Claudia Savina

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Although a high prevalence of overweight is present in elderly people, the main concern in the elderly is the reported decline in food intake and the loss of the motivation to eat. This suggests the presence of problems associated with the regulation of energy balance and the control of food intake. A reduced energy intake causing body weight loss may be(More)
High avidity anti-dsDNA antibodies are more specific for SLE diagnosis, and more closely associated with renal involvement than intermediate or low-affinity anti-dsDNA antibodies. ELISA methods are largely used to detect anti-dsDNA, but their high sensitivity is inversely related to specificity because they also detect low avidity antibodies. We developed(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)
PURPOSE To validate a new obesity-specific disability assessment test: the Obesity-related Disability test (Test SIO Disabilità Obesità Correlata, TSD-OC). METHODS Adult obese individuals were assessed with the TSD-OC, 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), 6-min walking test (6MWT) and grip strength. The TSD-OC is composed of 36 items divided into(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)
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)
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