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)
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)
AIM Supernumerary teeth represent a numerical dental anomaly in which more teeth than the norm are present in the dentition. A sixteen year sample of supernumerary teeth has been reviewed in order to analyse epidemiological data, morphological and topographic features of these teeth, especially of those located in the praemaxillary region. MATERIALS AND(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)