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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between hormone replacement therapy and glucose metabolism, and the possible role played by the administration route. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-four patients in either surgical or spontaneous menopause were randomly allocated into four groups: 15 patients in surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE to evaluate the effect of hormone replacement therapy and tibolone on the breast. STUDY DESIGN prospective, controlled, randomized study. SETTING Outpatient Menopause Clinic of the Second University of Naples. PARTICIPANTS forty four women in spontaneous menopause without any risk factor for breast cancer were randomly allocated to three(More)
Several reports have suggested a relationship between atopy and coeliac disease and atopy has also been linked to the pathogenesis of the mucosal damage. Conclusive epidemiological evidence of the relationship has not been satisfactorily established. The case-control study reported here was undertaken to test the hypothesis that coeliac disease is linked to(More)
The natural history of asthma is not well known; its origin may go back to just after the birth. The aims of this study are: 1) studying the evolution of the symptomatology of a group of children suffering from recurrent asthmatic bronchitis of a moderate-severe level in the first two years of life; 2) inquiring some risk factors conditioning the evolution(More)
The behavior of the hemolymph amebocytes of Biomphalaria glabrata and Biomphalaria tenagophila was studied by means of the infection by the Schistosoma mansoni, using inoculation with Indian ink and fracture of the shell. A differential count of the amebocytes in the hemolymph was made with special attention given to the types of cell found in each sample.(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the effects on the endometrium of a long term treatment with Tamoxifen in postmenopausal patients, asymptomatic for gynecologic disorders, surgically treated for breast cancer. METHODS SETTING Outpatient menopausal clinic and endoscopic unit. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS 45 patients (Group I) were treated with 20 mg of Tamoxifen(More)
Prick skin allergometry is actually accepted as the best test for the diagnosis of allergic disease, being reliable and not invasive. Nevertheless questions about it use in children have been put forward. The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness and the reliability of prick and Rast tests for the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis due to food(More)