Roberta Risso

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PURPOSE Partial Volume Effect (PVE) is not taken to account in clinical routine although it is one of the major sources of error in quantification in PET image especially in small size lesion. Depending on its size, the uptake lesion is underestimated. It mainly depends on the spatial resolution of the system and the chosen sampling. The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was the assessment of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), and its relationship with malignant neoplasm in elderly. METHODS The study sample included six-hundred patients admitted to the University Department of Geriatric Medicine in Turin in 1997 (332 male and 268 female, mean age 77.7+/-8 year). Not-neoplastic subjects affected(More)
Chronic pain is a common problem for the aged. Aim of the study was to evaluate prevalence, characteristics and influence on functional parameters of chronic pain in the elderly. Our study included 105 patients (mean age 82.2 +/- 9 yr). Chronic pain, tested by using the McGill Pain Questionnaire, was present in 87 patients (82.9%); it lasted more than 2(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and possible predictors of polypharmacy in a sample of the general population. The sample consisted of 638 subjects (267 males, mean age 54.7, and 371 females, mean age 55) taken from the records of three general practitioners in the city of Turin, Italy. The prevalence of polypharmacy, for prescription(More)
The choice of sex in newborns with genital ambiguity is challenging. Information concerning the satisfaction of subjects with disorders of sex development from childhood to adulthood is required in order to address sex attribution policies. This study focuses on the methods that enable clinicians to investigate the alignment of phenotypes with gender(More)
Background: Implantable pumps for intrathecal opioid therapy in the last decades emerged as one of the most effective treatment for chronic non-malignant pain (CNMP) in selected patients. This study analyses reliability of intrathecal infusion morphine therapy for chronic and refractory pain not related to malignancy using an implantable constant flow pump.(More)
Functional status evaluation in the elderly is stronger predictor of hospital outcomes than type and number of pathology. Multidimensional and functional assessment among hospitalized elderly allows to identify, as well as acute and chronic illness, disabilities of sanitary problems and socio-economical aspects that in the elderly can complicate illness.(More)
Clinical differences the authors find between the psychopath's, and the offender's personalities organization are discussed. The authors disagree with an existing pattern tending to include both kinds of personalities under the sole denomination of antisocial personality--a concept they find fit for any discipline other than clinical psychology. Thus, a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was the assessment of prevalence and risk factors of sleep disorders in the elderly. METHODS The study sample consisted of a group of institutionalized elderly, from two university affiliated community nursing homes in Turin. The following subjects were excluded: a) those aged less than 65 years; b) had length of stay less(More)
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