Chronic diseases

1 August 2018

Characteristics, prevalence, and outcomes of diabetic foot ulcers in Africa. A systemic review and meta-analysis

2018-10-24T09:51:58+01:001 August 2018|

Rigato M., Pizzol D., Tiago A., Putoto G., Avogaro A., Fadini G.P.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2018 August

A chronic disease, diabetes is a fast-growing health problem throughout Africa, with prevention and treatment needs such as those associated with diabetic foot conditions being left largely unmet. This study reviewed the literature on diabetic foot ulcer patients in Africa, focusing on the clinical characteristics of the disease, limb amputation rates and mortality rates associated [...]

25 May 2018

Bilateral Mastectomy as Radical Treatment of Gynecomastia Secondary to Antiretroviral Therapy in a Low Income Setting: A Case Report

2018-05-25T16:28:23+01:0025 May 2018|

Antunes M., Schiavone M., Pizzol D., Di Gennaro F., Ludovico R., De Palma A.
Drug Safety - Case Reports - Springer, 2018 May

Gynecomastia is the abnormal enlargement of the male breast that makes a man’s chest appear more feminine. The condition has numerous causes, with 10-25% of cases resulting from medications such as anabolic steroids, anti-androgens, antidepressants and the antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs used to treat HIV. How gynecomastia is treated depends on the type and seriousness [...]

3 January 2018

Successful management of a parasitic ischiopagus conjoined twins in a low-income setting

2018-05-25T16:08:28+01:003 January 2018|

Muhelo A.R., Montemezzo G., Da Dalt L., Wingi O.M., Trevisanuto D., Gamba P., Pizzo D., Cavaliere E.
Clinical Case Report, 2018 January

A parasitic (or asymmetrical conjoined) twin is an embryonic anomaly that primarily affects males. It involves a rare twin malformation where tissue matter that should make up a second fetus grows within the body of the more normally-developed host twin. The solution to such cases is to surgically excise the components of the “parasitic twin” [...]