Annachiara Frigo

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BACKGROUND Presbyacusis, or age-related hearing loss, has become a problem of increasing social interest due to the rise in the mean age of the population. Investigations performed to date have generally been carried out with the aid of self-reporting questionnaires, without the support of objective findings. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to(More)
The symptomatic treatment of Civinini-Morton syndrome (interdigital neuritis: IDN) may be performed directly on the nervous trunk involved using orthotic, local pharmacological or surgical methods. Alcoholization with phenol in the percutaneous treatment of IDN has the purpose of provoking a permanent chemical neurolysis, obtaining remission of the neuritic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the significance of positive C4d capillary immunostaining of endomyocardial biopsies and its correlation to clinical outcome in adult heart transplant recipients. METHODS Nine hundred eighty-five endomyocardial biopsies from 107 heart transplant recipients were evaluated. Immunostaining for detection of(More)
AIMS Early data on the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve (S3-THV) have shown low rates of paravalvular leaks and vascular complications but relatively high 30-day permanent pacemaker implantation (PPMI) rates. No direct comparisons on clinical outcomes including PPMI rates are available for the S3-THV and the Edwards SAPIEN XT (XT-THV). We aimed to compare the 30-day(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoprotegerin (OPG) has been identified as a decoy receptor that inhibits osteoclast differentiation and, more recently, as a paracrine regulator of vascular calcification. OPG is suppressed by glucocorticoids (GC); however, results from experimental and clinical studies are not univocal. The aim of this study was to evaluate OPG and bone(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate with Magnetic Resonance (MR) the degree of fatty replacement and edematous involvement in skeletal muscles in patients with Tubular Aggregate Myopathy (TAM). To asses the inter-observer agreement in evaluating muscle involvement and the symmetry index of fatty replacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS 13 patients were evaluated by MR to(More)
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