Cecilia Coletti

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Obesity is a prevalent health disease among the elderly as it contributes to the early onset of chronic morbidity and functional impairment and is also related to premature mortality. The prevalence of sarcopenic-obesity increases too with age in each sex leading to a significantly higher prevalence of physical impairment and disability, as well as higher(More)
OBJECTIVE Artificial nutrition (AN) is now considered medical therapy and has progressively become one of the mainstays of the different therapeutic options available for home or hospitalized patients, including surgical, medical, and critically ill patients. The clinical relevance of any therapy is based on its efficacy and effectiveness and thus on the(More)
UNLABELLED Obesity, associated with morbidity and mortality, is a complex disorder, characterised by an increase in fat mass (FM). Most authors agree in considering essential an integrated treatment made up of nutritional intervention, physical reconditioning programme and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy. However, the feasibility is problematic and data(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition due to undernutrition or overnutrition is highly prevalent in hospital in-patients and it decisively conditions patients clinical outcome. One of the most influencing factors of malnutrition in hospitalized patients is--at least in part--the Catering Service Quality. AIM Is to verify, over a 5 year period, the course of the quality(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In a geriatric patient, nutritional status (NS), particularly in the case of malnutrition (M), may influence not only clinical results but also achievement of targets expected by geriatric rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of nutritional status (NS) on the occurrence of Adverse Clinical Events (ACE) and on(More)
UNLABELLED In elderly subjects, past researches have already underlined the role of nutritional status as a basic factor able to influence the prognosis either in acute wards or in rehabilitation and long-term care settings. Aim of the study is that of retrospectively verify, through a multivariate analysis, the factors able to condition mortality in(More)
A comparative study on the occurrence of Strongyloides stercoralis larvae in 554 patients with AIDS and in 142 patients suffering from infectious diseases other than AIDS was conducted during the period from January 1987 to December 1988. The two groups was constituted by male individuals in-patients at Emílio Ribas Hospital--São Paulo. Faeces samples from(More)
AIM To evaluate selected factors influencing resting energy expenditure (REE) in obese female subjects. METHODS Seventy seven 61 obese Caucasian women [mean age of 52.93 ± 13.45 years, and mean body mass index (BMI) of 41.78 ± 11.54 kg/m(2)] were enrolled; measurements of resting metabolic rate (RMR) by a ventilated, open-circuit system, indirect(More)
The authors describe two cases of Legionnaires disease brought to their attention and diagnosed through serological research utilizing two different methods: the indirect immunofluorescence and the microagglutination, in cooperation with the Higher Institute of Health. They conclude with some considerations upon the real necessity of circumscribed(More)
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