Michela Stoppo

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Sodium oxybate (SMO) is a GABA-ergic drug currently used for the treatment of alcohol-dependence in some European countries. In particular, clinical studies have shown a role of SMO in promoting alcohol abstinence, as well as in relieving withdrawal symptoms. The aim of this study was to describe alcohol abstinence and the onset of craving for and abuse of(More)
Maintaining abstinence from alcohol is the main goal in treating alcohol dependence. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and naltrexone (NTX), and their combination in maintaining abstinence. Fifty-five alcoholics were randomly enrolled in three groups and treated for 3 months with GHB, GHB plus NTX, and NTX,(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of vertebral fractures assessment (VFA) in comparison with conventional radiography in identifying vertebral fractures in children and adolescents affected by OI. On 58 patients (33 males, 25 females; age range 1–18 years; 41 children and 17 adolescents) with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI type I, n(More)
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