Daria Sacchini

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Thirty-four postmenopausal stress incontinence patients were divided in two groups: 17 were treated with 0.5 mg oestriol vaginal cream for 90 days, 17 controls were treated with moisturizing cream. All had low urethral pressures and dystrophy. Treated patients showed improvement of maximum urethral pressure, urethral closure pressure, and volume at first(More)
Background. Infertility is both a clinical and a public problem, affecting the life of the couple, the healthcare services, and social environment. Standard semen analysis is the surrogate measure of male fertility in clinical practice. Objective. To provide information about the relationship between semen parameters and spontaneous conception. Methods. We(More)
Structured treatment interruptions may have beneficial effects on metabolic parameters, while data on anthropometric parameters and on the quality of life are scanty. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of structured treatment interruptions on plasma cholesterol, triglycerides, anthropometric, immunologic, virologic changes and quality of life.(More)
Cell-mediated immunity during the muscular phase of Trichinella infection in humans was studied. Cell proliferation, the phenotypic changes in the T-cell population, and expression and production of cytokines were examined by using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) collected at different times postinfection from 10 individuals who had acquired(More)
A 54-year-old woman presented with fever, spasmodic torticollis, ptosis, and chemosis in her left eye. CT venous angiography revealed cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) and left internal jugular vein thrombosis (IJVT) (figure, A), cervical MRI detected a retropharyngeal abscess and epidural empyema (figure, B and C), and chest X-ray showed multiple pulmonary(More)
Transvaginal sonography can show partial urinary penetration in the urethra in patients with no clinical incontinence. The Fluid Bridge Test-Pressure urodynamically demonstrates the same phenomenon. We compared these two technics in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). 49 patients underwent urodynamic testing and transvaginal sonography; 18 had(More)
The International Continence Society does not offer secure guidelines for the diagnosis of micturitional obstruction. The problem has been extensively addressed in relation to male voiding difficulties. Little is known on the subject in female patients. Two criteria for the diagnosis of obstructed micturition are in clinical use. The Sussett formula divides(More)