Liliana Pellegrini

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TSH secretion, with particular regard to the nocturnal surge of the hormone, was evaluated in 15 women (age range, 35-66 yr; mean, 50 yr) with untreated major endogenous depression and 15 healthy women (age range, 32-67 yr; mean, 53 yr) using an ultrasensitive assay. Mean morning (0830 h) TSH values did not differ in the 2 groups (1.3 +/- 02 mU/L in(More)
Indwelling central venous catheters (CVCs) have been increasingly used to enable delivery of intravenous chemotherapy. We aimed to compare the safety and cost of two commonly used CVCs, peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICCs) and ports, in the delivery of chemotherapy in patients with non-haematological malignancies. Seventy patients were(More)
The problem of whether rapid-cycling (RC) bipolar disorder is more frequently associated than non-rapid-cycling (NRC) bipolar disorders with thyroid dysfunction was investigated in two groups of 11 women matched for age and therapy. Seven patients in each group were under chronic lithium therapy. Both RC and NRC patients, as compared to euthyroid controls,(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed umbilical cord clamping could increase iron stores and prevent iron deficiency in infants. To test this hypothesis we measured serum ferritin and hemoglobin levels at six months of age in term infants who had participated in a randomized controlled trial, assessing the effect of cord clamping timing on neonatal hematocrit values and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine if transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can produce fingertip analgesia. DESIGN Randomized, crossover trial. PARTICIPANTS Fifteen healthy volunteers, naive to the technique of TENS. INTERVENTIONS TENS stimulation was applied to the middle and ring fingers of each subject's hands by means of small carbon(More)
BACKGROUND The umbilical cord is usually clamped immediately after birth. There is no sound evidence to support this approach, which might deprive the newborn of some benefits such as an increase in iron storage. OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the effect of timing of cord clamping on neonatal venous hematocrit and clinical outcome in term newborns and(More)