Lavinia Vitale

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Among eight subjects suspected of excessive occupational exposure to lead, detailed examination of renal function identified abnormalities in four. Glomerular filtration rate was less than 87 ml/mim/1.73 m2 in one subject with asymptomatic renal failure, and in three subjects with preclinical renal dysfunction. In the subject with asymptomatic renal(More)
Three groups of Wistar rats (5 males and 5 females in each group) were given zero, 100 mg., and 200 mg. Pb(NO3) 2 per kilogram of body weight per day for 45 days and were mated. The lead feeding was continued throughout the duration of experiments. The blood and urinary lead, blood aminolevulinic acid dehydratase activity, and free erythrocyte(More)
The paper reports a case of intestinal occlusion due to adenocarcinoma of the large intestine as a sequel to ureterosigmoidostomy for exstrophy of the bladder which was subsequently converted to ureteroileocutaneostomy. Inadequate follow-up did not allow an early diagnosis to be made. The authors underline the need for annual colonoscopy in all patients(More)
Vesicovaginal fistulas are commonly seen as a complication of abdominal (or vaginal) Hysterectomy. The signs and symptoms of a vesicovaginal fistula depend upon its size and location. Identification of a vesicovaginal fistula includes an intravenous urogram; cystoscopy may be performed in order to evaluate the possibility of immediate or delayed repair.(More)
The visuo-spatial planning process is based on an "opportunistic" combination of heuristics and strategies, carried out in small units during the execution of plans. In order to investigate the functional role of the prefrontal cortex in heuristic switching, 42 healthy controls performed a labyrinth crossing task (the Maps Test). During this computerized(More)
Groups of ten male Wistar rats were fed 100 mg lead/kg body wt . day, or 100 mg lead plus 250 mg Mg . kg body wt . day mixed in the powdered diet as chlorides. Blood and urine were monitored for lead-related enzymes and lead concentrations. Compared to the lead-treated, blood lead and urinary aminolevulinic acid were much lower and blood aminolevulinic acid(More)