Rita Gervasi

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and psychometric properties of the Semistructured Affective Temperament Interview, and determine cut-offs for each temperament. METHOD 1010 Italian students aged between 14 and 26 were evaluated by means of the Akiskal and Mallya criteria in a Semistructured Interview for depressive,(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid disease is common in the elderly population. The incidence of hypothyroidism and multinodular goitre gradually increases with age. In view of a growth of aging population, we performed a literature review about the feasibility of thyroid surgery in the elderly. METHODS We conducted a literature search in the PubMed database in September(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is the most common hematologic abnormality in older populations. Furthermore, iron deficiency anemia is common and merits investigation and treatment, as it usually results from chronic occult bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. In view of a wide use of capsule endoscopy as a diagnostic procedure for occult gastrointestinal bleeding(More)
BACKGROUND Jejunal diverticulosis is an uncommon disease and usually asymptomatic. It can be complicated not only by diverticulitis, but by hemorrhage, perforation, intussusception, volvulus, malabsorption and even small bowel obstruction due to enteroliths formed and expelled from these diverticula. METHODS We describe a case of an occult bleeding(More)
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