Luciano Colonna

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Amisulpride is an atypical antipsychotic with selective affinity for dopamine D2/3 receptors. In this long-term, open, randomised, multicentre trial, patients with chronic or subchronic schizophrenia received amisulpride (n =370) or haloperidol (n = 118) for 12 months. Dosage regimens were flexible (amisulpride 200-800 mg/day, haloperidol 5-20 mg/day).(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the prevalence of symptomatic yeast vaginitis caused by non-albicans species among patients attending a vaginitis clinic over an 8-year period. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of 1263 patients with symptomatic yeast vaginitis confirmed by culture techniques was performed. RESULTS The prevalence of symptomatic(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk of fetal growth retardation resulting from the interaction between maternal smoking during pregnancy and other recognized risk factors. DESIGN Case-control study of prospectively recorded data. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Pavia, Italy. SUBJECTS Three hundred and forty-seven singleton(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors associated with occurrence of abruptio placentae in preterm deliveries. METHODS Risk factors were evaluated in 55 consecutive index cases of abruptio placentae and 726 control patients delivered between 24-36 weeks' gestation. RESULTS In logistic regression analysis abruptio placentae was associated with a low number(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors related to anamnestic variables, sexual behavior, feminine hygiene habits, and microbiologic findings in women with idiopathic recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. METHODS We conducted a multivariate observational study comparing sociodemographic, anamnestic, clinical, and microbiologic variables between 86 patients with(More)
We evaluated the impact of the severity of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) measured as the proportion of expected birth weight (birth weight x 100/median birth weight) on short-term neonatal complications and two-year infant neurodevelopmental outcome. The study was carried out on 236 singleton pregnancies complicated by idiopathic IUGR. The rates of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of type of employment and level of physical activity at work on the risk of severe preeclampsia. For this purpose, we carried out a case control study of 160 nulliparous pregnant women with severe preeclampsia and 320 normotensive nulliparous controls who received prenatal care from members of one medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical risk factors for preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM). METHOD We conducted a case-control study of 138 patients with PROM between 24 and 35 weeks' gestation and 267 control subjects. RESULTS In stepwise multiple logistic regression models, the population of cases was more likely to be of low social class. Other(More)