Mario Iozzino

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Diverticular disease is very frequent in Western countries; in 5% of the cases it is the cause of serious bleeding, haemodynamic instability and death. The authors report a case of 74 years old patient with severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding. She was in antiplatelet treatment with acetylsalicylic acid (100 mg/die) and clopidogrel (75 mg/die) for(More)
Osteoporosis and fractures associated with it constitute a real and serious socio-medical problem, which only recently has come to the forefront of social consciousness. The authors are carrying out a critical re-examination of the medical literature of osteoporosis pharmacological treatment. Particular attention has been paid to studies which show a clear(More)
Osteoporosis is a progressive and debilitating disease characterized by a massive bone loss with a deterioration of bone tissues, and a propensity for a fragility fracture. Strontium ranelate is the first antiosteoporotic treatment that has dual mode of action and simultaneously increases bone formation, while decreasing bone resorption, thus rebalancing(More)
PURPOSE This study was done to evaluate the effectiveness of radioembolisation of liver metastases with yttrium 90 (Y-90) in patients with no response to chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February 2005 to January 2008, we treated 110 patients affected by liver metastatic disease from colorectal, breast, gastric, pancreatic, pulmonary, oesophageal(More)
Ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) and fine needle non-aspiration (FNNA) biopsy were performed consecutively on 104 patients (mean age 50 +/- 15 years) affected by multinodular and uninodular goiter. Both techniques were executed on the same patients in the same clinical session beginning with the first (FNA) on half of the patients(More)
The levothyroxine suppressive efficacy in benign thyroid nodules treatment is well described in uninodular non-toxic goiter, whereas only few controlled trials enrolled patients with multinodular disease. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the short term effects of levothyroxine treatment in never treated, pre-menopausal women affected by thyroid(More)
Imbalance of bone resorption and bone formation is responsible for osteoporosis that is characterized by decreased bone mass and mineral density. The aim of this study was to evaluate the available data that could clarify the effectiveness and safety of supplementations with calcium and vitamin D, alone or in combination, to slow down bone loss in(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common malignancy of the liver and the third most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide. The major risk of developing HCC is associated with HBV and HCV hepatitis. Liver transplant (LT) is the gold standard for "small" HCC (HCCs) in Child-Pugh class A cirrhotic patients. However its use has been restricted by(More)
OBJECTIVE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a severe preventable disease; HIV-infection represents a prothrombotic condition, because of specific factors due to the virus itself, the host response and the antiretroviral therapy. Our aim is to raise awareness of thromboembolic risk when dealing with HIV-positive patients presenting to the Emergency Department(More)
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared osteoporosis "social disease". The present revision of the literature will focus on the recent acquisitions in bone pathophysiology and the efforts in the formulation of new molecules able to change successfully the course of the disease. Osteocyte cell is now thought to be the main biomechanical transducer of(More)