Elisa D'Ottavio

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There is a growing evidence that excess generation of highly reactive free radicals, largely due to hyperglycemia, causes oxidative stress, which further exacerbates the development and progression of diabetes and its complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ALA on lipid profile, oxidative pattern and inflammation in patients(More)
AIMS Evaluating the prevalence and the degree of steatosis in geriatric patients (65 to 85 years of age) with Metabolic Syndrome (defined by ATP III criteria); searching for metabolic factors which are predictive for the degree of steatosis; evaluating the efficacy of Ursodeoxycholic Acid (UDCA) for 6 months in the treatment of patients with NAFLD or NASH.(More)
This study compares the efficacy of telmisartan with that of valsartan and ramipril in reducing blood pressure (BP) over 24 hrs in the elderly patients with metabolic syndrome (MS). This prospective and open label study analyzed a sample of 60 patients over 65 years of age with hypertension and with MS. At the beginning the BP was monitored by a 24-hr(More)
AF is able not only to increase the risk of cognitive decline due to acute cerebrovascular events, but also to reduce cardiac output, with the consequence of impaired cerebral perfusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between AF, dementia and depression in patients with negative anamnesis for past strokes. Our sample included 26(More)
Metabolic Syndrome (Metabolic Syndrome, MS) is associated with many other diseases in the elderly. We have studied a possible correlation between this disorder and depression in a Geriatric Centre. The study was conducted on a random sample of 30 geriatric patients, then divided into 2 groups according to clinical and instrumental diagnostic investigations:(More)
This is a case of 89 years old patient suffering by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and affected by acute respiratory failure characterized by hypoxemia and hipercapnia. It is interesting because, comparing oxygen therapy and non invasive ventilation, the best results were reached with the last technique, in an elder patient.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the causes of a fatty liver, occurring when fat is deposited (steatosis) in the liver not due to excessive alcohol use. It is related to insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of combination therapy with alpha-lipoic(More)
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