Maria Rita Poggiano

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Case study of a young female patient with severe hypothyroidism due to autoimmune thyroiditis and multiple ovarian cysts is reported. A 14-year 7-month-old girl presented with pelvic and abdominal pain and severe asthenia. Her last menstrual period was 10 months before presentation. Physical examination showed obesity; apathetic and flat expression;(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the simplest approach to preparing patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) for (131) I-administration ((131) I-A), minimizing the impact of hypothyroidism. DESIGN Panel study. PATIENTS Ninety patients with DTC were enrolled in the study. Sixty (Group A) underwent total thyroidectomy (TT); L-T4 was not administered in(More)
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is defined as a primary ovarian defect characterized by absent menarche (primary amenorrhea), a decrease in the initial primordial follicle number, high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels and hypoestrogenism. Although the etiology of a majority of POI cases is not yet identified, several data suggest that POI has a(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile (CD) is a leading cause of diarrhoea among hospitalized patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate, the optimal diagnostic work-up, and outcome of CD infections (CDI) in Internal Medicine (IM) wards in Italy. METHODS PRACTICE is an observational prospective study, involving 40 IM Units and evaluating(More)
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