John Mauricio Pradelli

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The work aims to provide a histological investigation of Fisiograft, a PLA/PGA copolymer, used as filler for bone defects in humans. The study was performed on biopsies of sinus lifts where Bio-Oss and Fisiograft gel were applied as graft material. Bone regeneration was satisfactory in all sinus lifts, even when Fisiograft was applied alone. Due to(More)
Squalene is an obligate intermediate of cholesterol synthesis and plasma squalene to cholesterol ratio correlates significantly with cholesterol synthesis rate in the liver. Sixteen nonobese patients with radiolucent gallstones were randomly allocated into two treatment groups receiving 15 mg/kg/day ursodeoxycholic acid (group A) or 15 mg/kg/day lactose(More)
This random double-blind trial compares psychological well-being and perceived quality of life in 60 subjects (18 M, 42 F), mean age 61 years, with age-associated memory impairment (AAMI), who were administered a standardised ginseng-containing vitamin complex or placebo for 9 months. We evaluated psychological well-being, in terms of affective status and(More)
OBJECTIVE Observational studies on the association among systemic/general and oral cavity indices, tooth loss, periodontal conditions, and socioeconomic inequalities are to be still performed in the population of Southern Europe. This study aims to determine the extent of this relationship among Italian healthy adults 50 years of age and above. MATERIALS(More)
This trial reports the outcomes of an occupational therapy (OT) program in a group of patients with moderately severe dementia, attending a day care center. Twenty-six patients were enrolled in this therapeutic program for a 12-month period. OT sessions were held for two hour a day, five days a week. The outcomes of the trial suggest that the introduction(More)
Eighty-six persons aged 100 years or older (20 males and 66 females) living in urban areas of different Italian regions were examined between 1985 and 1992, aimed at describing the characteristics of centenarians in an entire population. The female/male ratio was 4 to 1, and 69% of the centenarians lived at home. Body mass index was 21.3 in females and 24.5(More)
Liver histopathology of segmental portal ischemia occurring over a long-term period has not been previously described. For these reasons histological changes in the rat liver were studied from 1 h to up to 90 days after a left lateral and middle segmental portal obstruction. Within 3 h, the hepatocytes showed glycogen depletion in Rappaport zones 1 and 2(More)
To evaluate why hemolysis of red blood cells (RBC) by bile acids varies in different mammalian species, we determined the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), lipid content and the concentrations of the conjugates of deoxycholate and of NaCl inducing 50% hemolysis of RBC from healthy humans, pigs, horses, cows, sheep and jaundiced humans. A volume of 0.05 mL of(More)
Two groups of centenarians (32 subjects) were evaluated, residing in the same geographic area, in two sampling periods (1988 and 1992). The characteristics of the groups were compared to see how this age class changed over a 4 year period. Significant differences were found for the number of centenarians, their level of dependency and the use of drugs.