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+02:001 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+02:0025 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+02:003 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” [...]

2 January 2018

Frequency and pattern of gynecologic cancers from 2010 to 2014 in Beira, Mozambique

2018-05-25T16:07:57+02:002 January 2018|

Ferro J., Schiavone M., Di Gennaro F., Putoto G., Bertoldo A., Pizzol D.
Current Gynecologic Oncology, 2018 January

Gynecologic cancers, especially those of the uterus and ovaries, represent a major health, social and economic burden worldwide, both in wealthier and in limited-resource countries. In middle- to low-income countries such as Mozambique, effective health policies for the prevention and care of such cancers have yet to be developed, and the data available is mostly [...]

1 September 2017

Diabetes in Low Income Countries: Drugs or Education?

2017-09-01T14:50:54+02:001 September 2017|

Pizzol D.
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology, 2017 September

The prevalence of diabetes continues to increase worldwide, and is rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. In order to improve health care for those affected by the disease, it is important to take into account both the World Health Organization’s guidelines for its management and the education level and social determinants of health [...]

1 July 2017

High prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 145 studies

2017-07-01T11:32:24+02:001 July 2017|

Kouidrat Y., Pizzol D., Cosco T., Thompson T., Carnaghi M., Bertoldo A., Solmi M., Stubbs B., Veronese N.
Diabetic Medicine, 2017 July

Erectile dysfunction is common in diabetes, affecting more than half of men with the condition and with a prevalence odds of approximately 3.5 times more than controls. The study evaluated the prevalence of erectile dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), type 1 and type 2, evaluating the data of 145 studies already published representing [...]

1 March 2017

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in Beira, Mozambique,

2017-03-01T14:33:24+01:001 March 2017|

Pizzol D., Di Gennaro F., Chhaganlal K.D., Fabrizio C., Monno L., Putoto G., Saracino A.
African Health Sciences, 2017 March

Mozambique is one of the countries worst affected by tuberculosis (TB). Despite significant efforts to reduce its high incidence and mortality rates, several factors continue to hamper effective treatment and containment of the disease in individuals also affected by other infectious diseases or by non-communicable ones such as diabetes mellitus (DM). The number of patients [...]

1 June 2016

Tuberculosis and diabetes: current state and future perspectives, in Tropical Medicine and International Health

2016-06-01T11:25:58+02:001 June 2016|

Pizzol D., Di Gennaro F., Chhaganlal K.D., Fabrizio C., Monno L., Putoto G., Saracino A.
Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2016 June

It is not only infectious diseases that are lethal for the African continent; today, diabetes mellitus (DM), too, is threatening communities. A chronic disease caused by defects in insulin secretion, action or both, DM seems to have a severe impact on people suffering from tuberculosis (TB), with dire consequences in terms of the mortality rate [...]