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A growing body of evidence suggests that a variety of upper respiratory symptoms (URS) are associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of endoscopic erosive, and non-erosive, oesophagitis among patients complaining of persistent URS, in the absence of typical GORD symptoms, and to compare them with(More)
Cancer relate fatigue is one of the most frequent problems among cancer patients. It is a nosological highly debilitating entity which has very negative effects on patients quality of life. Foreign literature reports that only during last years oncological operators have started getting aware and their training in order to face it is lacking. Our research(More)
Repeat hospitalization due to acute heart failure (HF) is a global public health problem that markedly impacts on health resource use. Identifying novel predictors of rehospitalization would help physicians to determine the optimal postdischarge plan for preventing HF rehospitalization. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for(More)
—In the context of physical medicine and rehabilitation, gait analysis is the "gold standard" for an effective assessment of any problems in the locomotor patterns. Surface electromyography is one of the exams within the protocol of the gait analysis, allowing an assessment of functional limitations in the walking. Considering the Physical Medicine and(More)
AIM An early diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) is necessary for the obstetrical management. METHODS One thousand five hundred and fifty-six pregnant women underwent a fetal 2-D echocardiography from 1991 to 2002. We assessed patients who had the most common risk factor (RF): family history of CHD, diabetes mellitus, teratogen drugs,(More)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for heart failure (HF). Although some progress has been made in improving survival among patients admitted for HF, the rates of hospital readmissions and the related costs continue to rise dramatically. We sought to examine whether NAFLD and its severity (diagnosed at hospital admission)(More)
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