Franco G. Toffoletti

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Neurohypophysial hormone receptors were studied in myometrial specimens obtained from nonpregnant women using binding and in vitro contractility studies. The mathematical modeling of self- and cross-competition curves among [3H]oxytocin (OT), [3H]arginine vasopressin, the V1 vasopressin (VP) antagonist [3H]d(CH2)5TyrMeAVP, the corresponding unlabeled(More)
AIM Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is one of the most frequently observed sexually-transmitted diseases (10-60% of the general population). In pregnant women, as well as accelerating the evolution of dysplasia to cervical cancer, the infection may be transmitted to the fetus during gestation or at the time of birth. Children who have been infected at(More)
The aim of the study was to identify which groups of women contribute to interinstitutional variation of caesarean delivery (CD) rates and which are the reasons for this variation. In this regard, 15,726 deliveries from 11 regional centers were evaluated using the 10-group classification system. Standardized indications for CD in each group were used.(More)
Twelve patients with symptomatic uterine fibroid were treated with Goserelin acetate, a depot Gn-RH analogue administered s.c. in a dosage of 3.6 mg every 28 days for a 6 month period. Mean age of the patients was 39 (26-47). A menopausal-like state, evidenced by hot flushes, depression, vaginal dryness, hysteroscopic endometrial atrophy, and hormonal(More)
The therapeutic value of Direct Intraperitoneal Insemination (DIPI) is of particular interest in cases of unexplained infertility and failed AID. The same technique is less likely to be successful where functional or morphological semen abnormalities or multifactorial infertility exist. The Authors report their own experience with DIPI as a treatment on 76(More)
The Authors analyse cardiotocographic patterns characterized by a constant frequency level below 120 beats/minute during the second stage of labour. Some aspects of "terminal bradycardia" (length, amplitude of oscillations, fetal heart rate in the 30 minutes preceding the onset of bradycardia) are related with the condition of the newborn (1st and 5th(More)
A clinical report concerning a severe idiopathic thrombocytopenia during pregnancy (minimal platelet count 3000/mm3 is described). Corticosteroids and immunoglobulins were administered in preparation to elective cesarean delivery. Since the platelet count not improve significantly, 3 units of platelets from a single donor were adjunctively given using(More)
In this study, the role of "levator ani muscles hypertonia" among pathogenetic factors of perineal obstetric injuries is analysed. For this purpose, clinical data of 142 pregnant women, who underwent functional evaluation of perineum during pregnancy and 30 days after delivery were examined. Data here reported are not sufficient to confirm the importance of(More)