Roberto Lovato

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Periprosthetic bone remodeling, and its evaluation, are the keys of long-term survival of cementless total hip arthroplasty. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the most accurate method to measure bone mineral density, evaluating the effects of bone-prosthesis interactions. We studied, 4 years after implantation, 10 patients who underwent total hip(More)
PURPOSE  To evaluate retrospectively the efficiency of our rehabilitation programme for patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome. In total, 49 patients were examined, 21 female and 28 male, the youngest in their late teens. Prader-Willi syndrome is generally characterised by cognitive impairment, behavioural abnormalities, and hyperphagia. Patients are usually(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore hip fracture (HFx) incidence in the Veneto Region of Italy, looking at potential differences with the national data. METHODS We analyzed HFx incidence for people aged 65years or over, in years 2000-2011, using data from the Regional Hospitalization Database. Patients were stratified by sex, calendar year and(More)
We report the case of a 41-year-old woman with severe mitral regurgitation due to infective endocarditis caused by a rare zoonotic microorganism (Capnocytophaga canimorsus). She had had a rheumatic mitral endocarditis successfully treated with antibiotics when she was 13 years old. She arrived to our attention for a fever of unknown origin. She had been(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this observational study, promoted by the Health Authorities of the Regione Veneto (Italy), is to assess the prevalence of the most relevant environmental and individual risk factors in subjects with a recent hip fracture. METHODS Patients aged more than 60 years of both genders with a recent hip fracture not associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE to assess the prevalence of the most relevant environmental and individual risk factors in subjects with a recent hip fracture was the aim of this observational study promoted by the Health Authorities of the Regione Veneto (Italy). METHODS patients aged > 60 years of both genders with a recent hip fracture not associated with malignancies, were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the use of Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) in patients with a history of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. METHODS We investigated 119 patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis complicated by one or more non recent vertebral fractures. RESULTS More than 60% of the patients took at least one(More)
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