Claudio Cusaro

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To evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in a selected population of diabetic patients with below-the-knee (BTK) disease and to analyze the reliability of the angiosome model. We made a retrospective analysis of the results of PTA performed in 201 diabetic patients with BTK-only disease treated at our institute from January(More)
Aims/hypothesis. N ɛ-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) is one of the end products of protein glycoxidation and its accumulation is associated with diabetes complications. Since CML-modified proteins are immunogenic, we have investigated the presence of anti-CML antibodies in diabetic patients.¶Methods. Antibodies against CML-modified human serum albumin (HSA)(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to value the behaviour of systolic (S) and diastolic (D) arterial pressure (AP)/24 hrs in a group of diabetic patients insulin-dependent (IDDM) and non insulin-dependent (NIDDM) with preserved renal function. METHODS We examined 65 diabetic patients (aged 39.1 +/- 23.3), 33 IDDM (aged 18.2 +/- 7.5; years of diabetes:(More)
The authors compared the immediate, mid-term and long-term effectiveness of cryoplasty and conventional angioplasty for treating stenotic-occlusive lesions of the femoropopliteal arteries in diabetic patients. From October 2006 to November 2009, 48 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DM) and an indication for percutaneous(More)
AIMS The macro- and microcirculation disease, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), induces ischemic wounds of the lower limbs. We have tried to reduce the aggregation of red blood cells and to improve the O2 supply to the tissues and speed the healing of ulcers in T2DM patients. METHODS We enrolled 25 obese subjects without glucose(More)
A kinetic evaluation of dialytic methods using a diffusive-convective mechanism in comparison to the standard bicarbonate dialysis was performed in order to verify the possible therapeutic uses. The "kinetic" comparison of PFD and HDF to HBD, using equal quantities of dialysate, showed no significant change in the mention of uremic toxins of small molecular(More)
In the context of metabolic alteration in dialysis patients the Authors have studied the characteristics, incidence, pathogenesis, effect of dialysis, atherogenic risk and therapeutic approach to hyperlipemia in hemodialysis patients. Hypertriglyceridemia secondary to reduced lipolytic activity is the most frequent alteration observed in hemodialytic(More)