Daniela De Benedetto

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One approach to the application of site-specific techniques and technologies in precision agriculture is to subdivide a field into a few contiguous homogenous zones, often referred to as management zones (MZs). Delineating MZs can be based on some sort of clustering, however there is no widely accepted method. The application of fuzzy set theory to(More)
Area-wide integrated pest management requires an understanding of insect population dynamics and definition of suitable techniques to quantify spatio-temporal variability to make better pest management decisions. However, the viability of area-wide integrated pest management has often been questioned because of the high monitoring costs. The present study(More)
Anemia has an important role in exercise performance. However, the direct link between rapid changes of hemoglobin and exercise performance is still unknown.To find out more on this topic, we studied 18 beta-thalassemia major patients free of relevant cardiac dysfunction (age 33.5±7.2 years,males = 10). Patients performed a maximal cardiopulmolmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE The coronary sinus Reducer is a recently introduced device to treat patients with severe angina symptoms refractory to optimal medical therapy and not amenable for conventional revascularisation. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of the Reducer in a real-world cohort of patients with refractory angina. METHODS This is a single-centre(More)
Precision agriculture (PA) technologies allow us to assess field variability and support site-specific (SSP) application of inputs. The joint application of PA and organic farming practices might be synergetic. The objective of this 3-year study was to propose a multivariate statistical and geostatistical approach, to evaluate the effects of SSP nitrogen(More)
Accessory mitral valve (AMV) is an extremely uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly and it is a rare cause of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Identification of asymptomatic patients with LVOT obstruction is uncommon since the symptoms usually become manifest when the gradient across the LVOT rises. We describe a rare case of asymptomatic AMV(More)
Refractory angina is a chronic condition characterized by the presence of disabling symptoms due to severe obstructive coronary artery disease that is not improved by a combination of medical therapy and percutaneous or surgical revascularization. Mortality rates associated with this condition are quite low in clinically stable patients on optimal medical(More)