Luciana Travan
University of Udine
AnatomyInnate immune systemSurgeryPathologyPaleopathologyGranule (cell biology)ChemistryImmunologyAtlas (anatomy)Human skeletonSternumMast cellContext (language use)Arcuate foramenPopulationOdontoid processYoung maleBone defectSecretionOrthopedic surgeryMedicineBiologyUltrastructureCell biology
26Publications
10H-index
192Citations
Publications 27
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#1Paola Saccheri (University of Udine)H-Index: 4
#2Luciana Travan (University of Udine)H-Index: 10
This study highlights the historical contribution of Professor James Cormack by providing a Greek term that describes the process of programmed cell death. In 1972 the ancient Greek word "apoptosis" first appeared in the scientific literature. This short manuscript will examine the actual meaning of the term and its historical and phylological background. The word "apoptosis" contains a variety of semantic nuances that are perfectly suited to describe such a complex set of biological events as p...
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#1Leonardo Franz (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 7
#2Luciana Travan (University of Udine)H-Index: 10
Last. Renzo Pozzo (University of Udine)H-Index: 2
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OBJECTIVES Facial muscle activity is crucial to controlling musical performance in wind instrument playing. Facial muscle dysfunctions are common in wind instrument players, dramatically affecting their professional musical activity and potentially leading to disabling symptoms. The aim of this pilot study on a cohort of healthy clarinetists was to use surface electromyography to identify the facial muscle activity patterns involved in stabilizing the mouthpiece, controlling emission and articul...
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#1Gastone Sabbadini (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 10
#2Paola Saccheri (University of Udine)H-Index: 4
Last. Luciana Travan (University of Udine)H-Index: 10
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Anatomical variations of the mandibular canal as well as the presence of accessory canals and foramina are common findings in the human mandible. Here, we present a previously unreported type of anatomical variation, consisting of a large full-thickness bone defect of the right mandibular ramus, observed in a young male unearthed from a mediaeval cemetery located in North-Eastern Italy. The defect was located very close to, yet not directly connected with, the mandibular canal. Awareness of the ...
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#1Luciana TravanH-Index: 10
#2Paola SaccheriH-Index: 4
Last. Enrico CrivellatoH-Index: 50
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ABSTRACT: The wooden Crucifix of the Santa Maria dei Servi Church in Padua was recently attributed to the great sculptor Donatello. This crucifix recently underwent a demanding restoration. In the context of a multidisciplinary study of this sculpture, several analyses were carried out (Digital Rx, 3D scanning, CT scanning and micro-stratigraphic analysis) and the anatomical study was performed. Donatello sculpted the anatomy of this Christ realistically reproducing the human body, emphasizing s...
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#1Paola Saccheri (University of Udine)H-Index: 4
#2Luciana Travan (University of Udine)H-Index: 10
Abstract Background osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is an ancient disease with few well-described cases in paleopathological records. Here, we report a very rare case of OCD on both lateral femoral condyles and on the lateral condyle of the right tibia in an early medieval human skeleton. Methods macroscopic examination of the bone vestiges of a young male unearthed from a 6th–8th Lombard cemetery in the northeast Italy was perform. Results We observed a circular crater-like depression with well...
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#1Leonardo Franz (University of Udine)H-Index: 7
#2Miriam Isola (University of Udine)H-Index: 39
Last. Massimo Robiony (University of Udine)H-Index: 27
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Purpose In modern craniofacial surgery, the accuracy of osteotomies plays a central role in surgical technique. To reach a higher level of accuracy, many centers use virtual presurgical planning. In the past decade, some surgeons also have applied navigational approaches to craniofacial procedures. In this work, a novel protocol for surgical planning and intraoperative navigation is described and validated in a preclinical setting to determine its accuracy in guiding osteotomies. Materials and M...
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#1Sabina Cauci (University of Udine)H-Index: 27
#2F. Migliozzi (University of Udine)H-Index: 1
Last. Giovanni Chiriaco (UniTS: University of Trieste)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Background Low back pain (LBP) is common in athletes. LBP can be detrimental to athletic performance and health. Factors predisposing to LBP in athletes remain elusive and require further studies. We investigated whether carriage of a specific genotype and/or allele of vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) FokI polymorphism (rs2228570) was a risk factor for LBP in athletes of different sports disciplines. Methods This genotype/phenotype association case-control study included 60 Italian athlete...
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#1Paola Saccheri (University of Udine)H-Index: 4
#2Gastone SabbadiniH-Index: 10
Last. Luciana Travan (University of Udine)H-Index: 10
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Background: Carpal synostoses are congenital defects characterised by complete or incomplete coalition of two or more carpal bones. Although most of these defects are discovered only incidentally, sometimes they become clinically manifest. Among the different types of carpal coalition, the synostosis between capitate and trapezoid bones is quite rare, with only sparse data available in the literature. The aim of this report was to describe a case of capitate-trapezoid synostosis (CTS) observed i...
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#1Paola SaccheriH-Index: 4
#2Enrico CrivellatoH-Index: 50
Last. Luciana TravanH-Index: 10
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An upward displacement of the odontoid process into the foramen magnum was observed in the skeletal remains of a young male unearthed from a 14th to 17th century cemetery in the north-eastern Italy. Examination of skull bone vestiges and computed tomography scan analysis of the axis exhibited a clear-cut contact zone between the odontoid process and the anterior border of the foramen magnum. In addition, the odontoid process appeared backward deviated. Findings suggest a possible diagnosis of ba...
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#1Luciana Travan (University of Udine)H-Index: 10
#2Paola Saccheri (University of Udine)H-Index: 4
Last. Enrico Crivellato (University of Udine)H-Index: 50
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We investigated 923 cervical vertebrae belonging to late-antiquity and medieval skeletal remains and assessed the qualitative and quantitative structural characteristics of transverse foramens (TF) and additional vascular canals. We also reviewed the pertinent literature. Double TF were chiefly observed in C6 (with a right/left side prevalence of 35.7 and 44.4 %, respectively) and C5 vertebrae (23.6 and 23.9 %, right/left side, respectively), while unclosed TF were mainly documented in C1 verteb...
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