Alberto Paris

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BACKGROUND In type 2 diabetes mellitus both insulin resistance and hyperglycemia are considered responsible for autonomic dysfunction. The relation between the autonomic activity, impaired fasting glycemia and impaired glucose tolerance is, however, unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the circadian autonomic activity expressed as(More)
Systemic infections induced by Salmonella arizonae have been described in patients with underlying cell-mediated immunodeficiencies, usually resident in southern countries of U.S. and in Mexico. This peculiar geographic distribution is probably due to the ingestion of meat or drugs from rattlesnakes, that Salmonella arizonae colonize in the intestinal tract(More)
BACKGROUND The QT interval reflects the duration of the intracellular action potential. Little is known on the interval QT duration in non diabetic insulin-resistant subjects. OBJECTIVE The aims of the current study were to evaluate the QTc interval in three groups of non diabetic insulin-resistant subjects and the possible correlation between QTc and the(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the present study was to evaluate, by heart rate variability (HRV) with 24-hours ECG Holter (HRV), the circadian autonomic activity in offspring of type 2 diabetic subjects and the relation with insulin-resistance. METHODS 50 Caucasian offsprings of type 2 diabetic subjects were divided in two groups: insulin-resistant offsprings(More)
The Baker's cyst is a distension of the bursa subtendinea and is caused by noninfectious knee effusion secondary to arthrosis, meniscal tears, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or any other form of sinovitis, like rheumatoid arthritis. An infected popliteal cyst is much less common; tuberculous arthritis is exceptional, in fact only four cases are(More)
Disk-space infection caused by organisms other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Brucella species seems to be an emerging disease due to an increase of the population at risk. However, few data are presently available from Italian institutions. In this article we report our "tot" month prospective experience on etiology and clinical presentation of(More)
Epidemiology and clinical manifestations of nosocomial infections have been progressively evolving through last three decades. New pathogens, often associated to multiple antibiotic-resistances, are now among the leading etiologies in a patient population mainly represented by individuals debilitated by serious underlying diseases, immunosuppressive(More)
We observe, in patients with type 2 diabetes of recent onset, the activity of the autonomic nervous system and glucose metabolic impairment. The data indicate the hyperactivity of the sympathetic and minimal changes in glucose values. The role played by glycemia appeared to be less important than that represented by insulin resistance.
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