Alessandro Roggeri

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BACKGROUND Several studies have reported gender and socioeconomic differences in the use of revascularization procedures in patients with acute myocardial infarction. However, it is not clear whether these differences influence patients' survival. Moreover, most of the studies neither considered STEMI and NSTEMI separately, nor included primary PCI, which(More)
PURPOSE Fixed-dose combinations of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonists have proven to prevent and reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. The aim of this analysis was to explore the clinical consequences and direct health care costs of applying the findings of the PATHOS (An Investigation of the Past 10 Years(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression is associated with significant comorbidities and costs. In Italy, limited evidence of healthcare resource consumption and costs is available. We therefore aimed to investigate the direct healthcare costs in charge to the Lombardy Regional Health Service (RHS) for the treatment of CKD patients in the first(More)
To assess the outcomes of patients admitted for ACS and the prescription pattern of antiplatelets of patients discharged alive. From the ARNO Observatory database, we performed a record linkage analysis of hospital discharge and prescription databases, which included 2,758,872 subjects of 7 Italian Local Health Authorities. The accrual period lasted from(More)
PURPOSE Bronchiolitis is an acute inflammatory injury of the bronchioles, and is the most frequent cause of hospitalization for lower respiratory tract infections in preterm infants. This was a retrospective, observational, case-control study conducted in Italy, based on administrative database analysis. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in(More)
BACKGROUND Different inhalation devices are characterized by different techniques of use. The untrained switching of device in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma patients may be associated with inadequate inhalation technique and, consequently, could lead to a reduction in adherence to treatment and limit control of the disease. The aim(More)
The objective of this study was to estimate resource consumption and direct healthcare costs of patients with a first hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in 2008 in the Piedmont Region, Italy. Subjects hospitalized with a first episode of ACS in 2008 were selected from the regional hospital discharge database. All hospitalizations, drug(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in Italy and worldwide. Aim of this study was to evaluate the average annual direct healthcare costs for the treatment of patients with a recent hospitalization for ACS. DESIGN AND METHODS The direct medical costs of patients with a first ACS hospitalization(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly morbid disorder. The most severe form of CKD is end-stage renal disease (ESRD), in which the patient requires some form of renal replacement therapy to survive. The increasing incidence, prevalence, and costs of ESRD are major national healthcare concerns. The objective of this study was to(More)