Francesco Valitutti, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow

Department of Pediatrics

Sapienza, University of Rome


Research Interest

Scientific Activities


Barbato M, Maiella G, Di Camillo C, Guida S, Valitutti F, Lastrucci G, Mainiero F, Cucchiara C
“The anti-deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies unmask celiac disease in small children with chronic diarrhoea”
Dig Liver Dis 2011; 43:465-9
Di Nardo G, Oliva S, Barbato M, Aloi M, Midulla F, Roggini M, Valitutti F, Frediani S, Cucchiara S
“Argon plasma coagulator in a 2-month-old child with tracheoesophageal fistula”
Surg Endosc 2012; DOI 10.1007/s00464-012-2214-7 [Epub ahead of print]
Calasso M, Vincentini O, Valitutti F, Felli C, Gobbetti M, Di Cagno R.
“The sourdough fermentation may enhance the recovery from intestinal inflammation of coeliac patients at the early stage of the gluten-free diet.”
Eur J Nutr 2012; DOI: 10.1007/s00394-012-0303-y [Epub ahead of print]
La Scaleia R, Barba M, Di Nardo G, Bonamico M, Oliva S, Nenna R, Valitutti F, Mennini M, Barbato M, Montuori M, Porzia A, Petrarca L, Battella S, Cucchiara S, Piccoli M, Santoni A, Mainiero F and Palmieri G
“Size and dynamics of mucosal and peripheral IL-17A+ T cell pools in pediatric age, and their disturbance in celiac disease”
Mucosal Immunol 2012 [Epub ahead of print]
Valitutti F, Barbato M, Cucchiara S. “Screening celiac disease in at-risk groups: what’s the impact of diagnosis on the perceived health of children and their families?” Jpgn 2012; 55:365
Valitutti F, Di Nardo G, Barbato M, Aloi M, Celletti I, Trovato I, Pierdomenico M, Marcheggiano M, Cucchiara S. “Mapping celiac disease histologic patchiness by push enteroscopy” gastrointestinal endoscopy 2013 79:95-100
-Valitutti F, Barbato M, Cucchiara S.“Letter: Coeliac Disease And Ischaemic Heart Disease:A True Additional Risk Factor?”.aliment pharm & therap 2013 38:559
-Valitutti F, Trovato Cm, Barbato M, Cucchiara S. “letter: atherosclerosis and coeliac disease--another feature of the changing paradigm?”aliment pharmacol ther. 2013; 38:559.
-Valitutti F, Barbato M, Marcheggiano A, Di Nardo G, Leoni S, Iorfida D, Corazza Gr, Cucchiara S. “autoimmune enteropathy in a 13 year old celiac girl successfully treated with infliximab”. j clin gastroenterol 2014 48:264-6.
-Valitutti F, De Vitis I, Cucchiara S.” letter: follow-up practices in coeliac disease--intestinal biopsy after child-to-adult transition might be useful”. aliment pharmacol ther. 2014;39:234-5.
-Brera C, Debegnach F, De Santis B, Di Ianni S, Gregori E, Neuhold S, Valitutti F. “exposure assessment to mycotoxins in gluten-free diet for celiac patients”. food chem toxicol. 2014;69:13-7.
-Trovato Cm, Albanese Cv, Leoni S, Celletti I, Valitutti F, Cavallini C, Montuori M, Barbato M, Catalano C, Cucchiara S. “lack of clinical predictors for low mineral density in children with celiac disease”. j pediatr gastroenterol nutr. 2014
-Valitutti F, Oliva S, Iorfida D, Aloi M, Gatti S, Trovato CM, Montuori M, Tiberti A, Cucchiara S, Di Nardo G. Narrow band imaging combined with water immersion technique in the diagnosis of celiac disease. Dig Liver Dis. 2014
-Trovato CM, Montuori M, Anania C, Barbato M, Vestri AR, Guida S, Oliva S, Mainiero F, Cucchiara S, Valitutti F. Are ESPGHAN "Biopsy-Sparing" Guidelines for Celiac Disease also Suitable for Asymptomatic Patients? Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110:1485-9.
- Borrelli O, Pescarin M, Saliakellis E, Tambucci R, Quitadamo P, Valitutti F, Rybak A, Lindley KJ, Thapar N. Sequential incremental doses of bisacodyl increase the diagnostic accuracy of colonic manometry. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016;28:1747-1755
-Tiberti C, Montuori M, Panimolle F, Trovato CM, Anania C, Valitutti F, Vestri AR, Lenzi A, Cucchiara S, Morano S. Screening for Type 1 Diabetes-, Thyroid-, Gastric-, and Adrenal-Specific Humoral Autoimmunity in 529 Children and Adolescents With Celiac Disease at Diagnosis Identifies as Positive in One of Every Nine Patients. Diabetes Care. 2016 [Epub ahead of print]
-Valitutti F, Trovato CM, Montuori M, Cucchiara S. Pediatric Celiac Disease: Follow-Up in the Spotlight. Adv Nutr. 2017; 8:356-361.
- Valitutti F, Iorfida D, Anania C, Trovato CM, Montuori M, Cucchiara S, Catassi C. Cereal Consumption among Subjects with Celiac Disease: A Snapshot for Nutritional Considerations. Nutrients 2017 ;9.

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