Emanuela Piazza

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The influence of acute sleep deprivation during the first part of the night on 24-h blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) was studied in 36 never-treated mild to moderate hypertensive patients. According to a crossover design, they were randomized to have either sleep deprivation or a full night's sleep 1 week apart, during which they were monitored with ABPM.(More)
Plasma pharmacokinetics of VP16-213 were investigated after a 30–60 min infusion in 14 adult patients and six children. In adults the elimination half-life (T1/2 β), plasma clearance (Clp) and volume of distribution (Vd) were respectively 7.05±0.67 h, 26.8±2.4 ml/min/m2, and 15.7±1.8 l/m2; in children 3.37±0.5 h, 39.34±6.6 ml/min/m2, and 9.97±3.7 l/m2.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK The high false-positive rate of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is the major obstacle to the correct prediction and diagnosis of intrapartum fetal distress. Fetal pulse oximetry is a safe and accurate indicator of fetal oxygenation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical use of this technique for the(More)
AIMS As melatonin has been found to play a role in the mechanisms of cardiovascular regulation, we designed the present study to evaluate whether the evening ingestion of the pineal hormone might interfere with the antihypertensive therapy in hypertensive patients well-controlled by nifedipine monotherapy. METHODS Forty-seven mild to moderate essential(More)
A 38-year-old woman with adenocarcinoma of unknown origin was treated with cisplatin and etoposide. After the 4th course of chemotherapy she complained of blindness and had a seizure with spontaneous recovery in 4 days. The relationship between these events and the known neurotoxicity of other heavy metals indicate cisplatin as a possible etiologic factor.
Thirty-two patients with by non oat cell bronchogenic carcinoma were admitted to a protocol including Cyclophosphamide (CTX) 1,000 mg/m2 i.v. day 1, VP16-213 200 mg/m2 p.o. day 1–3, every 3 weeks. Partial remissions were seen in 2 of 27 evaluable patients; 16 of 27 showed no change. Mean survival was 36.4 weeks, median survival was 38 weeks.
Surgical trauma may provoke an increase in glomerular permeability. Microalbuminuria is a subclinical increase in urinary albumin ranging from 20 to 300 mg..-1. This cannot be measured with routine laboratory tests and is estimated by radioimmunoassay. It has been proposed that microalbuminuria, an expression of increased glomerular permeability, serves to(More)
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