Andrea Fortina

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Since 1976, we have treated displaced intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus by open reduction through a lateral approach, temporary percutaneous fixation, and bone grafting. We assessed the results after a mean follow-up time of 98.9 (SD = 53) months in 30 patients with 35 fractures. In this report we review, clinically and radiologically, 35 fractures(More)
In 28 postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis, serum osteocalcin (OC) concentration decreased from 5.2±1.9 ng/ml to 3.0±1.6 ng/ml after 6 months therapy with corticosteroids (p<0.005). No differences, however, were found in a control group of 13 patients treated for 6 months with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In those patients with serial OC(More)
New driveline architectures equipped with torque-biasing devices such as active differentials and active transfer cases have yielded a new generation of on-demand four-wheel-drive vehicles, where the torque distribution between left and right and between front and rear axles can actively be modulated online. This allows one to design active vehicle-control(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to value the behaviour of systolic (S) and diastolic (D) arterial pressure (AP)/24 hrs in a group of diabetic patients insulin-dependent (IDDM) and non insulin-dependent (NIDDM) with preserved renal function. METHODS We examined 65 diabetic patients (aged 39.1 +/- 23.3), 33 IDDM (aged 18.2 +/- 7.5; years of diabetes:(More)
New driveline architectures endowed with torque biasing devices, such as active differentials and active transfer cases, have made available a new generation of on-demand fourwheel-drive vehicles which allow designing control systems capable of altering the car behaviour dictated from its mechanical layout, e.g., underand over-steering characteristic. This(More)
A kinetic evaluation of dialytic methods using a diffusive-convective mechanism in comparison to the standard bicarbonate dialysis was performed in order to verify the possible therapeutic uses. The "kinetic" comparison of PFD and HDF to HBD, using equal quantities of dialysate, showed no significant change in the mention of uremic toxins of small molecular(More)