Roberto Cortelazzi

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Host defense, as it generally applies to humans, refers to the individual's ability to withstand infections. Human host defense mechanisms are numerous, diversified, complex, and often interdependent. The administration of drugs may influence some phases of immunocompetence mechanisms. The effect of several antimicrobial agents on organic defenses has been(More)
Mucinous adenocarcinoma (MAC) is a malignancy rarely affecting the salivary glands, with fewer than 30 cases described in the medical literature. MAC is mostly observed in the minor salivary glands of the palate, and to date, no case of salivary MAC has been reported in the mandible. Identifying a salivary MAC may be both clinically and histopathologically(More)
Ciprofloxacin, a 4-quinolone derivative with a wider spectrum of activity as compared to classic quinolones employed in the therapy of urinary tract infections, was studied in view of its possible application in the therapy of bronchopulmonary infections. An oral dose of 500 mg every 12 h was administered and both the clinical response and the(More)
The penetration of chemoantibiotic agents across the mucous membrane is affected by several factors, some of which are related to the drug and others to the membrane. Molecular weight can influence the penetration of chemoantibiotic agents into mucous membranes. Liposolubility is another factor which can enhance the penetration of chemoantibiotic agents.(More)
Implant rehabilitation in oral lichen planus (OLP) is a major challenge for clinicians and patients. There is limited scientific evidence, primarily case reports and small case series. We conducted a literature review of data on the effectiveness and safety of implant rehabilitation in OLP patients. We searched MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane databases for(More)
In this article, authors report the different steps of development and clinical validation of MatrixMANDIBLE Subcondylar Plates (Synthes, Soletta, Switzerland), a specialized osteosynthesis system developed by Synthes during the past 4 years. Between 2009 and 2013, a total of 62 patients were treated for subcondylar and condylar neck fractures via a(More)
OBJECTIVES Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a concern in patients taking anti-resorptive drugs. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that preoperative individualized pharmacologic control of the patient's osteometabolic profile could lead to predictable healing of the surgically treated region and minimize the incidence of complications. (More)
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