I dedicate this book to my husband Luca, my son Lorenzo, and my daughter Margherita who always support me and give me the energy to complete all my projects and goals.
I also want to dedicate this book to all my patients who trusted me during the years and taught me every day how to improve my diagnostic and therapeutic skills and better understanding their needs.
I want to dedicate the book to all my students and fellows who helped me in my clinical research over the years. I am very happy to have many of them as authors in this book and I thank all of them for their excellent work and dedication.
I am very happy to co-edit the book with Bianca Maria, who was my student many years ago and is a world recognized expert today.
My first tribute goes to Antonella, previous teacher and forever friend. Working with you is always a privilege and a fruitful experience!
This book is dedicated to Andrea, who accepts me for what I am and fills all my gaps. Life wouldn't be that sweet without you.