A. J. Petrini

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The effects of d-fenfluramine (1.5 mg/kg) and sertraline (10 mg/kg), administered intraperitoneally once daily for seven days were studied on feeding parameters of rats over various periods. On the first day of treatment both drugs markedly reduced meal size and meal duration during the first hour and, to a lesser extent, the first 4 h. No effects were seen(More)
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that brucellosis in Italy is a food-borne, rather than an occupational disease. This hypothesis was tested using data for both human and animal populations from the period 1997-2002. The correlation between the distribution of the disease in the human, sheep and goat populations was analysed, as were the risk(More)
During final phases of eradication programmes, strains of Mycobacterium sp. not belonging to the tuberculosis complex increase their relative frequency and are responsible for positive skin test reactions. Moreover, the specificity of any indirect diagnostic test, such as the skin test, is never completely accurate, therefore even when tuberculosis(More)
The oral cavity contains the greatest biodiversity, over 70 species being isolated from mouth mucosa, saliva, denture surfaces and/or dental-plaque. The oral streptococci, representing over 80% of the mouth micro flora, are able to synthesize glucosyl-transferases, enzymes involved in glucans production. Glucans are involved in production of an(More)
The prosthodontic treatment must provide for the edentulous patients bio-functional prosthetic restorations, bio-prophylactic for the surrounding tissues. In this aim, an edentulous patient must be submitted to a methodical clinical examination in order to establish the quality of hard and soft tissues, which will indicate the degree of difficulty of the(More)
In the attempt to enrich the local contemporary laboratory data regarding the group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization, isolates obtained from the vaginal swab cultures were characterized for their serotype distribution and antibiotic susceptibility. The 100 GBS isolates analyzed were collected during a four-month period of year 2009 from women screened in(More)
We present a case report about a patient affected by an "insular" thyroid carcinoma, a poorly differentiated carcinoma, situated morphologically and biologically in an intermediate position between the well-differentiated (papillary and follicular) and the totally undifferentiated thyroid tumors. We believe that its separation from other types of thyroid(More)
The authors evaluated the kinetics of antibody response in 46 ewes coming from officially brucellosis free flocks that were experimentally infected with Brucella melitensis biovar 3, and monitored through three subsequent reproductive cycles. In this study, results of Rose Bengal test (RBT) and complement fixation test (CFT) were considered. Test results of(More)
The long term results of 14 cases of traumatic dislocation of the hip in children are reviewed. The follow-up period was from 10 to 30 years, which in all but 2 cases involved attaining skeletal maturity. The following observations are recorded. The lesion can be produced by comparatively minor trauma; the prognosis is more benign than in adults; prolonged(More)
A study of the recent literature on the primary plating of fractures of the tibia induced us to make a retrospective survey of the cases treated in this way at the Toscano Orthopaedic Institute of Florence. We reviewed 240 cases treated by the AO compression plating technique. The results were entirely satisfactory.