Fabrizio Turrini

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The aim of this prospective cohort study was to determine the incidence of dalteparin bioaccumulation (measured using anti-Xa levels), and bleeding during thromboprophylaxis in elderly patients with renal failure who were admitted to hospital with an acute medical illness. Patients who met the criteria for being at high thromboembolic risk received(More)
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a leading cause of death in patients with liver cirrhosis. In most cases haemorrhage originates from oesophageal varices or from congestive gastropathy, and the evaluation of the bleeding risk is based on oesophagogastroduodenoscopic data. The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether the measurement of portal(More)
Mesenteric vein thrombosis is a rare disorder which can develop rapidly with intestinal infarction or subacutely with abdominal pain due to intestinal ischemia. Despite the availability of modern diagnostic tools, which allow an early diagnosis in most cases, the mortality from this disease has not significantly diminished over the years. The problem is(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate if screening and treatment of asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) are effective in preventing first cardiac event in diabetics. METHODS Diabetic patients without known CAD were randomly assigned to undergo a screening for silent myocardial ischemia followed by revascularization or to continue follow-up. The reduction of(More)
Despite widespread use of laparoscopic procedures, no adequate data are available to support specific recommendations for venous thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. This prospective, randomized trial is the first to be designed to evaluate a regimen of out-of-hospital thromboprophylaxis after laparoscopic surgery. Consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with liver cirrhosis and large oesophageal varices run a high risk of digestive haemorrhage due to the rupture of oesophageal varices, an event associated with a high mortality. At present, the only treatment for the prevention of first bleeding from oesophageal varices on which there is general agreement is drug-based. In order to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin D (VD) on the interaction among functional, echocardiographic and hormonal parameters in patients with heart failure (HF) and VD deficiency. METHODS In a randomized, double blind trial, 35 patients with HF and VD < 20 ng/ml, received either 300,000 U of oral cholecalciferol(More)
Between 1991 and 1998, 45 cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (1 or 2 lesions smaller than 5 cm) were treated either with percutaneous ethanol injection (26 patients) or with trans arterial chemoembolization (19 patients) in our Department. Percutaneous ethanol injection was performed on 37 nodules: mean diameter of 3.1 +/- 0.8 cm.(More)
AIM Aim of this study was to better understand interactions between left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) systolic and diastolic function echocardiographic indexes in stable cardiovascular diseased patients and in subjects with cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS The study enrolled 683 stable patients who were submitted to standard(More)