Alessandro Grembiale

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OBJECTIVE To examine whether individuals with normal glucose tolerance (NGT), whose 1-h post-load plasma glucose is >or=155 mg/dl, or with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) have an increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), as compared with NGT individuals with 1-h post-load plasma <155 mg/dl. METHODS Atherosclerosis risk factors, oral glucose(More)
We compared the performance of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) versus the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in diagnosing the metabolic syndrome and assessed the diagnostic accuracy of the metabolic syndrome definition using HbA1c in identifying insulin-resistant subjects. The cardiometabolic risk factors, HbA1c, and glucose tolerance were analyzed in 774 nondiabetic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A cutoff of 155 mg/dl for 1-hour postload plasma glucose (1hPG) during the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is able to identify patients who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes and vascular atherosclerosis. We aimed to examine whether individuals with 1hPG ≥155 mg/dl are also at increased risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD).(More)
Rhabdomyolysis with increased serum creatine kinase (CK) is a potential side effect associated with the use of some medications, including statins and antipsychotics. Several cases of increased serum CK during or after treatment with atypical antipsychotics such as quetiapine, clozapine, or olanzapine have been reported [1-4]. Conversely, to our knowledge,(More)
We present the case of a 45-year-old man with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and concomitant impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). In this patient, refractory to DMARD's, infliximab was started to control the arthritis. After achieving clinical remission of the disease, infliximab was discontinued and a 75 g- oral glucose(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Glucose-tolerant subjects who have 1-h post-load glucose levels ≥155 mg dl(-1) (normal glucose tolerance (NGT)-1h-high) are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Prospectively conducted studies indicated that high levels of liver enzymes are predictors of a tendency to develop type 2 diabetes; however, it is unknown whether(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that subjects with normal glucose tolerance (NGT), whose plasma glucose (PG) levels do not return to their fasting PG level within 2 h during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) (Group I), have a significantly higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than NGT subjects whose 2-h glucose returns to, or drops below, the fasting(More)
The objective of this cross-sectional study is to investigate the relationship between inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), white blood cell (WBC) count, and complement C3) and insulin resistance (estimated with the surrogate measure homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR)) in Psoriatic(More)
AIMS Low IGF1 levels have been associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. It is unknown however whether IGF1 mediates the atherosclerotic process by modulating high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) independently from confounders. To address this issue, we evaluated the association between IGF1 levels and HDL-C in nondiabetic subjects. (More)
Hyperglycaemia in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)is common, and is an independent predictor of mortality and morbidity in patients both with and without diabetes mellitus. Hyperglycaemia may be a marker of pre-existing diabetes or glucose intolerance or may also represent a transient stress response mediated through the autonomic nervous system(More)