354.
  • 26: Actis GC, Rosina F, Pellicano R, Rizzetto M. An aggressive medical approach for inflammatory bowel disease: clinical challenges and therapeutic profiles in a retrospective hospital-based series. Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Aug;7(3):209-13. Review. PubMed PMID: 22564119.
  • 27: Ciancio A, Andreone P, Kaiser S, Mangia A, Milella M, Solà R, Pol S, Tsianos E, De Rosa A, Camerini R, McBeath R, Rizzetto M. Thymosin alpha-1 with peginterferon alfa-2a/ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C not responsive to IFN/ribavirin: an adjuvant role? J Viral Hepat. 2012 Jan;19 Suppl 1:52-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2893.2011.01524.x. PubMed PMID: 22233415.
  • 28: Smedile A, Rizzetto M. HDV: thirty years later. Dig Liver Dis. 2011 Jan;43 Suppl 1:S15-8. doi: 10.1016/S1590-8658(10)60687-1. PubMed PMID: 21195366.
  • 29: Ciancio A, Rizzetto M. Thymalfasin in the treatment of hepatitis B and C. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2010 Apr;1194:141-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05487.x. Review. PubMed PMID: 20536462.
  • 30: Rizzetto M. Hepatitis D: clinical features and therapy. Dig Dis. 2010;28(1):139-43. doi: 10.1159/000282077. Epub 2010 May 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 20460902.
  • 31: Giaccone L, Festuccia M, Marengo A, Resta I, Sorasio R, Pittaluga F, Fiore F, Boccadoro M, Rizzetto M, Bruno B, Marzano A. Hepatitis B virus reactivation and efficacy of prophylaxis with lamivudine in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010 Jun;16(6):809-17. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2009.12.533. Epub 2010 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 20060484.
  • 32: Bruno M, Bosco M, Carucci P, Pacchioni D, Repici A, Mezzabotta L, Pellicano R, Fadda M, Saracco GM, Bussolati G, Rizzetto M, De Angelis C. Preliminary experience with a new cytology brush in EUS-guided FNA. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Dec;70(6):1220-4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2009.05.038. Epub 2009 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 19665706.
  • 33: Bruno M, Carucci P, Repici A, Pellicano R, Mezzabotta L, Goss M, Magnolia MR, Saracco GM, Rizzetto M, De Angelis C. The natural history of gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors arising from muscularis propria: an endoscopic ultrasound survey. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2009 Oct;43(9):821-5. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e31818f50b8. PubMed PMID: 19349904.
  • 34: Actis GC, Pellicano R, Rizzetto M, Ayoubi M, Leone N, Tappero G, Pazienza P, Rosina F. Individually administered or co-prescribed thiopurines and mesalamines for inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar 28;15(12):1420-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 19322913; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2665135.
  • 35: Actis GC, Fadda M, Pellicano R, David E, Rizzetto M, Sapino A. The 17-year single-center experience with the use of azathioprine to maintain remission in ulcerative colitis. Biomed Pharmacother. 2009 Jun;63(5):362-5. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2008.06.029. Epub 2008 Jul 9. PubMed PMID: 18657949.
  • 36: Brunello F, Veltri A, Carucci P, Pagano E, Ciccone G, Moretto P, Sacchetto P, Gandini G, Rizzetto M. Radiofrequency ablation versus ethanol injection for early hepatocellular carcinoma: A randomized controlled trial. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2008;43(6):727-35. doi: 10.1080/00365520701885481. PubMed PMID: 18569991.
  • 37: Pellicano R, Puglisi G, Ciancio A, Balzola F, Saracco G, Ciccone G, Baldi I, Abate ML, Smedile A, Rizzetto M. Is serum uric acid a predictive factor of response to IFN-treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection? J Med Virol. 2008 Apr;80(4):628-31. doi: 10.1002/jmv.21123. PubMed PMID: 18297716.
  • 38: Manzini P, Girotto M, Borsotti R, Giachino O, Guaschino R, Lanteri M, Testa D, Ghiazza P, Vacchini M, Danielle F, Pizzi A, Valpreda C, Castagno F, Curti F, Magistroni P, Abate ML, Smedile A, Rizzetto M. Italian blood donors with anti-HBc and occult hepatitis B virus infection. Haematologica. 2007 Dec;92(12):1664-70. PubMed PMID: 18055990.
  • 39: Repici A, Barbon V, De Angelis C, Luigiano C, De Caro G, Hervoso C, Danese S, Preatoni P, Pagano N, Comunale S, Pennazio M, Rizzetto M. Acute small-bowel perforation secondary to capsule endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Jan;67(1):180-3. Epub 2007 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 17981271.
  • 40: Rocca R, De Angelis C, Daperno M, Carucci P, Ravarino N, Bruno M, Crocellà L, Lavagna A, Fracchia M, Pacchioni D, Masoero G, Rigazio C, Ercole E, Sostegni R, Motta M, Bussolati G, Torchio B, Rizzetto M, Pera A. Endoscopic ultrasound-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for pancreatic lesions: effectiveness in clinical practice. Dig Liver Dis. 2007 Aug;39(8):768-74. Epub 2007 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 17606420.
  • 41: Alessandria C, Ottobrelli A, Debernardi-Venon W, Todros L, Cerenzia MT, Martini S, Balzola F, Morgando A, Rizzetto M, Marzano A. Noradrenalin vs terlipressin in patients with hepatorenal syndrome: a prospective, randomized, unblinded, pilot study. J Hepatol. 2007 Oct;47(4):499-505. Epub 2007 May 24. PubMed PMID: 17560680.
  • 42: Berrutti M, Fagoonee S, Astegiano M, Pellicano R, Rizzetto M. [Helicobacter pylori and gastro-esophageal reflux disease: clinical considerations]. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2007 Jun;53(2):153-6. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 17557043.
  • 43: Actis GC, Olivero A, Lagget M, Pellicano R, Smedile A, Rizzetto M. The practice of percutaneous liver biopsy in a gastrohepatology day hospital: a retrospective study on 835 biopsies. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Oct;52(10):2576-9. Epub 2007 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 17436094.
  • 44: Astegiano M, Pagano N, Sapone N, Simondi D, Bertolusso L, Bresso F, Demarchi B, Pellicano R, Bonardi R, Marconi S, Rizzetto M. Efficacy and safety of oral beclomethasone dipropionate for ileal or ileal-right colon Crohn's disease of mild-to-moderate activity or in remission: Retrospective study. Biomed Pharmacother. 2007 Jul;61(6):370-6. Epub 2007 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 17399941.
  • 45: Pellicano R, Savi L, De Martino P, Morgando A, Astegiano M, Pinessi L, Rizzetto M. [Helicobacter pylori and headache: a minireview]. Minerva Med. 2007 Feb;98(1):37-41. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 17372580.
  • 46: Pellicano R, Bonardi R, Smedile A, Saracco G, Ponzetto A, Lagget M, Morgando A, Balzola F, Bruno M, Marzano A, Ponti V, Debernardi Venon W, Ciancio A, Rizzetto M, Astegiano M. [Gastroenterology outpatient clinic of the Molinette Hospital (Turin, Italy): the 2003-2006 report]. Minerva Med. 2007 Feb;98(1):19-23. Italian. PubMed PMID: 17372578.
  • 47: Actis GC, Bugianesi E, Ottobrelli A, Rizzetto M. Fatal liver failure following food supplements during chronic treatment with montelukast. Dig Liver Dis. 2007 Oct;39(10):953-5. Epub 2006 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 17157086.
  • 48: Saracco G, Giordanino C, Roberto N, Ezio D, Luca T, Caronna S, Carucci P, De Bernardi Venon W, Barletti C, Bruno M, De Angelis C, Musso A, Repici A, Suriani R, Rizzetto M. Fatal multiple systemic embolisms after injection of cyanoacrylate in bleeding gastric varices of a patient who was noncirrhotic but with idiopathic portal hypertension. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Feb;65(2):345-7. Epub 2006 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 17141231.
  • 49: Ciancio A, Picciotto A, Giordanino C, Smedile A, Tabone M, Manca A, Marenco G, Garbagnoli P, Andreoni M, Cariti G, Calleri G, Sartori M, Cusumano S, Grasso A, Rizzi R, Gallo M, Basso M, Anselmo M, Percario G, Ciccone G, Rizzetto M, Saracco G. A randomized trial of pegylated-interferon-alpha2a plus ribavirin with or without amantadine in the re-treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C not responding to standard interferon and ribavirin. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Oct 1;24(7):1079-86. PubMed PMID: 16984502.
  • 50: Ciancio A, Smedile A, Giordanino C, Colletta C, Croce G, Pozzi M, Cariti G, Macor A, Biglino A, Di Napoli A, Tappero GF, Andreoni M, Manca A, Prandi G, Calleri G, Orsi PG, Ciccone G, Rizzetto M, Saracco G; North West Italian Hepatologic Group. Long-term follow-up of previous hepatitis C virus positive nonresponders to interferon monotherapy successfully retreated with combination therapy: are they really cured? Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Aug;101(8):1811-6. Epub 2006 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 16780556.
  • 51: Pellicano R, Palmas F, Gardino L, Greco S, Perardi S, Sanseverino P, Pugliese G, Palmas C, Pellicano D, Rizzetto M, Verme G, Ponzetto A. [Recurring duodenal ulcer. Evaluation of previous complications as a predictive factor of ulcer recurrence after eradication of Helicobacter pylori]. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 1997 Sep;43(3):111-6. Italian. PubMed PMID: 16501478.
  • 52: Rizzetto M. Hepatocellular carcinoma: screening and therapy. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2000 Sep;46(3):143-7. PubMed PMID: 16498375.
  • 53: Rizzetto M. Therapy for chronic hepatitis C. Present status. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2000 Jun;46(2):81-6. PubMed PMID: 16498353.
  • 54: Rizzetto M. Therapy for chronic hepatitis B. Present status. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2000 Mar;46(1):1-6. PubMed PMID: 16498343.
  • 55: Rizzetto M. Hepatitis B vaccination: current status. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 1999 Sep;45(3):199-205. PubMed PMID: 16498331.
  • 56: Astegiano M, Cammarota T, Bresso F, Sapone N, Demarchi B, Bertolusso L, Sarno A, Bruno M, Pellicano R, Rizzetto M. [Abdominal pain and bowel dysfunction: diagnostic flow-chart could be simplified?]. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2001 Jun;47(2):53-60. Italian. PubMed PMID: 16493360.
  • 57: Ponzetto A, Pellicano R, Morgando A, Cirillo D, Marchiaro G, Curti F, Rizzetto M. Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection among blood donors in Torino, Italy. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2001 Mar;47(1):3-7. PubMed PMID: 16491063.
  • 58: Pellicano R, Palmas F, Ponzetto A, Astegiano M, Smedile A, Morgando A, Bonardi R, Berrutti M, Touscoz GA, Rizzetto M. Decreasing eradicaton rate of Helicobacter pylori infection with metronidazole-based triple therapy. A randomised study. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2002 Sep;48(3):265-70. PubMed PMID: 16491050.
  • 59: Astegiano M, Bresso F, Demarchi B, Sapone N, Pellicano R, Palmas F, Rizzetto M. [Organisation of work teams at the gastroentero-hepatology outpatients clinic. The management of inflammatory bowel diseases]. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2002 Mar;48(1):1-5. Italian. PubMed PMID: 16484971.
  • 60: Sansoè G, Aragno M, Mastrocola R, Cutrin JC, Silvano S, Mengozzi G, Smedile A, Rosina F, Danni O, Rizzetto M. Overexpression of kidney neutral endopeptidase (EC and renal function in experimental cirrhosis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2006 Jun;290(6):F1337-43. Epub 2006 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 16449355.
  • 61: Palestro G, Pellicano R, Fronda GR, Valente G, De Giuli M, Soldati T, Pugliese A, Taraglio S, Garino M, Campra D, Cutufia MA, Margaria E, Spinzi G, Ferrara A, Marenco G, Rizzetto M, Ponzetto A. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection and intestinal metaplasia in subjects who had undergone surgery for gastric adenocarcinoma in Northwest Italy. World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Dec 7;11(45):7131-5. PubMed PMID: 16437659; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4725078.
  • 62: Leone N, Rizzetto M. [Screening for hepatocellular carcinoma]. Minerva Med. 2005 Apr;96(2):95-108. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 16172579.
  • 63: Pellicano R, Craxi A, Almasio PL, Valenza M, Venezia G, Alberti A, Boccato S, Demelia L, Sorbello O, Picciotto A, Torre F, Ideo G, Cattaneo C, Berrutti M, Rizzetto M. Interferon beta-1a alone or in combination with ribavirin: a randomized trial to compare efficacy and safety in chronic hepatitis C. World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Aug 7;11(29):4484-9. PubMed PMID: 16052676; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4398696.
  • 64: Ciancio A, Manzini P, Castagno F, D'Antico S, Reynaudo P, Coucourde L, Ciccone G, Del Piano M, Ballarè M, Peyre S, Rizzi R, Barletti C, Bruno M, Caronna S, Carucci P, Venon Wde B, De Angelis C, Morgando A, Musso A, Repici A, Rizzetto M, Saracco G. Digestive endoscopy is not a major risk factor for transmitting hepatitis C virus. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Jun 7;142(11):903-9. PubMed PMID: 15941697.
  • 65: Sansoè G, Silvano S, Mengozzi G, Smedile A, Touscoz G, Rosina F, Rizzetto M. Loss of tubuloglomerular feedback in decompensated liver cirrhosis: physiopathological implications. Dig Dis Sci. 2005 May;50(5):955-63. PubMed PMID: 15906775.
  • 66: Pellicano R, Fagoonee S, Palestro G, Rizzetto M, Ponzetto A. [Intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia, gastric cancer and Helicobacter pylori: epidemiological observations]. Minerva Med. 2005 Feb;96(1):1-10. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 15827537.
  • 67: Bugianesi E, Pagotto U, Manini R, Vanni E, Gastaldelli A, de Iasio R, Gentilcore E, Natale S, Cassader M, Rizzetto M, Pasquali R, Marchesini G. Plasma adiponectin in nonalcoholic fatty liver is related to hepatic insulin resistance and hepatic fat content, not to liver disease severity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Jun;90(6):3498-504. Epub 2005 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 15797948.
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