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OBJECTIVE Abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus are associated with erectile and urinary dysfunction in men. The extent to which sexual function and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) are improved by weight loss remains unclear. SUBJECTS We compared the effects of 8 weeks of a low-calorie diet using meal replacements (Kicstart) on insulin(More)
1,3-Butanediol was tested for its ability to suppress an ethanol with drawal syndrome. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were rendered physically dependent on ethanol by intragastric administration of ethanol at a dosage of 9 to 15 grams per kilogram per day over a 4-day period. A nonintoxicating oral dose of 1,3-butanediol at 4 grams per kilogram administered after(More)
Serum ferritin levels were determined in six U.S. Navy divers during a 29d helium-oxygen saturation dive. Progressive increases in serum ferritin were observed during compression. These increases were maintained during decompression and for 1 week postdive. No relationship was found between serum ferritin increases and the development of decompression(More)
We report the molecular findings in 14 patients (12 families) with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD, MIM# 300100), a well-defined peroxisomal disorder attributed to mutations in the ABCD1 gene on chromosome Xq28. With the aims of determining the spectrum of mutations and developing an efficient molecular genetic test for analysis of at-risk women whose(More)
In April 2010 a healthy 29-year-old woman began to take a slimming oral product purchased directly on internet, unapproved by FDA and not on the market in Italy, containing many vasoactive and stimulant substances (theobromine, evodiamine, bioperine, vincamine, capsaicin and other herbal extracts), including high amount of caffeine. A few days later, she(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence estimates for the 2 forms of myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2 (DM1 and DM2) are not exhaustive or non-available. Our aim was to estimate the minimum prevalence of DM1 and DM2 in Italy in the Rome province, applying standards of descriptive epidemiology. METHODS All patients with a molecular diagnosis of DM1/DM2 and residents in the(More)
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