Alberto Vianello

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This study examined the evolution of individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) from childhood to adulthood. Seventy-two adults with a diagnosis of CP born between 1934 and 1980 were studied. Individuals were recruited and data comprehensively collected using case notes and through direct assessments of the majority of participants from three rehabilitation units(More)
How onabotulinumtoxinA (onab/A) injected in the detrusor muscle improves detrusor overactivity (DO) is still a matter of debate. Nerve growth factor (NGF) seems to play a role in determining urgency and DO. Recent studies showed that NGF decreases in patients with DO who respond to onab/A treatment. We investigated onab/A-induced changes on gene expression(More)
103 patients who received a cyclosporine-treated primary cadaver kidney transplant (TX) at our center between 1985 and 1989, whose graft survived for more than 1 year and who accepted to undergo voiding cystography after TX were analyzed and grouped according to the highest grade (regardless to whether active or passive) of vesicourteral reflux (VUR): group(More)
The importance of the donor/recipient body weight ratio (DRBWR) as a cause of kidney graft loss was evaluated in 112 non-diabetic, ciclosporin-treated, first cadaver kidney transplant recipients. According to the DRBWR, the patients were divided into three groups: 'low' (< or = 0.80), 'medium' (0.81-1.20), and 'high' (> 1.20). The three groups did not(More)
Locomotion patterns were studied in 160 children with cerebral palsy. Ten patterns were distinguished, which were typical of the type of impairment: (1) crawling--mildly impaired children who will achieve independent walking; (2) creeping and crawling--diplegic children with moderate motor impairment; (3) creeping, never leading to independent(More)
In thirty anuric patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis the KT/V values obtained with the formula: (formula; see text) were compared with the values obtained with the following two formulae: (formula; see text) The results given by formulae B and C differed from those with formula A respectively by 12.81 +/- 11.98% and 10.38 +/- 3.64%. For routine(More)
The relative importance of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and hypertension (permanent need for antihypertensive drugs) for the prognosis of kidney grafts was studied in 135 cyclosporine-treated primary cadaver kidney transplant recipients whose grafts lasted more than 1 year. The start point of 1 year after transplantation was chosen because hypertension(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that preoperative Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) predicts long-term outcome of mid-urethra slings for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and forty-five patients with SUI were prospectively randomized to two mid-urethra sling treatments: Tension free vaginal tape (TVT) or(More)
In 32 noncirrhotic patients on peritoneal dialysis, mean serum beta 2-microglobulin (s beta 2M) was 26.58 +/- 12.32 mg/l (9.7-63.5). We found a significant correlation between s beta 2M and serum creatinine (sCr; r = 0.760), blood urea nitrogen (BUN; r = 0.573), total creatinine and BUN clearance (r = 0.623 and 0.599, respectively), 24-hour Kt/V (r =(More)