Michela Masin

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We evaluated the outcome of pregnancies followed between 1990 and 2000 in 93 women with type 1 diabetes, treated with conventional intensive insulin therapy (n=68) or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (n=25). We evaluated metabolic control (fasting and 1-hour post-prandial plasma glucose and HbA1c levels), spontaneous or induced abortions, time and(More)
BACKGROUND The reference intervals for hemoglobin A1c (Hb A1c) in pregnant women without diabetes are not well defined, and few examples of reference intervals established by networks of different laboratories are available. METHODS Five Italian Diabetic Care Units were involved in the study. Data were collected from 445 pregnant women without diabetes,(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) who have serological markers typical of autoimmune type 1 DM. The specific pancreatic markers, ICAs, glutamic decarboxylase (GADAbs), and second islet antigen (IA2Abs), were measured in 70 women with GDM during the pregnancy and after delivery. ICAs were(More)
Recent studies show adverse outcomes of pregnancy among immigrant women from countries with high diabetes rates. We compared maternal and fetal outcomes in immigrant and Italian women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) followed up at our center. Maternal characteristics considered were age, pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), HbA1c, frequency of(More)
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is considered an important risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. We studied possible relations between GDM and both insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) (Gly972Arg) and beta3-adrenergic receptor (ADRB3 Trp64Arg, beta3-AR) gene mutations, considered potential modifying factors in the etiology of type(More)
To assess whether HbA1c and plasma glucose predicts abnormal fetal growth, 758 pregnant women attending 5 Diabetic Centers were screened for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). On glucose challenge (GCT) at 24-27 weeks of gestation (g.w.), negative cases formed the normal control group (N1). Positive cases took an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT): those(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed at identifying ante-partum and early post-partum (one year) clinical and metabolic characteristics capable of predicting the future development of type 2 diabetes in pregnant women of Mediterranea area affected by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy GDM patients were evaluated: mean age during(More)
Few studies have shown a significant increase of CD3+ T-cell receptor (TCR) gamma delta in the early phases of type 1 diabetes. We wished to determine if CD3+ TCR gamma delta is involved in the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We studied 29 GDM patients and 21 normal pregnant women. Lymphocyte subpopulations (CD3+ TCR alpha beta, CD3+(More)
Early detection of malignant lesions of the cervix, a major problem in gynecology, has been made possible in more cases by the development of exfoliative cytology. Mass-screening programs have been impeded, however, by the demands on time and skill of the examiner as posed by conventional techniques.A new method in exfoliative cytology, using fluorescence(More)