Giulia Rivolta

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It has been suggested that colon cancer risk in ulcerative colitis (UC) is correlated to a reduced bioavailability of folate. We studied the effects of folate supplementation on the pattern of rectal cell proliferation in patients affected by long-standing UC. In the rectal mucosa of these patients, an expansion of proliferating cells to the crypt surface(More)
The relevance of low folate levels as determinants of cognitive deficits and the usefulness of folate supplementation in the treatment of cognitive deficits was reviewed from the literature. Over 40 papers and book chapters published in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish were examined. This represents those papers published in the international(More)
Subclinical hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by increased levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) associated with normal levels of free triiodothyronine (FT3) and free thyroxine (FT4). The exact prevalence of this condition in Italy is not known. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of subclinical hypothyroidism in 1001 subjects(More)
This controlled, completely randomized trial was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of tramadol and pentazocine in the treatment of postoperative pain. A total of 50 adults were admitted (31 males, 19 females, mean age 48 years) to undergo hemorrhoidectomy or traumatological or abdominal surgery. Following a randomization list, each patient was(More)
Two parallel trials were carried out with levothyroxine sodium salt in 50 and 100 microg strengths, respectively, giving 100 microg day-1(50x2 microg day-1 or 100x1 microg day-1) in both trials in a repeated dose regimen. Twenty patients suffering from primary hypothyroidism under treatment with 100 microg day-1 of thyroxine sodium salt were enrolled in(More)