Florin Petru Anton

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between the presence and degree of arterial compliance impairment and, respectively, the clinical conditions of systemic hypertension and/or heart failure. We investigated 19 patients with hypertension, without heart failure (group A), 13 patients with hypertension and heart failure class NYHA II(More)
The proximal and distal sodium reabsorption were calculated from lithium clearance in 21 healthy controls and 24 cirrhotic patients with ascites after 4 days under a sodium-restricted diet. The values of fractional lithium clearance were lower in patients than in controls (7.37 +/- 0.87 vs. 18.13 +/- 1.76%, P less than 0.001). Fractional proximal sodium(More)
BACKGROUND Echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular (LV) structural and functional alterations in hypertension has some limitations, potentially overcome by using biomarkers. ST2, a prognostic biomarker for heart failure and myocardial infarction patients, was less studied in hypertension. AIM To analyze the relationship between serum ST2 levels(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The involvement of leptin in atherosclerosis is very complex, including inflammation, the oxidative stress and thrombosis. Leptin has atherogenic and also antiatherogenic actions. In obesity elevated leptin levels are not sufficient to prevent disturbances of energy balance, suggesting that obese people are leptin resistant. The aim of(More)
AIMS The main cause of death in hemodialysis (HD) patients is cardiovascular disease. Ultrasound assessment of the brachial artery dysfunction is easily achievable and can non-invasively detect atherosclerosis in various stages. In HD patients the cardiovascular risk profile is different and the determinants of brachial arterial function can be distinct(More)
AIMS To determine the effect of Chlorhexidine (CHX) 0.5% oral decontamination on the incidence of colonization/infection of lower respiratory tract in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS The study was conducted in the multidisciplinary ICU. 30 patients, mechanically ventilated for at least 48 hours, were included. The oral care was(More)
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