Daniela Molinari

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OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of positive blood cultures obtained from adult patients with potential occult bacteremia released from an urban ED and how often these positive cultures alter the subsequent patient course or management. METHODS This retrospective case series study was conducted at the ED of a large, urban teaching hospital. The study(More)
OBJECTIVE Leptin, the product of the ob gene, is present in higher concentrations in blood of obese subjects than of lean subjects. There is scarce information on the role of leptin in the pathogenesis of human obesity and little is known about leptin serum levels in obese children. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS To evaluate the influences of age, sex,(More)
BACKGROUND Muscle dysmorphia or vigorexia is a disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with the idea that he or she is not muscular enough. AIM To assess physical exercise, eating behaviors and the presence of muscle dysmorphia among weightlifters and medical students. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Cross sectional evaluation of 88 male weightlifters aged 27(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of overweight and obesity was estimated among the school children and adolescents of three provinces of central Italy, and the role of several possible influencing factors was analysed. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS Body mass index (BMI) was measured in 44 231 subjects, age 3-17.5 y, and a household questionnaire was filled(More)
The authors describe a rare instance of elbow dislocation associated with Galeazzi fracture-dislocation in a 16 year-old patient injured in a motor vehicle accident. They analyze the modalities of the trauma, the type of treatment employed, and the result after 2 years.
OBJECTIVE Body mass index (BMI) was determined in a population of school students from three provinces of central Italy. Fasting serum leptin concentrations were assayed in a large number of subjects from the same area, to determine their distribution as plotted against the standard deviation score (z-score) of BMI. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS(More)
The authors assessed the influence of cholecystokinin (CCK), administered before cholescintigraphy, on the biliary-to-bowel transit time (BBTT) of technetium-99m disofenin. Fourteen healthy volunteers underwent two separate cholescintigraphic studies with and without CCK treatment. BBTT was less than 1 hour in all 14 studies of subjects not treated with(More)
A previous study demonstrated that an extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza, a medicinal herb highly valued in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of different pathologies, including insomnia, was capable of reducing voluntary alcohol intake in selectively bred Sardinian alcohol-preferring (sP) rats. The present study was designed to evaluate the suitability(More)
OBJECTIVE The influence of weight excess reduction on height and height velocity of obese subjects should be evaluated on the basis of appropriate standards, since the pattern of growth of obese subjects is different from that of normal weight subjects. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS Height, weight and triceps skinfold thickness were recorded from(More)
An anatomical study about the anterior knee of the intracavernous carotid artery is presented. Twenty cavernous sinuses (CS) were dissected in cadavers using microsurgical techniques. A fibrous ring around the internal carotid artery (ICA) at the CS roof was found in all specimens. This fibrous attachment could be dissected from the surrounding dura and a(More)