Massimo Varenna

Summary

Affiliation: University of Milan
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Safety profile of drugs used in the treatment of osteoporosis: a systematical review of the literature
    M Varenna
    Bone Diseases Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, Milan
    Reumatismo 65:143-66. 2013
  2. doi request reprint The association between osteoporosis and hypertension: the role of a low dairy intake
    Massimo Varenna
    Bone Diseases Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, Milan, Italy
    Calcif Tissue Int 93:86-92. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants and effects of vitamin D supplementation on serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Massimo Varenna
    Rheumatology Unit, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:714-9. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of quantitative heel ultrasound with history of osteoporotic fractures in elderly men: the ESOPO study
    M Varenna
    Dipartimento di Reumatologia, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, University of Milan, Via G Pini 9, 20122, Milan, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 16:1749-54. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint [The role of rank-ligand inhibition in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis]
    M Varenna
    Centro per la Diagnosi e la Terapia delle Patologie Osteometaboliche, U O C Day Hospital di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Reumatologia, Istituto Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italia
    Reumatismo 62:163-71. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of dietary calcium intake on body weight and prevalence of osteoporosis in early postmenopausal women
    Massimo Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:639-44. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of osteoporosis and fractures in a migrant population from southern to northern Italy: a cross-sectional, comparative study
    M Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Via G Pini 9, I 20122 Milan, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 14:734-40. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Demographic and clinical features related to a symptomatic onset of Paget's disease of bone
    Massimo Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, Milano, Italy
    J Rheumatol 37:155-60. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint [Adherence to treatment of osteoporosis: an open question]
    M Varenna
    Centro per la Diagnosi e la Terapia delle Patologie Osteometaboliche, U O C Day Hospital di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Reumatologia, Istituto Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italia
    Reumatismo 61:4-9. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Relationship of focal erosions, bone mineral density, and parathyroid hormone in rheumatoid arthritis
    Maurizio Rossini
    Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    J Rheumatol 38:997-1002. 2011

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Safety profile of drugs used in the treatment of osteoporosis: a systematical review of the literature
    M Varenna
    Bone Diseases Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, Milan
    Reumatismo 65:143-66. 2013
    ..The concern about possible adverse events should be weighed against the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with a significant fracture risk reduction. ..
  2. doi request reprint The association between osteoporosis and hypertension: the role of a low dairy intake
    Massimo Varenna
    Bone Diseases Unit, Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, Milan, Italy
    Calcif Tissue Int 93:86-92. 2013
    ..60 (1.10, 2.34)]. From these results we conclude that osteoporosis and hypertension are associated in postmenopausal women, and a low dairy intake may increase the risk of both diseases, acting as a possible pathogenic link...
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants and effects of vitamin D supplementation on serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Massimo Varenna
    Rheumatology Unit, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 30:714-9. 2012
    ..This study evaluated factors related with the prescription of vitamin D supplements in RA patients and variables influencing the achievement of adequate vitamin D levels...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of quantitative heel ultrasound with history of osteoporotic fractures in elderly men: the ESOPO study
    M Varenna
    Dipartimento di Reumatologia, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, University of Milan, Via G Pini 9, 20122, Milan, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 16:1749-54. 2005
    ..The strength of the association between QUS measurement and fracture is similar to that observed in elderly women...
  5. ncbi request reprint [The role of rank-ligand inhibition in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis]
    M Varenna
    Centro per la Diagnosi e la Terapia delle Patologie Osteometaboliche, U O C Day Hospital di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Reumatologia, Istituto Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italia
    Reumatismo 62:163-71. 2010
    ..By providing a new molecular target for osteoporosis treatment, denosumab is a promising drug for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and the prevention of fragility fractures...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of dietary calcium intake on body weight and prevalence of osteoporosis in early postmenopausal women
    Massimo Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:639-44. 2007
    ..High calcium intakes seem to be ineffective at reducing bone loss in early postmenopausal women. However, the inverse relation between calcium intake and body weight can attenuate the negative effect of a low dietary calcium intake...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of osteoporosis and fractures in a migrant population from southern to northern Italy: a cross-sectional, comparative study
    M Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Via G Pini 9, I 20122 Milan, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 14:734-40. 2003
    ..These differences are not solely explained by lifestyle variables. Our data suggest that changing environmental exposures can influence bone mass and fracture risk...
  8. doi request reprint Demographic and clinical features related to a symptomatic onset of Paget's disease of bone
    Massimo Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, Milano, Italy
    J Rheumatol 37:155-60. 2010
    ..This study investigated which factors may distinguish patients with clinical manifestations from asymptomatic patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Adherence to treatment of osteoporosis: an open question]
    M Varenna
    Centro per la Diagnosi e la Terapia delle Patologie Osteometaboliche, U O C Day Hospital di Reumatologia, Dipartimento di Reumatologia, Istituto Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italia
    Reumatismo 61:4-9. 2009
    ..Potential solutions of poor adherence of osteoporosis may include a close monitoring of persistence and compliance, an improved relationship between physician and patient, and newer medications with extended dosing intervals...
  10. doi request reprint Relationship of focal erosions, bone mineral density, and parathyroid hormone in rheumatoid arthritis
    Maurizio Rossini
    Rheumatology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    J Rheumatol 38:997-1002. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationship among focal bone erosions and bone mineral density (BMD), 25(OH) vitamin D (25OHD), and parathyroid hormone (PTH) values in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  11. doi request reprint Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type I with neridronate: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Massimo Varenna
    Rheumatology Unit, Ospedale G Pini, Milan, Italy
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:534-42. 2013
    ..The aim of this multi-centre, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial was to test the efficacy of the amino-bisphosphonate neridronate in patients with CRP-I...
  12. doi request reprint Treatment thresholds for osteoporosis and reimbursability criteria: perspectives associated with fracture risk-assessment tools
    Silvano Adami
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Policlinico Borgo Roma, Piazzale Scuro, 37134, Verona, Italy
    Calcif Tissue Int 93:195-200. 2013
    ..Here, we elaborate an algorithm to convert vertebral and nonvertebral fractures to the "major fractures" of FRAX, and this allows a cost-effectiveness assessment for each drug. ..
  13. doi request reprint Primary biliary cirrhosis is not an additional risk factor for bone loss in women receiving regular calcium and vitamin D supplementation: a controlled longitudinal study
    Alberto Benetti
    Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, San Paolo School of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Gastroenterol 42:306-11. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Bone involvement in osteoarthritis
    Luigi Sinigaglia
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:44-6. 2005
  15. ncbi request reprint Bone involvement in exogenous hypercortisolism
    L Sinigaglia
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, University of Milan, 20122 Milan, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 31:364-70. 2008
    ..This article reviews the epidemiology and pathogenesis of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis...
  16. ncbi request reprint The hand arthropathy of hereditary hemochromatosis is strongly associated with iron overload
    Luca Valenti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medicina Interna IB, Universita di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico Mangiagalli Regina Elena IRCCS, Milano, Italy
    J Rheumatol 35:153-8. 2008
    ..To analyze the clinical characteristics and genetic background associated with the presence of hand arthropathy, as determined by radiological findings, in Italian patients with hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of osteoporosis in rheumatic diseases
    Luigi Sinigaglia
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute, University of Milan, Via Gaetano Pini 7, 20122 Milan, Italy
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 32:631-58. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Association between iron overload and osteoporosis in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis
    L Valenti
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, UO Medicina Interna IB, Padiglione Granelli, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Ospedale Policlinico Mangialli e Regina Elena Fondazione IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 20:549-55. 2009
    ..Bone mineral density was independently associated with BMI, ALP levels, hypogonadism/menopause, and the amount of iron removed to reach depletion, but not with cirrhosis. Osteoporosis is influenced by iron overload in hemochromatosis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Intravenous pamidronate in the treatment of transient osteoporosis of the hip
    M Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Milan, Italy
    Bone 31:96-101. 2002
    ..None of the patients experienced symptom relapse during the follow-up of 39.5 +/- 17.7 months. These results suggest that a short course of pamidronate is effective in treating TOH, and leads to a prompt and long-lasting recovery...
  20. ncbi request reprint Unbalanced diet to lower serum cholesterol level is a risk factor for postmenopausal osteoporosis and distal forearm fracture
    M Varenna
    Department of Rheumatology, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Milan, Italy
    Osteoporos Int 12:296-301. 2001
    ..Dietary intervention methods to lower serum cholesterol in postmenopausal women should maintain an adequate calcium intake by providing calcium from low-fat dairy products or calcium supplements...
  21. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis with vertebral fractures in young males, due to bone marrow mastocytosis: a report of two cases
    M Manara
    Day Hospital di Reumatologia, Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini, Milano, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:97-100. 2010
    ..However, iliac crest biopsy can be not significant because of circumscribed bone marrow involvement: in these cases only intralesional bone biopsy could be diagnostic...