Roberto Gastaldi

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between juvenile autoimmune thyroiditis (JAT) and thyroid cancer in pediatric patients. DESIGN We conducted a retrospective study among children and adolescents affected by JAT. SETTINGS Data from 6 Italian pediatric endocrinology centers were collected. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred sixty-five children and(More)
Dietary iodine intake is required for the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) are essential for the development of the central nervous system, they regulate genes involved in myelination and neuronal/glial cell differentiation, and play an important role in axonal and dendrite growth in synaptogenesis and myelination.(More)
In 9 out of 10 cases it is a very simple matter to persuade children age 7 to 9 years to stop sucking their thumbs by means of very elementary and brief supportive psychotherapy. In the majority of cases it is possible, three months after interruption of the habit and after studying the morphologic improvement, to decide whether treatment should be(More)
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