Luigi Salmaso

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The present investigation is a preliminary double-blind, controlled placebo, randomized clinical trial with a six month follow-up period. The study aimed to assess the efficacy of type A botulinum toxin (Botox, Allergan, Inc. Irvine, CA) to treat myofascial pain symptoms and to reduce muscle hyperactivity in bruxers. Twenty patients (ten males, ten females;(More)
The development of testicular germ cell tumour (TGCT) is believed to be under endocrine control but definitive proofs are lacking. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels are increased in numerous conditions associated with increased risk of TGCT and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the FSH receptor (FSHR) gene influence the sensitivity of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study presents a case series on the efficacy of arthrocentesis with hyaluronic acid injections for the treatment of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis by providing patient evaluations at a one-year follow-up. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-five patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for(More)
AIMS The aim of this work was to evaluate the agreement between temporomandibular joint click sound and MR diagnoses of different disk positions. METHODS One hundred ninety-four (N=194) patients seeking treatment for temporomandibular disorders at the TMD Clinic, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Padova, Italy, underwent a bilateral(More)
Female hormones are very important in regulating bone homeostasis; the drop of estrogen levels occurring at menopause is linked to a dramatic prevalence of bone resorption on formation. Only a small number of studies investigated the relationship between changes in circulating female sex hormones and the markers and mediators of bone homeostasis and they(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is still debated. AIMS To evaluate: (i) long-term survival in a large cohort of PBC patients observed prospectively at a single centre and (ii) mortality in relation to baseline characteristics and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment. METHODS We considered all consecutive patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is characterized by a long natural history and a low incidence of cardiovascular events despite high serum cholesterol levels. The role of any metabolic conditions (obesity, hypertension, diabetes) in association with PBC has not been analyzed, however. AIM : To assess the influence of metabolic syndrome (MS)(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND, RATIONALE, AND METHODS: Lesch-Nyhan disease is a rare, X-linked disorder due to hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency. To evaluate reported benefit on mood and behavior obtained by the administration of S-adenosyl-L-methionine in this condition, we developed 2 quantitative evaluation tools, and used them to assess the(More)