Elio Vitaliano

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Thirty-four patients affected by mixed cryoglobulinaemia have been submitted to treatment by apheresis (plasma exchange or double cascade filtration). The authors have monitored clinical, laboratory and, above all, haemorheological changes following therapy. The final results have shown mainly a reduction of plasma viscosity and consequently an improvement(More)
Plasma testosterone and cortisol concentrations were measured in 32 familial heterozygous hypercholesterolaemic subjects, aged 40-45 years. The subjects were divided into two groups of 16, each containing eight men and eight women. The women had normal menstrual cycles. After a period on placebo, one group of patients was given 40 mg/day lovastatin and the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent guidelines suggest the adoption of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) as first choice CRRT anticoagulation modality in patients without contraindications for citrate. Regardless of the anticoagulation protocol, hypophosphatemia represents a potential drawback of CRRT which could be prevented by the adoption of phosphate-containing CRRT(More)
PURPOSE The need for prolonged anticoagulation and the occurrence of hypophosphatemia are well known drawbacks of continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT). The aim was to evaluate the effects on acid-base status and serum phosphate of a regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) protocol for continuous veno-venous hemofiltration (CVVH) combining the use of(More)
We studied 15 patients suffering from nephrotic syndrome (NS) in bioptically-accertained primary and secondary glomerulopathies responding poorly to the common pharmacological treatment. They were monitored for one year by assessing their immunological and kidney functionality parameters, especially proteinuria. The patients underwent 3 apheretic sittings(More)
The authors report the results obtained in a comparative study of effects of clofibrate and simvastatin. The investigation was carried out on 44 patients with type IIB hypercholesterolemia subdivided into two groups. Throughout the study, patients observed a diet of about 1500 Kcal daily. Thirty days before starting drug treatment, all patients were given a(More)
The authors report the results of a comparative study of the effects of lovastatin and gemfibrozil on plasma cholesterol. Both drugs inhibit the enzyme systems responsible for cholesterol synthesis at the initial stages. The trial was conducted in 40 patients with nonfamilial hypercholesterolemia of whom 20 were treated with lovastatin and 20 with(More)