Annalisa Sartini

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Endometriosis causes rare complications in pregnancy, such as obstetrical bleeding, preterm birth, spontaneous haemoperitoneum, and intestinal perforation. The prevalence of spontaneous perforation due to intestinal endometriosis is unknown in pregnancy. A recent review of the literature indicated 15 bowel complications caused by endometriosis during(More)
OBJECTIVE: To measure the effects of cognitive–behavioural therapy on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in obese patients, in relation to binge eating disorder.DESIGN: Longitudinal, clinical intervention study consisting of structured sessions of cognitive–behavioural therapy, preceded by sessions chaired by a psychologist in subjects with binge(More)
The measurement of serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R), a sensitive marker of lymphocyte activation, has been proposed as an indicator of disease activity and “outcome” in patients with inflammatory diseases characterized by the activation of immune cells. Serum sIL-2R levels have been reported higher in rheumatoid patients than in controls. Using(More)
To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature of umbilical endometriosis in a pregnant woman. We report a case of umbilical endometriosis in a pregnant woman at 16 weeks of gestation. The patient revealed a reddish-brown polypoid nodule within the umbilical depression, with the typical history of monthly bleeding from the umbilicus. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 specific inhibitors versus placebo in the treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain. STUDY DESIGN A group of women (n = 28) with pelvic pain after conservative surgery for symptomatic endometriosis (Stage I and II) were enrolled at the Department of Pediatric, Obstetrics and(More)
A multi-centre uncontrolled clinical trial was performed in 42 Italian hospitals to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of an instant suspension of naproxen, a well known anti-inflammatory drug. A total of 390 adults of all ages with musculoskeletal rheumatic diseases or minor traumatic injuries entered the trial. Patients received 500 mg naproxen instant(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term efficacy and safety of weekly low-dose methotrexate (MTX) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Fifty-one patients receiving MTX for RA were prospectively studied over a mean treatment period of 36 months. Standard clinical and laboratory measures of disease activity were assessed by the same investigator at baseline,(More)
The deeper understanding of female physiology changed the perspective used to evaluate sexual difficulties. Systems like: vascular, neurological, biochemical, and endocrine are investigated as their modifications for aging or medical conditions may alter the sexual responsivity of women. New data imply that pharmacological interventions may become suitable(More)
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