Sara Baraldi

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BACKGROUND Comorbidity between vestibular and psychiatric disorders in predisposed individuals is underestimated, untreated, and may result in chronicization and poor quality of life. There are few studies concerning the type and the prevalence of psychiatric-psychosomatic distress in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). OBJECTIVE(More)
PURPOSE To analyze physical restraint use in an Italian acute psychiatric ward, where mechanical restraint by belt is highly discouraged but allowed. DESIGN AND METHODS Data were retrospectively collected from medical and nursing charts, from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2008. Physical restraint rate and relationships between restraints and selected(More)
1. This experiment was carried out to study the effects of thyroidectomy or treatment with an anti-thyroid drug (Methimazole) on the lipolytic and glycogenolytic responses to fasting, noradrenaline and glucose tolerance test in young growing pigs. 2. Male and female crossbred pigs weighing 15-30 kg were used. 3. Fasting caused a slight hypoglycemic response(More)
The adrenaline (AD) induced relaxation in the smooth muscle is increased by bioflavonoids, possibly via cathecol-0-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibition. In order to test this hypothesis, we studied the influence of 4-methylesculetin (4-Me), alone or associated with ascorbic acid, on the response of isolated coronary strips to AD, in the presence of(More)
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