Carmela Morizzo

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BACKGROUND Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), indices of large artery stiffness and measures of endothelium function may be used as markers of early atherosclerosis in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The aim of the present study was to compare the indices of large artery structure and function as well as endothelial function and regenerating capacity(More)
Hypnotizability is a cognitive trait modulating some physiological responses to cognitive and physical stimulation also in the normal awake state and in the absence of specific suggestions. Aim of the study was the characterization of the cardiovascular correlates of deep pain induced by nociceptive pressor stimulation without (PAIN) and with (AN)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Three-dimensional (3-D) vascular ultrasound can be expected to improve qualitative evaluation of vessel pathology and to provide quantitative data on vascular morphology and function. The objective of this study was to develop an ultrafast 3-D vascular system and to validate its performance for quantitation of atherosclerosis and(More)
The accurate carotid plaques segmentation (CPs-S) is essential in the ultrasound (US)-guided carotid atherosclerosis diagnosis. In this work, we propose CAPSU: a completely automated method for CPs-S in US images. The core of the method is an innovative initialization procedure that exploits carotid wall motion analysis to automatically initialize a(More)
The effects of simulated microgravity on the static and dynamic properties of large arteries are still mostly unknown. The present study evaluated, using an integrated vascular approach, changes in structure and function of the common carotid and femoral arteries (CCA and CFA) after prolonged head-down tilt bed rest (HDTBR). Ten healthy men were enrolled in(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The present study tested the hypothesis that obesity-related changes in carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) might represent not only preclinical atherosclerosis but an adaptive remodeling meant to preserve circumferential wall stress (CWS) in altered hemodynamic conditions characterized by body size-dependent increase in stroke volume(More)
An increase in left ventricular mass represents a compensatory response of hypertensive heart to augmented loading conditions. The concept of inappropriate mass has been proposed to define an increase in left ventricular mass higher than needed to compensate for increased workload. To assess whether inappropriate left ventricular mass is associated with(More)
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