Alessandro Roggeri

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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)
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 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)
Environmental factors influencing the growth, distribution and viability of thermophilic actinomycetes, especially Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula as an agent of extrinsic allergic alveolitis in farms workers, were studied. Total microbial count, eumycetes and thermophilic actinomycetes were determined on 96 hay samples, randomly collected, from small(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)
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)
PURPOSE Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a recurrent severe complication of progressive hepatic cirrhosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the average annual direct healthcare costs for the treatment of patients with overt HE in Italy. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective, observational study analyzed information from the database of ARNO(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcomes of patients admitted for ACS and the prescription pattern of antiplatelets of patients discharged alive. METHODS 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(More)