Mauro Granata

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Patients suffering from hip osteoarthritis (OA) are frequently symptomatic, and the disease can result in significant limitation of patients' activity and high social costs. Hip OA is generally managed with systemic treatments such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or symptomatic slow acting drugs. Viscosupplementation with hyaluronan(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) consumption is strictly related to a high gastrointestinal and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rate. Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) recommendations in patients with symptomatic hip or knee OA stated that NSAIDs should be used at the lowest effective dose but their(More)
Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly. The changes in the lubricating properties of synovial fluid lead to significant pain and loss of function. More than ten years have passed from the first studies. Up till now many authors have supported intra-articular hyaluronan (HA) therapy as not only a symptom-modifying therapy(More)
OBJECTIVES As osteoporotic fractures are becoming a major health care problem in countries characterized by an increasing number of older adults, in this study we aimed to compare the incidence and costs of hip fragility fractures in Italian elderly people versus those of major cardiovascular diseases (strokes and acute myocardial infarctions [AMI])(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are commonly thought of as inflammatory diseases that affect younger individuals. Although the initial presentation of these diseases is common in a patients twenties or thirties, they usually persist for the duration of the patients life. In addition, up to one-third of patients with RA(More)
INTRODUCTION Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) represents a difficult location for local therapies, as intra-articular injections may be hard to execute, especially in particular conditions such as chronic inflammatory diseases. However, in selected patients, local therapies may be considered. Some recent studies demonstrated the feasibility of ultrasound (US)-guided(More)
The advent of biological therapies represented the beginning of a new era in the therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), as demonstrated in several studies, but still many questions about their safety, especially in long term use, and correct administration time remain unanswered. Once remission is achieved, the orientation of clinicians regarding the(More)
Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is usually managed with systemic treatments such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or symptomatic slow-acting drugs. Unfortunately, many patients either cannot tolerate NSAIDs or suffer serious, even fatal, NSAID-induced side effects, predominantly gastrointestinal ulceration and bleeding. Viscosupplementation,(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of hyaluronic acid-based products for the treatment of hip osteoarthritis, but data from observational studies of normal medical practice are scarce. This study investigated the long-term efficacy and tolerability of ultrasound-guided intra-articular sodium hyaluronate (MW 1,500-2,000(More)
Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a relatively common form of headache stemming from the neck structures which presents some pathophysiological condition probably linked together with various pain-producing factors. This report presents a series of 9 patients suffering from cervicogenic headache and the results achieved by means of epidural steroid(More)