Roberta Luzzi

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AIM The aim of this supplement study was to evaluate French oak wood extract (Robuvit®, Horphag Research Ltd) used as a supplement in association with a defined management plan for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in healthy subjects with CFS, a condition that has, so far, no specific treatment or management standards. METHODS Robuvit® is a new proprietary(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of physical disability and impaired quality of life. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most used treatment for OA, but they are frequently associated to adverse events. Alternative therapies are under investigation for the treatment of OA. Meriva® is a lecithin delivery form of curcumin, a powerful(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this registry evaluation study was to compare, in symptomatic BPH patients, two management plans based on a currently validated standard treatment [defined as the best standard management (BSM)] including or not curcumin (administered as Meriva®) as a further complementary adjuvant element. Signs and symptoms were evaluated using the(More)
Plant-derived elements used for pharmacological applications constitute an increasing research field. Centella asiatica is widely used mainly as an extract (TECA). Triterpenic fractions, the primary constituents of Centella asiatica, produce a wide range of preventive and therapeutic effects. The modulation of collagen production and deposition in wound(More)
AIM The simplification of the management of asthma in the different clinical phases of this common chronic inflammatory disorder is the main goal of therapy. Pycnogenol®, a standardized extract of French maritime pine bark, inhibits expression of 5-lipoxygenase and consequently decreases leukotriene levels in asthmatic patients. Pycnogenol®(More)
AIM This study compared the effects of supplementation with Pycnogenol® on cognitive function, attention and mental performance in students with an 8 week, evaluation study. Pycnogenol® was used in healthy students; the supplement was used with the aim of enhancing "normal" mental performances. METHODS Attention, memory, evaluation of executive functions(More)
AIM This 12-week, product-evaluation registry study aimed to compare the effects of supplementation with French Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol®) on cognitive function, attention, and mental performance in healthy professionals with increased oxidative stress in a professional context. METHODS Professionals were screened for increased oxidative stress: 60(More)
AIM The aim of this registry study was to evaluate the effects of supplementation with Robuvit® (French Quercus robur extract) capsules in subjects with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) associated with an increased oxidative stress. Robuvit is a wood extract from Quercus robur (Horphag Research) used to improve liver dysfunction and chronic fatigue. After(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this pilot, registry study was to evaluate a dermatological solution Ureadin Rx Db (ISDIN) including urea in a water-lipid-based foam delivery system in diabetic subjects with microangiopathy and with mild-to-moderate xerosis of the foot. The product was applied to the whole surface of the foot and particularly on the affected areas(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the nutritional supplements Pycnogenol and TECA (total triterpenic fraction of Centella Asiatica) on atherosclerosis progression in low-risk asymptomatic subjects with carotid or femoral non-stenosing plaques. METHODS This was an observational pilot substudy of the San Valentino epidemiological(More)