Alberto Palazzuoli

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A consensus conference on cardio-renal syndromes (CRS) was held in Venice Italy, in September 2008 under the auspices of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). The following topics were matter of discussion after a systematic literature review and the appraisal of the best available evidence: definition/classification system; epidemiology; diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND Although anemia is frequently found in congestive heart failure (CHF), little is known about the effect of its correction with erythropoietin (EPO) on cardiac structure and function. OBJECTIVES The present study examines in patients with advanced CHF, chronic renal insufficiency, and anemia the effects of beta-EPO on left ventricular (LV)(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract Background: The role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) has been described in chronic heart failure (HF), however less data are available in patients admitted for acute HF. METHODS We evaluated the role of NGAL in predicting in-hospital worsening renal function (WRF) and post-discharge follow-up during six months(More)
The present study evaluated LV volumes, ejection fraction (LVEF) and stroke volume (SV) obtained by 64-MDCT and to compare these data with those obtained by second harmonic 2D Echo, in patients referred for non-invasive coronary vessels evaluation. The most common technique in daily clinical practice used for determination of LV function is two-dimensional(More)
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BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Anaemia is a common (12-55%) co-morbid condition and is associated with worsening symptoms and increased mortality. Anaemia is treatable and can be targeted in the treatment of patients with CHF. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA), supplemented by iron(More)
Sean M. Bagshaw, Dinna N. Cruz, Nadia Aspromonte, Luciano Daliento, Federico Ronco, Geoff Sheinfeld, Stefan D. Anker, Inder Anand, Rinaldo Bellomo, Tomas Berl, Ilona Bobek, Andrew Davenport, Mikko Haapio, Hans Hillege, Andrew House, Nevin Katz, Alan Maisel, Sunil Mankad, Peter McCullough, Alexandre Mebazaa, Alberto Palazzuoli, Piotr Ponikowski, Andrew Shaw,(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction of platelet activity induced by statins has been described as a positive effect exerted by such molecules on vascular thrombotic events. However, the relations among cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction, the timing of the antiplatelet effect, the involved mechanisms and the doses of each statin able to reduce platelet function are not actually(More)
Elevated plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels have been described in patients with acute myocardial infarction and left ventricular dysfunction. The aim of the present study was to evaluate circulating BNP levels in patients with coronary artery disease without ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction and preserved systolic function and to(More)
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) has been described in chronic heart failure (HF) as marker of tubular damage and renal dysfunction; however, less data are available in patients with acute HF. Because of high rate of acute kidney injury (AKI) development, we aimed to investigate the role of NGAL in predicting early AKI development; second,(More)