Cabiria Ricci

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Low-dose oral contraceptives when tested for vascular or thrombotic effects not only show no risk of venous thromboembolic disease, but this method could possibly reduce the chance of thromboembolic disease as compared with pills which have a higher estrogen dose. It has also been found that pills containing lower doses of estrogen have no effect on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical and endocrinologic effects of cyproterone acetate (CPA), an antiandrogen with progestational activity; flutamide, a nonsteroidal antiandrogen, and finasteride, an inhibitor of 5alpha-reductase. DESIGN Randomized, open, controlled clinical study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pisa, Pisa,(More)
An oral 5-mg dose of finasteride, a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor, was administered for 3 months to 10 hirsute women to determine the effect on gonadotropin secretion, on basal and stimulated androgen secretion, and on hair growth. Hair growth was assessed by the Ferriman-Gallwey score. All of the above determinations were evaluated before and after 1 and/or(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of clinical and endocrine effects of naltrexone administration in obese women with PCOS. DESIGN Open, controlled, clinical study. SETTING Department of Reproductive Medicine and Child Development, Section of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. PATIENT(S) Ten PCOS women were studied. INTERVENTION(S) Women(More)
Forty patients with unilateral frontal or posterior brain damage and 20 normal control subjects were tested on an ambiguous figures task (AFT). For each figure they were asked to recognize both ambiguous images. Subjects failing to recognize the second aspect of an ambiguous figure were prompted with the name of the image not yet perceived. The Wisconsin(More)
The effects of surgery on TSH secretion, with particular regard to the nocturnal TSH surge, were evaluated in 10 consecutive patients followed for 6 days after surgery. Surgical trauma was associated in all patients with significant decreases in serum total and free T3 and a significant increase in serum rT3 levels, with no variations in serum total and(More)
The effects of a 24-day regimen containing 15 microg ethinyl estradiol (EE) plus 60 microg gestodene on cycle control and on hemostasis, were evaluated in 58 healthy women (age 19-47 years). All women received the pill for 12 months. Withdrawal bleeding at every cycle during the tablet-free interval was experienced by 84.5% of the women. The overall(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical and endocrine effects of the antiandrogen flutamide in hirsute women. DESIGN Hirsutism was assessed before and after 3 months of treatment with flutamide 500 mg/d. Endocrine evaluations were performed before and during the 2nd month of treatment with flutamide 500 mg or 750 mg/d. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate body weight and composition during oral contraception with 30 microg ethinylestradiol plus 3 mg drospirenone (30EE+DRSP) in women affected by premenstrual syndrome (PMS) with somatic symptoms related to water retention. DESIGN This prospective study was performed using multifrequency bioelectrical impedance(More)