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OBJECTIVE The interaction between dementia and nutritional state is very complex and not yet fully understood. The aim of the present study was to assess the interaction between cognitive impairment and nutritional state in a cohort of residential elderly in relationship with functional condition of patients and their load of assistance in long-term-care(More)
BACKGROUND Pain is under-detected and undertreated in people with dementia. The present study investigates the prevalence of pain in people with dementia hospitalized in nursing homes that are members of National Association of Third Age Residences (ANASTE) Calabria, and evaluates the association among pain, mood, and behavioral and psychological symptoms(More)
The ventricular rate during rapid atrial rhythms is related in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome to antegrade effective refractory period of the accessory pathways. Among the many antiarrhythmic drugs available, amiodarone is most commonly used for its large therapeutic window and very long half-life. We report a case of cardiac pre-excitation syndrome(More)
We report the results of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) infusion in 10 patients with different ventricular arrhythmias: 6 torsade de pointes (2 with total A-V block, 1 with acute myocardial infarction and 3 with lengthening of the Q-Tc due to antiarrhythmic and/or diuretic treatment), 1 bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (on chronic treatment with digoxin(More)
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