Paola Errera Magnani

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Menopause is often associated with vaginal atrophy and related symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, burning, itching, and dyspareunia, decrease in libido and in general a decrease in the quality of life. The common treatment up to the 1990's has been the oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT), but this treatment has been consequently re-considered due to its(More)
Non enzymatic glycation could be involved in the early impairment of Na+/K+ ATPase that occurs in sciatic nerve of diabetic rats. In fact, decrease of Na+/K+ ATPase activity is one of the first alterations showed in experimental diabetic neuropathy. In this respect, it is known that in the presence of transition metals under physiological conditions,(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide information about possible subclinical damage of the cochlear outer hair cells (OHCs) by means of transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in subjects with IDDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS TEOAEs and DPOAEs were recorded in 47 IDDM patients with normal hearing and in age-(More)
Peripheral nerve depends on glucose oxidation to energize the repolarization of excitable axonal membranes following impulse conduction, hence requiring high-energy demands by the axon at the node of Ranvier. To enter the axon at this site, glucose must be transported from the endoneurial space across Schwann cell plasma membranes and the axolemma. Such(More)
Glucose is the major source of metabolic energy in the peripheral nerve. Energy derived from glucose is mostly utilized for axonal repolarization. One route by which glucose may reach the axon is by crossing the Schwann cells that initially surround the axons. Considering the ability of neurons to control many glial cell functions, we postulated that(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the mitral valve areas of patients with rheumatic mitral valve stenoses as determined by means of four echocardiographic and Doppler methods with those obtained by direct anatomic measurements. BACKGROUND There has been no systemic comparison between Doppler-determined valve areas and the true anatomic orifice in a(More)
METHODS This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Vitamin C vaginal tablets (250 mg) given once a day in patients suffering from non-specific vaginitis. The total length of the study was 20 days, including a treatment phase of 6 days. The primary end-point was the presence in the two groups of(More)
The primary objective of this randomized, double-blind, controlled study was the assessment of the pH-lowering effect of three different formulations of a vaginal device each containing 250 mg vitamin C. Overall, 39 women with vaginal pH >or=5, without evidence of vaginal infections, were randomly assigned to receive one of the three formulations for 6(More)
We have quantitatively assessed the percentage of lower limb arterio-venous (a-v) shunting using a radioisotopic technique and correlated it with autonomic neuropathy evaluated by cardiovascular tests. We have studied three groups of diabetic patients: Group A, 12 non-neuropathic subjects without foot lesions; Group B, 12 neuropathic subjects without foot(More)
We evaluated the long-term effect of an intensive treatment of diabetic nephropathy (anti-hypertensive drugs, low protein diet, multiple insulin injections to achieve a good metabolic control) on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and albumin excretion rate (AER). Fourteen type I diabetic patients (mean age 45 +/- 9.5 years, mean duration of diabetes 23.5 +/-(More)