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A reduced bone mineral density (BMD) is observed in several rheumatic autoimmune diseases, including Systemic Sclerosis (SSc); nevertheless, data concerning the possible determinants of bone loss in this disease are not fully investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between BMD, body mass composition, skin sclerosis and serum(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of etanercept in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with moderate or severe disease activity. We analyzed data from the Italian biologics register Gruppo Italiano Studio Early Arthritides (GISEA) to investigate the rate of disease remission and functional improvement, based on the 28-Joint Disease(More)
Polyposis of the gallbladder is rare during childhood. This condition can be associated with three other conditions: metachromatic leukodystrophy, Peutz-Jeghers' syndrome, and pancreaticobiliary maljunction. We report the case of a child with hemobilia in metachromatic leukodystrophy, which rendered cholecystectomy necessary. Macroscopically, the(More)
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PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION To compare methods, epidemiological features, and legislations of first trimester termination of pregnancy in two European Union University Hospital: Szeged, Hungary, (UHS) and Rome, Italy (UHR). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 195 women in UHS and 197 women in UHR undergoing a termination of pregnancy, The method used in(More)
UNLABELLED The presence of ventricular complex cardiac arrhythmias in coronary patients, both at rest or during physical exercise, is considered a risk factor for future coronary events or sudden death during long time follow up. The meaning of ventricular complex arrhythmias (VCA) in patients with normal ventricular function and without myocardium ischemia(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) represents one of the main clinical expressions of the vascular changes in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Lung microvascular changes can play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic PAH (IPAH) also. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence of capillaroscopic abnormalities in patients with IPAH and to evaluate(More)
In this review are reported the data regarding medical and gynecological responsibility in case of underestimation of ovarian pathology compared to epidemiological data. It is important to recognize the characteristics of the symptomatology, in general very mild, and the diagnostic tests suitable to detect ovarian masses. Four steps in the management of(More)