Arduino A Mangoni

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BACKGROUND Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure thresholds have been defined for the diagnosis of mild hypertension but not for its treatment or for other blood pressure thresholds used in the diagnosis of moderate to severe hypertension. We aimed to derive age and sex related ambulatory blood pressure equivalents to clinic blood pressure thresholds(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess possible associations between anticholinergic drug exposure and serum anticholinergic activity (SAA) and their capacities to predict all-cause mortality in older hospitalized patients. SETTING Academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS Data on clinical characteristics, full medication exposure, SAA, and 4 anticholinergic(More)
In the anesthetized rat, acute increases in heart rate are accompanied by a reduction in arterial distensibility, which is a significant phenomenon in elastic-type vessels such as the common carotid but much less evident in muscle-type vessels such as the femoral artery. Because the sympathetic nervous system importantly reduces arterial distensibility, the(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffening are commonly observed in type 2 diabetes. These abnormalities might be secondary to increased plasma concentrations of homocysteine. We sought to determine whether oral folic acid supplementation, by lowering homocysteine levels, enhanced endothelial function and reduced arterial stiffness in type 2(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated spontaneous and prolonged hyperthermia following stroke in both humans and rodents. However, a full characterization of these pyretic changes and the effects of anti-pyretic drugs on outcome is not available. METHODS The aims of this study were to monitor conscious body temperature (n=10 per group) using(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to increase the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the individual impact of traditional CV risk factors in RA is unknown. OBJECTIVE To assess the strength of the association between individual CV risk factors and rate of either myocardial infarction (MI), combined CV morbidity (MI, angina pectoris,(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms responsible for the onset of sensorimotor peripheral diabetic neuropathy (SMPN) remain largely unknown. To address this issue, we studied the relationship between traditional cardiovascular risk factors, parameters of metabolic control, and the presence of SMPN in patients with type 2 diabetes of relatively short duration. (More)
Anticholinergic and sedative medications are commonly used in older adults and are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. The Drug Burden Index was developed to measure the cumulative exposure to these medications in older adults and its impact on physical and cognitive function. This narrative review discusses the research and clinical applications of(More)
Serum thiols have shown associations with surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease. However, little information is available on their combined association with validated cardiovascular risk scores for primary prevention at population level. We sought to determine whether individual serum thiol concentrations and substrate/product ratios within the(More)
Resistance exercise training is known to be effective in increasing muscle mass in older people. Acute measurement of protein metabolism data has indicated that the magnitude of response may differ between sexes. We compared adaptive responses in muscle mass and function to 18 weeks resistance exercise training in a cohort of older (>65 years) men and(More)