Emanuele Cacciari

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An excess of left-handers among males has been attributed to early androgen exposure. This theory was supported by our observation that girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) are more left-biased than their normal sisters. Male CAH patients, with prenatal androgen exposure similar to that of unaffected brothers, had typical male-handedness patterns.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether the continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) (MiniMed, Sylmar, CA) 1) is sufficiently representative of the overall metabolic control as assessed by HbA(1c), 2) could be used to identify a particular blood glucose threshold value affecting hemoglobin glycation; and 3) is able to show any(More)
Forty-nine children with short stature (age range, 4.1-15.9 yr) were examined. Twenty-four (group 1) were submitted twice to an arginine and a sleep test (12-h overnight GH profile). Twenty-five patients (group 2) were submitted twice to an arginine and L-dopa test. Coefficients of variation were calculated between both the results of pharmacological (peak(More)
AIM To compare final height in two groups of low birth weight children examined for short stature: the first group untreated because of normal growth hormone (GH) secretion, the second treated with human growth hormone (hGH) because of abnormal secretion. METHODS A total of 49 subjects born at term of birth weight below the 10th centile were consecutively(More)
Duodenal biopsy and tests for antigliadin antibodies were done in 108 children with short stature unassociated with gastrointestinal symptoms. Other investigations for causes of growth failure were also carried out. In 88 patients, the cause of short stature could not be determined (group I). In 9 patients (8.3%) biopsy showed total villous atrophy,(More)
Twenty-two prepubertal children with unilateral cryptorchidism were treated. None had undergone previous medical or surgical to modify the abnormal position of the testes, all of which were located inthe inguinal canal. Treatment was with luteinising hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) nasal spray given for 7 days. 9 boys insufflated 100 microgram LH-RH in(More)
Growth hormone (GH) release with pharmacological tests and sleep test, somatomedin C and auxological features were studied in 10 patients affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. GH release in these patients seems to be lower than normal; moreover some of them are of short stature without an evident relationship with GH deficit. The possible significance of(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between developmental obesity and emotional problems has been particularly studied by Bruch. According to this author, the main reason for early-onset obesity has to be found in the difficulty of some mothers to adequately distinguish between emotional manifestations and the child's real need for food. In this paper an experiment(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a widespread necrotizing vasculitis affecting small vessels characterized by nonthrombocytopenic purpura. Pulmonary involvement is a rare fatal complication with diffuse alveolar haemorrhage. The objective of this study was to evaluate possible early lung function abnormalities and to establish any relationship with the(More)