Catherine Rossi

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BACKGROUND SF-12 is a generic short form health survey, developed in the USA from the original SF-36. It produces two summary measures evaluating physical and mental self-perceived health that are interchangeable with those from the SF-36. SF-12 has been successfully tested in nine Western European countries on large samples of the general population, where(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of measuring nasal bone length in first-trimester pregnancy and to confirm if the absence of a fetal nasal bone is a marker for Down syndrome. METHODS Fetal nasal bone assessment was attempted in 1089 consecutive singleton pregnancies between 11 and 14 weeks' gestation. All ultrasound examinations were performed(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life has been assessed in a large, multicentre randomized, open label study. AIM To evaluate the economic and clinical consequences of two different maintenance treatment modalities, administered to 6017 gastro-oesophageal reflux disease patients at 451 gastroenterological centres in Italy. METHODS Adult gastro-oesophageal reflux(More)
Individual vulnerability factors influencing the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis may contribute to the risk of the development of persistent musculoskeletal pain after traumatic stress exposure. The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between polymorphisms in the gene encoding FK506 binding protein 51, FKBP5, a(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-sectional studies have shown that chronic musculoskeletal pain and somatic symptoms are frequently reported by sexual assault (SA) survivors; however, prospective studies examining pain and somatic symptoms in the months after SA have not been performed. METHODS Women SA survivors 18 years of age or older who presented for care within 48(More)
We present male monozygotic twins with thanatophoric dysplasia (TD) type I concordant for long bone abnormalities and discordant for cloverleaf skull. The twins were the product of the second pregnancy of unrelated parents, with advanced paternal age. Prenatal diagnosis and postmortem examination showed severe rhizomelic shortness of limbs, bowing of the(More)
The study describes the initial phases of research aimed at developing a methodology for assessing awareness in cancer patients. A first sample of cancer patients (n = 36) was interviewed about their knowledge of the diagnosis and their perception of treatment goals and outcomes. Thirteen domains which refer both to cognitive and emotional areas were(More)
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT Obesity is an increasingly prevalent metabolic disorder and it is associated with a large number of comorbidities, including cardiovascular diseases. Adipose tissue is an active endocrine organ and its ectopic depots and distribution have different metabolic meanings on risks for health; as a matter of fact,(More)
To compare free beta hCG versus intact hCG in first trimester Down syndrome screening we analysed 63 cases of Down syndrome and 400 unaffected control pregnancies between 10 and 13 weeks' gestation. The Down syndrome median multiple of the median (MoM) was significantly higher (p=0.001) for free beta hCG (1.89 MoM) than for intact hCG (1.37 MoM). Although(More)
Glucagonoma, a rare neuroendocrine pancreatic tumour, is frequently malignant and often accompanied by hepatic metastases. Our aim was to consider the different treatments of metastatic glucagonoma to the liver and their results. A case of glucagonoma with metachronous, small, multiple and bilobar liver metastases is reported. Combined treatment with(More)