Cristina Di Berardino

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Recent evidence suggests that nasal irrigation with hypertonic saline may be useful as an adjunctive treatment modality in the management of many sinonasal diseases. However, no previous studies have investigated the efficacy of this regimen in the prevention of seasonal allergic rhinitis-related symptoms in the pediatric patient. Twenty children with(More)
We have analysed the role played by genital tuberculosis (TBC) in Italy today, and in particular in L'Aquila, in the light of a worrying recrudescence. We report the case of a 64-year-old patient, in menopause for the past 11 years or so, referred to the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic of the University of L'Aquila, with an anamnesis of menometrorrhagia(More)
Endometriosis is a disease in continuous evolution due to its various aspects and atypical localizations. Every year many women all over the world are affected by it. In typical localizations the diagnosis is simple; the symptoms include pelvic pain and in most of cases sterility. In rare localizations the symptoms are non-specific and the diagnosis is(More)
Malignancies are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in transplant patients. The incidence is progressively increasing either because of the increased age transplant patients and the increase of immunosuppressive therapy or the increased follow-up range post-transplantation. The main causes of increased tumor incidence in transplant patients(More)
The aim of the study was to confirm whether there is a secular trend towards the early onset of puberty without an early onset of menarche. The study included a total of 1,266 subjects, 771 females and 495 males, with an age range between 5.9 and 18.2 years. In all subjects height, percentile of height, weight, percentage of overweight, bone age and(More)
The authors describe a case of DVT during pregnancy in a 41-year-old woman who had a normal haemocoagulative picture during pregnancy and in puerperium (PT, PTT, S protein, C protein, ATIII, xdp and fibrinogenous). All the haemocoagulative dosages were within the norm and compatible with the gestation period. Both homocysteine and antiphospholipid(More)
Because of the rarity of this kind of vulvar neoplasia, the diagnostic difficulties (clinical and histopathological) conditioning the therapeutic approach and the missing iconographical material, we report a case of vulvar melanoma seen at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of L'Aquila in April 2001, together with a review of the(More)
The case of a patient with inguinal isolated endometriosis in whom laparoscopy revealed no evidence of pelvic endometriosis is presented. Following the observation of this case and the published reports by other authors on frequency, pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy, the article supports the hypothesis that inguinal endometriotic lesions are likely(More)
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