Andrea Fortina

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New driveline architectures equipped with torque-biasing devices such as active differentials and active transfer cases have yielded a new generation of on-demand four-wheel-drive vehicles, where the torque distribution between left and right and between front and rear axles can actively be modulated online. This allows one to design active vehicle-control(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to value the behaviour of systolic (S) and diastolic (D) arterial pressure (AP)/24 hrs in a group of diabetic patients insulin-dependent (IDDM) and non insulin-dependent (NIDDM) with preserved renal function. METHODS We examined 65 diabetic patients (aged 39.1 +/- 23.3), 33 IDDM (aged 18.2 +/- 7.5; years of diabetes:(More)
— New driveline architectures endowed with torque biasing devices, such as active differentials and active transfer cases, have made available a new generation of on-demand four-wheel-drive vehicles which allow designing control systems capable of altering the car behaviour dictated from its mechanical layout, e.g., under-and over-steering characteristic.(More)
The present study aimed to assess the serum levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNFalpha) and Interleukin-1 (IL-1) in uremic patients and those patients undergoing extracorporeal replacement therapy in relation to the duration of dialysis and the type of membrane. Serum cytokine values were assayed using an immunoradiometric technique (monoclonal antibodies)(More)