Rosa Arboretti

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This study is an open-label trial on a sample of 76 consecutive patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis treated with a cycle of five weekly arthrocenteses plus hyaluronic acid injections. Patients had a diagnosis of osteoarthritis according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD Axis I Group IIIb).(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between temporomandibular joint (TMJ) effusion and disk displacement by means of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. METHODS One hundred and ninety-four patients were included in the study and underwent a bilateral MR of the TMJ at both closed mouth and maximum mouth opening positions.(More)
The aim of the study was to characterize the audiological consequences of congenital cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) and to evaluate the outcome of rehabilitation with hearing aids and/or cochlear implant (CI), associated with an adequate speech–language therapy. A retrospective review of data was made from a total of 16 infants, affected by severe to(More)
Objective: For adolescent thalassaemic patients, parenteral iron-chelation therapy is still a burden and a major reason for unsatisfactory compliance. The introduction of a new pharmaceutical preparation of deferoxamine (Desferal) claimed to be better tolerated was accompanied by an epidemiological study on the quality of care and life of the Italian(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the predictive variables affecting the outcome after radical surgery for bladder cancer by a newer statistical methodology, i.e. nonparametric combination (NPC). METHODS A multicenter study enrolled 1,312 patients who had undergone radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in 11 Italian oncological centers from January 1982 to December(More)
Statistical tests in medical research: traditional methods vs. multivariate npc permutation tests.Within medical research, a useful statistical tool is based on hypotheses testing in terms of the so-called null, that is the treatment has no effect, and alternative hypotheses, that is the treatment has some effects. By controlling the risks of wrong(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the effectiveness of two single-session protocols, either adopting high- (protocol A) or medium-molecular weight hyaluronic acid (protocol B), with the reference five-session protocol of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) lavage plus viscosupplementation (protocol C) in the management of chronic TMJ degenerative disorders. A(More)
The topic of Multiple Comparison Procedures (MCPs) is receiving nowadays a growing theoretical and applicative attention in both industrial and scientific problems. This issue arises when we consider a response variable of interest and we wish to compare more than two treatments in order to find out possible significant differences among them. In this paper(More)
BACKGROUND High blood levels of coagulation factor VII are associated with a risk of ischemic vascular disease. Although factor VII levels may be genetically determined, the relation between genetic polymorphisms of factor VII, factor VII blood levels, and the risk of myocardial infarction has not been established. METHODS We performed a case-control(More)