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RATIONALE Some classes of drugs can selectively affect learning (i.e., acquisition of behavior) at doses that do not affect performance (i.e., previously learned behavior). Some drugs (e.g., benzodiazepines) show selective effects on acquisition across a wide variety of tasks. Other drugs [e.g., N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists and opiate agonists],(More)
AIM The aim of the study was the evaluation of the autonomic cardiac function in professional soccer players by heart rate recovery (HRR) measurement after 1' or 2' of active recovery (HRR1 or HRR2, respectively) from an exercise stress test. METHODS Ninety-two adult professional soccer players (aged 25.27 ± 4.06 years). The exercise test was performed(More)
The question of when and how intensively patients with deep-venous thrombosis (DVT) can ambulate remains scarcely underlined. The authors evaluated the evolution of DVT by comparing bed rest and mobilization and using all variables potentially relevant to a risk/benefit evaluation in 252 patients. The end points were the progression of the thrombotic(More)
External compression, both intermittent by pneumatic pumps and continuous by anelastic or elastic bandages and by graduate compression stockings, play a pivotal role in prophylaxis of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT). The use of external compression in DVT therapy and in prophylaxis of pulmonary embolism (PE) and of post-thrombotic syndrome has not been(More)
One hundred patients suffering from postphlebitic syndrome of the lower limbs were enrolled in an open, randomized, and multicenter (six centers) trial for a period of eighteen months. Patients were randomly assigned to three treatment groups to receive (for ninety consecutive days) Desmin, a new low-molecular-weight dermatan sulfate, at the dose,(More)
The need of prolonged bed-rest for the treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), which was considered essential to control the thrombotic phenomenon and to prevent Pulmonary Embolism (PE) until ten years ago, has now been critically reviewed in the light of the great success of the Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) in medical therapy of DVT. There is a(More)