Dario Calafiore

Dario Calafiore
Azienda Ospedaliera Carlo Poma Mantova · Neurosciences

Bachelor of Medicine

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Rehabilitation might improve bone health in breast cancer (BC) patients, but the effects on bone biomarkers are still debated. Thus, this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aims at characterizing the impact of rehabilitation on bone health biomarkers in BC survivors. On 2 May 2022, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane, and PED...
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Although a growing body of literature has been emphasizing the role of vitamin D in oral health, there is still a gap of knowledge regarding the correlation between temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and vitamin D. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to assess the linkage between hypovitaminosis D and TMDs to map the current literature...
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Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent condition affecting a growing number of patients affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with crucial implications for risk of fragility fractures, hospitalization, and mortality. Several risk factors have been identified to have a role in osteoporosis development in COPD patients, including cort...
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Introduction: In recent years, growing attention is rising to virtual reality (VR) tools and exergaming in rehabilitation management of patients with Parkinson disease (PD). However, no strong evidence supports the effectiveness of these cutting-edge technologies on cognitive function and the integration of these promising tool in the rehabilitati...
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Objective: The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of conservative interventions in pain relief in patients with intracapsular temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Methods: PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science were systematically searched until January 1st, 2022 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs...
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Background: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are musculoskeletal conditions involving masticatory muscles and temporomandibular joints. Bibliometric analysis has been introduced as a new method for collecting and analyzing information on scientific articles. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the 50 most cited articles on TMD, per...
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The post-COVID-19 syndrome may affect patients after the COVID-19 post-acute phase. In particular, the 69% of patients reported persistent fatigue at the discharge. To date, no clear data are available regarding the most effective rehabilitative approaches for the treatment of this condi- tion. Thus, this systematic review aimed to evaluate the reh...
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Breast cancer (BC) survivors treated with aromatase inhibitors (AIs) commonly show several pathological issues, including poor oral health, bone health impairment, and vitamin D deficiency. However, to date, oral health issues in BC survivors treated with AIs have been poorly investigated and their relationship with vitamin D deficiency are far fro...
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Vitamin D, commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin”, is a secosteroid hormone. It is recognized for its neuroprotective role in brain development and it has a key role in bone metabolism, muscle function, oral health, and temporomandibular disorders. Vitamin D is involved in a range of important physiological processes, such as promoting cell growt...
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There is still a gap in the scientific knowledge on the linkage between craniofacial structure and spinal postural control in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. This systematic review aimed to assess the role of occlusal splints on spinal posture of TMD patients. PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus were systematically searched from inception...
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Purpose of Review The population of breast cancer (BC) survivors is growing due to earlier diagnosis and effective combined treatments. A scoping review was performed to explore the role of rehabilitation in BC survivorship and the major issues in BC survivors with International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) perspective....
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Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent malignant tumor in women in Europe and North America, and the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) is recommended in women affected by estrogen receptor-positive BCs. AIs, by inhibiting the enzyme that converts androgens into estrogen, cause a decrement in bone mineral density (BMD), with a consequent increased...
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Background: Sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) pain is an often-misdiagnosed cause (up to 30% cases) of atypical low back pain (LBP) that might be treated with a wide range of conservative interventions. However, Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) ultrasound-guided injections at SIJ level in subjects with mitochondrial disorders have not yet been investigated. Case...
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Background: Patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) mostly suffer from muscle-related pain. Several conservative interventions have been suggested as treatments for TMD in the last years. Objective: The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of rehabilitative approaches in reducing pain in patients wi...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common causes of neurological progressive disease and can lead to loss of mobility, walk impairment, and balance disturbance. Among several rehabilitative approaches proposed, exergaming and virtual reality (VR) have been studied in the recent years. Active video game therapy could reduce the boredom of th...
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Periodontal disease seems to be correlated with low vitamin D serum levels, preterm birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW), although the literature still lacks a consensus. This study aimed to investigate this correlation in a cohort of pregnant women over 20 weeks of gestation from the University Hospital “Maggiore della Carità”, Novara, Italy. We...
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Background: Stroke is the most common cause of disability in Western Countries. It can lead to loss of mobility, capability to walk and ultimately loss of independence in activities of daily living (ADL). Several rehabilitative approaches have been proposed in these years. Robot-assisted gait rehabilitation (RAGT) plays a crucial role to perform a...
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Radiofrequency (RF) is a mini-invasive neuromodulation intervention that is commonly used in chronic pain conditions including general musculoskeletal pain related to several diseases, including knee osteoarthritis (KOA). However, to date, few studies investigated synergistic therapeutic approaches combining RF with rehabilitative physical exercise...
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Background: People affected by osteoporosis and fragility fractures often report disability and poor health-related quality of life. Albeit rehabilitation has a crucial role in older people, post-menopausal women and other subjects with high risk of fragility fractures, the rehabilitation perspective has been poorly investigated in the available g...
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Aim of this paper was to characterize the impact of rehabilitation in reducing fatigue in a series of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) free patients, attested by two negative Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) swab tests. We described 7 post-COVID-19 patients, mean aged 65.7±11.9 years, referred to a Northern-Italy Reha...
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We aimed to assess the effects of medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy (MDCO) through a minimal skin incision in terms of pain, function, and alignment in patients with unilateral adult acquired flatfoot. American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) hindfoot scale and Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) were assessed as outcomes at the baseli...
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Objective: To assess physical performance, number of falls, previous fragility fractures, and ongoing pharmacological therapy in a cohort of post-menopausal women, according to their risk of falling. Methods: In this multicenter cross-sectional study, we recruited in a 3-year period (May 2016 to April 2019), women aged >60 years referred to seve...
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Background: It has been suggested that overweight and obese individuals have an increased risk to develop vitamin D deficiency, commonly associated with poor muscle performance. The relationship among fat mass, vitamin D status, and skeletal muscle is still debated. Aims: To evaluate the effects of the combination of hypovitaminosis D and overwe...
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Background: The Italian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology conceived this guidance-which is primarily addressed to Italian orthopedic surgeons, but should also prove useful to other bone specialists and to general practitioners-in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis and its consequences. Materials and...
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Background: The presence of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) has been recently demonstrated in human muscle supporting the theory of a role of vitamin D in the proliferation and differentiation of muscle cells. So far only few studies investigated the association between vitamin D and muscle performance in post-menopausal women. Aim: To define the f...
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IntroductionThe role of vitamin D supplementation on muscle function and physical performance is still debated. Calcifediol is an available treatment for hypovitaminosis D, particularly for extra-skeletal effects. Aim of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the effectiveness of calcifediol on serum levels of 25(OH)D3, appendicular muscle s...
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P260 Effects of calcifediol versus cholecalciferol on 25(OH)D3 serum levels, appendicular muscle strength, and physical performance in post-menopausal women Antimo Moretti1 , Alessandro de Sire1 , Dario Calafiore1 , Raffaele Gimigliano1 , Francesca Gimigliano2 & Giovanni Iolascon1 1 Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties and Dentistry, Seco...
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Elderly people experience a gradual loss of muscle strength and a reduction of serum levels of vitamin D and of vitamin D receptor expression in skeletal muscle cells. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association among serum levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D3], muscle strength, and physical performance in post-menopausal women. In our...
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Lipoedema of the legs is a chronic disorder of adipose tissue, characterized by bilateral, symmetric lower extremity enlargement due to subcutaneous deposition of fat which occurs almost exclusively in women (1) . The excess fat deposit usually extends from the waist to a distinct line just above the ankles, while the feet are much less involved or...

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To provide information on the role of rehabilitation and conservative approaches in reducing pain in temporomandibular disorders
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To describe new advances in neurological rehabilitation