Flaminio Mormile

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Bilateral bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was carried out in right middle and left upper lobes of 22 nonsmoking females suffering from progressive systemic sclerosis in order to assess interlobar differences and functional correlation of the BAL composition. The patients' age ranged from 20 to 66 years, and the mean disease duration was 10.4 years. The most(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a recognized cause of cognitive dysfunction. By using a cross-sectional comparative study, we aimed to verify whether neuropsychological performance of untreated OSA patients conforms to a distinctive pattern. Forty-nine newly diagnosed, untreated OSA patients, 27 with multi-infarctual dementia (MID), 31 with mild to(More)
Transcutaneous oxygen tension is a useful method with which to assess the functional status of skin blood flow. The reduced values observed in diabetic patients have been interpreted as a consequence of peripheral vascular disease. However, diabetic patients show lower transcutaneous oxygen tension values than control subjects with equivalent degrees of(More)
A study of 38 patients who underwent renal biopsy was designed to correlate the sonographic features of the kidney with the histologic changes in various renal parenchymal diseases. This research was performed in order to determine if sonography could be useful in the diagnosis and differentiation of renal parenchymal diseases. The ultrasound examination(More)
In this article we consider the relationship between asthma mortality rates, obtained from the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), and the doses of all antiasthmatic drugs except systemic steroids sold in Italy in the years 1974-1988. The total asthma mortality rate showed three different trends: it decreased slowly until 1978 (period A);(More)
BACKGROUND Breath condensate can give useful information on volatile compounds produced at alveolar level. Actual concentration of H(2)O(2) in breath condensate is dependent on its production at alveolar level and on the efficacy of the detoxifying systems, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, etc. METHODS In the present paper, a simple chemiluminescent(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of autonomic neuropathy on toe blood pressure (TBP), a parameter used currently as an ischemic index. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The age-matched study subjects included 20 non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients with autonomic neuropathy (DN) and 10 NIDDM patients without autonomic neuropathy (D),(More)
We investigated the immediate effect of corticosteroids on pulmonary function (FEV1 and forced expiratory flow measured between 25% and 75% of vital capacity) and methacholine airway reactivity during a period of 8 hours after an intravenous bolus of 6-methyl-prednisolone (1 mg/kg) or saline placebo administered in a double-blind, crossover schedule in 12(More)