Elio Vitaliano

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents the most common arrhythmia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). As in the general population, in CKD patients AF is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolism and stroke. However, CKD patients, especially those on renal replacement therapy (RRT), also exhibit an increased risk of bleeding, especially(More)
Attention is drawn to the relationship between information and biological models in the study of problems of human physiology and physiopathology. The biomathematical principles, to which reference must be made for the elaboration of the expert systems, necessary in evaluating biological feedback in particular are analyzed.