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Gambling has seen significant growth globally, and particularly in Italy: it has rapidly evolved from a simple recreational activity to represent 4% of Italian GDP in 2010.A sample of 4.494 gamblers was drawn from IPSAD-Italia®2007-2008 (Italian Population Survey on Alcohol and Drugs) in order to examine different gambling patterns (assessed using the(More)
Treatment is effective in reducing heroin use and clinical and social problems among heroin addicts. The effectiveness is related to the duration of treatment. "VEdeTTE" is an Italian longitudinal study funded by the Ministry of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments provided by the National Health Services. The study involved 115 drug treatment(More)
The origin of gambling disorders is uncertain; however, research has shown a tendency to focus on specific types of games as a potential important risk factor. The principal aim of this study is to examine the relationships between types of gambling practices and gambling disorder. The data were extracted from IPSAD-Italia® 2010–2011 (Italian Population(More)
Naltrexone is a pure narcotic antagonist with optimum pharmacologic properties for the long-term management of opiate addiction. The above study confirms the usefulness of naltrexone for the prevention of relapse in subjects who have been weaned from narcotics. However, the short follow up does not yet permit evaluation of its medium and long-term efficacy.(More)
The treatment of unstable insulin-dependent diabetics (UIDD) is still an unsolved problem. A comparison was made between optimized conventional treatment (OCT) (Ultralente® + Actrapid® at breakfast, Actrapid® at lunch and Actrapid® at dinner) and continuous s.c. insulin infusion (CSII) for 30 days in 10 UIDD outpatients. Continuous 24-h blood glucose(More)
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