Donella Borracelli

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Recently ultrasound techniques have been proposed to evaluate skeletal status. Speed of sound and attenuation through the bone are the ultrasound properties currently used to assess bone strength and fragility. The speed of sound in m s-1 (SOS), broadband ultrasound attenuation in dB MHz-1 (BUA) and stiffness (S) in 134 healthy females (age range 10-90(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations of INF2 represent the major cause of familial autosomal dominant (AD) focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). A few patients present neurological symptoms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease but the prevalence of the association has not been assessed yet. METHODS We screened 28 families with AD FSGS and identified 8 INF2 mutations(More)
It is generally agreed that an adequate calcium intake is necessary for the maintenance of bone health and that calcium supplementation reduces the rate of bone loss in postmenopausal women. Mineral waters are calorie free, and some, with relatively high calcium levels, might be significant sources of calcium. We studied the effect of mineral water in 45(More)
BACKGROUND The most frequent cause of death in hemodialysis (HD) patients is cardiovascular disease (CVD), and chronic inflammation has been identified as an epidemiologically important risk factor for CVD. Elevated levels of minor acute phase reactants, such as ceruloplasmin (Cp) and transferrin, have been related to an increased cardiovascular risk in the(More)
AIM We assessed some major determinants of blood pressure (BP) in young adulthood to plan a lifestyle changes policy METHODS: A cross sectional survey was held, involving 2373 high school people (age 18-21), measuring BP, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WCirc), fat free mass (FFM); alcohol and smoking habits were evaluated by a questionnaire. In(More)
PURPOSE Hemodiafiltration (HDF) has high removal rates of low and middle-high molecular weight uremic toxins. We aimed to understand the efficacy and the safety in correcting on-line HDF acidosis. We compared two infusion methods of on-line prepared solution in HDF: HDF with an infusion solution produced from dialysate (HDF-OL) and HDF with a solution from(More)
OVARIECTOMY AND ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT THERAPY. M Pedrazzoni, G.Girasole, N.Giuliani, F.S.Alfano, C.Gatti, C.Campanini, A.Bacchi Modena*, MPasseri, Istituto di Clinica Medica Generale& *lstituto di Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Parma, Italy The purpose of this longitudinal study was to compare the eady and late effects of ovariectomy (Ovx) on several new(More)
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