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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of sleep hygiene instructions for women with fibromyalgia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy women with fibromyalgia completed the study. The assessment comprised the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and a general questionnaire with personal data and lifestyle… (More)
Pregnancy complicating homozygous beta thalassaemia is a rare entity. Two cases are described, 1 of which was further complicated by thrombocytopenia due to secondary hyperslenism. These cases are discussed in the light of current management of homozygous haemoglobinopathies.
The five-year evolution of three siblings of a sibship affected by a combined potassium and magnesium wasting abnormality associated with hypocalciuria is presented. Fractional distal chloride reabsorption was low. A number of therapeutic measures were attempted with partial or no success. Consequently, patients were kept on oral potassium and magnesium… (More)
Recent studies have outlined the clinical and epidemiological profile of the spondyloarthritides in Ibero-American countries. The objective of this study was to compare the data collected in a Brazilian epidemiological study with the data obtained from other Ibero-American countries that used the same protocol of investigation. The Brazilian series… (More)
UNLABELLED The effect of patient characteristics and organizational and system factors on time to surgery were studied using Emilia Romagna Region database and hospital survey. The results showed that the implementation of a Hip Fracture Program significantly increased the probability of early surgery while single intervention had only slight effect … (More)