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M Costantino, V Conti, M B Marongiu, G Napolano, A Filippelli
OBJECTIVE: During climacteric the reduction or interruption of estrogenic stimulus determines a gradual atrophy of the tissues of the urogenital tract.Vulvovaginal atrophy can be cause of dryness, itch, burning, and dyspareunia. Vulvovaginal atrophy is associated also with depression. Hence the importance of an appropriate treatment of the vulvovaginal atrophy. Between therapeutic options we can add, particularly for women who suffer only from vaginal symptoms, the spa therapy that uses mineral waters with benefic effects on vaginal tissue wellness and health...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
M Costantino, A Filippelli
OBJECTIVES: The plaque psoriasis, one of the most common form of psoriasis, is a chronic inflammatory disease. This pathology can cause devastating effects on quality of life and social relations with significant physical and psychological distress. Currently among the therapeutic agents available for the treatment of psoriasis is including SPA therapy, whose mechanism of action is only partially known, as well as very few studies examined the impact of this therapy on the quality of life...
2014: La Clinica Terapeutica
Gabriella De Benedetta, Giuseppe Ruggiero, Antonio Pinto
More than 25% of cancer patients in western countries have less than 18 years old children. While increasing attention has been given to various psychosocial issues related to neoplastic disease, the impact of parental cancer on psychosocial 'functioning' of children and adolescents are still poorly explored. Similarly, the role of parenting concerns on quality of life, compliance to the disease and treatments and therapeutic choices are not sufficiently addressed. Usually, cancer patients are reluctant to openly inform their children about their disease...
January 2008: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
S Caprilli, A Messeri, P Busoni
OBJECTIVES: The induction of anaesthesia for surgery is a stressful event for child. To treat pre-operative anxiety in children pharmalogical methods (premedication) and behavioural methods (the presence of parents during the induction of anesthesia) are used in combination with each other. The purpose of this investigation was to study the effect of two interventions to alleviate preoperative anxiety of 39 children who are undergoing minor surgery. We studied the influence of some psichological and social characteristics of child and parents on operative period...
May 2004: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
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