Giovanni Iolascon

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INTRODUCTION We aimed to assess the incidence and hospitalization rate of hip and "minor" fragility fractures in the Italian population. METHODS We carried out a 3-year survey at 10 major Italian emergency departments to evaluate the hospitalization rate of hip, forearm, humeral, ankle, and vertebral fragility fractures in people 45 years or older between(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the role of mental practice (MP) in functional recovery of upper limbs in stroke patients. METHODS Thirty-six hemiparetic stroke patients (15 females and 21 males) were enrolled in a randomized single blind cross-over study. Patients were randomly divided into two groups, (A and B) each comprising 18 patients.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine participant preference for weekly versus monthly bisphosphonate therapy for osteoporosis after being informed about differences in fracture efficacy. DESIGN 20-minute, semi-structured, face-to-face or telephone interviews. Two bisphosphonate choices were presented on the basis of block randomization: weekly therapy with proven(More)
A total of 507,671 people ≥65 experienced hip fractures between 2000 and 2005. In 2005, 94,471 people ≥65 were hospitalized due to hip fractures, corresponding to a 28.5% increase over 6 years. Most fractures occurred in patients ≥75 (82.9%; n = 420,890; +16% across 6 years), particularly in women (78.2%; n = 396,967). We aimed to analyze incidence and(More)
OBJECTIVES Baseline characteristics of the population enrolled in the ISSO study, designed to evaluate the incidence of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in Italian patients with severe osteoporosis treated according to clinical practice over 24 months observation. METHODS Prospective observational study in 783 post-menopausal women and men entering(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of vertebral fractures in elderly women with a recent hip fracture. The burden of vertebral fractures expressed by the Spinal Deformity Index (SDI) is more strictly associated with the trochanteric than the cervical localization of hip fracture and may influence short-term functional outcomes. This study aimed to(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) consumption is strictly related to a high gastrointestinal and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rate. Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) recommendations in patients with symptomatic hip or knee OA stated that NSAIDs should be used at the lowest effective dose but their(More)
Few data are available about the incidence and costs of hip fractures in Italy. We aimed to determine the impact of hip fractures vs. acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We studied the national hospitalization database to calculate their incidence and costs in adults aged ≥45 between 1999 and 2002. In 2002, there were 86,719 hip fractures with a 10.0%(More)
PURPOSE To provide a translation and cultural adaptation of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure version III scale for Italy (i-SCIM3) and to validate this version of the scale. METHOD i-SCIM3 was developed involving a forward-backward translation and administered to patients with spinal cord lesions (SCL) admitted to two centers. Two raters for each(More)
INTRODUCTION Bisphosphonates are the first-choice treatment for osteoporosis. They effectively increase bone mineral density, reduce markers of bone resorption, and lower the incidence of new fractures in patients with osteoporosis-related fracture. However, the efficacy observed in clinical trials may not be realized in a real-life setting, partly due to(More)