Alessandro Filippi

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BACKGROUND Nonadherence to antihypertensive treatment is a common problem in cardiovascular prevention and may influence prognosis. We explored predictors of adherence to antihypertensive treatment and the association of adherence with acute cardiovascular events. METHODS AND RESULTS Using data obtained from 400 Italian primary care physicians providing(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the high cardiovascular risk, evidence of efficacy of preventive strategies in individuals with diabetes is scant. In particular, recommendations on the use of aspirin in patients with diabetes mostly reflect an extrapolation from data deriving from other high risk populations. Furthermore, the putative additive effects of aspirin and(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension control and antiplatelet or oral anticoagulant drugs are the basis for secondary prevention of cerebrovascular events. Family physicians (FPs) are usually involved in both aspects of prevention, but no research has been carried out in Italy to evaluate the behavior of FPs in this field of prevention. METHODS Data concerning 318(More)
  • Maura Ravera, Giuseppe Noberasco, +7 authors Giacomo Deferrari
  • 2009
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with poor renal and cardiovascular (CV) outcome, and early identification largely depends on the general practitioners' (GPs) awareness of it. Only a few studies have evaluated the prevalence of CKD in type 2 diabetes in primary care, and no studies are available on hypertensive diabetics. Thus, the aim(More)
UNLABELLED This study was aimed to investigate the effects of computerized decision support system in improving the prescription of drugs for cardiovascular prevention. A total of 197 Italian general practitioners were randomly allocated to receive either the alerting computerized decision support system integrated into standard software (intervention arm)(More)
To assess the effectiveness of an informative intervention on general practitioners aimed at improving patients’ adherence to statin therapy. In the local health unit (LHU) of Bergamo, Lombardy (Italy), each general practitioner received a synthetic scientific document on dyslipidaemia and statins and aggregated data on adherence in 2006 for his/her(More)
BACKGROUND It is well known that hypertension control is non-satisfactory, but it is not clear how many hypertensive patients can be controlled in real life. We addressed this question implementing a simple, multifaceted improvement strategy in family practice. METHODS Eighteen General Practitioner (GPs) agreed upon a simple improvement strategy(More)
Griffith psychometric test has been experimented on a group of 20 healthy newborn infants, monitored during their 1st year of life with quarterly check-ups. It was clear that the development general rates were constantly higher than the original values reported by the English author. In particular, in 12 months old infants, the rates appeared significantly(More)
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