Amelia Forte

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BACKGROUND The "gate control" theory suggests pain can be reduced by simultaneous activation of nerve fibres that conduct non-noxious stimuli. This study investigated the effects of vibration stimuli on pain experienced during local anaesthetic injections. METHODS In a preliminary study, subjects were asked to rate anticipated and actual pain from(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate whether a high concentration of interleukin-6 (IL)-6 in the amniotic fluid is associated to a higher risk of preterm delivery, premature rupture of the membranes (PROM), and periventricular leucomalacia (PVL) in preterm infants; we have further investigated whether the levels of IL-6 are related to the(More)
AIM This study compares the efficacy of a walking recovery rehabilitation program with or without specific back exercises in patients affected by unstable extracapsular hip fractures and secondary back pain. Further, it reports data and images about analysed tomographic changes of the psoas muscle ipsilateral to fractures. METHODS A prospective,(More)
AIM The purpose of the trial was to evaluate the efficacy of suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) to relieve the shoulder pain, ameliorate recovery after physiotherapy and reduce disability due to a rotator cuff tendinitis (RCT). A prospective, randomized, comparison cross over investigation was performed in the setting of a large inpatient rehabilitation unit(More)
Data about breast milk expression, collection, and storage practices were obtained by questionnaires from 51 mothers of hospitalized neonates in the San Francisco Bay Area between September 1, 1984 and July 1, 1985. In addition, teaching sources, mothers' recall of breast-feeding information, and areas of concern as described by mothers were identified. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Only in 2002, more than 86,000 hip fractures were registered in Italy in male and female patients over 45 years old, with 9% progression compared to 1999. In this paper, we report a clinic case of a patient experiencing working problems for a chronic back pain after an unstable extracapsular hip fracture. SUBJECT AND METHOD The patient, a 54(More)
Objectives: Remodelling and restenosis are complex biological processes responsible for bypass and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty failures which are likely to affect many hundreds of genes. We evaluated the effectiveness of topically applied antisense oligonucleotides in reducing the translation of the messenger RNA for the transcription(More)
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