Flaminio Mormile

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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)
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)
Airways represent a serial and parallel branched system, through which the alveoli are connected with the external air. They participate in the mechanical and immune defense against noxious agents, regional flow regulation to optimize the perfusion/ventilation ratio and provide lung mechanical support. Functional exploration of central airways is based on(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)
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)
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)
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)
We describe the case of a 20-year-old man who developed an obstructive bronchial reaction accompanied by a maculopapular facial rash 8 h after an aerosol treatment with the mucolytic drug stepronin. The results of intradermal and patch testing with stepronin, together with those of bronchial challenge and histologic findings in patch-tested skin, indicate(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a highly prevalent disorder. Important risk factors for this disease are represented by obesity, male gender, smoking, some endocrinological disturbances, alcohol intake, use of benzodiazepines, and craniofacial alterations. It is well known that OSAS is a frequent comorbidity as well as a relevant risk factor for(More)