Alessandro de Cristofaro

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BACKGROUND ST elevation is commonly seen in young, healthy men. The exact mechanisms that cause ST height to be greater in young men are not yet completely understood. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether autonomic tone is responsible for age and gender differences in ST height. METHODS Gender and age differences in ST height were(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare local injection of metothrexate (MTX) and linear salpingostomy in the conservative laparoscopic treatment of ectopic pregnancy. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized study, July 1991 to May 1994. SETTING Department of obstetrics and gynecology in a university hospital. PATIENTS Fourteen women with unruptured ectopic pregnancies(More)
The authors wanted to verify if in clinical practice (Intensive Care Unit patients), the association of azlocillin with an aminoglycoside offers substantial advantages compared to use of azlocillin alone. Their results show that azlocillin alone is potent enough to be used in the treatment of severe infections.
We report a case of a 68-year-old patient, admitted with diagnosis of aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta to the Department of Cardiac Surgery, where he underwent percutaneous endovascular application of 4 endoprostheses in the descending thoracic aorta. After antibiotic prophylaxis and hemodynamic stabilization, the patient was admitted to the(More)
Calcium antagonists are widely used for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders, especially ischaemic heart disease. It has been demonstrated that these drugs, either in vitro or acutely administered in humans, inhibit the basal and stimulated secretion of pituitary hormones by blocking calcium influx through slow calcium channels. To see if a similar(More)
We report a case of a 38-years-old HIV-positive patient, undergoing in the last 18 months therapy with three antiretroviral drugs including a protease inhibitor (nelfinavir). The patient was admitted in our Department with acute anterior myocardial infarction and was submitted to PTCA on the left anterior descending coronary artery. The patient, a 30(More)