Roberta Di Matteo

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Authors describe two cases of bone lesions ("brown" tumour) secondary to hyperparathyroidism in whom incisional biopsy gave an incorrect diagnosis. The first case was a patient with a lesion of the right femur diagnosed as aneurismal cyst and; the second case was a patient with an isolated lesion of the distal metaphysic of right humerus firstly diagnosed(More)
Beta-Thalassemia Major (TM), firstly described by Cooley, is and inherited blood disorder that leads to anaemia due to an imbalanced globin chain synthesis effecting erythroid maturation and red cells survival and requests regular life-long blood transfusions and iron-chelating therapy. Among all the complications and organ diseases, osteopenia and(More)
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder due to an imbalanced globin chain synthesis leading to anaemia that requires regular blood transfusions and iron-chelating therapy. Of all organ failures secondary to iron deposit, and all the complications, heart failure still represents the first cause of death. Osteopenia and osteoporosis can be considered(More)
Phage-resistant mutants have been isolated from Streptococcus thermophilus. Selection was carried out using anti-phage antibodies or Hoechst 33258-labelled phages. Two mutants out of eight tested displayed reduced acidifying capacity. Selection of the bacteria that extruded more rapidly the fluorochrome 5-6-carboxyfluorescein diacetate (CFDA) restored the(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of piroxicam associated with low-level laser therapy compared with single therapies in 32 patients presenting temporomandibular joint arthralgia in a random and double-blind research design. The sample, divided into laser + piroxicam, laser + placebo piroxicam and placebo laser + piroxicam groups, was submitted to(More)
The method for determining the value of the index of caring complexity (ICC) is a multi-dimensional capable of resolving the problem of assessing the complexity of care. The fields of application of ICC methodology are multidisciplinary. The ICC method was applied in hospitals and territorial services and could also be useful for free professionals. (More)
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