Paul N.E. Pellicano

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Thirty patients aged 26 to 70 years with a history of chronic osteoarthritis of at least eight years were randomly assigned to receive 20 mg daily of beta-cyclodextrin-piroxicam (beta-CDP) or tenoxicam for eight weeks. Both drugs effectively reduced pain, inflammation, and functional limitations of the affected joints. Endoscopy revealed minor posttreatment(More)
Clonidine, an imidazoline derivative, is an antihypertensive agent which reduces sympathetic tone by acting in the central nervous system to stimulate alpha-2 adrenoceptors. There is evidence that dopamine and norepinephrine modulate the secretion of GH. Stimulation of GH release is a well-known effect of clonidine in man. Obesity is characterized by an(More)
AIMS To investigate demographics, modalities and type of injuries among a population of isolated traumatic injuries of extensor tendons in order to evaluate the consequences on health service and on prevention. METHODS Retrospective study of injuries treated at the divisions of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedics in a third level referral center among the(More)
In Lombardy, the regional project "Prevention of occupational cancers" is ongoing. The main objectives of this project are to identify work environments in which there might be a possible exposure to carcinogenic substances and to elaborate preventive measures. A casual sample of 250 working settings representing the different economic activities has been(More)
The relationship between cancer and coagulation disorders is widely accepted. Such disorders can contribute to the metastatic spreading of the primary tumor. Aim of our study was to evaluate the alterations of thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT) measured by an ELISA plasma assay in a population of 78 patients suffering from various gastrointestinal(More)
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