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Efficacy of Glutamine in the Prevention of Oral Mucositis and Acute Radiation-Induced Esophagitis: A Retrospective Study
Glutamine is a nutraceutic with antioxidant and immune functions that can protect from adverse effects associated with radiation therapy (RT). The aim of this study was to test whether oral glutamineExpand
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Effectiveness of energy-restricted diets with different protein:carbohydrate ratios: the relationship to insulin sensitivity.
OBJECTIVE Insulin sensitivity could determine the effectiveness of weight-loss diets with different protein:carbohydrate ratios. Our aim was to evaluate whether or not energy-restricted diets withExpand
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Efficacy of glutamine in the prevention of acute radiation enteritis: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Acute radiation enteritis is a common adverse effect related to radiotherapy (RT). Glutamine is an immune modulator and antioxidant amino acid that can exert a protective role in patientsExpand
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Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome are related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, but not visceral adiposity index, in severely obese patients.
The visceral adiposity index (VAI) is a marker of visceral fat distribution and dysfunction. Visceral adiposity is related to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, there is someExpand
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Biliopancreatic Diversion for Severe Obesity: Long-Term Effectiveness and Nutritional Complications
BackgroundBariatric surgery is currently the treatment of choice for those patients with severe obesity, but the procedure of choice is not clearly established. We describe weight loss andExpand
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Inflammatory status is different in relationship to insulin resistance in severely obese people and changes after bariatric surgery or diet-induced weight loss.
AIM To assess if insulin resistance is related to a different inflammatory status (especially lymphocyte subpopulations) in severely obese people and to evaluate changes after weight loss eitherExpand
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Membrane Made of Cellulose Acetate with Polyacrylic Acid Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes and Its Applicability for Chromium Removal
Membranes made of carbon nanotubes and cellulose acetate with polyacrylic acid were designed in order to study their properties and their applicability for chromium removal. The membranes wereExpand
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Consumption of Low-Fat Dairy Products and Energy and Protein Intake in Cancer Patients at Risk of Malnutrition
Current nutritional guidelines encourage the reduction of fat intake from animal sources like dairy products. The aim was to determine whether the consumption of low-fat dairy is related to poorerExpand
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Effects of oral glutamine during abdominal radiotherapy on chronic radiation enteritis: a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE Glutamine has been proposed as a preventive treatment for toxicity related to cancer therapies. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of glutamine in the prevention of radiationExpand
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Accuracy of ultrasound elastography in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer in a low-risk population.
OBJECTIVE Stiffness has been associated to malignancy in prostate and breast, as well as thyroid. Ultrasound elastography objectively measures tissue elasticity, and previous studies have describedExpand
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