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According to the ophthalmological literature, cerebral visual impairment (CVI) is defined as a temporary or permanent visual loss caused by a disturbance of the posterior visual pathways and/or occipital lobes. The study of CVI is still a new field, and diagnosis is frequently difficult and sometimes may not even be considered. Different studies have taken… (More)
In the article the authors illustrate: a) a community detection program designed to identify subjects with high blood pressure for treatment; b) the degree of participation; c) the cost of realization; d) the prevalence of arterial hypertension. A total of 4.149 subjects, or 65% of the examined population over age 8, were screened. The opportunity to have… (More)
Syndrome X is a clinical entity not yet well defined. The identification of patients with syndrome X is important as, in comparison with patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, their prognosis is quite favorable. The diagnosis is confirmed by coronary angiography, but non-invasive tools can give some useful information, too. We illustrate 5 cases… (More)
Reflex responses of mean blood pressure and of heart rate to either bilateral common carotid occlusion (CO) or unilateral carotid sinus dilatation (CSD) during rest and different behaviours have been compared in conscious cats. Unloading and loading the carotid sinus receptors elicited equal reflex responses both of mean blood pressure and of heart rate… (More)
The Authors illustrate a peculiar case of elevated and persistent levels of LDH activity in serum of a patient after acute myocardial infarction. The patient was also affected by a testicular tumor. Surgical ablation of neoplasm normalized LDH activity serum.