Al G Dimitriu

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Non invasive assessment of large arteries structure and function is a valuable tool for early detection of athero/arteriosclerosis and the cardiovascular risk. The vascular injury is mainly represented by increased arterial stiffness (increased pulse wave velocity--PWV), increased peripheral arteries reflectivity (Aix) and the occurrence of significant(More)
The authors evaluated the main clinical and evolutive aspects of heart involvement in the newborn of diabetic mother (IDM). We studied the files of 35 IDM in a 4 years period; they were investigated the first week of life and at 6-12 months (18 cases). Most of the patients were asymptomatic/signs of extracardiac suffering; 15 had a systolic murmur. ECG:(More)
Actual researches show that adenosine and its forerunner, ATP, can realise a nodal block in intravenous (i.v.) administration. This effect, even if transient, is of particular usefulness in the therapy of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PST) in children and adults. 1 mg/kg ATP was administered i.v. to 51 children (aged 3 months to 15 years)(More)
UNLABELLED Neonatal infection represents the third most important cause of mortality in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), following perinatal asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome. The incidence varies according to the level of care, between 5% in level II neonatal wards and 20% in the NICUs. The lack of specific early markers for infection could(More)
UNLABELLED Amitriptyline (Antideprin) determines severe intoxications, especially because of its cardiac side effects. METHOD We studied 8 children (2-14 years old) admitted with signs of amitriptyline intoxication. RESULTS The clinical picture revealed altered general status, generalized hypertonia, arterial hypotension up to collapse, mydriasis, coma(More)
Although intensively discussed and finally accepted in the last years "white coat phenomenon" (WCF) still raises the question of the benefit of diagnosing it in pediatric patients as its possible link with the subsequent essential hypertension is not clear yet. This study included 1068 schoolchildren (aged 10 to 16 years) submitted to a screening program(More)