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BACKGROUND Iron deficiency may impair aerobic performance. This study aimed to determine whether treatment with intravenous iron (ferric carboxymaltose) would improve symptoms in patients who had heart failure, reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, and iron deficiency, either with or without anemia. METHODS We enrolled 459 patients with chronic(More)
The study design is retrospective. The aim is to describe our experience about the treatment of patients with neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS) using Cotrel–Dubousset instrumentation. Neuromuscular scoliosis are difficult deformities to treat. A careful assessment and an understanding of the primary disease and its prognosis are essential for planning treatment(More)
AIMS Iron deficiency (ID) and anaemia are common in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The presence of anaemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in CHF, and ID is a major reason for the development of anaemia. Preliminary studies using intravenous (i.v.) iron supplementation alone in patients with CHF and ID have shown(More)
Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are an adult stem cell population with high proliferative potential and the ability to differentiate in many cell types, and this has led scientists to consider these cells to be an alternative source of postnatal stem cells comparable to mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow. In this work, we studied the osteoblastic(More)
Some 4-phenyl-1,8-naphthyridine derivatives with a piperazino group in the 2- and/or 7-position have been synthesized and evaluated for their tuberculostatic activity. The compounds 1, 6, 10, 17b,c and 19i showed a marked activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv. For this series of compounds, submitted to biological screening, no structure-activity(More)
Several 2,7-di(N-cycloamino)-3-phenyl-1,8-naphthyridine derivatives were synthesized and tested for their ability to inhibit human platelet aggregation in vitro induced by arachidonic acid, collagen and ADP. Only five compounds showed any appreciable activity, and the results of all the active derivatives were similar to those of papaverine in the test with(More)
The synthesis of oximeethers of 2,3-dihydro-1,8-naphthyridine and 2, 3-dihydrothiopyrano[2,3-b]pyridine is described. These compounds exhibit a selective beta-blocking activity, with a selectivity towards beta(2)-receptors. Groups in the N(1) position giving rise to a considerable steric hindrance led to a higher beta(2)-blocking selectivity, whereas groups(More)
Periodontal disease (Pd) is characterized by an increased osteoclast resorption and a decreased osteoblast (OB) bone formation. OBs obtained from alveolar bone of Periodontitis patients (Pp) undergo apoptosis in the presence of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL). We studied the intracellular apoptotic pathway induced by TRAIL; TRAIL death (DR4,(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits and safety of long-term i.v. iron therapy in iron-deficient patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS CONFIRM-HF was a multi-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that enrolled 304 ambulatory symptomatic HF patients with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤45%, elevated(More)