Patrizia Doldo

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At present, it is unclear what the role is of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy (LOD) and of metformin administration as second-line treatments for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) after failure of clomiphene citrate (CC) treatment. The aim of the present study was to compare in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of the injection of bupivacaine plus epinephrine before laparoscopic myomectomy. METHODS Sixty premenopausal women with uterine leiomyomata were enrolled in a randomized controlled design and intraoperatively treated with injection of bupivacaine plus epinephrine (group A) or saline solution (group B) during(More)
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and results of laparoscopic antireflux procedure in neurologically impaired children. Methods: Over a 5-yr period, 259 children affected by gastroesophageal reflux disease underwent laparoscopic antireflux procedure. Eighty of them (30.8%) were neurologically impaired. In 58 children we(More)
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have frequently a bone mineral density (BMD) significantly lower than age-matched healthy subjects. The low BMD observed in IBD patients is related also to a higher incidence of bone fractures. In this prospective randomized study we evaluated the effect of 1-year risedronate administration on bone mass and(More)
Ascaris presence in humans has been associated with high levels of blood eosinophils and serum IgE. This study was designed to address the influence of Ascaris infection on allergic and inflammatory parameters of atopic subjects. A cross-sectional design was used, and atopic individuals to be assessed were divided into 3 groups including Ascaris-infected,(More)
Germline mutations within the mismatch repair (MMR) genes are generally found in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with a positive family history for the presence of the neoplasia. Clinical standard criteria have been established to define hereditary-non-polyposis-colorectal cancer (HNPCC)-prone families. Interestingly, the number of MMR gene mutations found(More)
UNLABELLED Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, two genetic variants, DEPDC5 rs1012068 and MICA rs2596542, were associated with the onset of HCC in Asian subjects with chronic HCV infection. The aim of the present study was to analyze whether DEPDC5 and MICA genetic variants were(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of GnRH agonist plus raloxifene administration in women with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. METHODS Fifty pre-menopausal women with uterine leiomyomas were treated with leuprolide acetate depot at dose of 3.75 mg/28 days and raloxifene hydrochloride at 60 mg/day for 18 cycles. At(More)
Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are at higher risk of hepatitis C (HCV) and B virus (HBV) infection, because of surgical and/or endoscopic procedures. However, the prevalence of HCV and HBV infection in CD is unknown. This issue may be relevant because of the growing use of immunomodulatory drugs in CD. The purpose of this study was to assess, in a(More)
BACKGROUND An oral-to-oral route of transmission of Helicobacter pylori infection has been postulated, which is supported by the observation that H. pylori is present in the saliva and in dental plaque. On the basis of this assumption, an increased risk of H. pylori infection among dentists was postulated. METHOD Serum and salivary H. pylori(More)