Giorgia Zampa

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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and nephrolithiasis (NL) are quite common disorders. While some of the components of MetS have been proposed as precursors of NL in population studies, no data are available about the possible association between NL and MetS as such. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the relationship between MetS and NL.(More)
Metabolic studies on the human forearm glucose uptake are described. The results of these investigations can be summarized as follows: the mean fasting forearm glucose uptake of normal subjects was found to be + 0.53/gmmol/min/100 ml of forearm (S.E. ± 0.20), of fasting insulin-dependent diabetics −0.32 μmol/min/100 ml of forearm (S.E. ± 0.59) and of(More)
A 35-yr-old woman is described as having atypical McCune-Albright syndrome, associated with acromegaly and hyperprolactinemia due to pituitary adenoma. The patient did not present sexual precocity, but primary amenorrhea. After transphenoidal adenomectomy, the GH plasma levels returned to normal, whereas the PRL values decreased; bromocriptine therapy(More)
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) may occur either as a sporadic or familial (FMTC) disease. Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 2, inherited as an autosomal dominant disease, is characterized by coexistence of MTC with other endocrine neoplasia. Activating mutations of the RET proto-oncogene, involving the somatic or the germinal cell lineage, are(More)
Primary oxalosis is a rare disorder of oxalate metabolism, characterized by nephrocalcinosis, nephrolithiasis, and extrarenal deposition of calcium oxalate in several tissues, including the heart. We report the case of a 34-year-old man with sudden right hemiparesis and aphasia from the occlusion of the left middle cerebral artery. Clinical features and the(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for nephrolithiasis. This study was performed to evaluate the clinical and biochemical profile of calcium-oxalate nephrolithiasis in stone formers with metabolic syndrome. METHODS A total of 526 recurrent stone formers, 184 of them with metabolic syndrome, and 214 controls were examined on a free diet and(More)
Metabolic syndrome and nephrolithiasis are quite common disorders presenting similar epidemiological characteristics. Belonging to genetic, environmental and hormonal interaction, they have high incidence and prevalence in the adult population of industrialised countries and are characterised by a high level of morbidity and mortality if not adequately(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity and insulin resistance predispose individuals to the development of both metabolic syndrome and non-toxic nodular thyroid diseases. AIM The aim of this observational, cross-sectional study is to evaluate the relationship between metabolic syndrome and multinodular nontoxic goiter in an inpatient population from a geographic area with(More)