Barbara Longo

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A retrospective review of all episodes of bloodstream infection (BSI) in HIV-positive patients admitted to the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Pisa General Hospital from 1991 to 1994 was performed. Sixty-eight episodes of BSI were recorded in 61 patients (5.8% of all patients admitted for HIV infection). BSI was community-acquired in 64.7% of cases. The(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the antihypertensive effectiveness of verapamil slow-release (SR), administered once a day. We studied 11 patients, 7 male and 4 female, with an average age of 53.6 +/- 12.86 years, who had essential hypertension. After a drug washout period of at least 15 days, placebo was administered (one tablet per day), and then(More)
To evaluate the behavior of cardiac arrhythmias (CA) and transient episodes of myocardial ischemia (TEMI), in relation to the circadian pattern of blood pressure in patients suffering from arterial hypertension, with or without echocardiographically ascertained left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), we studied 128 patients, 87 men (M) and 41 women (F), aging(More)
Twenty four male hypertensive patients suffering also from peripheral obstructive arterial disease were randomly subdivided in two groups and after a period of farmacological wash-out of one month Group I was treated with Captopril (C 50 mg bid) or Ticlopidine (T 250 mg bid) for three months and then with the association C plus T for three months again.(More)
To evaluate possible correlations between cardiac arrhythmias and circadian pattern of blood pressure (BP) and of heart rate (HR), we studied 2 groups of 20 males with stable arterial hypertension of mild to moderate entity, with (Group I) or without (Group II) left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). In patients with LVH the mean age (56 vs 46 years), the(More)
Specificity and sensitivity of exercise ECG were compared to exercise stress thallium 201 scanning and coronary arteriograms in 70 male patients with typical or atypical chest pain complaints, without previous myocardial infarction. 50 patients (group I) did not receive any treatment; 20 patients (group II) received digitalis as preventive treatment of(More)
AIM to estimate the prevalence of HBV positivity considering the qualifications of workers exposed to biological risk in a hospital in Eastern Sicily. SUBJECTS AND METHOD 1800 people exposed to biological risk: surgeons, physicians, laboratory workers, rehabilitation therapists, midwives, biologists and technicians underwent a test for HBV. RESULTS 25(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of ACE levels during RAAs activation induced by: 1) a continuous graded bicycle ergometer test performed in a group of 15 males health youths aged between 21 and 30 years, with average age of 25.8 +/- 2.85 years; 2) i.m. injection of 20 mg of frusemide in 11 health youths (10 males and 1 female), aged(More)