Mauro Battista Gallazzi

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To evaluate whether the prevalence of osteoporosis and related risk factors might be influenced by the level of education, as has been demonstrated for many other chronic diseases, 6160 postmenopausal women at their first densitometric referral were interviewed about reproductive variables, past and current use of estrogens, prevalence of chronic diseases,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) in young ambulatory female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to assess the influence of disease related variables and use of corticosteroids. METHODS Lumbar and femoral BMD were measured by dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in 84 premenopausal patients with SLE (age 30.5+/-7.5 years). All(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous pamidronate in patients with transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH). Thirteen men and three women (mean age 38.3 years, range 30-49) were recruited. The diagnosis was made by means of radiographs, bone scintigraphy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Pamidronate (45 mg) was intravenously(More)
Three new cases of transient osteoporosis of the hip are reported. Diagnosis was achieved by plain radiographs, bone scintiscan, magnetic resonance imaging and X-ray absorptiometry of proximal femurs. The densitometry showed at the Ward's triangle a mean reduction of bone mineral density in the affected side of 36%. All subjects were treated with i.v.(More)
There is no general consensus on the use of growth factors (GF) in surgery. The aim of this study was to clarify if GF play a role in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. Twenty patients with laxity caused by a torn ACL underwent arthroscopically assisted reconstruction with autologous hamstring tendons. We performed a prospective study with these(More)
The introduction of reliable and non-invasive methods of measuring bone mass has allowed investigators to study the bone mass loss (ostopenia) related to rheumatic diseases and corticosteroid therapy. Serial measurements of lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) by dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA) is an effective method of checking bone mineralisation. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with cyclosporin A (CsA) and methotrexate (MTX) in combination for 12 months show a lower rate of radiographic deterioration than those treated with MTX alone. METHODS In this controlled and randomized single-blind trial, 61 consecutive patients with untreated RA of less(More)
BACKGROUND Internal snapping hip is a syndrome caused by recurrent subluxation of the iliopsoas tendon. There is little agreement regarding the impinging sites responsible for the jerky motion of the tendon. Thus far, the lesser trochanter, anterior capsule, and iliopectineal eminence are considered the most likely catching sites. CASE DESCRIPTION We(More)
PURPOSE To report our personal experience with the percutaneous technique for in situ destruction of osteoid osteoma using radio-frequency ablation. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2000 to January 2001 we performed 16 radio-frequency ablations in 15 patients. All candidates for treatment had previously undergone clinical and radiologic examinations to(More)
To evaluate whether metatarsal fracture in postmenopausal women can be related to osteoporosis, a sample of 113 postmenopausal women with metatarsal fracture due to minor trauma were recruited. Demographic and clinical data were compared with a control group of 339 healthy age-matched women and with a sample of 224 women with wrist fracture. In all women,(More)