Roberto Pippi

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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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The lingual split technique is a surgical procedure for extraction of impacted mandibular third molar throughout a lingual approach. The main disadvantage of this technique is the high rate of temporary lingual nerve injury mainly because of the trauma induced by the lingual flap retraction. The purpose of this paper is to suggest the use of(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)
The role of the alpha-adrenergic system in the control of pancreatic A and B cell function was investigated in an isolated perfused rat pancreas model. Two experimental procedures were performed. In the first one we evaluated the effects of two distinct concentrations (10(-8) M and 10(-7) M) of five adrenergic substances, with varying degrees of potency on(More)
Perfect knowledge of regional anatomy is the main factor in the prevention of tooth displacement during lower third molar extraction. Some technical expedients should be used to avoid the occurrence of this accident and to manage it if it anyway happens. The patient was seen just 2 days after his left lower third molar was lingually displaced during(More)