Roberto Pippi

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The present paper describes the Epode Umbria Region Obesity Prevention Study (EUROBIS) and aims to implement the C.U.R.I.A.MO. model through the EPODE methodology. The main goal of the EUROBIS is to change the pendency of slope of the actual trend towards the increase in the yearly rates of childhood overweight and obesity in Umbria and to improve healthy(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare the histologic features of the cysts as regards their radiographic and clinical aspects, in order to assess the accuracy of the diagnosis, the appropriateness of the treatment and the reliability of the follow-up. METHODS A sample of 173 cysts of the jaws was reviewed in accordance with the 1992 WHO histological(More)
AIM To describe the multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention model used in an experimental CURIAMO (Centro Universitario Ricerca Interdipartimentale Attività Motoria) project designed to validate the short- and long-term efficacy of the model in obesity and Type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Over a 3-yr period, about 1000 adults (70%(More)
CONTEXT There is scarce knowledge of the interaction between depression/health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and lifestyle intervention in obesity. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to establish whether baseline mood status or HRQOL affects attendance to educational or exercise sessions and whether attendance to these two components of the intervention(More)
Intra-and postoperative mandibular fracture is one of the major complications associated with difficult surgical extractions in the lower arch. Adult age, male gender, deep inclusion, tooth an-kylosis, and associated cystic or other pathological lesions are usually considered predisposing factors of mandibular fracture related to surgery. The aim of the(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to define the clinical relevance of early changes of capillary 3beta-hydroxybutyrate (3betaOHB), for detection of metabolic deterioration before occurrence of overt diabetic ketoacidosis following interruption of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII). METHODS An open clinical trial was performed with eight(More)
AIM An original sample of benign odontogenic tumours collected over a period of 16 years has been evaluated as to its clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic aspects. METHODS Data collection included a retrospective study from January 1, 1987 to December 31, 1999 and a prospective study from January 1, 2000 to December 1, 2002. RESULTS A total number(More)
The aim of the present work is to analyze all scientific evidence to verify whether similarities supporting a unified explanation for odontomas and supernumerary teeth exist. A literature search was first conducted for epidemiologic studies indexed by PubMed, to verify their worldwide incidence. The analysis of the literature data shows some interesting(More)
Ghrelin, the endogenous ligand for the GH secretagogue-receptor (GHS-R), in addition to its GH-releasing action, has orexigenic and adipogenic properties. These characteristics make ghrelin a potential hormone involved in the pathogenesis of obesity. Ghrelin levels are decreased in obese humans and it is unknown whether this decrease is responsible for the(More)
This study was performed to establish whether only 2 sessions per week of combined aerobic and resistance exercise are enough to reduce glycated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) and to induce changes in skeletal muscle gene expression in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) subjects with metabolic syndrome. Eight DM2 subjects underwent a 1-yr exercise program consisting of 2(More)