Luigina Russo

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The effect of teriparatide and risedronate on back pain was tested, and there was no difference in the proportion of patients experiencing a reduction in back pain between groups after 6 or 18 months. Patients receiving teriparatide had greater increases in bone mineral density and had fewer vertebral fractures. This study aimed to understand the effect of(More)
The mechanism of action of retardation of postmenopausal bone loss may be different for dietary calcium augmentation and hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). We performed a three-arm, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing an intake of calcium of 1700 mg with: (1) calcium augmentation with HRT and (2) placebo. One hundred and eighteen women(More)
An elevated red blood cell (RBC) sodium-lithium countertransport (Na-Li CT) is associated with high blood pressure (BP) in cross-sectional investigations; however, its value as a predictor of future hypertension, and thus of cardiovascular risk, has not been defined. The present study evaluated the association between Na-Li CT and risk of future(More)
The immunologic role of thymus in human adults is still unclear, in a high percentage of patients with myasthenia gravis, improvement of the disease follows thymectomy. The biologic basis of this phenomenon is also unknown. We found that patients thymectomized for more than 9 months have a low percentage of T cells (mean 34 percent). The mean T cell(More)
A study to compare the immuno-histochemical profile of the human rete ovarii, and epoophoron, with the Fallopian tube and ovarian surface epithelium was performed with 31 antibodies and antisera. A reaction was present in the epithelial cytoplasm of the rete ovarii and epoophoron of mesonephric origin, for vimentin, GFAP, cytokeratin markers, (AE1/AE3,(More)
AIMS We compared the immunohistochemical profiles of the rete ovarii and endometriosis in order to identify a panel which distinguishes between these structures. The immune profiles of the epoophoron, Fallopian tube and ovarian surface epithelium were also studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four women with no evidence of endometriosis and seven who had(More)