Giovanni Luisetto

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UNLABELLED Strontium ranelate (2 g/day) was studied in 5082 postmenopausal women. A reduction in incident vertebral fracture risk by 40% was shown after 3 years. This effect was independent of age, initial BMD, and prevalent vertebral fractures. INTRODUCTION Strontium ranelate is an orally active treatment able to decrease the risk of vertebral and hip(More)
UNLABELLED None of the available osteoporosis therapies have been shown to completely abolish the risk of fractures. In clinical practice, the outcome may be even poorer. In 880 patients prescribed with antiresorptives (alendronate, risedronate, and raloxifene) for >1 year, a fragility fracture was recorded in 8.9%/year of them. This incidence is(More)
Osteodystrophy is a major complication of end-stage liver disease, especially in postmenopausal women. Our aim in this study was to evaluate bone metabolism and gonad function in men undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx). Twenty-three consecutive men (mean age 48 ± 13 years) evaluated for OLTx were studied, assessing the following parameters at(More)
None of the available osteoporosis therapies completely abolish the risk of fracture. Among 862 patients on treatment with antiresorptive agents (alendronate, risedronate, and raloxifene) for >1 year a fragility fracture was observed in 9.5%/year. This incidence is considerably higher than that observed in randomized clinical trials. Available osteoporosis(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteopenia/osteoporosis is being increasingly reported as a complication of many chronic diseases, even in children. In this preliminary study, we evaluated the effect of an oral bisphosphonate (alendronate) on bone mass in children with diffuse connective tissue diseases. METHODS Thirty-eight children with low bone mass were treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Skeletal characteristics such as height (Ht), bone mineral density (BMD) or bone turnover markers are strongly inherited. Common variants in the genes encoding for estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) and beta (ESR2) are proposed as candidates for influencing bone phenotypes at the population level. METHODS We studied 641 healthy premenopausal women(More)
To evaluate the role and mechanism of action of calcitriol on glucose-induced insulin secretion in uremia, 17 patients with severe chronic renal failure were studied. Glucose metabolism was investigated by the intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) before and after treatment for 21 days with 0.5 microgram/day of calcitriol and 500 mg/day of calcium(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to measure ultrasound (US) densitometric parameters [Broadband Ultrasound Attenuation (BUA), Speed of Sound (SOS), and stiffness of the os calcis] in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and to compare the results with those obtained with conventional x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the lumbar spine. METHODS(More)
Strenuous physical activity in young individuals has an important effect on both bone mass and bone turnover but the effect of moderate physical activity in adults remains uncertain. In a large cohort (N = 530) of healthy premenopausal women, bone formation markers (osteocalcin and N-terminal propeptide of type 1 procollagen [P1NP]), but not serum(More)
AIM (1) To compare the prevalence of osteoporosis (t-score < or =-2.5 SD) between stage IV PBC patients, and two groups of age- and sex-matched controls: one with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis, and the other one consisting of a group of healthy subjects from the general population; (2) to identify the main risk factors for the development of(More)