Irene Calliari

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Root dentine transparency (RDT) was used to estimate the ages of human subjects from 152 intact teeth. Teeth were from 134 subjects, both historical and recent, of known age and sex. The aims of this work are 1) to compare two methods of using RDT to estimate age; 2) to test the applicability of the regression formulae for estimating age obtained from a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surgical gastric banding procedures induce considerable and rapid weight losses in obese subjects. Nevertheless changes in lean mass and body fluids following these surgical treatments are not well known. METHODS We studied 6 obese women aged 38-42 years, before, and 8 and 24 weeks after laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding(More)
Pb, Cd, and Ni contents were determined in the scalp hair of the Asmat of Irian Jaya (Indonesian New Guinea) on 35 adult subjects. These data are presented together with those of Al, Ca, Ti, Fe, Cu, Zn and Sr, which were determined in previous research on the same group. Hair samples were analyzed by EDXRS and ICP. Trace elements were also determined in 12(More)
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a noninvasive method recently introduced for body fluid evaluation in healthy subjects. The purpose of this paper is to verify the reliability of bioelectrical measurements in extracellular water (ECW) prediction in healthy subjects and in fluid retention states. We studied 40 subjects (19 males and 21 females) aged(More)
Right ventricular cardiomyopathy is characterized by a progressive myocyte loss and fibro-fatty substitution of the right ventricle. The aim of our study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy. Using an imaging analyser system, histomorphometric parameters of myocytes, interstitium, fibrous tissue and fatty tissue(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate body fluid changes in elderly patients suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF) and to identify the fluid measurement that best characterizes fluid overload states in CHF patients by comparison with normal hydration in the elderly. In a case-controlled experimental design, 72 elderly subjects (65-98 yr), 38(More)
Samples of Evernia prunastri, collected in a mountainous zone, were exposed in urban and highly industrialized areas in order to monitor the atmospheric pollution. Amounts of Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Pb were determined by EDXRF spectrometry in secondary target excitation mode and in the thin film approach. An increase in metal concentrations was noted on(More)
We present the application of the shape-from-silhouette technique to reconstruct the three-dimensional profile of ancient handworks from their x-ray absorption images. The acquisition technique is similar to tomography, since the images are taken all around the object while it is rotated. Some reference points are placed on a small and light structure(More)
This article describes the effects of surface controlled decarburization on the structure of a nitrided steel. Samples of quenched and tempered 40CrMo4 steel were decarburized by air heat treatment (800-900 degrees C) at different depths and submitted to gaseous nitriding. The microstructure of surface layers after decarburization and nitriding were(More)