Francesco Di Leo

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This study retrospectively analyses paranasal sinus complications following displacement of oral implants in the maxillary sinus treated according to clinical situation by functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), an intraoral approach, or a combination of both procedures. Over 5 years, 27 patients (13 male; 14 female), aged 27-73 years (mean 53.9 years),(More)
Prenatal stress may induce intrauterine growth retardation, but it is not known whether a treatment with the anxiolytic benzodiazepine, diazepam may interfere with this phenomenon. A daily physical stress consisting of a forced immersion for 15 min in cold water was applied to pregnant rats of the Wistar strain from gestational day 5 until parturition.(More)
Prenatal treatment with small doses of diazepam may counteract the effect of physical stress in rats, normalizing the time course of neonatal reflexes and the behavioral responses in adulthood. However, prenatal administration of diazepam in greater doses may induce desensitization of gamma-aminobutyric acid A (GABA(A)) receptors and induce hypersensitivity(More)
Growth hormone (GH) secretion declines during normal aging along with reproductive activity in mammalian species. Various behavioral changes also occur in aged animals. In these experiments we have studied the effects of GH administration on behavioral and endocrine alterations exhibited by aged (18 months old) female rats of the Sprague-Dawley strain.(More)