R. Giacchero

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Growth hormone (GH) has been suggested to increase the growth of melanocytic nevi and the risk for melanoma in short children treated with substitutive therapy. On the contrary, in GH deficient patients the influence of GH treatment on the appearance and the long-term evolution of Sutton's nevus, a pigmented melanocytic lesion surrounded by a ring (halo) of(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid nodules are a fairly common finding in general population and, even if most of them are benign, a treatment can be however necessary. In the last years, non surgical minimally invasive techniques have been developed to treat this pathology, starting from percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI), to laser ablation (LA), radiofrequency ablation(More)
OBJECTIVES Insulin-resistance syndrome and hyperinsulinaemia are linked with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the obese population. In particular, cardiovascular risk is more frequent in central obesity and is associated with microalbuminuria (MA). MA and changes of glomerular permeability to proteins in obesity might be related with renal haemodynamic(More)
Few data are available from follow-up studies on diabetic retinopathy in patients diagnosed with insulin-dependent (Type 1) diabetes mellitus in childhood and treated with conventional therapy. We report the results of conventional insulin therapy on development of diabetic retinopathy in 100 children and adolescents (47 females and 53 males), aged 8.3 +/-(More)
Thermal radiofrequency ablation is a relatively new, minimally invasive modality employed as an alternative to surgery in patients with benign thyroid nodules and recurrent thyroid cancers. Different recommendations are necessary for the optimal use of radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules. These recommendations are based on a comprehensive analysis(More)
Research findings are inconsistent about improvement of specific cardio-metabolic variables after lifestyle intervention in obese children. The aim of this trial was to evaluate the effect of a 1-year intervention, based on normocaloric diet and physical activity, on body mass index (BMI), blood lipid profile, glucose metabolism and metabolic syndrome.(More)
This paper describes a Web-based system designed to allow GPs to implement and adapt clinical guidelines for the management of type II Diabetes Mellitus under the specialist's supervision; the system will be tested in the Pavia area, Italy, with the collaboration of the Fondazione Maugeri Hospital. Introduction and Background In recent years, there has been(More)
Referral for an assessment of tall stature is less common than for short stature. Tall stature is defined as a height more than two standard deviations above the mean for age. The majority of subjects with tall stature show a familial tall stature or a constitutional advance of growth (CAG), which is a diagnosis of exclusion. After a careful physical(More)