Francesco Fabi

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BACKGROUND The aim of present study was to determine the prevalence of malocclusions, oral habits and the need for orthodontic treatment in a sample of 7- to 15-year-old Albanese schoolchildren. METHODS The final sample comprised 2,617 subjects (1,257 males and 1,360 females), all orthodontically untreated. Occlusal relationship and the functional(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the prevalence and associations between dental anomalies detectable on panoramic radiographs in a sample of non-orthodontic growing subjects. METHODS For this cross-sectional study, digital panoramic radiographs of 5005 subjects were initially screened from a single radiographic center in Rome. Inclusion criteria were: subjects who(More)
Hypoparathyroidism and paralysis of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) still remain the most frequent specific complications of thyroid surgery. This study evaluates the effects of employment of a recently introduced device (LigaSure™ Small Jaw, LSJ), compared to the traditional clamp-and-tie (CT) technique, on the short- and long-term outcome of the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the caries prevalence in urban and suburban Albanian schools. A large sample (n= 2617) of subjects, aged 7-15, was examined by a clinical observation without radiograms. The sample comprised 1257 males and 1360 females. For each subject an anamnestic questionnaire about feeding, fluoride, dentist attendance and(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of oral habits in an Albanian population of schoolchildren. MATERIALS AND METHODS STUDY DESIGN A sample of 2617 subjects, aged 7-15, was examined by clinical observation without radiograms. The sample comprised 1257 males and 1360 females, with no history of orthodontic treatment. Aestethical(More)
INTRODUCTION A multi-centre study has been conducted, during 2005, by means of a questionnaire posted on the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU) web page. Our intention was to carry out an organisational and functional analysis of Italian Emergency Departments (ED) in order to pick out some macro-indicators of the activities performed.(More)
The authors describe the case of a 49-year-old man with a giant diverticulum of the duodenum, with apparently scarce symptoms, pointed out by gastroscopy and X-ray of the upper gastrointestinal duct with barium meal. The removal of the lesion, obtained after surgical operation, showed a diverticulum with a 6 cm diameter, with signs of diverticulitis; the(More)
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are the most widely used bariatric procedures nowadays. The aim of this study was to compare long-term results on weight loss and comorbidities improvement for both procedures. A cohort of 304 consecutive patients underwent surgery in 2006-2009: 162 underwent LSG and 142(More)
This study was undertaken in order to evaluate the plasma glucose response to oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT, 100 g) and the HbA1c values in pregnant women at different gestational ages. One-hundred twenty-nine OGTTs have been performed in 75 pregnancies. The results obtained show a decrease in glucose tolerance during pregnancy. Mean HbA1c value was(More)