Gloria Belotti

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OBJECTIVE Description of burden, attitudes and received professional support in a sample of relatives of patients with schizophrenia recruited in 8 Italian Mental Health Services (MHS), stratified by geographic areas and population density. DESIGN Cross-sectional study on key-relatives of clinically stable patients with a DSM-IV diagnosis of(More)
The pathway leading from amyloid-β deposition to cognitive impairment is believed to be a cornerstone of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, what drives amyloid buildup in sporadic nongenetic cases of AD is still unknown. AD brains feature an inflammatory reaction around amyloid plaques, and a specific subset of the gut microbiota (GMB)(More)
PURPOSE--To evaluate if the levels of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)], apolipoproteins (apo) A1, B and the lipid profile (LP) differ among heart transplantation (HT) patients, with coronary artery disease (CAD) and patients without CAD (NL) and if LP discriminates patients with graft vascular disease (GVD). METHODS--A hundred and seventy patients separated in 3(More)
Thirteen procedures of oocyte donation by the gamete intra-Fallopian transfer (GIFT) technique are described. The patients included six women with premature ovarian failure, four normally cycling women with unexplained infertility who responded poorly to super-ovulation induction in preparation for GIFT, and lastly one woman carrier of a 16/21 balanced(More)
Importance Cerebral amyloidosis is a key abnormality in Alzheimer disease (AD) and can be detected in vivo with positron emission tomography (PET) ligands. Although amyloid PET has clearly demonstrated analytical validity, its clinical utility is debated. Objective To evaluate the incremental diagnostic value of amyloid PET with florbetapir F 18 in(More)
A single attempt of gamete intra-Fallopian transfer was performed in 106 patients, who had previously failed to become pregnant after a certain number of artificial donor inseminations. A maximum of six unselected oocytes were transferred into the tubes. Fifty-five clinical pregnancies (51.9%) were obtained. There were 11 multiple pregnancies (20%) and 10(More)
A 24 year-old man was admitted with hypertensive crises and diagnosis hypothesis of neurofibromathosis and pheochromocytoma with blood pressure of 150 x 110mmHg and in use of anti-hypertensive drugs. The electrocardiogram (EKG) showed left ventricle hypertrophy. An echocardiogram showed interventricular septum (IVS) thickness of 16mm, posterior wall (PW)(More)
Growing interest in preimplantation genetic diagnosis has indicated uterine flushing as one method for obtaining human preimplantation embryos. To date, our institution has performed non-surgical uterine flushing to donate the recovered embryos to infertile recipients. We performed 127 flushings in 127 cycles using a modified urinary bladder catheter. Using(More)
This study describes eleven procedures of non-surgical recovery of preimplantation conceptuses from the uteri of eight fertile donor women and the transfer of the recovered pre-embryos into the uteri of infertile recipients with primary ovarian failure, or with hypothalamic--pituitary failure. Conjugated oestrogens and progesterone were administered to(More)