Giovanna Tondi

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BACKGROUND Subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) is a painful condition resulting from the entrapment of anatomical structures between the anteroinferior corner of the acromion and the greater tuberosity of the humerus. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) versus ultrasound(More)
Urinary incontinence is a common problem in older subjects, very often wrongfully accepted as a normal part of the aging process. A total of 520 subjects (208 males and 312 females; mean age 74.8 +/- 11.8 years), from both private- and nursing-home dwelling populations, were included in this study aimed to estimate the incidence of urinary incontinence and(More)
Regular physical activity is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease although the mechanisms are unclear. Recent population-based studies suggest that the effect of physical activity may be at least partly a result of action on hemostasis. We tested the hypothesis that moderate-intensity aerobic training improves fibrinolytic activity and(More)
Tannin-based rigid foams, prepared from 95% natural material, are suggested for replacing synthetic phenol-formaldehyde foams in various applications. For that purpose, a few physical properties were measured and reported here: resistance to fire and chemicals, absorption of various liquids, permeability, thermal conductivity and mechanical (compressive and(More)
Tannin-based rigid foams of different bulk densities and their carbonized counterparts were investigated for the first time by X-ray microtomography. This method allowed acquisition of three-dimensional pictures of such highly porous materials. Through mathematical treatment of the images, extremely useful physical characteristics such as porosity, fraction(More)
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