Gianluca Merola

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OBJECTIVE To compare the survival rate of frozen-thawed embryos with perforated zonae from microsurgical fertilization (subzonal insemination) (SUZI) with that of embryos with intact zonae. DESIGN Thirty-eight embryos resulting from microsurgical fertilization by SUZI were cryopreserved in 16 patient cycles. Within the same period, 140 zonae-intact(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity represents a major health hazard, affecting morbidity, psychological status, physical functionality, quality of life, and mortality. The aim of the present study was to explore the differences between metabolically healthy (MHO) and metabolically unhealthy (MUO) obese subjects with regard to physical activity, disability, and(More)
The role of probiotics in prevention and treatment of a variety of diseases is now well assessed. The presence of adhesive molecules on the cell surface of probiotics has been related to the ability to confer health benefit to the host. We have previously shown that the enolase EnoA1 of Lactobacillus plantarum, one of the most predominant species in the gut(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a case of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in a pregnant woman with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and disordered eating behaviour treated with a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, and to discuss some aspects of the monitoring and management of DKA in pregnancy and whether a pump is the safest therapeutic choice in the presence of some(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)
PURPOSE Sleep duration has emerged as a crucial factor affecting body weight and feeding behaviour. The aim of our study was to explore the relationship among sleep duration, body composition, dietary intake, and quality of life (QoL) in obese subjects. METHODS Body composition was assessed by DXA. "Sensewear Armband" was used to evaluate sleep duration.(More)
AIMS This study monitored blood glucose profiles in normotolerant breastfeeding women, with and without previous gestational diabetes, in real life in order to identify normal blood glucose fluctuations during breastfeeding. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two groups were studied: (1) 18 women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus but normotolerant postpartum(More)
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