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BACKGROUND Few studies on the prevalence and incidence of many skin conditions in the general population are available because it is difficult to submit to dermatologic examination large samples of seemingly healthy population. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of several skin conditions among a sample that is deemed to be(More)
BACKGROUND It is stated that patients with vitiligo have an increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of autoantibodies or overt autoimmune diseases in a group of vitiligo patients examined among a sample deemed to be representative of the general population of young men living in(More)
AIM A negative impact on vitiligo patients in terms of quality of life (QoL) has been suggested. The aim of this report was to study the QoL in a sample of Italian vitiligo patients by using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) questionnaire. METHODS A sample of forty seven vitiligo subjects, identified among 34,740 potential conscripts resident in(More)
Chronically heightened physiological reactivity to or delayed recovery from stress may contribute to cardiovascular (CV) risk and mortality. Long-term stability of physiological stress responses has received little attention. Our objectives were to evaluate the 3-year stability of reactivity and recovery change scores across CV and autonomic parameters and(More)
A case of giant fibroadenoma in a girl of 14 is reported. This case emerged from an examination of about 380 patients observed at the Senology Clinic of the S. Maria di Loreto Hospital (USL 44) in the last 3 years. A statistical contribution is made to the study of breast pathologies in pubertal age and stress is laid on the importance of mass screening(More)
BACKGROUND Heightened or prolonged physiological responses to stress may contribute to the development or progression of metabolic abnormalities. PURPOSE This study aims to examine the prospective relationships between stress responses and metabolic burden, and to determine whether age and/or sex moderate these relationships. METHODS One hundred(More)