Gloria Burini

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Daily intakes of certain trace elements (Pb, Cd, Ni, Hg, and Cr) were assessed using dietary history and weighed record methods and concurrent chemical analysis (CA) of duplicate portions, along with blood levels, in a group (21 M, 23 F) of inhabitants of the Gubbio area (Belvedere, Biscina, Scritto). The evaluation of only intake of trace elements was(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between antioxidant (pro-)vitamin content of breast milk and diet of pregnant women has been reported. However, the assessment of a complete and reliable antioxidant index, such as the total antioxidant capacity, has never been performed in human milk. METHODS In the present study, the total antioxidant capacity of colostrum,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the longitudinal trend of total antioxidant capacity (ToAC) in a group of pregnant women and the relationship with their food habits and ToAC of their newborns. METHODS ToAC of 12 pregnant women and of umbilical cord blood was determined by means of the oxygen radical absorbance capacity method; mothers' diet was assessed by the(More)
This is an open, cross-over study to examine the acute effects of lyophilised red wine (LYOW) on total antioxidant capacity and some metabolic variables in 10 healthy subjects (age 27.7 +/- 3.9 yr) following a light meal. Each subject was studied on two occasions for a 360-min period, after consumption of a 1.22 MJ (291 kcal) meal; on one occasion without(More)
BACKGROUND BRAF inhibitors such as vemurafenib are a new family of biological drugs, recently available to treat metastatic malignant melanoma. METHODS We present the case of a 38-year-old man affected by metastatic melanoma who had been under treatment with vemurafenib for a few days. The patient suffered from sudden onset of abdominal pain due to(More)
Currently melanoma has the fastest growing incidence of all cancers in men and the second in women (after lung cancer) in Western countries. Since prognosis of skin melanoma is excellent in early stages but dramatically worsens in advanced stages, an early diagnosis is fundamental in granting patients a favorable outcome. Sentinel node (SN) biopsy(More)
AIM To describe three cases of solitary cecal diverticulum, and trying to evaluate the better method of diagnosis and treatment with analysis of the literature. MATERIAL OF STUDY Description of three cases of solitary cecal diverticulum's perforation admitted in the Department of General and Oncologic Surgery, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital,(More)
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract and is caused by incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct during intrauterine life. MD affects less than 2% of the population. In most cases, MD is asymptomatic and the estimated average complication risk of MD carriers, which is inversely proportional to(More)
The authors examine all the problems connected with the use of Leksell's frame. These problems were studied specifically for the treatment of artero-venous malformation of the brain using small fields and movement therapy of a 10 MV linear accelerator. The technique allows the administration of high radiation doses (25-30) Gy into a very small target within(More)
beta-Carotene, retinol, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin intake and blood nutritional status beta-carotene, retinol, and alpha-tocopherol) were investigated in a group of 79 subjects (35 males and 44 females) of 30 years and over, living in three rural hamlets in the Gubbio area (Central Italy) to see if there were any differences in nutrient intake using(More)