Ilaria Bertoldi

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REFERENCES 1. Korn JH, Mayes M, Matucci Cerinic M, Rainisio M, Pope J, Hachulla E, et al. Digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis: prevention by treatment with bosentan, an oral endothelin receptor antagonist. Arthritis Rheum 2004;50:3985–93. 2. Launay D, Diot E, Pasquier E, Mouthon L, Boullanger N, Fain O, et al. [Bosentan for treatment of active digital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the extent of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPP) crystal deposition and the distribution of affected sites, using ultrasonography (US), in patients affected by CPP deposition disease (CPPD). PATIENTS AND METHODS 42 consecutive patients affected by definite CPPD according to the McCarty criteria were enrolled in the study. All(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to measure the fractal dimension on x-ray images and ultrasonographic parameters of the os calcis of bone from 4 districts in osteoporotic patients and in control subjects, in order to test the hypothesis that ultrasonographic parameters correlate to the fractal dimension obtained on x-ray images. METHODS Fractal analysis on(More)
Background. Bone damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) includes an accelerated bone mineral density (BMD) reduction. The objective was to evaluate BMD variations of the metacarpophalangeal joints (MCPs) in patients starting treatment with methotrexate (MTX) or etanercept. Methods. Patients affected by RA or PsA with hand(More)
PURPOSE Ultrasonography (US) has been demonstrated to be an important tool in the diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) crystal deposition disease. The aim of our study was to individuate and describe possible pitfalls in US detection of such deposits in menisci. PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled all patients waiting to undergo knee replacement surgery(More)
Malignant obstruction of the gastric outlet and duodenum is frequently due to extrinsic involvement by tumors from contiguous organs, in particular from pancreas and gallbladder. The treatment of malignant gastroduodenal stenoses is difficult. Many patients have advanced malignant disease and are too ill to undergo surgical approach. Surgical(More)
A statistical study has been performed on E.E.G. spectral analysis of control subjects and cardiac patients. This work has confirmed that the cerebral activity was slightly different in relation to the age. These modifications concern alpha frequencies, and also delta, thêta and bêta energies. In cardiac patients, these changes occurred earlier than in(More)
OBJECTIVE Ultrasonography (US) demonstrated to be a promising tool for the diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (CPPD). The aim of this systematic literature review (SLR) was to collect the definitions for the US elementary lesions and to summarize the available data about US diagnostic accuracy in CPPD. METHODS We(More)