Andrea Grillo

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A joint dental epidemiological survey was carried out in 1981 in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and its environs in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The survey was made with the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Oyo State, Nigeria, as the base. The occurrence of caries in 898 Nigerian school children of 509 urban and 389 rural children was compared with the(More)
The presence of anti-zona pellucida antibodies in the follicular fluid of 11 women who underwent in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer was analysed. Only infertile couples with tubal or unexplained pathologies were included in our study, which was aimed at investigating the relationship between anti-zona pellucida antibodies in follicular fluid(More)
Eighty-five children (age in 1981, 3-9 yr) examined in the 1981 survey in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, were seen again in 1986. In addition cross-sectional caries data in a small sample of 6-14-yr-olds were compared with data obtained in 1986. Results show that caries prevalence rate and the average number of DMFT increased slightly in the urban area, but was still(More)
In order to study the circadian rhythm of BP in man, we performed 24-hour non invasive BP on 15 hospitalized patients. Each subject was monitored twice, with an interval of 24-48 h between the two monitorings. In 14 of the 15 subjects MBP showed a statistically significant circadian rhythm. The curve fitted by the single cosinor method to the mean of the(More)
BACKGROUND Menopause is associated with increased arterial stiffness, an independent marker of cardiovascular risk. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (N3-PUFAs) are thought to have multiple cardiovascular benefits, including prevention of arterial stiffness. We investigated whether treatment with N3-PUFA prevents increase in arterial stiffness in(More)
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) consumption is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease risk. Increasing evidence demonstrating a beneficial effect of n-3 PUFA on arterial wall properties is progressively emerging. We reviewed the recent available evidence for the cardiovascular effects of n-3 PUFA focusing on structural and functional(More)
OBJECTIVE Acromegaly is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and with specific heart and vascular abnormalities. The aim of our study was to investigate arterial stiffness using the ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) and symmetric AASI (Sym-AASI), two indexes derived from 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM),(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been found to be strongly related to an increased arterial stiffness in patients with essential hypertension, suggesting a pathophysiologic link between major cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities associated with liver steatosis and the functional and structural alterations of the(More)
Currently, prenatal detection of Down syndrome and other most common aneuploidies relies on invasive procedures such as amniocentesis and villocentesis, and on non-invasive screening tests such as second trimester maternal serum screening (Triple test), and first trimester screening (ULTRA-screen). However, it well known that invasive techniques carry a(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities in laryngeal carcinomas. Biopsy specimens of surgical resections from laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas from 15 patients representing different degrees of histologic differentiation were analyzed in short-term culture. Nine of the 15 tumors were hypodiploid with 41 to 45(More)