G. Leone Roma

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INTRODUCTION Thyroid autoimmunity is very frequent in women of reproductive age and is associated with many adverse pregnancy outcomes; also, diabetes mellitus in pregnancy, of any type, is associated to many complications. In type 1 diabetes, the prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity is higher than in healthy population. Instead, the association of thyroid(More)
Background & Aims: Breastfeeding improves glucose tolerance in the early postpartum period of women with prior gestational diabetes GDM, but it is unclear whether future risk of metabolic alterations, like type 2 diabetes, is reduced. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of lactation, three years after pregnancy, on glucose and lipid(More)
The interplay of various nutrients provided to the developing foetus determines the growth potential of the conceptus. This study assessed the inter-relationship between these nutrients in a Mediterranean population including 1062 pregnant, previously non-diabetic women. These underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (oGTT) and were accordingly classified(More)
Pancreatic tumors are rarely present in childhood. The authors present a case of papillary-cystic tumor in a 13-year-old girl, treated by partial pancreatoduodenectomy, with preservation of the pylorus. The histologic pattern was of a papillary cystic tumor without evident atypical nuclei. One year after operation, the girl is well without any finding of(More)
An unusual case of macroscopic hematuria in a 14 year old boy is presented. At the time of the first hospital admission, no urinary tract infection could be demonstrated, in spite of the associated symptoms of stranguria and dysuria. At ultrasound examination, only a mild thickening of the upper bladder wall was detected, and cystoscopy showed a huge oedema(More)
Autologous CD34+ peripheral blood progenitor cells transplantation (PBPCT) has been performed in 45 patients with hematological malignancies in order to reduce contamination from neoplastic cells. Indication for transplantation included: multiple mieloma (15 pts), Hodgkin’s disease (12 pts) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (18 pts). CD34+ selection was carried(More)
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