Franco Giovanni Toffoletti

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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)
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)
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)
Antepartum cardiotocographic patterns (NsT:Nonstress Test) and echographic assessments of amniotic fluid pockets were retrospectively analysed in 63 postdate pregnancies. The results of NsT (Fisher-score) and ecographic examinations were correlated with obstetric outcome (5 minutes Apgar-score). Ecographic assessments of amniotic volumes seem more effective(More)
This study concerns clinical data of 142 women, who were subjected to functional evaluation of perineum during the last part of pregnancy. The 16 cases characterized by synergic activation, during the examination of perineal muscles ("perineal testing"), of antagonist muscles ("inverted control"), were examined taking into account data regarding evolution(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)
Ecographic assessments of amniotic fluid volumes and their relationship to ante-partum cardiotocographic patterns were retrospectively analyzed in 59 postdate pregnancies. Sonographic evidence of oligoamnios is significantly related with absence of sporadic accelerations and rarity of fetal movements.