• Publications
  • Influence
Cardiac performance and mass in adults with hypopituitarism: effects of one year of growth hormone treatment.
We studied the effects of GH administration on myocardial structure and function in 20 patients with hypopituitarism (14 males and 6 females; mean +/- SE age, 47.2 +/- 2.6 yr; range, 31-59 yr)Expand
Isolated peripheral enthesitis and/or dactylitis: a subset of psoriatic arthritis.
OBJECTIVE To identify isolated peripheral enthesitis and/or dactylitis as a subset of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and to define the clinical characteristics of these patients. METHODS We examined 401Expand
Prevalence of psoriatic arthritis in Italian psoriatic patients.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in Italian patients with psoriasis and to compare the Moll and Wright criteria, the European Spondylarthropathy Study Group (ESSG)Expand
The cervical spine in patients with psoriatic arthritis: a clinical, radiological and immunogenetic study.
The radiological changes of the cervical spine were evaluated in 57 patients with psoriatic arthritis and were correlated with clinical, radiological, and immunogenetic features of the disease. FortyExpand
Lymphocyte subpopulations analysis in peripheral blood in polymyalgia rheumatica/giant cell arteritis.
The phenotypic characteristics of peripheral blood lymphocytes were investigated in 22 patients suffering from active polymyalgia rheumatica/giant cell arteritis (PMR/GCA) prior to steroid treatment.Expand
Melatonin stimulates growth hormone secretion through pathways other than the growth hormone‐releasing hormone
OBJECTIVE There is evidence that melatonin plays a role in the regulation of GH secretion. The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroendocrine mechanisms by which melatonin modulates GHExpand
Evidence against depletion of the growth hormone (GH)-releasable pool in human primary hypothyroidism: studies with GH-releasing hormone, pyridostigmine, and arginine.
We investigated whether the impaired GH secretion of hypothyroid patients could be due to an increase in hypothalamic somatostatinergic tone. Twenty-four patients with primary hypothyroidism [20Expand
Kikuchi's disease in systemic lupus erythematosus: an independent or dependent event?
SummaryThe authors describe necrotizing histiocytic lymphadenitis (Kikuchi's disease) in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To our knowledge this is the first case report where SLEExpand
Administration of a supramaximal dose of GRF 1‐44 (200 μg, i.v.) to normal human volunteers increased GH levels while a further bolus of GRF (200 μg i.v.) given 2 hours later failed to increaseExpand
Slow progression of joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis treated with cyclosporin A.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of low-dose cyclosporin A (CsA) to control radiologic disease progression, and to assess the clinical efficacy and tolerability of CsA, compared with conventionalExpand